Monday, March 12, 2012

Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

Hallowed (Unearthly #2) by Cynthia Hand
Release Date: January 17, 2012
Publisher: HarperTeen

For months Clara Gardner trained to face the fire from her visions, but she wasn't prepared for the choice she had to make that day. And in the aftermath, she discovered that nothing about being part angel is as straightforward as she thought.  Now, torn between her love for Tucker and her complicated feelings about the roles she and Christian seem destined to play in a world that is both dangerous and beautiful, Clara struggles with a shocking revelation: Someone she loves will die in a matter of months. With her future uncertain, the only thing Clara knows for sure is that the fire was just the beginning.  -

Okay, I'm so torn!!  When I finished read Unearthly, I thought I had it all figured out.  The book was awesome, Tucker was awesome, and Clara needed to be with Tucker.  Now, fast forward to the sequel, Hallowed.  Clara's still an angel, the book was awesome, but now Clara needs to be with Christian!  I feel like I'm cheating here, but I'm really hoping Cynthia Hand doesn't introduce a new male lead into book 3 or I might fall in love with them too!

All joking aside, this was an awesome sequel to an awesome first book.  Again, I absolutely adored Clara, both for the great things about her, and for her sometimes whiny teenage angst.  There are so many little nuances and quirks that the author put into this character that it makes her so real.  In fact, all the characters in the story are so well drawn.

I was quite surprised by where the story was heading in this story though, and there were definitely a couple shock factors in there.  I am still reeling somewhat from one revelation in particular.

Now the love story... what can I say.  I love both these guys!  Tucker was my pick in the last book, hands down... but the more I saw of Christian in this book, the more I found myself pulling for him.  I think that's what makes a really good love triangle is if even the reader loves them both... how will any of us choose?

Once again, too, Cynthia Hand's writing was wonderful, touched with beauty here and there, and very compelling.  The book's pacing kept me glued to the page and I literally flew through the pages.  I am really looking forward to seeing what happens next.  A great sequel!



  1. Great review!! I need to read this one so bad!
    I love your blog +New Follower
    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

  2. Kimberly, aside from the Hush, Hush series, this is one of the better "angel" series out there. At least to me. I loved it!

    Thanks for following! I'll hop over to your blog.


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