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Abandon
     

Abandon

4.2 5
by Stephanie Dorman
 
Annalise never thought she’d live to see the apocalypse, but after the 2012 election she finds herself in a world that is falling apart. Riots are occurring everywhere and when her ex-boyfriend Cort texts her with an escape plan, she accepts the invite and follows him to the mountains of Western Maryland.

Once they make it to their destination though,

Overview

Annalise never thought she’d live to see the apocalypse, but after the 2012 election she finds herself in a world that is falling apart. Riots are occurring everywhere and when her ex-boyfriend Cort texts her with an escape plan, she accepts the invite and follows him to the mountains of Western Maryland.

Once they make it to their destination though, everything is not as it seems. The power has gone out, cell phone service is non-existent, and the six friends find themselves trapped in a vacation home with no way to discover what is going on elsewhere in the United States.

Turns out, they might not really want to know after all…

Editorial Reviews

Amazon - Ken McAndrew
Any time I can breeze through a book in one sitting, I know I like it. And I did here for sure. First things first, make sure you also read The Necklace, a short story preview to this book that introduces the two main characters...it's helpful to understand them better, but you won't be lost without it. Also being a DC native, it's cool to see places I actually know or could go to in a book. The story itself is very engaging and keeps the action moving, but even better the characters elicit emot
Amazon - Zack Timmons
Very compelling story; the book is more of a character study at first, rather than an apocalypse tale, but the ending reveals the full story. The characters are very well fleshed out - easily related to, and they behave and converse in a realistic manner - as opposed to many books in the apocalypse genre where characters are poorly developed and dialogue is stilted. The author says that the second book in the series will be out sometime in spring 2013; I'll be waiting eagerly to purchase it!
Amazon - Jaime Sopel
I love the premise of this book because I love anything regarding post-apocalyptic worlds... but where this book differs is that is a story about the people involved. One specific group of people and their dynamics in dealing with this crisis scenario. I love the character development and that the people are really believable. This book is definitely a page turner.. I found myself not wanting to put it down. I couldn't wait to find out what happens next. Great read!

Product Details

BN ID:
2940015585711
Publisher:
Stephanie Dorman
Publication date:
10/11/2012
Series:
Stephanie Dorman's Abandon , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
298
Sales rank:
1,237,384
File size:
339 KB

Meet the Author

Stephanie lives in the D.C. area and, when not writing, performs polka variations of billboard top 10 songs at subway terminals using her (patent pending) one woman band music suit (this consists of an accordion harmonica, cymbals, jazz flute and full drum set among other instruments. All told the suit weighs 150 pounds and Stephanie has several trained helper monkeys and a shopping cart to move it around). She is a self-described “Polka Visionary” and pursues writing as a means of turning polka into a popular genre of music.

Stephanie can be contacted by looking at a mirror in a darkened room and repeating the words “Candy man” three times slowly. Unfortunately this methodology seems to result in a large number of unsolved murders and anyone contacting Stephanie this way does so at their own risk.

To learn more about Stephanie check out her personal blog at http://www.howmanyfrogs.com.

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Abandon 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
MercedesMud More than 1 year ago
I loved this book; why then am I giving it only 4 stars? The editing could have been better. There were many sentences with a missing word or misplaced word causing me to re-read the sentence a couple times. Enough about that. I wasn't sure what to expect to have happened to the world once the group ran away from civilization. I did get very much involved with the characters and felt they were very realistic. There are spoilers below so please stop reading if you don't want to know. I wasn't expecting Katy to die, I thought she'd hook up with Jake who I might add, I don't like one bit. What happened to the dog? Is he dead? Are they going to find him? Will he come back? I felt he was a very big part of the characters and their state of minds. Ok spoilers over, the end of the book left me wanting more and revealed just what was going on in the world. I'm certain the next book will have much more of the zombie goulash. Keep your eyes on this author, she's good.
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