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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

#Book #Review: 5 out of 5 stars for Hallowed by Cynthia Hand @CynthiaHand @harperteen

TITLE: Hallowed
SERIES: Unearthly, Book #2
AUTHOR: Cynthia Hand
PUBLISHER: HarperTeen
PUBLICATION DATE: December 26, 2012
FORMAT: Paperback
LENGTH: 403 pages
GENRE: Young Adult, Fantasy
ISBN: 9780061996191
For months part-angel Clara Gardner trained to face the raging forest fire from her visions and rescue the alluring and mysterious Christian Prescott from the blaze. But nothing could prepare her for the fateful decisions she would be forced to make that day, or the startling revelation that her purpose—the task she was put on earth to accomplish—is not as straightforward as she thought.

Now, torn between her increasingly complicated feelings for Christian and her love for her boyfriend, Tucker, Clara struggles to make sense of what she was supposed to do the day of the fire. And, as she is drawn further into the world of part angels and the growing conflict between White Wings and Black Wings, Clara learns of the terrifying new reality that she must face: Someone close to her 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.

MY REVIEW:

When I finished the first book in this series, Unearthly, I immediately had to request the next book in the series from the library. I am loving this series!

There will be some spoilers if you haven't yet read the first book in the series, so stop here if you haven't read it yet!

When we left off with Unearthly, Clara made the decision to save Tucker from the fire instead of saving Christian. She turned her back on her life's purpose. When she finally reaches the place that she has always seen in her vision, everything looks different because she is late. The fire has already swept through the area, and she fears that Christian is dead. But, he's not! Not only is he not dead, but he is also an angelblood. Clara thought she was supposed to save Christian, and he thought he was supposed to save Clara. Neither of them needing to be saved from harm, so what was their dual vision all about?

The second book in this delicious YA fantasy series is all about answers. Clara learns more about who her dad really is and the community of angelbloods that she had no idea existed. Angela forms the Angel Club and invites both Christian and Jeffrey to the group so that they can share information and learn more about angelbloods and what they can do. Clara also gets a new vision, and she is tormented by what it could mean.

Although Clara is in love with Tucker, she can't deny the attraction to Christian and the knowledge that she is meant to be with him. It's more clear now than it ever was, with knowing that Christian is also an angelblood. 

Sometimes, the middle book in the trilogy can be less than stellar. Not this time! Even though this installment is a bit darker than the first one, my fingers could not turn the pages fast enough. My heart ached for Clara in this one, and I shed some tears. I'm a bit torn here because, as much as I want to find out what happens next, I also don't want this series to end! I'm going to read the novellas first before I read the final book in the trilogy.

Here is the official book trailer:



MY RATING:

5 stars!! I loved it and will likely re-read it! You should definitely put it on your TBR if you enjoy YA Fantasy.

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1 comment:

  1. Isn't that fun when you can jump right into the sequel of a book you loved? Sounds like this one was a winner, too!

    Sue

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