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Young Adult Fiction 1504
Too rushed for my liking
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Pierce is now the Queen of the Underworld and as such, helps out in the daily duties such a job entails. In the start of the book, we meet Pierce managing the ‘good people’ line – a tough gig considering most of the souls don’t take her seriously. That of course, was the least of her problems as an imbalance in the Underworld has caused the Furies to gain greater power and the Fates have vanished. Moreover, John seems to be dead and Pierce sets out to go above ground to try to solve the problem and gain supplies for the Underworld. which is missing the ferry boats to transport souls. Alex is intent on proving his father’s innocence and Kayla and Frank aid them both.

With the finale of any of my favorite series, one thing is fixed – I know I will love the book. Maybe it’s a bit biased but I can’t really hate any book when it comes to series I like. In most cases, the first book itself sets the bar for me. Awaken – while good overall, left me a bit unsatisfied. I don’t mean with the story – it was wrapped up well, all ends tied up, happy ending galore, etc. My sole problem was the pace of the book – things were occurring too fast – and because of this, a lot of the events were becoming too convenient to be real. Pierce just happens to find Thanatos within a few hours of finding out about him, and Alex so easily finds the documents needed to prove Rector’s shady dealings. Um, why would a corrupt businessman keep incriminating documents so easily accessible on his computer; and it’s not like Alex is ever described to have crazy hacking skills. Even the part about them ‘fixing’ Frank seemed a bit convenient. So, basically I felt this book rushed – even the last chapter takes place like an epilogue in which all the character endpoints are described.

Things I did love about this book include the comic scenes. John meeting her parents and her grandmother (without the Fury) are hilarious. Pierce is a likeable character, smart and the romance between her and John is swoon-worthy. Other characters that were added – Chloe, Reed, Mrs Engle – I loved them too.
Good Points
comic scenes
romance
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