Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Awaken (Abandon, #3)” as Want to Read:
Awaken (Abandon, #3)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview


(Abandon #3)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  12,977 ratings  ·  1,009 reviews
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot, the dark reimagining of the Persephone myth comes to a thrilling conclusion.

Death has her in his clutches. She doesn't want him to let her 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 sacri
Hardcover, 343 pages
Published July 2nd 2013 by Point
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Awaken, please sign up.
Popular Answered Questions
Violet no, the third book needs to be read with the first 2, Abandon and Underworld
Glesni You can't read it on this site, however if you have a library card download the overdrive app and sign in with your library card and you'll have acces…moreYou can't read it on this site, however if you have a library card download the overdrive app and sign in with your library card and you'll have access to all the ebooks and audiobooks that your library has made available, most would have this. (less)
Allegiant by Veronica RothClockwork Princess by Cassandra ClareLover at Last by J.R. WardRequiem by Lauren OliverThe Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
Can't Wait Books of 2013
2,497 books — 12,206 voters
Allegiant by Veronica RothClockwork Princess by Cassandra ClareRequiem by Lauren OliverThe Indigo Spell by Richelle MeadThe Elite by Kiera Cass
YA Novels of 2013
1,572 books — 11,028 voters

More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.92  · 
Rating details
 ·  12,977 ratings  ·  1,009 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Awaken (Abandon, #3)
Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
Actual rating: 1.5
"You couldn’t go back to your mom's house and hide under the covers when you had a baby, pretending you couldn’t hear its cries. That big, fat, demanding baby was your responsibility now. You had to take care of it, for as long as it needed you, even when it wasn’t being cute and giggly, but when it was crying and hungry.
I should never have worried about having a demon baby as a result of making love with John in the Underworld: The Underworld itself is a demon baby."

What i
Sep 19, 2012 marked it as to-read

And Pierce's dress - I'll give it to her. She knows how to look absolutely fab for a girl who's dating Death :)

Can't wait for Awaken!!
Aug 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
John and Pierce MUST stay together and I kinda hope she has a baby even though it's not supposed to happen. I also want Kayla to stay with Frank in the underworld.
*****FINAL RATING: 4.65 STARS*****

Awaken is without a doubt my favorite Meg Cabot book thus far, and a true jewel. I absolutely devoured it. From start to finish, it was a ride I was happy to be on. I simply couldn’t get enough of it. When I read the last page, I flipped back to the first. It was that amazing.

Pierce is my girl. I adore her. She’s strong and smart, and though she doesn’t always make the smartest decisions she does what she does for a reason and is
May 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
So to say that this book made me an emotional mess is a complete understatement! From the very first few chapters it already broke my heart and threw all of the pieces around. At the end of a certain chapter I was like YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME! I mean I knew there was no way it could possibly be true but for it to tease me like that???? Heart breaking D:

However Awaken was a great ending to this series despite all of the heart ache. All of the plot lines were tied up nicely and I have no que
Crysta DenOuden
Dec 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Beautiful cover!! I loved ABANDON, which was so perfect. UNDERWORLD was even better, if possible, and I have to say that Pierce is one of my favorite heroines. Cannot wait for AWAKEN. Really, I'm just so glad that I found a YA book that DOESN'T deal with stupid love-triangles. :)
Ashy Khaira
Jul 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Nov 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
... Blink...

It didn't work it isn't May yet! BAaah July now!

---- Loved it! Read it in one day because I couldn't wait to see what happend.
Dec 14, 2012 rated it it was ok
I received an ARC through NetGalley.

This is one of those series that definitely does not get better as it moves along. Awaken was an extremely boring, and kind of pointless, ending to a lackluster series. It was pure curiosity and determination that made me read this conclusion. Mainly, I wanted to know what the heck the plot was! Well, what I thought may have been the plot in the previous book may not have been, and a new plot was revealed in this one. I don’t understand why it took until the t
May 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
It feels so good to finally finish another awesome series by one of my most sought-after authors. I really like the story of Pierce and John and I think they deserve a great happy ending. I love Greek mythology so much especially Persephone and Hades retellings. Thank you Meg Cabot for giving us another great paranormal love story. I swear I was swooning over these two lovebirds. John Hayden <3 ...more
Sep 28, 2012 added it

I CANNOT. I JUST CANT. UGH I cant wait to read the third book. Im literally on the edge of my seat cause this book is a total cliff hanger and I cant wait for more of John's Hotness. oh. if only guys from books were real. The cover was so perfect I was like:

[image error]
Annalise Grey
my heart is totally broken that I didn't enjoy this book the way I so desperately wanted to.

uuggh... where to begin? the cover: I L-O-V-E it. sensuous purple, john in pierce's arms... beautiful. and terribly deceiving. I waited with baited breath for this book - I mean, it was almost painful waiting for this one. the first two books are some of my all-time favorites but this was almost a total disaster.

