Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Hallowed (Unearthly #2) by Cynthia Hand

Book Summery (Via Goodreads): 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.

Book Trailer:

Book Review:
Wow. I don't even know where to begin! So I had some lingering questions after finishing off Unearthly. I was very, VERY happy to finally get some answers! Cynthia Hand takes the world that she created in Unearthly and deepens the story, and fills in the gaps. So much that happens in this book! The supporting characters play a much larger role and several new characters are introduced. Clara starts to mature and focuses on the big picture in life, rather than the small, nagging details. I rode an emotional roller coaster while reading this. There were times I laughed, times my heart ached, and times I wanted to cry. There are some loose ends left and some stories that need some fleshing out. Clara's journey is far from over! I will be waiting on the edge of my seat for the next book to be released!

Favorite Quote:
"Something crashes. I sit up in bed. The best weapon I can come up with this time is a can of hairspray, like that will do any good if Samjeeza's here. 
Note to self: buy some nunchucks or something." (p. 224)

Cover Art Commentary:
Looooove this cover!  Beautiful shade of blue. The font is elegant and the angel feather is a nice touch! Curious to see the cover of the third book!



  1. Great review and I also love this series too. Love the family :)

  2. Can't wait to read this one! I am going to RT Teen Day in April, where Cynthia Hand is one of the authors signing, so I think I need to buy this one for myself :)

  3. I loved Hallowed.. And this is probably one of my (very) favorite series. It made me laugh and cry as well, and I love the characters even more now. Can't wait for the next book.

    BTW, I liked that quote as well ;))
    Happy midnight reading!