I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Hallowed on January 17, 2012
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.
Hallowed picks up right where Unearthly left off. Clara didn’t complete her purpose, and she ends up finding that there’s more to her purpose than she thought. Clara actually begins having visions at a cemetery and Christian is comforting her, though Tucker isn’t there. She automatically jumps to conclusions: Tucker is going to die. Through the rest of Hallowed, we find out more about angels, her mother’s history, and an angel’s purpose.
Clara has definitely grown as a character. She’s more sure of herself than she was in the first book. I really loved learning out more about her and her mother. It was really interesting and I loved it. Tucker was just as awesome as he was in the first book, though since they’re together, he wasn’t always cracking jokes. That’s why I actually am currently loving Christian. Since we now know that he’s an angel as well, he’s even more lovable. Christian really has a soft spot for Clara and I just love it. I have a feeling that they’re definitely going to get together, that’s for sure. Angela is still obsessed with everything angel. She actually started an angel club that consisted of Christian, Clara, Jeffrey, and herself. Jeffrey definitely has something up. He’s kind of lurking around and such, and I’m a bit worried for him. Wendy wasn’t in Hallowed as much as she was in Unearthly, but every time that she mad an appearance I loved her. She seems like such a good friend!
Hallowed was an even better book than Unearthly. More is revealed and we ultimately learn more about everything angel. Plus, Samjeeza, the Black Wing, is still involved in the story! For some reason, I like Samjeeza. He doesn’t seem like that bad of a guy to me. Maybe because he seems as if he’s been tormented? I don’t know. I’m not really sure. I really loved learning more about Clara’s mom as well. Her mom is super cool! I also loved learning more about an angel’s aging, most definitely. I can’t wait for Boundless!
I read this as part of the Hallowed Radical Read-Along.
Recommended for fans of:
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Have you read this novel? I’d love to hear your thoughts!