Pierce is a shy, quiet person, and she'll do anything for the people she loves. She loves animals,especially birds,and is a fairly gentle if timid and forgetful person. She is cut off from everyone else in her school except her cousin and her friend Kayla. Her boyfriend, John Hayden, is a death deity and rules over the Underworld. She is also friendly with Mr. Smith, the cemetery sexton. She is also very stubborn and it is hard to persuade her out of doing something once she puts her mind to it.


Pierce is quite pretty, despite being described by a Fury as ugly. She has long dark hair, and big brown eyes. She has smooth white skin and is usually seen wearing dresses, since her boyfriend John likes seeing her in them.


Parents- Pierce's parents - Zachary and Deborah - divorce in Abandon and get back together Awaken. 

Grandmother- Pierce's grandmother is pocessed by a furie. She is Deborah's mother.

John Hayden- John is Pierce's boyfriend.She originally resented him,but grew to love him after she got to know him better.

Alex- Alex is Pierce's unpleasant cousin.

Kayla- Pierce's best friend.


Though she tries returning to the life she knew before the accident, Pierce can't help but feel at once a part of this world, and apart from it. Yet she's never alone. . . because someone is always watching her. Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone wants you back. 

But now she's moved to a new town. Maybe at her new school, she can start fresh. Maybe she can stop feeling so afraid. 

Only she can't. Because even here, he finds her. That's how desperately he wants her back. She knows he's no guardian angel, and his dark world isn't exactly heaven, yet she can't stay away. . . especially when he appears when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most. 

But if she lets herself fall any further, she may find herself back in the place she most fears: the Underworld. 


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, inte

nt 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 more to do with its ruler than with his enemies.

And unless Pierce is careful, this time there’ll be no escape.


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 Furies have discovered that John has broken one of their strictest rules: He revived a human soul.

If the balance between life and death isn’t fixed, both the Underworld and Pierce’s home back on earth will be wiped away. But there’s only one way to restore order. Someone has to die.