The Abandon Series by Meg Cabot

abandonThe Abandon Series by Meg Cabot

I have before stated that Meg Cabot has been one of my favorite authors since high school. It was no surprise that I enjoyed this newer series by her. Peirce Oliviera and John Hayden make for interesting, enjoyable, and sometimes downright hilarious protagonists. However, this series held a special place in my heart because it was a retelling of the Persephone/Hades myth. I’ve ALWAYS thought Hades got sort of the short end of the stick, and you know what–maybe Persephone’s mom was just REALLY clingy. After all, she did cause eternal winter after her daughter was married (I mean, talk about Helicopter Mom). Also–I’ve always thought it would be cool to be Queen of the Underworld. It was nice to know that I’m not the only one who thought about these things when studying Persephone and Hades. Meg Cabot, being the brilliant author that she is, also brings in a plethora of other fun things into the story as well, such as some of the lore and history of Key West, Florida (Isla Huesos, in the novels) in addition to endangered species that Pierce’s mom loves so much: the Roseate Spoonbills (NOT to be confused with Flamingos!!!).

Here is a picture of such for your enjoyment:


Do a Google Image search for “Baby Roseate Spoonbill” and you will NOT be sorry.

And this is a mourning dove, just like Pierce's pet bird Hope.

And this is a mourning dove, just like Pierce’s pet bird Hope.

All in all, I think these novels make for a great, October, pre-Halloween read and I recommend them to anyone who is a Meg Cabot fan or who enjoys a good retelling of a great Greek myth.

As an added bonus, I’m including the song “Bones” by MsMr, because I think it is the PERFECT song for this series.


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