Review: Awaken (Abandon Trilogy #3) by Meg Cabot

The Deets:
Audience: YA
Pages: 343
Publisher: July 2nd 2013 by Point
ISBN: 9780545284127
Genre: mythology
Source: eARC from Netgalley


Awaken (Abandon Trilogy, #3)Death has her in his clutches. She doesn’t want him to let go.

Seventeen-year-old Pierce Oliviera knew by accepting the love of John Hayden, she’d be forced to live forever in the one place she’s always dreaded most: the Underworld. The sacrifice seemed worth it, though, because it meant she could be with the boy she loves.

But now her happiness — and safety — are threatened, all because the Furies have discovered that John has broken one of their strictest rules: He revived a human soul.

If the balance between life and death isn’t fixed, both the Underworld and Pierce’s home back on earth will be wiped away. But there’s only one way to restore order. Someone has to die.



Hmm... well. I wasn't really feeling Awaken. I made the mistake of reading Underworld and Awaken within a few days of one another. (I read Abandon and Underworld a few months apart.) I think that reading these books back to back made me notice some things that were pretty annoying.

First off, this romance betwen Pierce and John is insane. Not intense , ooh-la-la kind of intense, but border line psycho. I had compeltely forgotten that these books took place in the time span of a few days. Soooo, how the heck are Pierce and John so exclusive and attached at the hip? It's just creepy... and now she's talking about babies? Heck no!

Then, you add in the mess of the plot. There was just way too much going on, and not enough answers. It was a mess. Seriously. I get very annoyed when questions are not answered. Or, like in this case, the answers are just thrown together really quickly. Something just didn't sit well, let's say that.

Since this series is at an end, I think I can speak for it on the whole. I honestly do not care for these books that much. The relationship aspect between Pierce and John just isn't that believable. I think there are just better versions of the Persephone and Hades myth out there to read instead.

2 comments:

Nathalia Bueno said... .

which other books are based on the persephone and hades mith that are good??

July 3, 2013 at 11:09 PM
My anxious life said... .

I just put this on hold at the library... you reminded me I needed to do it. I just need to finish the series. I just finished the Matched trilogy and was bummed about that one too.

Angie

July 4, 2013 at 1:54 AM

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