Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
Release Date: January 17th, 2012
HarperCollins, 403 Pages
Source: Advance Reader Copy
Age Group: Young Adult
Series: Unearthly #2
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 Unearthly, Clara Gardner found out about her purpose, moved to a new town, and then tried her best to complete her purpose. In Hallowed, it’s the after-effects of the first book and how Clara’s purpose has perhaps been altered by the choices she made.
I loved this book. Clara reminds me so much of myself and when I found myself literally screaming (yes, actually YELLING) at my Kindlebecause I was so angry (as well as crying so hard my eyes got all puffy), I knew that these characters were 100% real and very dear to me. Do I agree with everything that Clara did? UM, NO. But that aside, the message that Cynthia Hand gets across in this book is universal to every single human, angel, whatever, etc in the universe: “What is my purpose in life? What am I suppose to do? Does one single action determine if I’m good or evil? Why am I here!” These are things that everyone asks themselves.
You guys, this book has it all: beautiful writing, wonderful characters, and the perfect boy (yes, singular) – Team Tucker!