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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Review: Hallowed

Title: Hallowed
Series: Unearthly # 2
Genre: Young Adult- Fantasy/Paranormal
Author: Cynthia Hand
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: January 17, 2012
Book: ARC sent by publisher

"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.

Described by Richelle Mead as “utterly captivating,” Unearthly received outstanding reviews, garnered accolades from New York Times bestselling authors, and was named an Indie Next Pick. In this heart-wrenching sequel, Cynthia Hand expertly captures the all-consuming joy of first love—and the agony of loss. This beautifully woven tale will appeal to fans of Lauren Kate, Becca Fitzpatrick, and Aprilynne Pike."

Can you say amazing? Cause that is what this book is!! I knew from the very start of this book that there was going to be so much heart wrenching action that I was actually nervous while reading this. What I like most about this book is the way Ms. Hand utterly and beautifully connected this book to the first.  I LOVE it when an author can bring to light with great "aweness" of what is really going on with the story. I adore that Ms. Hand created such a drama filled plot line that I never even sought to look the way Ms. Hand did. So many things made sense that I was like," Ms. Hand you are a genius."

There are a few new elements that made me want to cry. Okay, correction, Ms. Hand, you made me cry. I cried beautiful tears of a love that is lost. Try as I might to hold the tears in, it only made my throat hurt more. Definitely this author created such a wonderful story that I could only take so much in a time. At one point, I had to book the down just to catch my breath and breathe. 

If you haven't figured it out by now that this book is only made of pure awesomeness please go and do yourself a favor and pick up this book! As soon as you start it, you will not regret it. Your heart will long for a reading journey and this my friend is the journey you are looking for. Beautifully handcrafted and delectably  told, Hallowed is the best book I've read this year!

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. There were definitely all sorts of tears for me in this one too Savy! I loved being an emotional mess and I knew I was going to be that way going in and she certainly didn't disappoint:) I can't wait for the next book, I need more Clara, Tucker, and Christian!

  2. Ohhhh!!! I loved this one so much!! Even more than the first one..,,plus i loved how Christian developed and even fell in love with him ...

  3. What a wonderful review! Definitely going on my "must-read" list. Thank you!

  4. This book was amazing! I loved reading every minute of it :))

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

  5. Haha your review made me laugh you sound so excited! I really enjoyed this one too it's a great series and the writing is truly amazing!!

    Xpresso Reads

  6. I loved the first book and I'm exited for this one too. I'm glad to hear this is such a beautiful read.

  7. I loved this as well, your review describes it perfectly!


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