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John Hayden, a death deity, takes seventeen-year-old Pierce Oliviera back to the Underworld against her will to keep her safe from the Furies, but her family is still at risk and she, herself, may never escape his captivity.
ISBN: 9780545284110
Characteristics: 322 pages ;,22 cm.
Alternative Title: Underworld : an Abandon novel


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Nov 13, 2017

One of the worst books I've ever read. The writing was all over the place, the story is told in a nonsensical order, and the main characters are all boring and under-developed. I regret reading this.

Aug 21, 2015

The majority of the novel is spent finding out whether Alex is in danger or not and fighting Furies (spirits intent on seeking revenge from John, basically the bad guys).

Jun 29, 2015

It worries me that at no point during the course of the three novels in this series do either the protagonist or the author seem to realize that "John" is controlling, narcissistic, and potentially abusive. Kids, it's not romantic when a guy tracks your every move; it's obsessive, and usually the results aren't pretty. Despite this huge caveat, and Cabot's propensity for leaving numerous and lengthy loose ends, the series is a creative reworking of the Persephone myth and an enjoyable read.

Mar 27, 2014

good book.

Bookwrm_9 Oct 30, 2013

i couldn't put this book down! Another good book from Meg cabot.

Aug 14, 2013

One of my favourite books ever!! Meg Cabot is an amzing author!!

Jul 18, 2013

The only thing Abandoned in this book was Meg Cabot's feminist viewpoints. Pierce has become reckless and idiotic, and John has simply lied and lied to keep Pierce to himself. I highly doubt they are in true love. Kudos to Meanderthal below with an accurate review.

JCLChristiH Jul 10, 2013

One of the nominations for the 2013 Teen's Top Ten. Voting will take place Aug. 15 – Sept. 15 via YALSA’s brand new Teens’ Top Ten site for teens at www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens, and the winners will be announced during Teen Read Week in October.

Jun 29, 2013

Loved the new characters! It was funny and romantic. I can't wait for the next one to come out!

Jan 31, 2013

Overall, not a bad retelling of a classical myth. There could be more happening for the length of the book, but I am enjoying the modern twist on the classic tale.

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Aug 21, 2015

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Bookwrm_9 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 39

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Aug 21, 2015

“John looked down at me like the awards for most naïve girl in the world had already been handed out, and I'd won first prize.”

Aug 21, 2015

“Heroes are the people who carry on despite their fear, because they know the job's got to get done and they're the only ones left to do it.”

Aug 21, 2015

“Our family wasn’t particularly warm, or effusive with the I love you’s. Except for Uncle Chris, who’d come out of prison bursting with them. He’d even told the mail carrier that he loved him.”

Aug 21, 2015

“I think we make our own luck. Our parents give us life, but what we do with that life is our own responsibility.”

Aug 21, 2015

“Only a fool is never afraid, Frank. Heroes are the people who carry on despite their fear, because they know the job’s got to get done.”


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Aug 21, 2015

Underworld is the sequel to Abandon, continuing the story after John takes Pierce to the Underworld. As the second book in the Underworld trilogy, Pierce’s relationship with John is further developed. Additionally, she is heavily conflicted between wanting to spend her life with John in the Underworld and missing her life on Isla Huesos with her family and friends. However, when Pierce sees video footage of her cousin Alex in danger, she is willing to risk everything she has to save him.

Jul 31, 2013

Underworld is an enticing book; involving Greek mythology, romance and adventure. Pierce Oliviera must adjust to living in the underworld with her love John; while trying to save her loved ones from being kill by other forces then the furies.

Jun 16, 2012

It was quick thinking and a stroke of luck that let Pierce Oliviera escape the Underworld after her untimely demise. She definitely never expected to be back there again, but that's exactly where she found herself two years later and with her original captor, John Hayden, in "Underworld", sequel to "Abandon".

This time it's for her protection from the dead souls known as Furies, who seem bent on destroying her. However, is it really Pierce they're after, or the Underworld's ruler? What will these Furies do if they can't get to Pierce herself? And if she's safe from the Furies with John, what other dangers might be lurking in the shadows?

Apr 02, 2012

"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." -Taken from Goodreads


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