Monday, July 23, 2012

Underworld by Meg Cabot [Review]

Underworld (Abandon Trilogy #2)4.5 out of 5 Robots!

Underworld By Meg Cabot
Series: Abandon  #2
Genre: Paranormal Young Adult
Release: May 8, 2012
Hardcover: 318 Pages
Publisher: Point
My Copy: Publisher
Reviewer: Shannon
Buy the Book: Amazon

Book Summary:

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.

Shannon's Thoughts: 
First of all, I have to laugh at the publisher's blurb. It is not a very accurate depiction of Underworld. I don’t really consider Pierce being held against her will. John took her back to the underworld to save her from her grandmother who turned out to be a Fury. It also makes John out to be much more sinister than he really is.  John may be a "bad boy" and at times is not very honest with Pierce, but he is also extremely protective of her and cares deeply for her. He risks everything to help Pierce try to save her cousin after she finds out he is in danger.  

I found myself enjoying Underworld even more than the first installment, Abandon. We get a lot more face time with John and begin to understand how he came to be the ruler of the underworld. Plus we get to meet some of the other Underworld denizens, which is a fun and fascinating addition. And Pierce finally starts to come into her own! Although she is still really clueless sometimes (annoyingly so).  

Underworld is very action driven, much more than Abandon and I really like that.  I found Abandon to be a little slow at times.  AND I am super excited about the ending!  I can’t wait to read the next book to see it pick up where Underworld left off. Those that found Abandon satisfying will definitely enjoy Underworld

Books in the series in the order they should be read:
1. Abandon
2. Underworld
3. Awaken (expected publication 2013)


  1. I'm glad this one gets better than the first one. Not sure how I made it to the end of Abandon. Both characters were horrid and the romance was ridiculous and made no sense. And the plot was eh. So glad to see the follow up may have a bit of a steadier plot and more action.

  2. Yes, it definitely had more of that. But I also think its one of those series where you either like the romance or you don't, you know? I know a ton of people who couldn't get behind it. I found both main characters a lot less irritating, but there is a lot more romance too! :)



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