Book Review Underworld by Meg Cabot

Abandon #2
Author: Meg Cabot
Reading Level: YA
Genre: Fantasy/Mythology
Release Date: May 8th 2012
Review Source: Point
Available: Amazon
Review: Abandon

Summary: (from goodreads) From #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot, the dark reimagining of the Persephone myth begun in ABANDON continues ... into the Underworld.

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.

I think Underworld might be a place where you might want to go live or at least visit. I blame Meg Cabot of course, she created such a place that at times sounds not a bad place to be in. Of course if you died and were a bad person, then you want to avoid it completely. The caretaker is not one you want to come across, if you weren't decent in your living days.

Pierce and John are back and Pierce is not to happy with her current situation. John has taken her back to the Underworld. If you haven't read Abandon, then I warn you about spoilers from first book. The Furies were after Pierce in Abandon, how cruel was it to posses the poor grandmother. So John's reaction is take Pierce were he can protect her at all times, POOF!! The Underworld. This is were Underworld begins. Pierce remembers last time she was there, she escaped by throwing hot tea in John's face. Well this time, John is a little prepared. Certain doors are closed and she can't get out. John even gifts her with a dove, Pierce ends up naming "Hope" in hope that she will consider staying and being happy. This is until Pierce begins snooping around and uncovers her cellphone, she see a video recording of her cousin Alex. He looks to be struggling inside a coffin. So Pierce is set on getting John to get her back, so she can save Alex and possibly her mother. She feels that the furies will hurt her family, since she has gone missing. John of course at first is completely against this notion, but Pierce has her ways of convincing John. So they embark back up to Isla Huesos and are in search of her cousin. What truths will Pierce uncover this time and what will she have to sacrifice to save those she loves? Will John admit what he has been keeping to himself to her? 

Quite a few things will be discovered while Pierce is in the Underworld and back in Isla Huesos. Question is will she be mature enough to processes it all. New characters are introduced and old ones make appearances again. I think one of my new favorites was "Hope" the dove. She always seems to pop up at the right time. Underworld starts off a tad slow and builds to a fast page turner. Pierce and John's relationship lack a little for me, I think its just Pierce's attitude that is holding them back sometimes. How can you not want to live with John forever in the Underworld. I'm definitely curious for the next book since they now know something very important and something very drastic happened at the end of this book. Fun little sneak peek into Awaken at the end of Underworld. 

No comments:

Once Upon a Twilight
All rights reserved © 2010-2015

Custom Blog Design by Blogger Boutique

Blogger Boutique

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...