Sunday, 14 July 2013

Underworld by Meg Cabot

Underworld (Abandon #2)
Author: Meg Cabot
Pages: 336
Publication Date: May 8, 2012
Publisher: Point

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.

I'm extremely pleased. Very pleased. The first book in the Abandon series was bad, but fortunately, the second one redeemed itself and made it into a four star book for me. Underworld actually had a plot that made you want to read. Pierce is stuck in the underworld with John. It all changes when she sees a video of her cousin, Alex stuck in a coffin. It's Pierce's job to save it from happening.

I had a few problems with John. He was constantly lying to Pierce, and she didn't do anything about it. But it was interesting what he was hiding. I think Underworld gives you a better grasp of the history, making you want more and more. Usually, I don't care for the history, but here, I was totally devouring it. 

To those who were disappointed by the first book, please, I beg you, to keep reading. Underworld was a terrific sequel, much more better than the first one. I promise you that this book will leave you impressed. 


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