I was so excited when I saw Awaken, the last book in the Abandon trilogy on NetGalley! Unfortunately, despite getting an ARC I wasn’t able to start reading it until the release date anyway. BUT, Awaken was still an amazing end to the Abandon trilogy by Meg Cabot. If you haven’t read the first two books in this addicting Young Adult Fantasy/Romance series, they involve a modern day re-telling of Hades and Persephone. They’re very light hearted, fast reads like most everything else Cabot writes (and a main male character you wish you could date…a hot, bad boy Hades? Sounds like my kind of fictional boyfriend!)
Pierce, the fierce, pretty and uber sarcastic main character has finally fallen irrevocably in love with the lord of the Underworld, John Hayden, however, it may just be too late to tell him. Is it possible for the lord of the Underworld to die, if he’s already technically dead? Plus, the Underworld seems to be in utter turmoil with the dead not being able to leave and make their way to their final destination; be that in the good boat or the bad boat. And Isla Huesos is being attacked by a massive hurricane and a deluge of Furies.
Despite the rather intense looking plot, Cabot keeps the story humorous and light hearted with a pace which makes it extremely hard to put down.
I wanted to leap from the bed and strangle him, but I was pretty sure people who strangled blind doctors didn’t get to go on the nice boat after they died.
…He said the word here like it was the worst place in the entire universe, which isn’t true, since obviously high school is.
This was the perfect story to read while beginning my wisdom tooth recovery!
On to another book while recovering!
Anyone know of any other great modern day mythological stories?