Review: Unearthly #2, Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

11563110Blurb from Goodreads

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.

ebook, 248 pages
Published January 17th 2012 by HarperTeen
edition language: English
series: Unearthly
genre: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
My Thoughts
Although I have one thing I’m not quite understand *SPOILER* Why Maggie didn’t pay more attention to Jeffrey and only focused to Clara and then so did Michael. I feel it’s against their nature. I mean Maggie is a good mother who always take good care of her children and I kind of hope that Michael has more effort to be close to his son *End of SPOILER* But then maybe it’s the way it is and I believe it needed for its sequel, Boundless. I love every single little thing from this book, from the story to the supporting characters.I love that it takes from the original angel story, at least as original as I used to read and known. Cynthia Hand creates it with her own thought without remove the basic theme. It becomes her own story.

It is beautifully written, not only literally beautiful but also the way she writes the world building and the emotion so beautiful, even the sad one. I especially love chapter 11 Storm’s Coming. I can feel emotions in it. I can feel Clara’s sorrow, Jeffrey’s anger, Billy’s determination, another angel-bood fear as much as they strong-will and the scene when Clara’s mom surrounded by angel-blood is so sad yet beautiful at the same time.

I also love the romance. This is YA books so of course there is a romance and a team that you choose. I’m not in either team Tucker or team Christian though I have a preference whose I will choose for Clara. As the story goes, neither of them shows less than another or more than the other. They have their own virtue that I love from each of them. At this point, the love triangle kind of story, I usually choose my team but here I cannot do it, I love both of them, they both deserve to be happy with Clara.

All in all, I cannot say anything more than I love and enjoy this book. It will definitely be on my favorite book shelf.

Result: 5 out of 5

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