One thing she knows for certain: John Hayden may be irresistible, but he’s no angel.But if Pierce lets herself fall any further, she may just find herself spending all of eternity in the one place to which she swore she’d never return . . . .
. . . his world: The Underworld.
She didn’t fall into his world. She was taken.
Seventeen-year-old Pierce knows what happens to us when we die.
That’s how she met John Hayden, the mysterious stranger who’s made returning to normal life or at least life as Pierce knew it before the accident next to impossible.
Though she thought she escaped him starting a new school in a whole new place it turns out she was wrong. He finds her.
What does John want from her? Pierce thinks she knows… just like she knows he’s no guardian angel, and his dark world isn’t exactly heaven. But she can’t stay away from him, either, especially since he’s always there when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most.
But if she lets herself fall any further, she might find herself back in the place she fears the most.
And when Pierce discovers the shocking truth, that’s exactly where John sweeps her:
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot, the dark reimagining of the Persephone myth begun in ABANDON continues … into the Underworld. 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.
Available: July 1, 2013
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
“You’ll love Abandon if: …you couldn’t put down any of the Twilight books and are totally into The Vampire Diaries. Have a thing for the earthly girls who are always getting into trouble and the mysterious, tall/dark/handsome supernatural boys who love them? Then this book is definitely for you!”
Scarier Than Senior Year: With vampires, werewolves and mermaids already in wide circulation, here Greek mythology becomes fodder for a modern supernatural romance, one that grapples with the question of how to go on living in the face of death.
But the archetypes from mythology are also put to comic effect, and sly humor helps leaven the dark material. This is Hades as seen through the eyes of a 21st-century teenager . . . . Pierce struggles to regain the life of a normal teenager now that she’s seen what lies beyond . . . . John proves to be both captor and savior. Still, his interest in Pierce becomes a kind of prison of its own, condemning her to the wrath of his enemies, irrespective of her conflicted feelings about him.
Death is just getting warmed up
– New York Times