Awaken by Meg Cabot

Posted June 27, 2013 by Sara | Novel Novice 0 Comments

Meg Cabot’s sexy reimagining of the Persephone myth comes to a stunningly perfect conclusion with Awaken, in stores July 2nd.

awakenDeath 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.

All the charm, romance, intrigue, and paranormal mythology that has made Cabot’s Abandon series so spectacular carries through to the end of the final, smoldering book in this trilogy. Awaken is sexy and thrilling, with the drama and tension punctuated by the perfect dose of humor.

I have loved every minute of this series — but one thing in particular that stands out in this final book is how Cabot ties everything back together. We come full circle, making sure each character and plot thread is neatly sewn up.

I especially loved that Pierce’s parents are major players in this book — coming face-to-face with the supernatural, mythological truth about their daughter’s new lot in life (and un-life, as it were). It’s rare to see parental figures featured so prominently in a paranormal YA series, and the way Cabot treats them in Awaken is refreshing, while still remaining true to the story itself.

Awaken is an absolute must-read for anyone who’s been along for Pierce’s journey from page 1 — but it also means now is the perfect time for new readers to binge-read all three books in this fantastic YA series from Cabot.

Sara | Novel Novice

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