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Midnight Summer Festival is a celebration of all books that cover Mythology, whether Greek, Norse, Egyptian, Roman or any of the many others. There will be 10 days of posts including Book recommendations, interviews and fun facts.
Today I will be featuring 'Abandon' by Meg Cabot
Married to God HadesNew 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.
Abandon is a modern take on the Greek legend of Persephone. I haven't read this book yet but am really looking forward to it.
Check out the author's website here Filled with information on the books, the author, upcoming news and some fun activities. Also check out her Twitter
About the Author
(taken from her website)
Meg Cabot is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of books for both adults and tweens/teens. Born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana, Meg also lived in Grenoble, France and Carmel, California (the setting for her bestselling Mediator series) before moving to New York City after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Indiana University.
Meg Cabot (her last name rhymes with habit,) currently lives in Key West with her husband and two cats.
Greek Goddess Persephone Profile
Family: Daughter of Zeus & Demeter. Also said to be the daughter of Styx - the river of the Underworld
Goddess: Queen of the Underworld & Goddess of Spring and Growth
Appearance: Persephone was usually depicted as a young goddess holding sheafs of grain and a flaming torch.
Story of her myth:
When she was playing in a flowery meadow one day with her Nymph companions, Persephone was seized by Hades and carried off to the underworld as his bride.
Demeter despaired at her daughter's dissappearance and searched for her the throughout the world accompanied by the goddess Hekate bearing torches. When she learned that Zeus had conspired in her daughter's abduction she was furious, and refused to let the earth fruit until Persephone was returned. Zeus agreed, but because the girl had tasted of the food of Hades--a handful of pomegranate seeds--she was forced to forever spend a part of the year with her husband in the underworld. Her annual return to the earth in spring was marked by the flowering of the meadows and the sudden growth of the new grain. Her return to the underworld in winter, saw the dying down of plants and the halting of growth.
I hope you enjoyed reading about Persephone