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By Meg Cabot
Point, 2012
Audience: Older Teens

Source: My own bookshelf

From Goodreads:
Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back.

Seventeen-year-old Pierce Oliviera isn’t dead.

Not this time.

But she is being held against her will in the dim, twilit world between heaven and hell, where the spirits of the deceased wait before embarking upon their final journey.

Her captor, John Hayden, claims it’s for her own safety. Because not all the departed are dear. Some are so unhappy with where they ended up after leaving the Underworld, they’ve come back as Furies, intent on vengeance…on the one who sent them there and on the one whom he loves.

But while Pierce might be safe from the Furies in the Underworld, far worse dangers could be lurking for her there…and they might have more to do with its ruler than with his enemies.

And unless Pierce is careful, this time there’ll be no escape.

This book was more action-packed than the first. It was a lot of fun to read. Unfortunately, the romance still hasn't grabbed me, and I don't feel like I know the main characters that well. Perhaps that's because they don't seem to know each other very well, either.

That being said - guess who my favorite character is...

You're right! It's Hope, Pierce's pet bird. She's so interesting and is the true heroine of the book, always saving the day.

Also, I questioned some of the decisions that were made, but I was glad we got to see more of the real world, and *spoiler alert* that Alex was ok.

And PIRATES! Not enough teen books have pirates in them. That was a lot of fun. Way to go, Meg Cabot! This book wasn't perfect, but I sure did enjoy it. I can't wait for the third one!