2.29.2012

Cafe Fashionista Book Club

“You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.”
Paul Sweeney

Last month, for our very first Café Fashionista Book Club selection, we read Jennifer E. Smith’s The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight – a tale of romance and fate! This month, I thought it would be fun to take a walk on the dark (yet still romantic!) side with Meg Cabot’s Abandon.

(As some of you long-time Café Fashionista readers may recall, Meg shared her Style Secrets with us right here back in March of 2010.)

Like last time, the rules are the same…Throughout the month, you can come back to this original posting, and Discuss the current book club selection in the Comments section, sharing your thoughts on a character you love (or love to hate), memorable quotes or scenes in the book, and the like. Everything is very informal; but I think that it will be a blast, and I hope that you will all join in!

Book Synopsis: New from #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot, a dark, fantastical story about this world . . . and the underworld.

Though she tries returning to the life she knew before the accident, Pierce can't help but feel at once a part of this world, and apart from it. Yet she's never alone . . . because someone is always watching her. Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back.

But now she's moved to a new town. Maybe at her new school, she can start fresh. Maybe she can stop feeling so afraid.

Only she can't. Because even here, he finds her. That's how desperately he wants her back. She knows he's no guardian angel, and his dark world isn't exactly heaven, yet she can't stay away . . . especially since he always appears when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most.

But if she lets herself fall any further, she may just find herself back in the one place she most fears: the Underworld.


The title has been revealed, now it’s time to read and discuss!


Fashionably yours!


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29 comments

ellie said...

Meg certainly has so many kind of stories in her novels. Great choice!

ivy's closet said...

Cabot really took a twist on this 'old tale'. Cool choice for this month's book.

mazzy may said...

That John Hayden just might be the devil.

The Blonde Duck said...

Must request from the library!

Joanne said...

Looks like a great conflict going on with this story, definitely a page-turner!

Couture Carrie said...

Sounds like an intense read!

xoxox,
CC

Andy Santana said...

Adorei a dica,
quero ler.
beijos

Alexa said...

Wonderful choice!

Night at Vogue said...

Nice post!

MosaMuse said...

im going to join in!
xo
MosaMuse

Natasha Hollerup said...

This sounds really good. I think I may dive into it.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Oooh that sounds REALLY good!

Dancing Branflake said...

I have always wanted to read her books! Looks good, looks really good!

I adore that Sweeney quote. It's so true!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

you are so cute, seriously! I am in a book club so I don't really have time to do this as I struggle with making time for my book club's book but I applaud your effort here so sincerely!

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janettaylor said...

Sounds like great!

About Last Weekend said...

Sounds really interesting, also loving that first pic!

meg said...

You know how I like those dark and mysterious types! Looks intriguing!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

this book might be more of my speed. i like the darker side of it.

Tights Lover said...

Sounds like a fascinating read. I may have to get this!

I love the idea of the book club!

Sunny & Star said...

I'm going to have to try to get my hands on a copy of this book.

Grace said...

Such a fun idea, Erika! I love Meg Cabot. :)

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Must read this!

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy Thursday!

Sara said...

GWAH!! How did I miss this? I am a Meg Cabbot freak! Although I am pretty behind on her books, but all of the ones I have read, I have loved :)

Maddy said...

Sounds like a page turner! Even though this month is already jammed pack with things to do, I'll keep this on the list to read in the not too distant future :)

Cafe Fashionista said...

I'll start the Discussion...

I absolutely love the Buffy/Giles inspiration behind the relationship that has begun to develop between Pierce and Cemetary Sexton Richard Smith. It pays homage to a cult classic; and sets the pace for what will transpire between the two of them as the series progresses.

What are your thoughts so far?

Emma Koller said...

Ah! I devoured this book this past weekend! I love a modern day retelling and this was no exception. I was a little disappointed by how quickly it ended. It felt rushed, but I'm happy that it is one in a trilogy. (Hurry up May!)

I'm conflicted by how I feel about John. Part of me can't stand him. I think maybe my feelings will change as I learn more about him. I just didn't think he was very well developed during this novel.

Cafe Fashionista said...

I am so with you regarding John, Emma! I feel like there is so much more to learn about him. Right now he comes across as being very selfish - he shows concern for others; yet his solutions to problems always seem to be more for him than for anyone else (like repeatedly capturing Pierce). I am so hoping that he will be a larger part of book.

P.S. I thought the ending was a bit rushed, as well. I actually searched for the sequel on my NOOK right after reading the last page - only to realize that it wouldn't be released unil May. Counting down the days now! :)

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