Google+ Reading Teen: Underworld, Abandon #2 by Meg Cabot Book and Audiobook Review

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Underworld, Abandon #2 by Meg Cabot Book and Audiobook Review

  • Reading level: Ages 14 and up
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Point (May 8, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545284112
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545284110
  • Buy the book: Amazon
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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.

Book Review:

I loved Abandon. I love the whole mythological aspect of this series. Underworld was good, not great. I think Meg Cabot is an awesome writer/author. She does an amazing job with character development. Even though I thought Underworld was just okay, I'm in love with this series, mostly the characters. John Hayden is Lord of the Underworld, and Pierce Oliviera is living with him in Underworld. What I found strange about this book, is that this three hundred and thirty-three page book happens in the course of two days. It was very noticeable, it just felt rushed.

John Hayden is a great character. He is very loving and protective. he also seemed somewhat sneaky and deceitful. Pierce Oliviera is fascinating, she is very smart, but somewhat naive. Both of them together though, just makes sense. They have awesome chemistry together. I'm hoping the third book in this series, wraps things up nicely. I looking forward to reading it.


  • Audible Audio Edition
  • Listening Length: 10 hours and 26 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: Recorded Books
  • Release Date: May 8, 2012
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0081CDEM0

Narrated by Natalia Payne, she was pretty good. She was good at masculine voices as well. She also has narrated some Jodi Picoult books as well. Audio is definitely worth buying/listening to.

4 out of 6

Violence: Moderate
Sexual: Moderate
Profanity: very minor


  1. I haven't got to read this one but Abandon was very awesome, I love Meg Cabot <3

    And somehow I'm excited the whole book is about a 48 hour time space, hopefully it'd be action packed. Thanks for the review :)

  2. I haven't read Abandon, but it sounds like this is a good series. The characters sound likable. It's always great when you like the second book better than the first one. Too many 2nd books tend to let down a little.

  3. Hi! This series from Ms. Cabot sounds so good but I read opposite reviews about it, guess it's how the reader interprets the book and also according to their own taste!I'm a fan of Hades and Persephone story so I guess/hope I'll love it! Thanks for sharing! (I might try the audiobook since you like it!)


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