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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Boundless (Unearthly #3) Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway

By: Cynthia Hand
Published by: Harper Teen
To Be Released on: January 22nd, 2013
Series: Unearthly #3
Pre-Order from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound
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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.

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 Unearthly
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!

Book Doppelgangers:

Fallen by Lauren Kate, Firelight by Sophie Jordan, Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini, A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young


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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  1. The Tucker thing scares me. ;)

    1. That scares me too. I was a big fan of tucker! But I kinda liked Christian too so I'm curious to see how I feel after I read it.

  2. Awesome review!! I just finished reading this yesterday and my poor fragile emotions!! This was a fantastic end to the series. Though I do kind of get what you mean about the end. I liked what she did, but it felt like I needed something more. And I also agree that even though I was never Team Christian, I did really love him in this book. He melted my heart a few times. I do think that both of them are good for Clara in different ways too and that makes it so hard. You want everyone to get a happy ending.

  3. OOh nice! I loved Tucker from the beginning really, hoping things turn out alright for him!

  4. I really want to read this book, but, the whole Tucker/Christian thing freaks me out. Don't want this series to end :*

  5. Amazing! I wanna read this book so much and I'm anxious to see how the end will turn out.

  6. I've read a couple of reviews now, that say they still want BOTH guys. Can't wait for this one. Great review!

  7. Great review! I loved the other two books and am looking forward to this one. :)

  8. Uh-oh, this makes me worried. I absolutely adore Tucker and I really want Clara to end up with him! Great review though. Glad to hear this is a good ending to the series. :)

  9. I love this series! Lately I don't read a lot of paranormal romances because most of the time there's nothing new to the stories but Cynthia always manages to keep things interesting. I can't wait to read Boundless :)
    And I agree with dragongirl, I'm kind of worried about Tucker after reading your review :P

  10. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I haven't started reading book 1 yet, but If I win this, I'll sure read it!

  11. Thanks for the giveaway, can't wait for this one!

  12. I am also glad that the covers maintained consistency through the trilogy. I have never liked having mismatched sets. I can't wait to read Boundless.

  13. Thanks for the giveaway! I love Tucker and Christian, can't decide who I like more and I can't wait to find out what happens in the end!
    -Cali W.

  14. Thanks for the giveaway. Free is the best price!

  15. Thank you for the giveaway! I'm a Christian fan, so I'm excited that he'll play a big part in this book :)

  16. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  17. Love this series! Cannot wait to see how it ends!

  18. So excited for this book! I'm Team Tucker, so I'm hoping Clara chooses him in the end :)

  19. I love the first two books! Can't wait for this one.

  20. I am so excited for this book! Thanks for the chance to win! I am 100% team Christian so I hope she picks him!
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  22. Aww, that got me worried. :( I'm all the way Team Tucker even if he will or will not end up with Clara :)
    Book 2 made me feel Cynthia was letting me root for Christian, but my dear Tucker love can't be tamed. If Clara do end up with Christian, that is awesome too because I still remember what Tucker said in Book 1 that he will not be the one who would keep her to her destiny. :( Isn't Tuck the sweetest? :) I admire Christian too but for Tuck to see that POV before anything mess or messes up, that good. :>

    So excited to read this! :D

  23. Finally! the conclusion is almost hereeeee! *bites nails*

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  29. Aw man, I'm soooo excited to find out how this series ends (and also nervous). I'm glad that it's awesome, though- I'll have to pick this up as soon as I can. :)

  30. I haven't read any of the Unearthly series, but this book sounds great. Thank you for the review and chance to win this book. (Great cover!)

  31. That suck! Not enough Tucker! I hope this has a good ending.

  32. I can totally get how you're Team Tucker, then in-between Christian and Tucker. It's actually really painful . . . I want to read Boundless so bad!!!

  33. Thanks for the giveaway! I am really excited to read this book :)

  34. I just bought a copy of Unearthly and am SO excited to start this series--I've only heard amazing things about it! Thanks for the giveaway :D

  35. Great review! I want to read this so badly! I have to finish the others first though :P

  36. Thanks for the giveaway!! Cool review btw! ;)

  37. Ahh, so excited for this book. 2 more days for it's release! :D

  38. thanks for the giveaway i cant wait to read this


  39. I'm very excited for the conclusion of this series. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  41. Sounds good. Thanks for the sneak peak!

  42. If Clara doesn't get with Tucker in the end, I'll cry a lot! =(

    I hope the giveaway is international... I'm crazy to read Boundless!


  43. Haven't started this series yet but do have it in my TBR pile.

  44. I can't believe I have not begun this series yet. BOUNDLESS sounds fantastic.

  45. I'm really looking forward to reading this one. I'm on the fence between Tucker and Christian, so the book ought to be good :)

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  47. I haven't read this nor the dopplegangers but they all sound interesting.

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  48. Nice review. I love the covers for this series. THanks so much!

  49. I have only gotten as far as Unearthly, but I loved it. I totally need to catch up on this series ASAP!!!

  50. I have a ton of girl students that loooooove these books!!!

  51. I don't this trilogy to end!!!!!

  52. This is one of the best series out there, and I can't wait for this book! But I must say I am incredibly sad to see it go!

  53. Such a great series, I can't wait!!

  54. Thank you so much for being apart of the blog tour. I absolutely love this cover, it's so gorgeous. I would love to get my hands on this one :)

  55. It such a pretty cover!! I'd say something about the writing, but we all know it's going to be AMAZING!! :D

  56. I loved your review and I cannot wait to get started on this!!!

  57. I love this series so much but am torn between Tucker and Christian. I want them all to have their H.E.A.! Great review, I'm not as nervous to read it now. I always worry that I will hate the end of a series I love. Thanks for the giveaway.:)

  58. I love this series, but I'm glad it's ending with 3 books. Any more than that in a series, and things start to feel like they're being dragged out. I like to find out how things end. I hope it's a happy ending, and she chooses Tucker :)

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  70. did tucker turn into a angel or what??


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