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#1 DianaSF

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 11:21 PM

Just saw the Abandon page on Meg's website. The cover looks great, and the story sounds very intriguing. Can't wait until April 2011!

http://www.megcabot....andon/index.php

To see a close up of the dust jacket and to read a little more about the first book in the trilogy:

http://www.megcabot....-fulljacket.jpg
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#2 CrazyClavie

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 09:30 AM

Just saw the Abandon page on Meg's website. The cover looks great, and the story sounds very intriguing. Can't wait until April 2011!

http://www.megcabot....andon/index.php

To see a close up of the dust jacket and to read a little more about the first book in the trilogy:

http://www.megcabot....-fulljacket.jpg



Thanks Diana!
I had seen the cover on a Vid from one of the recent book festivals and it looked good but it wasn't very clear.
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#3 Beautifully Intended

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 09:43 AM

I didn't know they had released the cover! Thanks so much for sharing! :) So excited for this book!!!
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Posted 25 October 2010 - 08:54 PM

This book looks so good! I can't wait to read it! Hopefully we will see some exercpts in the near future!
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Posted 13 November 2010 - 11:14 PM

Love the cover! Can't wait for April!
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#6 Will_Wagner_luvr

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 02:09 PM

Does anyone think that this book is a modern version of the Greek Myth "Persephone"???
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Posted 14 November 2010 - 03:28 PM

Does anyone think that this book is a modern version of the Greek Myth "Persephone"???

I think I read somewhere it was, actually :)
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Posted 15 November 2010 - 11:25 AM

^^^Yeah, that's all we've known for like a year or so now when they announced the trilogy- just that it was a modern retelling of Persephone.
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Posted 20 December 2010 - 06:18 PM

Let me just say that I think that that is like, the coolest thing ever. Go Meg! :eusa_clap:
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#10 CracKing97

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 06:47 AM

Can't wait!!!! :a_smil08:
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#11 Allthingsstellar

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 01:20 AM

ooh...I love Greek-myth-based-stories! can't wait ;)

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 11:18 AM

i love greek myths!


im so excited for this!


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Posted 23 January 2011 - 12:27 PM

isn't Persephone the one in the myth with pomogrante seeds?
where you couldn't eat anything from hades but she did and was forced to live in hades. ???

if thats the one I am SUPER DUPER excited (yes i used super duper xD)

I love greek myths . but I always get them mixed up .

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#14 starberry

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 02:47 PM

isn't Persephone the one in the myth with pomogrante seeds?
where you couldn't eat anything from hades but she did and was forced to live in hades. ???

if thats the one I am SUPER DUPER excited (yes i used super duper xD)

I love greek myths . but I always get them mixed up .

-liberty/anshi


Yep it is. It's one of my favorite myths too. Can't wait to see how it plays out.
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Posted 02 February 2011 - 07:28 PM

Man. Why can't April come any sooner? WHY? :icon_mecry2:
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#16 Cockatoo

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 07:31 AM

OMFGGGGGGGGG!!!
I lurve greek god myths!!
My nails have been chewed to practically nothing!! :hyper:

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#17 DianaSF

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 12:10 AM

Meg just tweeted the following (www.twitter.com/megcabot):

Look what I got today: ARCs (and stickers) for Abandon (due out on 4/26/11)! To win one, check back here! http://twitpic.com/3yik7n

And for a sneak peek at Abandon's first chapter, sign up here! http://tinyurl.com/4s3br78 http://twitpic.com/3yimki

Pretty! Can't wait for April to get here!
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#18 starberry

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 08:56 AM

Thanks for the info
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#19 starberry

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 11:19 AM

An update a excerpt of Abandon has been posted on Meg's website. It looks so good, can't wait till April.

http://www.megcabot....ot_Chapter1.pdf
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Posted 14 February 2011 - 02:39 PM

It was awesome!
I'm so excited about this book, because I've always loved the myth of Hades and Persephone :D
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Posted 14 February 2011 - 11:16 PM

It was awesome!
I'm so excited about this book, because I've always loved the myth of Hades and Persephone :D


Me, too. I first read it in seventh grade in language arts class. It's one of my favorite myths.
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#22 starberry

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 11:09 AM

Has anybody else read Edith Hamilton's guide to mythology? It gives an excellent rendition of the original Persephone myth for those who don't know the story.

http://www.amazon.co...97958885&sr=8-2

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 09:05 PM

Yay! thank you for the link to the first chapter,
the question now is...

should I read it?
what if it is so good I can't wait 'till april and end up eating my brain like a zombie? D:

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 09:19 PM

Yay! thank you for the link to the first chapter,
the question now is...

should I read it?
what if it is so good I can't wait 'till april and end up eating my brain like a zombie? D:


Yes, you should read it!!!
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Posted 23 February 2011 - 09:55 PM

Yes, you should read it!!!


oh man! I did read it,
and oh man! it was so good, I even had a dream about it,
that I was living in Isla Huesos too, and that I was following
Pierce in my bike to find out her secret
(what a stalker, I know, but I can't wait to find out!)

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 05:47 AM

Ohhh! One of my favourite myths (My fav being Circe the sorceress)
The thing I love about Greek Myths is that they're not that sexist and all.
Like Athena being the goddess of wisdom and war.
And Nike being the goddess of victory.
It's not like men are the gods of better things or whatever, the women have some pretty good ones.
I can't wait till whenever it's coming out!
I sincerely hope the Angus&Robertson doesn't shut down soon, since it's my closest book source.

~Lacey

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#27 starberry

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 10:21 AM

oh man! I did read it,
and oh man! it was so good, I even had a dream about it,
that I was living in Isla Huesos too, and that I was following
Pierce in my bike to find out her secret
(what a stalker, I know, but I can't wait to find out!)


