Title: Hallowed
Author: Cynthia Hand
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: January 17, 2012
Pages: 403
Genre: Paranormal
Source: Library
Rating: 4/5

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.


It took me less than a day to devour the sequel to Cynthia Hand’s enthralling Unearthly. The second book in the series was definitely entertaining, although it didn’t have as much magic for me as the first book had. This was really only because so much of the book focused on the death of someone close to Clara, which I guess made sense, but that whole piece of the book dampened my enjoyment slightly. That and a combination of the mildly cheesy ending prevented this book from being a 5, but I still highly recommend the series to anyone who likes paranormal lit or even just a great story with a spunky heroine. More pieces of the puzzle that is Clara’s angel-blood purpose started coming together in this book, and Hand definitely dealt out some surprises. I also liked learning about Clara’s mother’s past, which included a twist surrounding Clara’s absent father. So, though Hallowed may not have had the same fire as its predecessor, It was still an entertaining read, and thankfully I’ll only have to wait another 10 days for the finale! Getting ready for Boundless!


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