Pierce died, then she met a boy. In that exact order. When Pierce first saw and met John Hayden, she thought he was a murderer. She wasn’t entirely wrong, he does take lives, but not in the same sense. After the accident, Pierce is just trying to forget and move on. But, even with a new life, a new town, a new school, John keeps popping up everywhere and always when she needs him the most.
Meg Cabot’s Abandon is a modern retelling of the Greek myth of Persephone and Hades. A young woman resists the decision between life and love all while feeling like she no longer belongs in the world of the living. Starting fresh is a way to help Pierce get her spark back. But the one person who seems to create that fire within her is the last person that should. If she starts falling for John, the darkest of angels, she’ll never get what she wants: her life back. If she lets him, he’ll lead her back into the one place she swore she would never return: The Underworld.