Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Hallowed - Cynthia Hand

Synopsis: 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. (From Goodreads)


This series just keeps getting better. I love how things start out seeming so simple and then suddenly you realize that you only know about this small part in a whole tangle of mess that seems impossible. Unearthly seemed so simple compared to Hallowed and I'm assuming that it's only going to get worse from here. And I love it!


Clara totally makes this series. She's the perfect heroine - because she isn't perfect. She lies, she's a little self-centered, she has tunnel vision in some cases - plus she acts, thinks, and thinks like a normal teenage girl. She sneaks out of the house, gets caught in places she shouldn't be. And what is so great, is that even though she becomes more powerful and more in tune to who she is as an angel and a supernatural being - she still stays that normal teenage girl. She's so grounded and it makes her more of a best friend, than an intimidatingly unapproachable heroine. 


Of course, Tucker, is a huge part of this awesomeness of these books. So perfect. Although, I hate to admit it, but Christian actually (very surprisingly) gave him a run for his money at moments. Plus, I love the new characters that pop up in this book as well, and I can't wait to see more of them. 


If you read Unearthly keep going. Hallowed lives up to its hype. It's every bit as good as the first book, if not actually better. It's hard to tell, because I think they're both pretty exceptional. I will say that this book is a little more heartbreaking though. I think I cried through half of it - so, just a warning, you may want to be prepared. You know, maybe try not to read it in public. 

4 comments:

  1. You've got me so anxious to read this book! I don't know what's kept me from picking up the sequel, but after reading your review I'm ordering it ASAP. So excited to see where this story is headed and not at all ready for heartbreak. I'm just hoping that Tucker has a happy ending!!!

    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

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  2. Great review. I definitely need to keep reading this series. Hallowed is at the top of my must-buy list.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Hallowed - Cynthia Hand

Synopsis: 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. (From Goodreads)


This series just keeps getting better. I love how things start out seeming so simple and then suddenly you realize that you only know about this small part in a whole tangle of mess that seems impossible. Unearthly seemed so simple compared to Hallowed and I'm assuming that it's only going to get worse from here. And I love it!


Clara totally makes this series. She's the perfect heroine - because she isn't perfect. She lies, she's a little self-centered, she has tunnel vision in some cases - plus she acts, thinks, and thinks like a normal teenage girl. She sneaks out of the house, gets caught in places she shouldn't be. And what is so great, is that even though she becomes more powerful and more in tune to who she is as an angel and a supernatural being - she still stays that normal teenage girl. She's so grounded and it makes her more of a best friend, than an intimidatingly unapproachable heroine. 


Of course, Tucker, is a huge part of this awesomeness of these books. So perfect. Although, I hate to admit it, but Christian actually (very surprisingly) gave him a run for his money at moments. Plus, I love the new characters that pop up in this book as well, and I can't wait to see more of them. 


If you read Unearthly keep going. Hallowed lives up to its hype. It's every bit as good as the first book, if not actually better. It's hard to tell, because I think they're both pretty exceptional. I will say that this book is a little more heartbreaking though. I think I cried through half of it - so, just a warning, you may want to be prepared. You know, maybe try not to read it in public. 

4 comments:

  1. You've got me so anxious to read this book! I don't know what's kept me from picking up the sequel, but after reading your review I'm ordering it ASAP. So excited to see where this story is headed and not at all ready for heartbreak. I'm just hoping that Tucker has a happy ending!!!

    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

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  2. Great review. I definitely need to keep reading this series. Hallowed is at the top of my must-buy list.

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  3. Thanks very much for your large information .And knowledge full description . I think it is Sus a topic that many kinds of people face many problems. thanks for this. Warning! You May Be Addicted to Stress!

    ReplyDelete