Title: UnderWorld (Abandon Trilogy #2)
Author: Meg Cabot
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
Publisher: Macmillan (27th September 2012)
PIERCE ISN’T DEAD. NOT YET.
But John Hayden, lord of the Underworld, has taken her to the place where the spirits of the deceased gather. He says it’s for her safety, to protect her from the vengeful Furies. But could he have other reasons for keeping her close?
Pierce might be safe in the Underworld, but she soon learns that the people she loves back on earth are not. Can she convince John to release her in order to save her family – or will the price he asks her to pay be too high?
Rating: *** (3 stars)
UnderWorld is the second book in Meg Cabot’s Abandon Trilogy, the series re-imagines the Persephone myth in the modern day. I really loved the first book Abandon in the trilogy (you can find my review here) so I was really looking forward to getting my hands on this book.
UnderWorld is a great second book, although it does (much as I hate to admit it) suffer a little from second book syndrome. However, on the whole Cabot has thought out the plot of the book very well and the narrative flows brilliantly. UnderWorld also answers a few of the questions raised in Abandon which I was really pleased about. UnderWorld also unravels a bit more of the Persephone myth and what this means for Pierce.
Pierce grows up a lot in this book, which I really enjoyed watching. I loved John and his interactions with Pierce – Cabot really does do relationships well, at least in my opinion. A lot of the book is focused on Pierce and John and their growing relationship, and I think that really worked.
UnderWorld introduces us to some new characters, but we also get some familiar faces. The new characters were quite interesting, and I’m looking forward to seeing more of them in Awaken. It was also interesting to see Alex and Kayla again. It was kinda weird to see that they were still very similar to how they are in Abandon compared to Pierce.
Overall, UnderWorld is a great second book. If you’ve not read this series yet, then you should definitely check it out – especially if you are a Meg Cabot fan.