A series of YoungAdult novels written by MegCabot. The series is a modern retelling of the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek Myth of Persephone and Hades]].

Pierce Oliviera had a near death experience. More like a death, actually. After drowning in her pool, Pierce woke up in the Underworld where John Hayden, Lord of the Underworld, chose her to be his consort. Frightened, Pierce escaped back into the realm of the living.

Two years later, Pierce and her mother move to her mother's hometown of Isla Huesos. Pierce attempts to move on but feels John's presence everywhere.

There's another presence though, a much more unsettling force. There's the Furies, vengeful spirits who want nothing more than to hurt Pierce and make John suffer.

Pierce begins to learn more about the history and secrets of Isla Huesos, the Underworld, her family, and John himself and begins to fall in love with the man she once feared.

Books in the Series:
* ''Abandon'' (2011)
* ''Underworld'' (2012)
* ''Awaken'' (2013)

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!!Tropes Appearing in the Abandon Series:

* AbductionIsLove/ BreakHerHeartToSaveHer: Subverted in that Pierce started falling for John ''before'' he [[spoiler: took her to the Underworld]] the second time, and she's less than happy about the situation. He starts regretting the decision when he realizes that he's causing her parents anguish, and lets her return to Isla de los Huesos in ''Underworld'' to [[spoiler: stop Alex from dying.]]
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Pierce and John, though John tends to calm down under Pierce's influence.
* AllTherapistsAreMuggles: Pierce faces this problem during her depression following her near death experience.
* AnAxeToGrind: How Pierce and her friends break down the door [[spoiler: between the Underworld and the living world]] in ''Awaken.''
* [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling Annoying Younger Cousin]]: Alex views Pierce as this, but in actuality he's this to her.
* ArcSymbol: Tassels
* BadassAdorable: Henry, the cabin boy on John's crew.
* BetaCouple: Frank and Kayla, [[spoiler: Chloe and Reed, Mr. Graves and Mrs. Engle]]
* BigManOnCampus: Seth Rector, leaning towards JerkJock.
* BookDumb: Pierce, following her accident, just can't perform well in school. Almost all of the kids in New Pathways and D-Wing count.
* [[BrattyTeenageDaughter Bratty Teenage Son]]: Alex. [[CharacterDevelopment He gets better]].
* CatchPhrase: Check yourself before you wreck yourself
* ChekhovsSkill: Pierce's dad taught her how to throw a punch. It comes in handy when her [[spoiler: grandmother]] tries to kill her at the end of ''Abandon''.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Pierce suffers from this, much to John's chagrin. It often gets her in trouble.
* ConvenientColourChange: The Persephone Diamond helpfully alerts Pierce whenever Furies are near by turning black.
* CoolOldGuy: Mr. Smith reveals himself as one, complete with an unintended ChewOutFakeOut.
* DCupDistress: Kayla
* DemonicPossession: How the Furies operate. They are able to take over a WeakWilled person and control them. Apart from the Persephone Diamond, there's no way of detecting them apart from normal humans.
* DoubleStandard: Pierce is so disgusted by the DoubleStandard others have towards the relationship between Mr. Mueller and Hannah that she takes matters into her own hands.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Hannah]]
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Though the first two books make you question how we reach that happy ending in the first place.
* EngineeredPublicConfession: Pierce tries to get one out of [[spoiler: Mr. Mueller]] about Hannah by agreeing to a tutoring session and arming herself with a security camera. Subverted in that it's too dark to film due to [[spoiler: Mr. Mueller]] turning off most of the lights and John interferes . . .
* EvilMatriarch: [[spoiler: Pierce's grandmother]]
* FiveManBand: John's crew
** TheHero: John
** TheLancer: Mr. Liu
** TheSmartGuy: Mr. Graves and Mr. Smith
** TheBigGuy: Frank
** TagalongKid: Henry
** TeamPet: Typhon, Alastor
** TheTeamBenefactor: Mr. Smith
* By the end of the series, the band is as follows:
** TheHero: John and Pierce
** TheLancer: Mr. Liu and [[spoiler: Alex]]
** TheSmartGuy: Mr. Graves and Mr. Smith
** TheBigGuy: Frank and [[spoiler: Reed]]
** TheChick: Initially Pierce, later [[spoiler: Chloe and Mrs. Engle]]
** TagalongKid: Henry
** TeamPet: Typhon, Alastor, Hope
** MuggleBestFriend: Kayla
** TheTeamBenefactor: Mr. Smith and [[spoiler: Mr. Oliviera]]
** SixthRanger: [[spoiler: Pierce, Alex, Kayla, Mrs. Engle, Chloe, and Reed]]
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Pierce and her mother.