*Spoilers ahead* (view spoiler)
Aug 03, 2013 rated it did not like it
Pierce, Pierce, Pierce... oh man, this girl is ca-raaazy. This trilogy spans, what, a week and a half in total? By the end of this, Pierce wants to marry John and have kids with him in the foreseeable future. She's 17 and she's only properly known the guy for around a fortnight.

So apart from Pierce making stupid romantic decisions, she also makes stupid life decisions. She's got this great necklace that alerts her to the presence of evil but she never checks it? I'm not sure why she's not dead
Mar 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
A great ending to a series that was surprisingly good, I'm so shocked that I was so hating towards this series a couple of years ago.
*Genre* YA Paranormal
*Rating* 3.0-3.5


Awaken closes out the Abandon Trilogy in a nice tidy little bow without too many questions left to be answered. In fairness, however, there is (1) important question that I really would like answers to and I'm hoping that Ms Cabot finds a way to answer mine and Pierce's question: Why does Pierce's necklace turn purple whenever she's around Kayla?

I'm pretty sure others haven't mentioned this little tidbit, but, this happens when I take copious notes
Sophie Narey (Bookreview- aholic)
Well this third novel in the series was an improvement on the others that I read, the others just didn't engage me and didn't make me want to read on. However this one had me hooked on it from about half way through the book until the end. Just like the other ones in the series it is slow to pick up any pace and to actually get into the story.

One thing I like throughout the books is the reminders of Persephone and Hades, love a bit of Greek Myth mixed into any book! I did however find out more a
Claudia the Night Owl

Image and video hosting by TinyPic
Eeeee! I've waited so long for this book! The wait was worth it. I finally got me more John! Awaken is so good and a wonderful ending to this series I love so much. After John sacrifices himself in order to save everyone Pierce along with Frank, Kayla and Alex goes up to the land of the living packing a rock and a whip in order to save John and try to bring balance to the underworld. Furies get destroyed and evil grannys get beat and then there's the sexiness that is John what more could you
Dec 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
why does she want to leave if she loves him? she is whining about spendin forevr in a castle with her hot beloved and she has a problem, shes mental!why doesnt she give herself up to the furys if she is savin people?idk! if john dies will world explode? YES!
Nasty Lady MJ
Dec 05, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Cabot (note the series gets better as it progresses)
Recommended to Nasty Lady MJ by: Me
2020 Reread:
If you can scrimp away at all the outlandishness that this series is, it's not halfway bad. I really did enjoy the last book but man a lot of it does not make sense. Honestly, it saddens me we haven't gotten a YA series since this book from Cabot. This really is a bad swan song.

Really 3.5 stars, but given the way the series started it redeemed itself.

To see full review click here.

I liked this one and oddly I didn't think I was because the first third because I was like nothing is hap
Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
Anything can happen in the blink of an eye. Anything at all.
One. Two. Three.


Once upon a time I read literally everything, and I do mean everything, Meg Cabot wrote. I would wait forever for her books to come in and I would read them to the point of exhaustion. My favorite was the Mediator series. Jump twelve years later to 2013 and I still think about her fun, witty writing and why I loved the books so much. I was so happy to find this series and see that she had added some more storie
Oh jeez. This was a mess. This was the first book in this series to actually have a plot, but it was the most awkward jumble of half-formed ideas that I’ve ever read. There was so much going on that none of the storylines were dealt with in a way that went deeper than surface level. In particular, the part with Thanatos was completely pointless. He was there to basically (view spoiler). The way his character was dealt ...more
Jacqueline's Reads
Feb 22, 2013 marked it as top-tbr
Shelves: arc
I'm really excited for the the last book. I'm going to read this closer to the release date. VERY HAPPY!

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 she could be with the boy she loves.

