Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Book Review (237): Awaken (Abandon Trilogy #3) - Meg Cabot

Awaken (Abandon Trilogy #3)

Publication: 1st July 2013
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Pages: 343
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal
Age Appropriate: Young Adult
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.
My Thoughts.
So we've come to the end, the finale of this trilogy which has had me captivated from the get go.
It's sad to see this series end, I had become quite attached to all the characters and I loved sharing their journey with them.
Awaken may just be my favourite out of the three, heart-pounding, nail-biting and at times humorous, this book has a bit of everything to satisfy everyone.
The story takes place shortly after the second book ended, Alex and Kayla are settling in down in the Underworld after the events that ocurred at the end of the last book. Everything is going along perfectly, Pierce and John have settled into a rhythm, and then the Furies arrive in the Underworld and all hell let's loose, culminating in the death of a main character, having this happen so early on in the story is a huge shock. Pierce is devastated and resolves to set it straight, no matter what it costs her or what she has to do.
Once again in Isla Huesos, Pierce finds herself surrounded by Furies, trusting her necklace to tell her who's possessed or not, she also discovers the whole back story of why her Uncle Chris was sent to jail for the last sixteen years and how finding out the truth will impact all involved, some for the good, some for the bad.
My absolute highlight of the whole entire book is John meeting Pierce's parents, having them find out just who and what John is, is just hilarious, some definitely take the news better than others.
This series and all it's loose ends are tied up perfectly and it's not often that I can say that about any final book in a series, I can't see anyone being disappointed with the conclusion to this story.
A fitting end for a fantastic series.
I give this 5/5 stars.
A big thanks to Pan Macmillan Australia for the review copy.

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