* GratuitousSpanish: Most of Isla Huesos. Justified as they are near Cuba.
* GrayEyes: John
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Uncle Chris
* MayflyDecemberRomance: John is over a hundred years old and still appears to be 19. He's old enough that the person originally meant to be his consort was Pierce's mother.
* MeaningfulName: Pierce (Persephone), John Hayden (Hades), Zachary and Deborah (Zeus and Demeter)
** The pet's names: Alastor, Typhon, and Hope.
** Isla Huesos aka Island of Bones
* MyGreatestFailure: Pierce's mom feels this way about her brother [[spoiler: taking the rap for her and the senior Rector playing with ancient skulls]] and ending up in jail. She never revealed the truth though it would exonerate Uncle Chris because said [[spoiler: ex-boyfriend]] threatened to hurt Chris.
* NeverMessWithGranny: A [[spoiler: villainous]] example with [[spoiler: Pierce's grandmother]].
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: This happens several times
** Kayla got put in D wing because she stopped her junkie brother from abusing her mother.
** Why did Pierce get expelled from her old school? Because she outed [[spoiler: Mr. Mueller]] as a predator during an evening tutoring session, though [[spoiler: John]] was responsible for the bone shattering.
** Jade, Pierce's guidance counselor, got [[spoiler: killed]] while patrolling a graveyard to watch out for vandals.
** John saving Pierce from [[spoiler: her grandmother]] got him photographed and portrayed as an abductor.
** Pierce saving the jeweler from John [[spoiler: led to the jeweler's daughter, a cop, attempt to Taze Pierce for revenge. Thank goodness she touched the Diamond and got cured.]]
* NobodyOver50IsGay: Averted with Mr. Smith and his partner.
* OneHeadTaller: John and Pierce
* ParanormalRomance
* [[spoiler: {{Patricide}}]]: Eventually revealed to be John's big crime.
* PoliceAreUseless: In this case, however, it's also because some of the police are [[spoiler: possessed by Furies. When they try to kill Pierce, the regular police are shocked.]]
* PoorCommunicationKills /OneDialogueTwoConversations / YouDidntAsk: A lot of the problems Pierce and John face are the result of Pierce and John misunderstanding the others meaning and then thinking the other knew what they were talking about. (Ex. What the pomegranate means in ''Underworld'').
* PowerCrystal: The Persephone Diamond
* RavenHairIvorySkin: Pierce
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Pierce's dad, surprisingly enough. [[spoiler: He gets along well with John in ''Awaken''.]]
* Really700YearsOld: John and his crew are well over 100-years-old.
* ReedRichardsIsUseless: Pierce's dad is perplexed about why John doesn't use his powers, namely teleportation, to run a profitable business.
* ShrinkingViolet: Though she was once in Drama class, Pierce gets very anxious around people even after she makes friends.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: John
* TeacherStudentRomance: Mr. Mueller and Hannah
* TheUnderworld: Plays it straight by making it a waiting room before the final destination. Changes it to being a cavern with a lake in it. Also, there are multiple Underworlds, John just controls the one under Isla Huesos.
* TooDumbToLive: This is a book about the Underworld, so this trope is [[PlayedWith played with]].
** Pierce thinks this of herself after her near-death experience, and John thought Pierce was like this after he learned she staged her tutoring session with [[spoiler: Mr. Mueller]], to obtain an EngineeredPublicConfession. The truth is actually more complicated, since [[spoiler: Furies were involved in both cases]].
** [[spoiler:Alex]] is more like this, however, given he got a clear warning about [[spoiler: his antics getting him buried alive, as well as running off to bust the Rectors after being driven home]].
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: [[spoiler: Pierce's Grandmother, The Rector family]]
* WifeHusbandry: Implied. [[spoiler: Pierce is made sure to meet John when she's little so she will meet him again when she dies at an older age. The plan initially involved Pierce's mother.]]
* WrongGenreSavvy: [[spoiler: Kayla overhears Pierce, John and Frank's supernatural discussion and assumes they are vampires]]
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