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Abandon Book 3: Awaken Hardcover – July 2, 2013
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"Pierce is an endearing and amusing heroine, and John is an ethereal yet ardent lover
who should elicit a few sighs." -- BOOKLIST ONLINE
"Readers will love Cabot's newest venture into mythological lore." -- TEENREADS.COM
Top Customer Reviews
Awaken closes out the Abandon Trilogy in a nice tidy little bow without too many questions left to be answered. In fairness, however, there is (1) important question that I really would like answers to and I'm hoping that Ms Cabot finds a way to answer mine and Pierce's question: Why does Pierce's necklace turn purple whenever she's around Kayla?
I'm pretty sure others haven't mentioned this little tidbit, but, this happens when I take copious notes and actually pay attention while reading and not just charge ahead like a rhino in a grocery story. Will we see another novella in the future that will explain this? Guess we shall have to wait and find out. In the meantime....
If you plan on reading the Abandon Trilogy in the future, my suggestion is that you start with Abandon, slide directly into Underworld, and then top it off with Awaken since the entire Trilogy is one huge continuous plot line without any sort of major interruptions. Yes, there are a few additional new characters added to Awaken, and they each play important roles in the continued smooth flow of the Underworld as well as add another layer to the story itself.
The opening of Awaken puts the Kibosh on Pierce's and John's mini skirmish that ended Underworld. In Awaken, Pierce is busy trying to save John from a permanent death, save the Underworld from the Furies who are causing major chaos, save her cousin Alex who was brought back from the dead by John, and her friend Kayla who got dragged into the Underworld to save her life, while trying to right a balance in the Underworld that was set adrift at sea by John's actions in saving Alex.Read more ›
Awaken by Meg Cabot
Book Three of the Abandon trilogy
Publication Date: July 2, 2013
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from NetGalley
Summary (from Goodreads):
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.
What I Liked:
Oh, readers! You have no idea how happy I am that I enjoyed this book! I sort of liked the first book, Abandon (3 stars), but really did not like the second book, Underworld (2 stars). So, I was a bit undecided as to whether or not I really wanted to read Awaken, because after Underworld, I was NOT happy. However, I am so glad I saw this book on NetGalley and decided to download it. In my opinion, this book is a vast improvement in comparison to the other two books of the series.
For one, I liked Pierce a lot more than I did in Underworld. I didn't have much of a problem with her in Abandon. But in Underworld, I found her whiny and controlling and manipulative. She basically forced John to string her along, or to do things he didn't want to do (like at the end, with Alex).Read more ›
First, the book had a really slow start. By the time it got to the point of the incoming boats I was already skimming instead of fully reading. I wanted to see Pierce and John, not Reed and car crash girl. Yet page after page went to the newbie characters.
Second, plot points popped up out of nowhere. Suddenly Pierce's parents are back together. I would rather have seen that build up than have the action diverted to the myriad of secondary character new and old that Cabot seemed to feel had to be crammed into every page. John's evil father suddenly had a magic whip that John saved all these years, but it never came up before. If he hated his father, why did he keep it? Little things like that cropped up throughout.
Third, I know it is a YA book, but could we get a little detail on the love scenes? In book two Pierce cashed in her v-card without so much as a nod to that fact. And we didn't get much in the way of morning after snuggles. It was the same situation here only there was even less detail. John spends the night in her bed mostly so her mom can bust them. Can we get some pg-13 scenes?
They also left the reason behind the diamond turning color for Kayla unanswered. Also left open was if Pierce would age while John does not. If they have a child, will it age? All left open.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
i love this trilogy. I also find it very deep and it made me think again about life. Thank You Meg Cabot.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Not sure why I waited 3 years to finish this series. I loved the story! Even though it's been that long since I've read the second book, it didn't take me long to remember what was... Read morePublished 3 months ago by J. Brown
The last abandon novel Awaken is prob the best. I'm not gonna give you a summary cause you can read it yourself. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
Great shape buying it used. It's like new. Best in the series. Great conclusion. Love Meg Cabot.Published 5 months ago by Rachel
Meg Cabot did it again. Amazing trilogy. I hope to see a spin off series in the future. Great book! Read in order.Published 8 months ago by Kindle Customer