Awaken (Abandon Trilogy Series #3)

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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...

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Overview


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.

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To live with the boy she loves, Pierce Oliviera made the ultimate sacrifice: She doomed herself to live in the dreaded Underworld. But even that semi-blissful bargain begins to recede when it becomes apparent that Furies are predictably furious that lover boy John Hayden has broken their cardinal rule that one should never revive a human soul. All safe bets are off in this capstone novel of Meg Cabot's Abandon mythology trilogy. Editor's recommendation.

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Praise for ABANDON

"Meg Cabot is arguably the queen of contemporary teen novels . . . Her retelling of this old myth is smart, sassy, and of the moment." -- NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS

"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

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Praise for ABANDON

"Meg Cabot is arguably the queen of contemporary teen novels . . . Her retelling of this old myth is smart, sassy, and of the moment." -- NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS

"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

Children's Literature - Jeanna Sciarrotta
The third book in the "Abandoned" series, a reimagining of the myth of Persephone reaches its crescendo in, Awaken. The balance that existed between Earth and the Underworld has been thrown off and the Furies threaten heroin Pierce Oliviero and everyone that she has come to love. In an epic battle she and her group of friends must find a way to battle these body inhabiting furies in order to put everything back the way it should be, thus securing the future of both of her homes. Readers will be disappointed in the drawn out path to the final battle, that does little more than reacquaint Pierce with past characters and draw them in to current events. There is little to no action in the first third of the book and lovers of the series may find themselves skimming ahead to find out if Pierce and John make it in the end. The love story that precluded this book seems a bit lost and while the conclusion leaves few questions to the imagination there are still some loose ends that go unaccounted for. Reviewer: Jeanna Sciarrotta
VOYA - Deborah L. Dubois
There is trouble in the Underworld. The boats that carry the dead to their final destination are late; there is a major storm brewing and Pierce's boyfriend John, a death deity, ends up dead when he tries to thwart the Furies who are causing all the havoc. He should not be able to die. Seventeen-year-old Pierce must determine what to do for all the people waiting for their final voyage and how to bring John back to life. She embarks on a quest to find Thanatos, the death god who is the only one who can save John. It takes all of Pierce's ingenuity, along with the help of her cousin Alex, friend Kayla, and other friends from the Underworld to save John and restore the balance between life and death before both the Underworld and Earth are destroyed. In this third volume of the darkly rewritten Persephone myth, Pierce learns to take responsibility for herself and others, taking command when John is gone. She finds her strength and accepts her intense feelings for John. After John returns, there is a balance in their relationship giving hope that the plan for their lives will succeed. It would be difficult to follow the story without having read the previous books, but fans will be most anxious to read the final installment of the Abandon series. Reviewer: Deborah L. Dubois
School Library Journal
11/01/2013
Gr 7 Up—Pierce Oliviera is one powerful 17-year-old. She's got the love and devotion of John Hayden and with that comes tremendous responsibility-by loving him back she's agreed to live forevermore in the Underworld as its queen. Everything seems to be going pretty well, as well as it can be going in the Underworld, until the Furies exact their revenge and John ends up dead. No one thought he could die, and maybe he's not all the way dead, but the problem is that the Furies have returned and the fates of both the Underworld and Isla Huesos, Pierce's home on Earth, are at stake if they aren't stopped. Pierce must leave the Underworld along with some assorted buddies to get John back and stop those pesky Furies before everything and everyone she loves are destroyed. This fun and engaging take on the Persephone/Hades myth will definitely appeal to devotees of Greek mythology, tragic love stories, and paranormal tales. Cabot does a great job of bringing readers up to speed, and although it would be beneficial to have read the earlier books, there is enough backstory for those who just pick up this title on a whim. The author offers a story that is full of nail-biting, heart-racing moments, but that has bits of humor peppered throughout and brings the characters to life. Sex is alluded to a couple of times throughout the story, but never specifically or graphically described. Fake curse words like "fudge" and other nonspecific stand-ins for the words are used liberally, but there's nothing gratuitous enough that would make the book inappropriate for younger teens. Recommend not only to those who love the other books in the trilogy, but also to any readers who enjoy a little romance with their myths.—Traci Glass, Eugene Public Library, OR
Kirkus Reviews
The third in Cabot's kinda-sorta reimagining of the Persephone myth takes the trilogy to an appropriately Sturm-und-Drang conclusion. As the story opens, 17-year-old Pierce has embraced both immortal boyfriend John, lord of the Underworld, and an eternity by his side. All is not well in the land of the dead, though, as the Fates who watch over the Underworld have apparently abandoned it, leaving it vulnerable to the malevolent Furies. A gumming-up of the movement of recently deceased souls through the Underworld to their final destinations has resulted in a "pestilence" that threatens both the land of the dead and Pierce's mortal home, Isla Huesos (an alternate Key West). And then John is killed….With a posse that includes her kickass friend, Kayla, and her recently killed-but-resurrected cousin, Alex, along with some of John's Underworld cohorts and a few doughty, newly dead souls, Pierce ascends to the surface to try to set things right. Plotting is not this book's strength, as the rules governing the Underworld and the web of vendettas that fuels Isla Huesos' maladies feel more than a little arbitrary; moreover, the frequent descents into classic paranormal-romance angst tire rather than titillate. But Cabot's characterizations are mostly sharp, and when she indulges her talent for snappy dialogue, the book wakes up. Though unlikely to win new fans to the trilogy, this closer offers its enthusiasts some moments to enjoy. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545284127
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/2/2013
  • Series: Abandon Trilogy Series , #3
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 82,895
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: 850L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author


MEG CABOT'S many series and books for adults, teens, and tweens have included multiple #1 New York Times bestsellers and have sold more than fifteen million copies worldwide. Her Princess Diaries series has been published in more than thirty-eight countries and was made into two hit films by Disney. Meg also wrote the New York Times bestselling Mediator, Airhead, Insatiable, and Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls series, as well as the award-winning novels All-American Girl and Avalon High. Meg lives in Key West with her husband and two cats. Visit Meg online at www.megcabot.com.

