Abandon: Underworld by Meg Cabot

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The second book in the dark and dangerously seductive trilogy from bestselling teen author Meg Cabot - now in paperback.


Abandon: Underworld by Meg Cabot

Death has her in his grasp. And he's gorgeous. Seventeen-year-old Pierce Oliviera isn't dead. Not this time. But she's been taken by John Hayden, Lord of the Underworld, to the place between heaven and hell where spirits gather before their final journey. John claims it's to protect her from the Furies, who are hell-bent on vengeance against him. But could he have other reasons for keeping Pierce close? When she learns that the people she loves back home are in mortal danger, can she convince John to release her to save them-- or will the price he asks for her freedom prove too high?


'Mysterious and intriguing and yet hauntingly beautiful at the same time ... I love the way Meg has taken the Hades and Persephone story and actually made it unique and different'

'I can promise you that the Underworld has never been so appealing!'

'[Cabot] manages to write a deep, dramatic story and still weave it with a certain level of wittiness, which grips even the most serious reader'

'Meg Cabot's Abandon is similar to other dark fiction books such as the Twilight series. Although fans of the author will be surprised at how different this tale of the underworld is from the stories of Princess Mia, they will not be disappointed'

About the Author

Meg Cabot

Meg Cabot is the author of The Princess Diaries series as well as several other novels for teenagers. Her books have sold millions of copies round the world - and two million in the UK alone.

Cabot was born in Bloomington, Indiana, to college professor C. Victor and Barbara Cabot. In 1991, Cabot received a B.A. from Indiana University.

Meg Cabot married financial writer and poet Benjamin D. Egnatz on April 1, 1993. Their wedding date (April Fool’s Day) was a deliberate play on her husband's belief that only fools get married in the first place. The wedding was actually an elopement in Italy. Her novel Every Boy's Got One is loosely based on her own elopement.

Before she published her first book, Meg worked as an assistant dorm manager at New York University. After living in Indiana, California, New York, and France, she now currently resides in Key West, Florida. with her husband and one-eyed cat, Henrietta.

In May 2006, the Harvard Crimson released reports that 19-year-old author Kaavya Viswanathan borrowed passages from Cabot's Princess Diaries series, and other books, to place in her novel How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life. Viswanathan's novels were subsequently pulled from the shelves.

Cabot has also written many books for teens, including The Princess Diaries series, which has won many awards, and her recently completed series, The Mediator.

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320 pages
Interest Age: From 12


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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

25th April 2013




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