Review * Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

February 22, 2012 Reviews 5 ★★★★

Review * Hallowed by Cynthia HandHallowed by Cynthia Hand
Series: Unearthly #2
Published by HarperTeen on January 17, 2012
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 403
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Also in this series: Unearthly, Boundless
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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.

In this compelling sequel to "Unearthly," Cynthia Hand captures the joy of first love, the anguish of loss, and the confusion of becoming who you are.

What I Thought…

I liked this book better than Unearthly.  Which is not typical because usually the second book is the least favorite of mine in a trilogy.  I’m also pleased that I was a little more observant in this book and wasn’t completely surprised by things that happened.    There still wasn’t a lot of action, but I liked the storyline better.  The ending was a bit anti climatic but I think that’s pretty typical in the middle books.

You learn a lot more about the angel world in this book, and something that I had an inkling of in Unearthly turned out to be true, which makes me feel better about being completely surprised by the twist in that book.

I still don’t like Angela, though I don’t really have a bad feeling about her anymore.  She’s just so jealous that it’s really irritating.  She’s not a very good best friend.  Sadly Wendy was hardly in this book and I missed her.  Clara’s decisions regarding Tucker and Christian were annoying at times but no more than any other YA love triangle.

Everything about Clara’s brother, Jeffrey, was just… wow.  Even if I hated this book that alone would get me to read the final book.


5 Responses to “Review * Hallowed by Cynthia Hand”

  1. Jenny

    I’m going to get to these one day! That’s cool that you liked the second book more. I do that quite often. Not lately, though.

    • Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books

      The second book is often lacking a little bit for me, and because of that I have lowered my expectations of the second book, which could be why I liked more.

      No big rush on these books. They were good but they aren’t so good that I feel like forcing them upon anyone and everyone.

  2. fakesteph

    Your comment about Jeffrey makes me curious enough to read the first one. I have it on my kindle, but my kindle tbr pile is more embarrassing than my irl tbr pile.