Biography

Meg Cabot knows that one of the best cures for feeling gawky and conspicuous is reading about someone who sticks out even more than you do. Her books for young adults invariably feature girls who have extraordinary powers that carry extraordinary burdens. Cabot's Princess Diaries series offers up the secret thoughts of Mia Thermopolis, who discovers at age 14 that she is actually the princess of a small European country. This revelation adds significantly to her extant concerns about crushes, friendships, school, and other matters falling under adolescent scrutiny.

Cabot, a native of Indiana weaned on Judy Blume and Barbara Cartland, was already a successful romance novelist (as Patricia Cabot) before she began writing for young adults; her alter-alter ego, Jenny Carroll, began a new series shortly after The Princess Diaries debuted. The Carroll books are divided between the Mediator series, starring a girl who can communicate with restless ghosts; and the 1-800-WHERE-R-YOU books, in which a girl struck by lightning acquires the ability to locate missing people.

Cabot writes her books in a conspiratorial, first-person style that resonates with her readers. She has obviously kept a grip on the vernacular and the key issues of adolescence; but what makes her books so irresistible is the mixing of the mundane with the fantastic. After all, who wouldn't like to wake up and be a princess all of a sudden, or a seer? Cabot takes such offhand notions and roots them firmly in the details of average, middle-class American life. She has also tiptoed into mystery and paranormal suspense with other YA novels and series installments.

Cabot continues to write adult novels under various permutations of her given name (Meggin Patricia Cabot): from 19th-century historical romances to contemporary chick lit. And, as with her books for teens, these romances have earned praise for their lighthearted humor and well drawn characters.

Good To Know

Some interesting outtakes from our interview with Cabot:

"I am left handed."

"I hate tomatoes of any kind."

"I really wanted to be veterinarian, but I got a 410 on my math SATs."

"Writing used to be my hobby, but now that it's my job, I have no hobby -- except watching TV and laying around the pool reading US Weekly. I have tried many hobbies, such as knitting, Pilates, ballet, yoga, and guitar, but none of them have taken. So I guess I'm stuck with no hobby.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Meggin Patricia Cabot (full name); Patricia Cabot, Jenny Caroll
    2. Hometown:
      New York, New York
    1. Education:
      B.A. in fine arts, Indiana University, 1991
    2. Website:

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  • Posted July 2, 2013

    Read this as soon as it came out and stayed up just to read it!!

    Read this as soon as it came out and stayed up just to read it!! It's an amazing love story maybe not as great as the others but the moments John and Pierce do have are absolutely perfect. The longing from this beautiful series is the kind that makes girls like see the good where there is bad. Love this series and it he transformation from fear to pure longing for one another. One of the best I've read and I've read a lot of literature.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    Highly recommended!!!

    Love this book... Just wonderful, I can't put it dow ones I start it :)

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  • Posted August 10, 2013

    This was a decent series. It was an interesting take on the who

    This was a decent series. It was an interesting take on the whole underworld myth. Book three was the last book in the series, wrapping up the story.

    I was happy with the conclusion to this series. There were so many ways the story could have ended, but Meg Cabot did a good job.

    I loved the romance between Pierce and John. The relationship was sweet and all consuming. Even though there were serious repercussions for being together, their love was more important.

    All the characters in the story were engaging and I wanted to know what was going to happen with all of them, not just the main characters.

    Overall, this book was a good wrap up for the Abandon series. It deserves four glittery stars.

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  • Posted August 4, 2013

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    This was definitely the best book in the series. It wrapped up a

    This was definitely the best book in the series. It wrapped up all the lose ends nicely, had a decent ending, and Pierce wasn't *quite* as annoying by the end of it as she was during the other two. It's definitely not my favorite series--the heroine drives me crazy; give me Suze instead any day--but my daughter likes it, as do several of my students




    I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest opinion.

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  • Posted July 5, 2013

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    I have absolutely adored every single book in this trilogy. This

    I have absolutely adored every single book in this trilogy. This was a difficult book for me to read because I didn't want the story to end! However, Cabot did not disappoint in this final installment. Awaken has everything I look for in a novel: A strong heroine; a brooding, hot, and bad ass love interest; well-developed and intriguing secondary characters, a suspenseful plot, and a sweet and believable romance. This is one summer release that should not be missed!




    Pierce has always been a likable character, in my opinion, and she grew even more in this novel. She's very grown-up for her age, and I enjoyed getting to know her over the past three books. She's a little sarcastic and snarky, so because of that humor was injected into less-than-humorous situations. John is a fantastic love interest, and even though he's sometimes misguided, it's obvious he has Pierce's best interest at heart. I love him. We also get to know Kayley, Mr. Smith, and Alex better in this installment, and even get a few scenes with Pierce's parents and grandmother. All of the characters are fully-developed and believable as people. Cabot doesn't use filler characters, and I'm glad for that. 




    The plot kept me on the edge of my seat as Pierce moved from one problem to the next, struggling to get things under control. She handled the issues better than I would have, I have to admit that. In an effort not to spoil things, I won't go into too much detail, but let me just say that I wasn't bored for one second. I think the pacing was perfect, and I enjoyed every page of this book. The ending was fantastic, and I felt that Pierce's and John's story ended perfectly. 




    Overall, I'd recommend this book and series to anyone who loves a good mythology retelling. Give it a try. You won't be sorry.

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