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Mintue Review: Underworld (Abandon Trilogy #2) by Meg Cabot

The Deets:
Audience: YA
Pages: 336
Publisher: May 8th 2012 by Point
ISBN: 9780545415071
Genre: mythology
Source: my own copy

Underworld (Abandon Trilogy, #2)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.

This version of Persephone and Hades is moving right along. Underworld was the second book in the Abandon series by Meg Cabot. So far, I've enjoyed the books.

The relationship between Pierce and John is interesting. Although Pierce got on my nerves a bit in this book at times, she's an overall pretty likeable character. I admire her determination and commitment to those she loves. Like all of Meg Cabot's books that I've read so far, the characters' actions and voice seem appropriate for their age. Pierce is not a 17-year-old girl acting 30. She makes stupid choices and whines just like any teenager would.

I think the best part of Underworld, though, has to be the subplot. John's history is dark and helps move the story along, while Alex's delimma really lights sparks. I found what was happening with Alex to be biggest driving force so far. I will even admit that the surprise at the end caught me off guard. (Not so much what happened, but who was there to witness it.)

Like any good middle book in a series, Underworld ends with a cliffhanger! So, if you don't like cliffhangers, you better wait to read this one until the final book comes out. You will be happy to know, also, that this is a super fast read. I was able to finish this one in just a few hours. Hooray for summer reading!


  1. I am so ready for the last book in the series. I want to see how it all wraps up. This book was good I thought it did OK for a middle of a series book.



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