Awaken

Awaken

Book - 2013
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"Seventeen-year-old Pierce Oliviera knew by accepting the love of John Hayden, she'd be forced to live forever in the Underworld. But now her happiness and safety are threatened because the Furies have discovered that John has broken one of their strictest rules, and the only way to fix the balance is for someone to die"--
Publisher: New York :, Point,, 2013.
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780545284127
Characteristics: 346 pages ;,22 cm

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cindyzhang1
Aug 21, 2016

Another great book from Meg Cabot, one of my favorite authors of realistic fiction. The Abandon trilogy is a fascinating take on the afterlife. Awaken ends this great series well.

I really like this trilogy but I think it could have been more interesting during the climax.

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xzhang17
Aug 21, 2015

Awaken is the final installment in the Abandon series. New characters are introduced to the plot and the book builds up to the ultimate battle between good and evil. Awaken satisfactorily ties up all loose ends and ends the series on an optimistic note.

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LT
Jun 29, 2015

It worries me that at no point during the course of the three novels in this series do either the protagonist or the author seem to realize that "John" is controlling, narcissistic, and potentially abusive. Kids, it's not romantic when a guy tracks your every move; it's obsessive, and usually the results aren't pretty. Despite this huge caveat, and Cabot's propensity for leaving numerous and lengthy loose ends, the series is a creative reworking of the Persephone myth and an enjoyable read.

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KKPGIRL
Sep 04, 2014

Even though it's been forever since I read the first 2 books, I really enjoyed this one. I was confused at first but got caught up pretty fast. I love that Pierce is tough and independent, especially compared to all the weak-willed heroines in books today. I love that this series is based off mythology but with a modern twist. I felt like all the characters were well-rounded and relate able and I appreciated all the witty little jokes. I actually read this book pretty quickly and it definitely never bored me. Meg Cabot has been one of my favorite authors for years and she hasn't disappointed me yet!

Doodles18 Aug 22, 2014

I really enjoyed this book series. It went outside the box.

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Tingwerson
Jul 26, 2014

I like fictional books that can make me aware of history or mythology.

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Nymeria23
May 23, 2014

Thrilling, captivating and a perfect conclusion to the series. Need I say more?

MidnightLily May 10, 2014

It was a happy ending but could have been more interesting.

librariangirly Aug 16, 2013

Really want to read this book... I HATE WAITING

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cindyzhang1
Aug 21, 2016

cindyzhang1 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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xzhang17
Aug 21, 2015

xzhang17 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

violet_butterfly_5655 Nov 25, 2014

violet_butterfly_5655 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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KKPGIRL
Sep 04, 2014

KKPGIRL thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Mykhanh
Apr 14, 2014

Mykhanh thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 99

violet_butterfly_55175 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

olive_lion_9 Jul 19, 2013

olive_lion_9 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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cindyzhang1
Aug 21, 2016

“Grandma being possessed by a murderous demon from hell makes perfect sense to me.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 21, 2016

“John lowered the book he'd been reading. 'I'm sorry. Were you speaking to me?'
'I know you were listening,' I said in disgust, taking the book from him and tossing it over the side of the bed. 'You couldn't possibly have been reading that. You were holding it upside down.'”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 21, 2016

“Yes, storms are damaging, but we need them because they clear away the bracken that prevents new flowers from having a chance to grow. And of course we need the sun to shine on those new flowers that without the storm might never have had a chance to bloom.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 21, 2016

“I can't kill someone!"
"You hit your brother in the head with a fire extinguisher."
"But that was family! And I didn't kill him.”

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xzhang17
Aug 21, 2015

“In everyday life, we’re given a choice. Do the right thing, do nothing, or do the wrong thing. All too often, people choose to do nothing. And that’s all right. It’s easier. Sometimes it’s difficult to know what’s right and what’s wrong. But every so often, a few people choose to go out of their way to do the right thing”

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xzhang17
Aug 21, 2015

“Yes, storms are damaging, but we need them because they clear away the bracken that prevents new flowers from having a chance to grow. And of course we need the sun to shine on those new flowers that without the storm might never have had a chance to bloom.”

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cindyzhang1
Aug 21, 2016

Picking up from the end of Underwood, Pierce has grown to love and trust John, living with him in the Underworld as the embodiment of the Persephone myth. Her content life is shattered when Furies kill John, spurring her mission to bring him back to "life."

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xzhang17
Aug 21, 2015

At the beginning of this novel, Pierce finally accepts her love for John and helps him run the Underworld—until he is killed by Furies. Pierce cannot accept his death (since he was supposedly immortal) and searches, on her own, for a way to revive him and restore order to the Underworld.

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