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Underworld by Meg Cabot

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back.
Seventeen-year-old Pierce Oliviera isn’t dead.
Not this time.
But she is being held against her will in the dim, twilit world between heaven and hell, where the spirits of the deceased wait before embarking upon their final journey.
Her captor, John Hayden, claims it’s for her own safety. Because not all the departed are dear. Some are so unhappy with where they ended up after leaving the Underworld, they’ve come back as Furies, intent on vengeance…on the one who sent them there and on the one whom he loves.
But while Pierce might be safe from the Furies in the Underworld, far worse dangers could be lurking for her there…and they might have more to do with its ruler than with his enemies.
And unless Pierce is careful, this time there’ll be no escape.

Goodreads Summary

Ready for the next in the wonderful Abandon series?  Pierce is back as the main character and not so happy about her current irreversible situation.  She is stuck, though somewhat pleasantly (at times), with John.  John is in full boyfriend-protection mode, not letting Pierce leave his sight after the whole Fury debacle.  They have to figure out a way to finally defeat the Furies if they want to live in peace.

Although Pierce and John seem too young to be in such a serious relationship.  Their relationship is oddly endearing.  It is clear that John truly cares for Pierce even if he is somewhat misguided at times.  These two characters are focused on for most of the story.  Pierce has grown from the first novel, she is a little more mature and not as rash in her decisions.  John is still hiding a few secrets, but opens up to Pierce a little more.  Their relationship is taken to the next level.  The other characters reappear, for the most part, from the first book.  The reader will be introduced to several new, interesting characters as well. 

The plot of this book was fast-paced.  The writer has such a great sense of humor in her writing, her humorous style shines through even in the more depressing parts.  This book is highly recommended to young adult/adult readers.

4 Stars

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  1. Great review! Can't wait to read this! :)