Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Awaken by Meg Cabot [Review]

Awaken (Abandon Trilogy, #3) 4 out of 5 Robots!

Awaken by Meg Cabot
Series: Abandon #3
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Release: July 2, 2013
Hardcover: 343 Pages
Publisher: Point
My Copy: Purchased
Reviewer: Shannon
Buy the Book: Amazon

Book Summary:
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot, the dark reimagining of the Persephone myth comes to a thrilling conclusion.

Death has her in his clutches. She doesn’t want him to let go.

Seventeen-year-old Pierce Oliviera knew by accepting the love of John Hayden, she’d be forced to live forever in the one place she’s always dreaded most: the Underworld. The sacrifice seemed worth it, though, because it meant she could be with the boy she loves.

But now her happiness — and safety — are threatened, all because the Furies have discovered that John has broken one of their strictest rules: He revived a human soul.

If the balance between life and death isn’t fixed, both the Underworld and Pierce’s home back on earth will be wiped away. But there’s only one way to restore order. Someone has to die

Shannon's Thoughts:
Awaken is the final installment in the Hades/Persephone inspired Abandon series.  It begins in the Underworld, the morning after the events of the previous book.  Pierce has accepted her place as John's consort in the Underworld.  But the Furies are still after them and set off a series of events that have Pierce and John scambling to put things right. 

I personally like this series, but I could easily see some people being very frustrated with it.  Pierce has a one track mind: John.  Or maybe John's abs.  John can come across as possessive and over protective.  Although I think he comes off better in this book than the previous ones.  The writing is sometimes...a little bit cheesy.  But there is some fun times to be had too.  The final battle between the Furies and Pierce et al was pretty exciting.  Pierce really comes into her own as she goes to rescue John from being trapped by death.  The ending ties up almost all of the loose ends and wraps things up pretty nicely.  I felt it ended maybe just a little too cleanly, but over all I think this book was on par with the rest of the series.  If you enjoyed the other books in the series, then you will enjoy this one too. 

Other books in this series in the order that they should be read:
1. Abandon
2. Underworld
3. Awaken

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