Meg Cabot's Abandon

Abandon Meg Cabot I've made no secret of the fact that I like Meg Cabot. I keep claiming that I'm going to meet her but well, I had the opportunity to see her in New York but I apparently I don't want to meet her that badly since I choose to have dinner with a college friend instead of going to the This is Teen event during BEA. For the record, totally the right decision. There's a lot to be said for meeting up with a friend you hadn't have a chance to dish with in years over tapas. We dished like we were back in college again but we were better dressed, ate better food and could actually afford the wine.

Meg Cabot is one of those authors whose books I always hope I will enjoy. Abandon had good stuff going for it. A retelling of the myth of Persephone and Hades is right up my alley. But it just didn't work for me.

That isn't to say that I didn't enjoy the storyline. I did. Kind of. I think the problem for me was the story structure. All the back and forth, which usually I'm ok with, drove me nuts. I spent most of the book trying to figure out what the heck happened and I found out and then BAM! Book over. Come back for the sequel!

And I will give the sequel a shot when it comes out but I do hope it's a bit more straight-forward than this one. Sigh. It makes me sad when I don't like one of Cabot's novels.