I'm really excited about it too. The only thing is it comes out durign the beginning of finals for me so it will be a distraction. I'm so gald it takes place in Florida too. I've actually been there, to the keys I mean. Obviously, not Isla Huesos though (that's a made up island isn't it) but I've been to Key Largo and Meg did a great job describing the climate. I think I'm going to like Abandon t as much I like The Mediator series just from the sneak peak we got is any indication.

M :)
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 06:11 PM

I'm really excited about it too. The only thing is it comes out durign the beginning of finals for me so it will be a distraction. I'm so gald it takes place in Florida too. I've actually been there, to the keys I mean. Obviously, not Isla Huesos though (that's a made up island isn't it) but I've been to Key Largo and Meg did a great job describing the climate. I think I'm going to like Abandon t as much I like The Mediator series just from the sneak peak we got is any indication.

M :)


I know!
I think I might love it as much as I love 'The Mediator' series,
and that's saying a lot, since that is my favorite series EVER.
But Abandon sounds EXCELLENT. I can't wait to read it all.

I've never been to Florida but since Meg lives there I'm sure
she's describing the weather perfectly.

Edited by star.girl, 24 February 2011 - 06:11 PM.

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#29 starberry

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 10:05 AM

I know!
I think I might love it as much as I love 'The Mediator' series,
and that's saying a lot, since that is my favorite series EVER.
But Abandon sounds EXCELLENT. I can't wait to read it all.

I've never been to Florida but since Meg lives there I'm sure
she's describing the weather perfectly.


From what I've read/seen of Abandon so far which isn't much I think it sort of has similar elements to The Mediator series adn that's why I'm digging it so far. Here's the similarities I've noticed.

1) Moving to a new tropical (or semi-tropical in Carmel's case) climate.
2) Troubled heroines: It appears that Pierce is as misunderstood as Suze was in Shadowland
3) Changes in family: In the Mediator Suze's Mom got remarried and she got "blessed" with having the three dwarfs for brothers (though David is pretty cool), in Abandon Pierce's parents broke up and she's now now reconnecting with her cooky family.

Of course, there are definite differences between the stories. But I'm definitely reminded of the Mediator here which is always a good thing.

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#30 star.girl

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 12:56 AM

ohhhhh, you're right!
I've not noticed! well I have but I guess I just didn't connect the two,
but it's true, we might be having a tie on favorite series :o
well have to see,
in the midtime I'll be in my rocking chair petting my stuffed animal and staring into space,
that's what people do whil waiting for new books right?

PS. aw, I also loved Sleepy! he was definitely swoon worthy.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 09:31 PM

Exciting news for me- I got an advanced copy of Abandon in the mail today!! I can't wait to read it- may do it soon even though I have other books to get to first.
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Posted 01 March 2011 - 10:20 PM

Exciting news for me- I got an advanced copy of Abandon in the mail today!! I can't wait to read it- may do it soon even though I have other books to get to first.


Awesome news! :)
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Posted 02 March 2011 - 12:50 AM

Exciting news for me- I got an advanced copy of Abandon in the mail today!! I can't wait to read it- may do it soon even though I have other books to get to first.


Wow, that's cool! =)
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#34 starberry

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 01:08 PM

Exciting news for me- I got an advanced copy of Abandon in the mail today!! I can't wait to read it- may do it soon even though I have other books to get to first.

I'm jealous. You'll have to tell us how great it is when you get finished reading it.
M :D
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Posted 06 March 2011 - 03:59 PM

Does anyone know what the symbol on the A in the title means? Or do you think it is just decorative...???
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Posted 06 March 2011 - 04:00 PM

What do you think that symbol in the A in the title means? Or is it just decorative????
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Posted 06 March 2011 - 07:16 PM

I don't know what the meaning is, but in Meg's most recent diary entry, she talks more about Abandon and her upcoming book tour.

http://www.megcabot....-from-the-dead/
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Posted 06 March 2011 - 07:47 PM

Looking at it again just now, it does look like it might be a symbol (maybe something that will be in the book?), but when I first saw it, I thought it was supposed to look like a zipper on a body bag.
Love the new blog, makes me even more excited for this book! :)
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#39 starberry

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 11:17 AM

Looking at it again just now, it does look like it might be a symbol (maybe something that will be in the book?), but when I first saw it, I thought it was supposed to look like a zipper on a body bag.
Love the new blog, makes me even more excited for this book! :)


If it is a zipper for a body bag that creeps me out even more, lol. I really can't wait for this book. I hope it released sort of like the Airhead series was-I was always able to find it out a couple weeks early in the book store. Because I can't wait to get my hands on it that and I'd like to read it before finals which are going on during its actual release date.

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 05:15 PM

Does anyone think that this book is a modern version of the Greek Myth "Persephone"???

It says so on the back that it is a modern interpretation. I absolutely LOVE it though!!! I can't wait for the second installment!
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#41 Queen of Babble

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 05:20 PM

I am OBSESSED with Abandon!!! I got an advanced copy of it and it is fantastic!! Only time will tell, but John might rival Christopher or Will as far as male protagonists go. I am glad I didn't have to wait for the first installment in the trilogy, but now I have to wait even longer for the second installment!! Bummer, but well worth it to read Abandon!!!
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 06:05 PM

Ah, great timing for this book. :) Were starting our mythology unit in English haha.
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#43 DianaSF

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 04:39 PM

Meg posted the trailer for Abandon:


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#44 starberry

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 11:24 AM

And now I really want to get my hands on that book.

Here's a really good review of Abandon that I found:
http://www.foreveryo...ere/#more-10735

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#45 Will_Wagner_luvr

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 01:27 PM

That trailer was GREAT! I am so excited for this book. I loved the first chapter.
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