(2 reviews with an average rating of 4 out of 5)

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

A year ago Pierce rose from the dead. To earn her passage home she had to betray someone very powerful and ever since she has been guarding a terrifying secret. Her return to suburban life hasn’t been smooth and a fresh start in a new place seems like a good idea. Unfortunately, her mother’s childhood home doubles as a gateway to the underworld. And this particular gateway is protected by the one person Pierce least wanted to run into.

After a clunky start Abandon shifts gears to a thrilling read. Skilful characterisation, gothic locations and plenty of humour combine to create an unexpectedly addictive read.  Startling plot twists ensure that readers will be clammering for the next instalment of Pierce’s adventure.

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