By: Cynthia Hand
Published by: Harper Teen
To Be Released on: January 22nd, 2013
Series: Unearthly #3
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The past few years have held more surprises than part-angel Clara Gardner could ever have anticipated. Yet from the dizzying highs of first love, to the agonizing low of losing someone close to her, the one thing she can no longer deny is that she was never meant to live a normal life.Review of Unearthly
Since discovering the special role she plays among the other angel-bloods, Clara has been determined to protect Tucker Avery from the evil that follows her . . . even if it means breaking both their hearts. Leaving town seems like the best option, so she’s headed back to California - and so is Christian Prescott, the irresistible boy from the vision that started her on this journey in the first place.
As Clara makes her way in a world that is frighteningly new, she discovers that the fallen angel who attacked her is watching her every move. And he’s not the only one. . . . With the battle against the Black Wings looming, Clara knows she must finally fulfil her destiny. But it won’t come without sacrifices and betrayal.In the riveting finale of the Unearthly series, Clara must decide her fate once and for all -quoted from Goodreads
Review of Hallowed
At a Glance:
BOUNDLESS was a fantastic ending to an amazing series. The Unearthly series continues to be one of my all-time favorite paranormal romances, and I'm so thrilled that I read and loved it until the end!
I really like these covers and I'm so glad that they have stayed consistent throughout the series. I hate it when covers change before all the hardcovers are released, so YAY!
If you read my review of Hallowed, you'll know that I was a little disappointed in the lack of action in that book. Luckily, that isn't the case in Boundless. Though it wasn't non-stop action, there was definitely enough of it to get the adrenaline flowing, (Samjeeza is the least of your worries!) along with a mystery, and a couple of plot-twists to keep you on your toes!
Although there weren't really a lot of romantic scenes in this book, there was underlying romantic tension throughout the entire story. Of course there's still the Christian-Tucker battle, with all it's frustrations and teases. By the end of this book, my heart was in knots! I love both of these boys, for very different reasons, and I love how Cynthia is able to create two completely different characters who are both so right for Clara in their own ways. I was totally Team Tucker in book one, then was on the fence in book two. Now, in Boundless, I just want them both.
Clara definitely frustrated me in this book, but I still think she's a completely admirable and worthy heroine. There were a couple of moments where I just wanted to slap her and make her jump into action, but every frustration I had with her, she had with herself, and grew from it.
Christian. Oh Christian. Has there ever been a more deserving character? He is the epitome of the word "hero." He earns that title and then some. If you are a fan of Christian, you will love him even more in this book, and you'll get a lot of time to love him as he is in it a lot! He is strong, he is fierce, he is loyal, he is patient, he is forgiving.....yeah, he's perfect.
Favorite Supporting Character:
Webster. You'll have to find out who he is later :P
Something I loved:
Oh, so many things. I'm going to have to go with Cynthia's writing. There's something about the way that she writes that just captures me completely. I get lost in her writing, and there's never a boring moment! The tension, the storyline, the imagination.....she does it all so, so well!
Something(s) I hated:
Not. Enough. Tucker.
Nope, this is the end. But I'll use this little question to voice one complaint. I loved the book, all of it. I'm ok with how things turned out (can't spoil), but I'm left with a little feeling of unresolved-ness. I just wasn't quite satisfied. It's something I can't really talk about without spoiling things, but there was so much investment, and......I can say no more. I just hope there's another story brewing.
Would I recommend it?
ABSOLUTELY! If you like paranormal romance, at all, please read this series!
Will I buy/keep it?
I will be keeping my ARC and buying a hardcover. Yep, it has to match my others!
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About The Author:
Cynthia Hand grew up in southeast Idaho (very near the Wyoming border). Currently she lives in southern California with her husband and two small children. She teaches courses in creative writing at Pepperdine University. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the Unearthly series with HarperTeen: UNEARTHLY, published in 2011, HALLOWED published January 17, 2012, and BOUNDLESS, due out in January 2013.
You can find Cynthia on: her Blog | Twitter | Facebook | HarperTeen | GoodReads
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