A series of YoungAdult novels written by MegCabot. The series is a modern retelling of the [[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)

----
!!Tropes Appearing in the Abandon Series:

* 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.
* [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling Annoying Younger Cousin]]: Alex views Pierce as this, but in actuality he's this to her.
* ArcSymbol: Tassels
* 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
* ConvenientColourChange: The Persephone Diamond helpfully alerts Pierce whenever Furies are near by turning black.
* 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]]
* 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
* NobodyOver50IsGay: Averted with Mr. Smith and his partner.
* OneHeadTaller: John and Pierce
* ParanormalRomance
* [[spoiler: {{Patricide}}]]: Eventually revealed to be John's big crime.
* 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
* Really700YearsOld: John and his crew are well over 100-years-old.
* SpoiledSweet: Pierce and Farah
* 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.
* 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]]
----