13061500Awaken (Abandon Trilogy #3) by Meg Cabot
Release Date: July 2, 2013
Publisher: Point
Source: Netgalley
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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.–Goodreads


Oh this series. I understand that is not the best way to start a review, but sometimes it is the only way. Pierce spent this series much like in the previous books frustrating me, but at the same time made me love her more. I mean she’s a teenager, she is going to be frustrating. Looking back on my teenage years, was there a time I wasn’t frustrating? Probably not. And that is OK. But Pierce is much of the same.

Of course she is now Queen of the Underworld with her boyfriend, King of the Underworld, who is a teeny bit strange.  John is not only weird because he is, you know, dead, but also because he wants to get married and wants to get married now. He introduces himself to everyone as “Hello, I am John. I want to marry Pierce, but she will currently not let me because she says this is not the ways of present day.”

I know.

There is an interesting turning point where Pierce becomes an even stronger girl. Don’t get me wrong, she has been pretty strong throughout this series but there becomes a point when you can feel the light-bulb go off above her head and you’re like “YES! YOU GET IT! GOOD FOR YOU!” Not to say there weren’t moments in which I wanted to kill her, of course there were those moments.  But again, she’s a teen who is dealing with a lot of shit.

This is also the first book in awhile that I have felt like Meg Cabot is back to the Meg Cabot that I know and love and that makes me excited for the future.