Underworld

Underworld
Author: Meg Cabot
Publisher: Point
Series: The Abandon Trilogy #3
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Science Fiction/Fantasy/Greek Mythology Retake

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.com}


Review
If you really liked Abandon, then you will ABSOLUTELY love Underworld. It was much better than it’s predecessor, in that the characters developed more (you find out more about John), the plot developed at a wonderful pace, and you gain little tidbits in to the how and why of Pierce’s necklace.

The Heroine:

I didn’t like Pierce as much in this addition as I did in the previous book. I felt that she was too whiny and quick to second guess herself. It was not an attractive quality. However, even though I didn’t care for her attitude, I did understand her motivations and see how she not only wants to save the world and her friends, she wants to save her future relationship with John.

The Love Interest/Antagonist:

John. John is an interesting fellow. As an audience we get to see more of his dimensions in this addition to the trilogy. I like that John is like an onion…

You finally see each layer peeling back, and discover what has allowed him to become a death deity.

Supporting Characters:

Alex. Alex is like the little annoying brother that you want to squish in this book. At every turn I felt the need to slap him. Pierce was doing everything for him, and all he could do was make her like more craptastic. But I understand thematically his role, and it was an important role, regardless as to how annoying his role was.

Kayla. Kayla played a HUGE role in this novel. You discover what makes her click with Pierce, and how she will play-out in the last addition to the trilogy.

The Plot:

The plot itself did not advance much till the end of the novel. Most of the novel played out in the underworld, where Pierce was busy learning about her new role and about John’s true idenity. Not to mention she met some new key players.

The Ending:

I was not impressed with the ending. I enjoyed it and it was good, but I do not see how Meg Cabot will only make this in to a trilogy. I cannot see any conflict resolution with only one book left, unless it is a monster book, in which case I will be happy. I just hope it doesn’t just end like Meg did with the Airhead series…

Wrap Up:

All in all I completely enjoyed the novel. However, it was a trying read due to the attitude of Pierce, Alex, the lack of plot development and the ending.

RatingMehLarge

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