But now her happiness — and safety — are threatened, all because the
joanne littleton
Jan 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The finale of a truly adventurous trilogy has finally come to an end! But did it really go out with a bang?
Personally I love the books, I love the characters, the plot and even the use of the Greek story. But in this one I though that it was a bit short, also I think the ending wasn't explained well in depth. However overall their was great chapters and a really interesting story's, I hope we have another book later on in meg cabots career to hear more from pierce and John.
May 24, 2012 marked it as to-read
AHH LOVE that cover. SO feminine and soft!
Jul 31, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-in-2013, ya
Generally I enjoy Meg Cabot, but this series, and this book in particular, are almost unreadable.
Shweta Choudhary
Jul 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
What an end to the series...SO much action and I loved Pierce and JOHN WAS GREAT !! :)
Ok, well, some thoughts:

From the dustjacket: “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.” ……HOW IS THIS NOT ADDRESSED BY ANY OF THE CHARACTERS?! With all of Reverend Smith’s talk of balance, how did this not occur to Pierce? This is a rule that is ingrained in John (and it’s something Pierce should technically know too since John discussed it with her a
Sep 11, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
'If enough people go out of their way to help someone else, the spirit of kindness eventually breaks through the darkness, the way sunshine breaks through clouds after a storm and allows even more kind acts to follow. My hope has always been that some day kindness will prevail, and there won't be any Furies for us to fight.'

(view spoiler)
Sep 26, 2013 rated it liked it
Awaken did not meet my expectations. To be blunt, the plot was scattered and wasn't held together very well. It was messy and random, and their were many parts through the book where I literally whispered "Wait, what?" to myself.
I LOVED Abandon and Underworld. I loved the relationship between Pierce and John. I loved how Cabot interpreted the Underworld. The books were captivating and compelling, so I was highly anticipating Awaken, but it was in many ways, a let down.
I had quite a few issues
Aug 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013, ya, reviewed, owned
I am in denial.

How could it be over? HOW?!

I don’t think you even understand. I’ve spent like three years of my life DEVOTED to this series. THREE YEARS of waiting for each book to be released, jumping up and down when it finally is, spending a full day locked in my room reading it with NO HUMAN CONTACT WHATSOEVER, and then crying when it’s over. Repeat this process twice, with extended waiting periods and misinformation on the release date, and putting myself through the pain and thrill of re-
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Newport Public Li...: What is your favorite "re-tell"? 2 12 Apr 02, 2015 02:20AM  
The What If... 4 24 Jan 25, 2015 06:38PM  
BYU-Adolescent Li...: Awaken 2 13 Aug 27, 2014 08:31PM  
Goodreads Librari...: Multiples of the same book 3 21 Dec 29, 2013 02:44AM  
Young Adult Book ...: * Awaken (Book 3) 1 18 Nov 04, 2013 06:48AM  
YA Buddy Readers'...: Awaken (Abandon #3) by Meg Cabot - STARTS September 10th 2013 6 30 Sep 30, 2013 11:40PM  
John 5 73 Sep 25, 2013 01:37AM  

Readers also enjoyed

  • Safe House (1-800-Where-R-You, #3)
  • Code Name Cassandra (1-800-Where-R-You, #2)
  • The Goddess Inheritance  (Goddess Test, #3)
  • Sanctuary (1-800-Where-R-You, #4)
  • Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test, #2)
  • When Lightning Strikes (1-800-Where-R-You, #1)
  • Reunion (The Mediator, #3)
  • Ninth Key (The Mediator, #2)
  • The Goddess Test (Goddess Test, #1)
  • The Goddess Legacy (Goddess Test, #2.5)
  • A Fractured Light (A Beautiful Dark, #2)
  • Goddess (Starcrossed, #3)
  • A Radiant Sky (A Beautiful Dark, #3)
  • Darkest Hour (The Mediator, #4)
  • Heaven (Halo, #3)
  • The Eternity Key (Into the Dark, #2)
  • The Goddess Hunt (Goddess Test, #1.5)
  • Darkness Before Dawn (Darkness Before Dawn #1)
See similar books…
Librarian note: AKA Jenny Carroll (1-800-Where-R-You series), AKA Patricia Cabot (historical romance novels).

Meg Cabot was born on February 1, 1967, during the Chinese astrological year of the Fire Horse, a notoriously unlucky sign. Fortunately she grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, where few people were aware of the stigma of being a fire horse -- at least until Meg became a teenager, when she flun

Other books in the series

Abandon (3 books)
  • Abandon (Abandon, #1)
  • Underworld (Abandon, #2)

Articles featuring this book

Princesses? Check. Next up: Greek goddesses! Author Meg Cabot tackles the Persephone myth with Awaken, the final book of the Abandon trilogy. Read...
38 likes · 13 comments
“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.”
“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.” 11 likes
More quotes…