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Death has her in his grasp. And he's gorgeous. Seventeen-year-old Pierce Oliviera isn't dead. Not this time. But she's been taken by John Hayden, Lord of the Underworld, to the place between heaven and hell where spirits gather before their final journey. John claims it's to protect her from the Furies, who are hell-bent on vengeance against him. But could he have other reasons for keeping Pierce close? When she learns that the people she loves are under threat from the Furies, can she convince John to release her to save them- or will the price he asks for her freedom be too high?
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The second book in the dark and dangerously seductive trilogy from bestselling teen author Meg Cabot - now in paperback

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Meg Cabot is the author of the phenomenally successful The Princess Diaries series as well as many other bestselling novels. She and her husband divide their time between New York and Florida.


'Mysterious and intriguing and yet hauntingly beautiful at the same time ... I love the way Meg has taken the Hades and Persephone story and actually made it unique and different' The Rest Is Still Unwritten Blog 'I can promise you that the Underworld has never been so appealing!' The Dream of Books Blog '[Cabot] manages to write a deep, dramatic story and still weave it with a certain level of wittiness, which grips even the most serious reader' Inkscratchers Blog 'Meg Cabot's Abandon is similar to other dark fiction books such as the Twilight series. Although fans of the author will be surprised at how different this tale of the underworld is from the stories of Princess Mia, they will not be disappointed' Hythe Herald

Gr 8 Up-This modern-day twist on the Greek myth of Hades and Persphone picks up where Abandon (Scholastic, 2011) left off. Pierce Oliviera is back in the Underworld with her boyfriend and death deity, John. Not only does he want her to stay there, but he also feels that it is the only place where he can truly protect her from the Furies, evil beings who are bent on harming her. When Pierce's family is threatened, she convinces John that they must leave the Underworld in order to help and to try and make their own destiny. Their crazy adventures in Isla Huesos reveal important information about John's dark past, the island, and the wealthy and powerful Rector family. They also strengthen Pierce and John's relationship, proving that love requires trust, sacrifice, and a certain amount of risk. This fast-paced sequel is filled with action, romance, revenge, and lots of suspense. Cabot's main characters become more defined while new ones add some spice to the plotline. This is a satisfying read for teens who love mythology, the paranormal, and intrigue, and the cliff-hanger ending will leave readers eager for the next installation.-Donna Rosenblum, Floral Park Memorial High School, NY (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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