Wednesday, February 29, 2012


I've never done a Road Trip Wednesday before, but I'm slowly running out of ideas for posts so I thought I should start. I enjoy reading other blogs that participate in this weekly 'blog carnival' sponsored by YA Highway. This week's question- What was the best book you read in February?

I read five books this month, filling my quota, mainly thanks to that vacation I took with the husband. I also had time to go to the library thanks to my mother-in-law being in town. Usually I only go once every other month because I can never browse books for myself. Out of those five, there wasn't one that absolutely LOVED. Sad to say, but it happens. But the question asks what the best book was, not what book I loved reading in February. And with my confession I have to say that the best book was Abandon by Meg Cabot. Here's the description from Amazon:

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.

I loved the Mediator series by Meg Cabot. I thought it was sweet, romantic, and unique. What can I say, I'm a sucker for good old fashioned romance. I think Meg Cabot is a very talented writer. The Princess Diaries is an incredibly popular series, and for good reason. She has a great way of blending humor with drama. I think the reason I didn't love Abandon was because I wanted a little bit more information. We're left hanging with a lot of unfinished business by the end of the book. Certain plotlines wareere left by the wayside and  I want answers. There is next to no action in the story, which doesn't bother me all that much, but I kind of wanted a show down of some sort. Pierce also tends to be a wee bit annoying. With that said, I did enjoy the overall experience of reading Abandon. It made me laugh, feel a little flutter with the romance, and it made me WANT answers. Sometimes you start a book in a new series and you find yourself not caring about what happens to any of the characters. I actually want to know how all of it is going to end. The next one in the series comes out this summer, and I'm looking forward to getting a more in depth look at the Underworld and the relationship between Pierce and John.

There it is, the best book I read in February. If you guys have any suggestions for books you've recently enjoyed, please let me know, I'm looking to add to my ridiculously long TBR pile.


  1. Hey! I'm a big Meg Cabot fan. I need to read the Mediator series. Especially if you like it then it must be great. I'm glad that you shared this. I need a good read right now.

  2. I love the Princess Diaries series! I need to read The Mediator books ASAP. Sounds like fun!

  3. I've wanted to read Abandon for a while. Like you, I've got a long list of TBR books. Ugh! So many good ones, too little time. I recently read Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick. Very good book. It's the third in a series of four. You'd have to start with Hush Hush if you haven't read it yet.

  4. Oh, I hate the feeling of reading several books and not really finding one to love:( You know, I've read a few lately that have been pretty good, but the one I read that actually blew my mind was The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. I LOVED that book - add it to your TBR pile if you haven't.

  5. I've never read anything in full by Meg Cabot; I tried The Princess Diaries a few times but just couldn't get into them.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book!

  6. Erin: I really liked the Mediator series, mainly because of how the whole supernatural aspect of it worked with the romance.

    Erin: You'll have to let me know (when you get a chance to read it) how you liked it.

    Julia- I've read the first two in the Hush Hush series, but haven't found the time to read the third. My desire sort of flattened once I found out there was a fourth one coming out.

    Lindsay: I Really want to read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, it's been on my list for a while.

    Golden Eagle: Sometimes you like thigs no one else does, other times you hate what others are liking...we all have different tastes. What book series have you enjoyed?

  7. 5 books. Wow! Too bad you didn't love any, but that happens. I've never read Cabot. The best book I read in February was The Tiger's Wife by Tia Obreht.