Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Escaped (Pierced #2)” as Want to Read:
Escaped (Pierced #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview


(Pierced #2)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  135 ratings  ·  29 reviews
FYI: Due to recent changes on Amazon, I've had to change this former Book 1.5 to be Book 2 now. (They've got rid the 0.5s) The book cover still says 1.5 on Goodreads until I can change it!

Oscar Alvarez de Sevilla was living the American dream. Attending a prestigious law school in New York City and madly in love with the girl downstairs, who he was pretty much going to mar
Kindle Edition, 113 pages
Published May 20th 2013
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 Escaped, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Escaped

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.30  · 
Rating details
 ·  135 ratings  ·  29 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Escaped (Pierced #2)
Hayley Jackson
Jun 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
Fantastic follow on to Book 1 'Pierced'. I loved this book, and the new characters that we have heard of previously but now get taken into their world. JC Mells brings people to life in her books so well you feel you know them!

I have ordered book 3 straight away, I can't wait to see what happens next! Just brilliant!
Nov 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
review to come :D
May 17, 2020 rated it it was ok
I honestly could have done without the story of Oscar. Lets face it, he was around the entire time Dorian abused Pierce and and he let it happen. The fact that he redeemed himself before his end was great but it hardly rated it's own book. Granted, it was a Novella so not an entire book.

Still, I admit I skipped through it to make sure nothing vital was said that I may want to know. Otherwise I would have skipped this one entirely.

I rate it 2 stars because it gives great detail on how Pierce an
Catherine Vickers
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great prequel to Pierced. Explains a character we never met, but knew was all important in Pierce's life. Loved how it jumped in times, it was done really well.

This is a great author and a great series. Can't afford book 3 just yet, but I can't wait to buy it.

If you enjoy a tense plot, a bad girl, a bit of romance, and a pinch of magic, this series is for you.
Shelly Schulz
I picked this up a few days after I finished Pierced. This novella lends a bit more back story to the events that lead up to what happens in Pierced. Escaped is a dual story, with the narrator, Oscar, telling how he aided Pierce and Mia’s escape and the story of his love, Sarah. I liked this story a lot. The duality between the two plot lines was interesting to me. Oscar would recall something between him, Reyes and Sarah and it would be reflected in the present time actions of Pierce’s and Mia’ ...more
Sep 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews
I was so excited to read this novella! In the first book, Pierced, we learn about a man named Oscar; however, not much insight is given into his character. In this novella we get to know Oscar. Further, we delve deeper into Pierce's world beyond the walls of the vampire compound. And what a world it is!

Oscar was the only child of a doting mother and father. A privileged boy of Spanish and Mexican descent, Oscar lived most of his life in Spain. Traveling overseas to attend New York University, h
Mar 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Torn between two and three stars. I do want to make a plea to the author PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE change the story lines about Put Bulls being out of control killers who attack wounded animals. It isn't true, it's heartbreaking to perpetuate a myth that results in courageous, devoted being killed and mistreated. I have rescued Put Bulls that had been used for fighting, they would die defending family yet let other animals walk in them, play with them, or growl at them, without responding other than ...more
Jul 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Escaped is the novella follow up to Pierced which is an absolute must read. So many linger questions from Pierced have been answered. This book centers around Oscar Alvarez de Sevilla, who we know helps Pierce and Mia, and his relationship with Reyes. The story is told in flashback from when Oscar and Reyes first meet and in present time as he helps Pierce. What the story lacks in length it makes up for in its contents. The richness in detail of provides us with a deeper understanding of Pierce ...more
Mar 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
I liked book 1, but thought this one was better. I know it is a novella, but it so helped to explain a few things. The sad thing is that I really liked Oscar, yet we knew he was not going to be around long term as we learned that in book 1, and I wished he could be.

This book is told from Oscar's viewpoint, but you not only get what happened with the escape, but also a look into his life before he met the girls and what shaped his life and the decisions he made before he died. He was a young man
Sharon Stevenson
Aug 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
'Escaped' is a novella from the POV of Oscar, the man who orchestrated the escape of Pierce and Mia whose story after this escape begins in the novel 'Pierced'. There are details in this novella that make it important to read the novel first so if you haven't read it I'd recommend it before you pick this up.

I loved the novel so much that I picked this up and read it right after. The story is split between Oscar's past which includes a love story and details his relationship with Reyes, and the s
Cheryl M-M
Jun 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Add-on novella to the Pierced series. I would suggest reading Pierced (Book One of the Pierced Series) regardless of whether you do that before or after reading this novella.
This one depicts events that take place before Book 1 so in that sense it is a prequel, however from a pure plot and character point of view I would read it after.A prologue or short description to explain how the two books work hand in hand would perhaps be helpful for someone who hasn't read the first book.
It gives us mor
Sep 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-digital
I loved Pierced, for the most part because of Pierce, but even though this book was narrated almost exclusively by Oscar, I came to love him as a character very quickly too. J.C. Mells has a gift for voice; I could hear Oscar in my head, down to exactly what accent he would have, within a page or two. His personality is very different than Pierce's, but no less compelling.

