Bestseller Underworld Creat Meg Cabot go inside Books Librarian note AKA Jenny Carroll Where R You series AKA Patricia Cabot historical romance novels Meg Cabot was born
Bestseller Underworld Creat Meg Cabot go inside 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 flunked freshman Algebra twice, then decided to cut her own bangs After six years as an undergrad at Indiana University, Meg moved to New York City in the middle of a sanitation worker strike to pursue a career as an illustrator, at which she failed miserably, forcing her to turn to her favorite hobby writing novels for emotional succor She worked various jobs to pay the rent, including a decade long stint as the assistant manager of a 700 bed freshmen dormitory at NYU, a position she still occasionally misses She is now the author of nearly fifty books for both adults and teens, selling fifteen million copies worldwide, many of which have been 1 New York Times bestsellers, most notably The Princess Diaries series, which is currently being published in over 38 countries, and was made into two hit movies by Disney In addition, Meg wrote the Mediator and 1 800 Where R You series on which the television series, Missing, was based , two All American Girl books, Teen Idol, Avalon High, How to Be Popular, Pants on Fire, Jinx, a series of novels written entirely in email format Boy Next Door, Boy Meets Girl, and Every Boy s Got One , a mystery series Size 12 Is Not Fat Size 14 Is Not Fat Either Big Boned , and a chick lit series called Queen of Babble Meg is now writing a new children s series called Allie Finkle s Rules for Girls Her new paranormal series, Abandon, debuts in Summer of 2011 Meg currently divides her time between Key West, Indiana, and New York City with a primary cat one eyed Henrietta , various back up cats, and her husband, who doesn t know he married a fire horse Please don t tell him Series Airhead The Princess Diaries Mediator. 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 BecausEscape 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 to do with its ruler than with his enemies.And unless Pierce is careful, this time there ll be no escape.. A viral Books Underworld I'm trying to figure out how the author who gave us Suze Simons and Ellie Harrison (plus their respective awesome male love interests) turned around and put out this absolute horror show of a paranormal romance. Seriously, what the hell happened, Meg Cabot? Did I just grow out of you or are you selling out? Underworld, the sequel to Cabot's lackluster re-imagining of the Hades/Persephone myth Abandon, is the first Meg Cabot book I ever had to urge to throw against the wall and never pick up again. It's a dull, dreary read with very little plot and a whole lot of ridiculous relationship drama and repeated exposition because the heroine is amazingly clueless. There's very little of Cabot's signature humorous and fun style in this series, possibly because of the subject matter, and it's just not an enjoyable read. As bad as Cabot's writing, plotting and pacing was in this book, my main issue with Underworld was John and Pierce's relationship. To say it's an unhealthy relationship is being kind - it's toxic and all sorts of fucked up disguised as OMG TRUE LOVE FOREVER.Again, maybe I've grown out of the bad boy who just needs to be ~loved~ but John Hayden is one of the douchiest love interests I've encountered in a long ass time. He's a controlling, wrathful, manipulative dick who guilt trips Pierce for being pissed that he, you know, didn't tell her that she couldn't eat food in the Underworld and tricked her into staying there for good. But hey, it turns out he was actually LYING about that and let her believe she'd inadvertently given up her family, friends and life to be with him, and that she'd only get stuck in the Underworld if she had sex with him. WHICH HE ALSO CONVENIENTLY FORGOT TO MENTION TO HER BEFORE THEY HAD SEX. And the worst part about all of this? Pierce is almost totally fine with the fact that he's a lying, manipulative control freak because she just needs to ~fix him~ and everything will be better. Seriously. Her defining character trait is that she cares about and fixes "wild things" and John's just about the most wild thing she's ever met. Pierce knows and acknowledges John's a controlling asshole - she even knows she SHOULD be angry at him for lying to her - but she brushes it off as "male bullheadedness" and the only thing that matters is that she loves John and wants to be with him. Girl, please. If he didn't trust you enough to make your own decisions about whether or not you want to stay in the Underworld and withheld information from you, HE IS AN ASSHOLE AND IS MOST CERTAINLY NOT THE PERSON YOU WANT TO SPEND THE REST OF YOUR LIFE WITH. I don't know if I'm going to pick up the third book in this series. On one hand, I want to see if Pierce will finally get her shit together and leave John (which she won't, duh) and on the other hand, I don't think I can read anything else about this relationship and not want to throw myself of the edge of the world.I expected better from you, Meg Cabot.