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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Underworld by Meg Cabot

Author: Meg Cabot
Title: Underworld
Publication: May 8th, 2012
Publisher: Point
Genre: Young Adult
Rating: 5 out 5
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Synopsis: 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.

Thoughts:  Meg Cabot is one of my favorite authors. Her humor, strong characters and interesting storylines is what makes her a thrilling writer. This trilogy is based on the greek myth featuring Hades, lord of the underworld, and his queen Persephone, goddess of spring. In the first book -- Abandoned -- Pierce (aka Persephone) died and was brought back to life by John (Hades). He has a big-boy crush on her, and doesn't want to let her go. He wants Pierce to live in the Underworld with him. The second book starts where the first left off. She's in the Underworld and wants to get out and back to the living. The plot is about Pierce finding a way to stay out of Johns reach, even though it's stated in the first book she loves him. John is such a sweet guy. He's done things in the past that brought him to the Underworld, and your heart squeezes when he tries hard to omit the truth because he loves Pierce. Just like the first book, you're going to root for the heroine. She's smart, doesn't take crap, cares for her family, and has a strong heart. This is a good read if you want something that makes you feel happy. It definitely ends with a cliffhanger, so watch out for that! Five stars.


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  2. I love mythology and Meg Cabot. I'll have to pick this book up and read it!

  3. Read Abandon and it was great! Looking forward to this. Cliffhanger :/

  4. Hello! I haven't read this book yet, but your review is really good! I'll check it out soon! :)

  5. Ive been debating on weather or not to read this. Im def reading it now! Thanks

  6. I read Abandon and it was good (it's hard to beat The Goddess Test series when it comes to Hades and Persephone) but I did enjoy this one. I'm excited to see if Pierce escapes the underworld again and finds a way to make John happy too.

  7. I read Abandon last year, when it first came out. I loved it! I love the myth of Hades and Persephone. It was a great start to hopefully an amazing series. I finished Underworld a long time ago and absolutely hated it. I hate how Pierce totally wraps John around her little finger, and only thinks of herself. She makes it seem like she's sooo selfless, but in reality, all she cares about is having all of her friends and family around HER and making sure she has everything she wants. Including John. Even though she complains about being in the Underworld. In Abandon, I liked her well enough. I absolutely loathed her in Underworld. I wish I didn't hate Underworld so much, but I do. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the review!

    Alyssa Susanna

  8. This looks like a great read. Very unique. Definitely adding it to my wishlist! Thanks!

  9. I read the first book Abandon awhile ago and fell in love with it! I absolutely adore greek mythology! Especially when they are retold! I can't wait to read this one!

  10. I've enjoyed Meg Cabot for years, since I found the Princess Diaries years ago. She always makes me laugh and her female characters are always so strong. I haven't read this series yet, but I love Greek Mythology, so I really want to check this out. Thanks for the review!

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  12. I love this series. Love it in a big way. I am a huge Henry fan. I can't wait for Awaken to come out to find out what happens. I will definitely be sad to see it go, but I will also be very excited. Thanks for the great review!