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Quick Snacks: Underworld by Meg Cabot

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.

There's no doubt that Meg Cabot is a master storyteller, and I have to say that after reading Abandon (since I do love retellings of the Persephone myth so), I was impatient to see how the story would continue. And while I didn't quite get as much into Underworld as I would have liked, it still lived up to my expectations. The plot is well structured and full of surprises, and I loved watching Pierce's character grow in response to all the new difficulties she faces. In all, this is another solid story from Meg Cabot, and I look forward to seeing how Pierce's story wraps up.

Rating: 4.0

Review copy from publisher Scholastic

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Heather said...

I haven't read this series yet. Sounds like I need to give it a try.

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