07 January 2012

Review- Hallowed

Title: Hallowed
Author: Cynthia Hand
Series: Unearthly #2
Publisher: HarperTeen
Find it here: Amazon, Goodreads
Source: ARC compliments of HarperTeen

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 take: 

I cannot even begin to tell you guys how much I not only loved this book, but love this series. I reviewed Unearthly a few months ago and I just gushed. It’s a series that you can connect to on almost every level because it just grabs hold of you and won’t let you go. I read it last month and I’m still thinking about the characters.

In Hallowed, just like Unearthly, Clara is still struggling to fully understand her purpose and figure out what she is supposed to do with now knowing that Christian is also an angel-blood. She truly believes that she messed up her purpose by saving Tucker instead of saving Christian like she believed she was supposed to. And then there’s Tucker who is all-country, hot and completely in love with Clara. In Unearthly, I was completely and one-hundred percent team Tucker and totally against the idea of Clara and Christian. But after reading Hallowed, I’m torn. Tucker let me down a little bit and Christian redeemed himself. As much as I loved Angel’s character in Unearthly, she kind of made me a little upset in Hallowed with her jealousy.

Hallowed had me running through almost every emotion. I cried through almost the whole second half of the book! There are also so many OMG moments that confused me, made me happy and made me sad. I loved the part about Clara’s dad and that whole subplot was very well executed. There is also something very creepy going on with Jeffery and I have a very bad feeling that he might do something terrible in the next book!

Honestly guys, this is one of my favorite series right now and this second book will not disappoint you if you loved Unearthly. Might I say, it is even better than the first. Which is normally unheard of, but in this case, it’s true. If you haven’t read Unearthly yet, I hope this review will make you want to go out and buy the book! Because you need to!!


Anna said...

Hallowed was DEFINITELY better than Unearthly, by far! I absolutely loved this book, thank you so much for sharing it with me :) I have a feeling Jeffrey is going to do something really bad too!!

Anna @ Literary Exploration

Annette said...

I reviewed this today on my blog too, and of course raved about it. I am interested in what happens to Jeffrey too, but I'm also excited to learn more about Billy in the next book. And, I can't choose between Tucker and Christian.

Lalaine said...

ahh how good is this book? I loved loved it! way better that Unearthly, and more emotional than the first. Angel fans definitely should check out this series.
loved your review! xo


Tiffany said...

I absolutely adored Unearthly and I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of Hallowed. Awesome review!

Jules said...

I only skimmed your review because I still have the first one in the series to read. It's been on my TBR pile for way to long now. I've read so many great things about this series that I really must get round to it!

Giselle said...

Eek! Excellent review! you sound really excited! :D I loved this one too it's a wonderful series!

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Karen C (ex-blogger @ The Slowest Bookworm) said...

Awesome! I really must start this series soon.

Anonymous said...

I didn't get the chance to read Unearthly when it was released, so I saved it for now so I wont have to wait for #2 in series to be released. I love it so far and am glad to hear that Hallowed will be as good. Thanks for your great review.
-FABR Steph@FiveAlarmBookReviews

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