AwakenBook - 2013 | 1st ed. --
Death has her in his clutches. She doesn't want him to let go.
Seventeen-year-old Pierce Oliviera knew by accepting the love of John Hayden, she'd be forced to live forever in the one place she's always dreaded most: the Underworld. The sacrifice seemed worth it, though, because it meant shecould be with the boy she loves.
But now her happiness - and safety - are threatened, all because the Furies have discovered that John has broken one of their strictest rules: He revived a human soul.
If the balance between life and death isn't fixed, both the Underworld and Pierce's home back on earth will be wiped away. But there's only one way to restore order. Someone has to die.
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“Grandma being possessed by a murderous demon from hell makes perfect sense to me.”
“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.'”
“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.”
“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.”
“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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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."
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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