Hallowed (Unearthly #2)by Cynthia Hand
Hardcover, 416 pages
Expected publication: January 17th 2012 by HarperCollins Publishers
Review by Amber I.
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.
I am having a crazy crazy hard time trying to review this book. I always try to never put spoilers in my reviews. But sometimes it almost seems impossible not to. Especially right now when I am totally focusing on this one part of the book. So be warned this probably will contain spoilers and mini rants. It just can not be helped.
Unearthly was amazing. It was just such an awesome unique book and I was totally in love with it. I can almost say the same for Hollowed. I was so in love with this book. I couldn't put it down. My heart was breaking so much of this story. It was just so beautiful.
Clara gets a new purpose but she can't totally figure it out. There is something weird going on with Jeffrey. Then we learn more about angels and get a big big shocker, well actually a few of those. The Black wing is still out there. There is a lot of family drama and something is happening that will forever change Clara and Jeffrey's life. Those parts had me crying so much. I was just so heart broken.
Of coarse going into this book I just knew we were going to get a love triangle, I mean we spent so much time with Clara wanting to be with Christian and then she fell in love with Tucker last book. So of coarse Christian flies in now and is totally super sweet always there for Clara in whatever way she needed him. Poor Tucker is working his butt off and still tries to be everything she needs. And well some might want to switch teams, I WILL NOT! Nope not me, I LOVE TUCKER! This is what bothered me. It just seemed to set up. Like when her mom told her, her own story how she fought her purpose but in the end she still ended up doing it. It just fit so nicely with Clara's exact situation that I knew Tucker was going out. And I am not happy about that, not at all happy. Now don't get me wrong Clara really didn't go jump to Christian or anything she handled it well for how these situations usually play out, but its not what I wanted. Also where was this side of Christian before, it feels like because he assumes their purpose is set up for them to be together he is there and suddenly perfect!
Okay sorry about that, but I would feel like a total fraud if I did not vent a little about that. Anyways I still really love the book. Like I said it was so beautiful and emotional. Its truly a unique book that will have you swept away. And make sure you have a box of tissues you are going to need them.I did and I am so not a crier. So this should tell you about the emotions this book can cause.