Copyright 2012, Point, an imprint of Scholastic, Inc.
Thank you SO much to Scholastic for sending me the book I've been dying, and willing to live happily in the Underworld, for!!
John Hayden is the lord of the Underworld. He's also incredibly sexy and the love of Pierce Oliviera's life and well...after life. She's escaped the Underworld once, only to be saved by John back on earth - while people around her die. On the brink of a Fury-induced war on earth, John takes Pierce back to the Underworld. He believes it will protect her and the people she loves. He's wrong.
Startled by an intense dream, Pierce wakes up knowing only a few things. One; she loves John. Two; she's not at home. Three; holy cow - why is John in bed with her?! Shirtless?!
Demanding to slow things down, because even though she must remain with John in the Underworld forever and yeah she loves him - man that's a lot to take on!- Pierce walks a fine line between hurting John and confusing his actions with her own rationalization of what's happening, all while remaining true to what she's ready for - in both her relationship and her new life.
Until her cell phone magically works - and shows a startling image of her cousin, Alex, in great distress. The time for slowing down isn't now. Pierce has to convince John that she needs to get back to her world to rescue her cousin. With a motley crew at her back, Pierce and John head back to Isla Huesos where truthes are learned, lives are at risk and love rules.
Meg Cabot once again shows us the extraordinary skill she has in creating worlds and people that we can't live without. John, regardless of how brutal and strong he really is, shows us sides of himself that will make you fall further in love with him than you thought you could. Pierce remains strong and, though I feel she's unknowing of it, really comes into her own. She has so many battles to fight and she handles them all with a grace that is unexpected of any woman - let alone the teenage consort to the lord of the Underworld!
I love this series. I will beg, plead and push everyone I know to jump into these books. Yes, they have a mythological background, yes, they take place in mythological worlds, but the love and fights; the emotions and struggles that our hero and heroine go through are every bit as contemporary as your daily life. Live and love in the Underworld with Meg Cabot.