Review: Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

January 20, 2012 Review 1 ★★★★

Review: Hallowed by Cynthia HandRelease Date: January 17, 2012
Title: Hallowed
Series: Unearthly #2
Author: Cynthia Hand
Pages: 416
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: Owned
From the Publisher: 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.
4 Stars

When does the next one come out?

I think I may have a love/hate relationship with this one. Don’t get me wrong – I loved it and can’t wait to read the next one. But parts of it frustrated me to no end.

I still love this world of angel-bloods that Hand has created. Even though many of my questions from the first book were answered, I still have a million questions that need to be answered. But the love triangle business was really distracting me from everything else that was going on. I can’t say too much, since I prefer to keep spoilers out of my reviews, but there were times where I wanted to throw my hands in the air and shout enough is enough! And really, that’s why I only give it 4 stars instead of 5.

Overall, I did love the book. I was on pins and needles with Clara as she struggled to understand her vision and make the choices that would define her. I’m dying to know more Angela – I’m hoping we get some insight into her in the next book. I keep wondering if she’s trustworthy, though nothing in the story would indicate she isn’t. It’s just a niggling feeling I have in the back of my head. And Jeffrey. When will we get to see more of what’s happening inside his head? I have an idea… but I am truly hoping I am wrong.

If you loved Unearthly, you will absolutely not be disappointed with Hallowed.

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