20 Feb 2012

Review: Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

Hallowed by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly #2)

December 13th, 2011  Harper Collins

Source: Provided by the publisher

Format: Paperback

Page Count: 448

Clara Gardner knew that as a part angel she would one day have to fulfill her purpose, rescuing Christian from a forest fire...what she never considered was what might happen if she were to fail.

Now, torn between her increasingly complicated feelings for Christian and her love for her boyfriend Tucker, Clara must deal with the repercussions of what happened the day of the fire as the two boys vie for her heart. And, as she is drawn further into the world of angels and 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 after a shocking revelation, the only thing Clara knows for sure is that the fire was just the beginning...
After reading, Unearthly, and enjoying it, I was excited to pick up Hallowed, to see where the story went next. I didn’t know what to expect, but it certainly out did my expectations!
It did take me a while to read, but not because it wasn’t good, but because of a minor complication, called back-to-school. Trust me, whenever I got a chance I dived right back into the story to read; whether it was few chapters or a few pages, I enjoyed every minute of, Hallowed.
Though I liked Clara before, I like her even more now! She’s such a strong character, that I found easy to relate to; I can’t wait to meet her again in book 3. As for the boys of the story, they are both lovely, but I’m rooting for Tucker, through and through. I like Christian, I do, and sure, it would be easier for Clara to just go off with Christian, and figure out their purposes together; I understand that they will always be linked and connected, but I feel that would be the easy way out, the correct thing to do. To me, love doesn’t come easy, and even though it might mean breaking all the rules, for me, I’m hoping Clara will follow her heart and choose Tucker. End of rant...
I read in one of my friend‘s reviews that Hallowed was sad but didn’t think anything of it until I picked it up for myself. I won’t give anything away to those who haven’t read it yet, but trust me when I say tears were shed!
I’m still reeling, still grasping, still thinking, about Hallowed and just how good it was. I can’t get over the fact how well the sequel turned out! Unearthly was good, but Hallowed completely out did itself and simply blew me away. After reading the amazing sequel, I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book!
Rating 5/5


  1. I haven't read any of Cynthia's books, they never appealed to me but you have me interested now!

  2. an awesome sequel wasn't it, can't wait for the next installment! and I'm team Tucker, like you I want Clara to follow her heart!!

  3. It was epic, I loved the intensity of the book. I admire Cynthia's skill for writing out he emotions so clearly. This book was wonderfully written.
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