Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Underworld Review

Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back.

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.

My Review:

I wasn't sure what to think with Underworld. This book starts off directly after the events of Abandon. You're thrown right back into the world of Pierce and John, a.k.a. the Underworld.

Pierce is still a strong character that can make things happen when she wants to, but during the course of the book she comes to rely upon John more and more. He gets to throw around those bad guys while she sits back and watches the gloriousness that his John Hayden. Lucky girl. ;) Of course John and Pierce have their arguments, who wouldn't have a little something to say to the guy who drug her down to the underworld for the second time? Their relationship is a little wacky, but it makes fpr great reading material. Hee hee...

The plot of this book was fast! It went ten times faster than the first book and the first book seemed to fly by as well. I almost cried finishing Underworld simply because I couldn't comprehend how it had ended so suddenly. Also, the climax of the book wasn't as big as I would have imagined. Something about it just didn't trigger my awesomeness meter.

So while Underworld was a good, quick story, it didn't perfectly hold up to Abandon. It was still a good book, just not a great one. That being said, I can't wait until the third and final installment, Awaken.

3.5/5 stars

*I received an ARC of this book to review from the publisher. This in no way altered my opinion/review.

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