Sunday, 20 May 2012

Underworld Review

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

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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.


Meg Cabot is one of my most favorite authors, and she usually writes amazing novels. And this, is another one. After reading Abandon, I couldn't wait to get my hands on Underworld, which actually turned out to be better than Abandon.

In this 2nd novel of the Abandon trilogy, we have all the old characters, like Pierce, and her Underworld boyfriend, John, but we are also introduced to some new characters, whom I really liked. When they were first introduced, I didn't think we'd actually get to know them, but as the book went on, I was pleased to find out we did. They really helped to mold the story.

Pierce is still just as dumb as she was in the last book, but not as much. She seemed to gain some depth and smarts to her character. As for John, well, he's amazing! He's not a creepy Underworld, death creeper, stalker, whatever, that they seem to try making him out to be. I really like him, especially in this novel.

Underworld has a lot of things going on, that happen throughout the whole book. Unlike Abandon, we're given a lot more emotion, and depth to the story. I really enjoyed reading it from beginning to end. And the end btw, is a total cliffhanger! After I read the last paragraph I was left with wanting more so bad that I read the little blurb at the back of the book for the 3rd installment of the trilogy. I never read them, it just makes me want the next book RIGHT NOW.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes the mythology stuff, and of course, Meg Cabot fans especially.


  1. Ooooo... I saw this at B & N the other day. I haven't read the first one yet, but I'm definitely going to have to check that out!


  2. I'm looking forward to read this. I enjoyed reading Abandon but not a big fan.

    Great review! =D

  3. Underworld is better than Abandon, but it's still worth the time to read :)

    Thanks for stopping by the blog guys!!


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