Awaken (Abandon, #3)

Published in: 2013
Pages: 343
Edition read: E-book
Series: Book 3, final book in the Abandon Trilogy

Book description:
Death has her in his clutches. She doesn’t want him to let her 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 of the Furies have discovered that John has broken one of their strictest rules: Never revive 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.

My review:
Probably the best book of the trilogy, as now Pierce has accepted her role in the underworld, and has to learn to not rely on John to come to the rescue when she’s in trouble. Plus we get a cast of new characters to play with, so that keeps the story progressing nicely.

Although it is the best of the three books, this one has the timing issues the previous books had, where it seems like weeks, or at the very least days, have passed since the previous book but in reality, it’s a matter of hours. So in hours, since book two, Pierce has descended to the underworld and is now helping John try to control the souls waiting on the shore, and disaster is about to strike, and Pierce is waxing lyrical about her and John’s relationship and making it seem like it’s been months since they got together but it’s been only a few days, a week tops. And when disaster is about to strike, there’s pages where John and Pierce have a heart-to-heart and declarations of love, all the while there is literal doom raining down on them in the form of birds falling from the sky and an out of control boat racing to the shore, but no, this is the time for the heart-to-hearts…

Okay. Rant over. The timing issue is something that I found difficult to get past, and the characters are still somewhat irritating, but it shaped up to not be that bad of a series overall, with a really interesting take on the Greek underworld mythology.

Final Review:
Awaken review:
Would I re-read it? Maybe. Out of the series, this is the book I would read again if I had to choose
Who would I recommend it to? Fans of the author, fans of the series, teenagers interested in Greek mythology romances.

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