The plot is much tighter than Pierced's was. It is mostly told through two intertwined narratives that move forward together,
Aug 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I really am glad that I read this novella... I loved getting to know Oscar. This is written from Oscar's POV and we get to know who he was before he got involved with the vampire compound. We learn about Reyes his trusted friend and the details of their past. The novella switches back and forth between the escape from the vampire compound to Oscar's past. I really do love this author and her writing style. Even though I already knew they escaped... I was still on edge! Can't wait for book two! R ...more
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This short story, told from the POV of Oscar, Pierce's and Mia's savior, adds a rich and fulfilling backstory to "Pierced". While this novella is primarily about Oscar and his reasons for helping these two young ladies break free of Dorian, it also sheds more light on the vampire compound where they were held. Little by little, we begin to see a more complete picture of what Pierce survived and what Mia would have eventually endured, had they not gotten away. Oscar's sweet sacrifice not only sav ...more
Jul 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book gives Oscar's side of the story.
It tells of his life when he was younger, when he got to know Sara and Reyes and then it tells of when he helped Pierce and Mia.
You need to read the books in order so as to get all the story, no good reading this on it's own.
This is only the 2nd book I have read of J.C. Mells and so far I am loving them. I'm not really into vampire stories but this has just a touch about them and I'm off to read the next book.
ChaCha Ala Mode
Jun 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I have no idea why but these books keep me reading way into the wee hours of the night! I really enjoy the layout, plot and story telling. I find this series to be fantastic, even if I find them a little too short.
Lisa Gemmell
Oct 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
If you read the first one and like me who read the second one (right away) then I came back to this one, there is a reason behind my madness, I just wanted more of Pierced and Pink. This is a must have as it gives you answers from the first book. Enjoyed it, cant get enough
Angela Cabay
Sep 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Awesome novella with expanded information about a integral character, Oscar, from Pierced (book #1 in The Pierced Series). I loved this book just as I loved Pierced. A joy to read and did not disappoint!
Sep 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed getting to know Oscar in this novella and to see his take on Pierce and Mia. There was just the right amount of history and insight.

As I said in my review of Pierced, there needs to be a bit more editing. The story was very good, but the editing...not so much.
Linda Mikulski
Feb 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great story and it fills in details left out from Book 1 (Pierced). It really helps us know Oscar and Reyes and provides a depth of characterization that we couldn't get in Pierced. My only complaint is - too short!
Jul 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A very insightful novella on how the characters got the the point where they were. If you haven't read pierced yet.. Wait to read this one so you know what's going on during this book.
May 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Nice short story about how Pierce escaped, and you get to meet Reyes and Oscar.
Oct 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
I liked the detail and filling n of the gaps from book be. Also fleshed out characters and introduced new ones. Great second edition to the series.
kathie Bell
Feb 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Vamps,Wherewolves and Others

The first in the series 'Pierced' was so good I immediately bought this and the third in the series. Hope the others are as good as this.
Jun 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved it, very interesting to read from Oscar's pov and see some of his backstory. Also nice to get to know Reyes a bit and can see that Pierce should trust him. Can't wait for Pinked to come out.
Apr 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I wasn't expecting the POV in this novella, but it totally works. Boy, a lot of things make sense now.

I like how J.C. has explained, yet added to the storyline. Amazing!
Jan 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The story in Escaped is not to be missed! You HAVE to read it before starting Pinked. Have to, have to, have to!

Don't miss them all. They are AWESOME.

Tish (Cocktails & Fairytales)
Loved this one as well!! It was great getting the back story on the characters. Helps the reader understand how Pierce & Mia got to where they are. ...more
rated it it was amazing
Jul 27, 2015
amanda mccue
rated it it was amazing
Aug 30, 2016
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Whatever for Hire (Magical Romantic Comedies, #4)
  • The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
  • The Turn: The Hollows Begins with Death (The Hollows #0.1)
  • Touch the Dark (Cassandra Palmer, #1)
  • The Valley of Shadows (Black Tide Rising Book 6)
  • Wrong Side of Forty (Marina at Midlife, #1)
  • Uncharted (Arcane America, #1)
  • Dragonsbane (Winterlands #1)
  • Resurgence (Foreigner #20)
  • Dragonshadow (Winterlands, #2)
  • Point of Impact (Nuclear Dawn #1)
  • Smoke Bitten (Mercy Thompson, #12)
  • Grave Destiny (Alex Craft, #6)
  • Knight of the Demon Queen (Winterlands, #3)
  • Succubus in Seattle (Blood Stone, #1)
  • Dragonstar (Winterlands, #4)
  • Council of Fire (Arcane America Book 2)
  • A Promise of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles, #1)
See similar books…
I have had every job from an ice cream truck driver to chocolate factory worker to waiting tables in a Las Vegas casino.

I grew up in the Middle East (Abadan, Iran) and Spain (Fuengirola, Costa Del Sol) and finally ended up finishing High School in England (Weymouth, Dorset). I emigrated to the United States in 1990, and returned to school at the ripe old age of 28, where I obtained a BA and then t

Other books in the series

Pierced (7 books)
  • Pierced (Book 1 of the Pierced Series)
  • Pinked (Book 3 of the Pierced Series)
  • Perfect (Book 4 of the Pierced Series)
  • Napoleon - a novella (Book 5 of the Pierced Series)
  • A Very Paranormal Holiday (The Sensor #4.5, Imp #7.5, Bite Back #4.4, UltraSecurity #2.5)
  • The Pierced Series Books 1 -3

News & Interviews

Need another excuse to treat yourself to a new book this week? We've got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day. To create our...
4 likes · 3 comments