Author: Cynthia Hand
Publisher/Year: Harper Collins Publishers, 1/22/13
Length: 438 pages
Series: Unearthly Series #3
The past few years held more surprises than part-angel Clara Gardner ever could have anticipated. Yet through the dizzying high of first love to the agonizing low of losing someone close to her, the one thing she could no longer deny was that she was never meant to have a normal life.
Since discovering the special role she plays among the other angel-bloods, Clara has been determined to protect Tucker Avery from the evil that follows her . . . even if it means breaking both their hearts. Leaving town seemed like the best option, so she’s headed back to California—and so is Christian Prescott, the irresistible boy from the vision that started her on this journey in the first place.
As Clara makes her way in a world that is frighteningly new, she discovers that the fallen angel who attacked her is watching her every move. And he’s not the only one. . . . With the battle against the Black Wings looming, Clara knows she must finally fulfill her destiny. But it won’t come without sacrifices and betrayal.
In the riveting finale of the Unearthly series, Clara must choose her fate once and for all.
FINALLY – i manged to find myself a couple days to hunker down and read the final book of the Unearthly Trilogy and i have to say that there was a lot that i wasn’t expecting and that’s a nice thing to get.
So in Hallowed we end the story with the passing of Meg, Clara’s mother because she’s ‘aged out’ of being an angel-blood. Clara has decided to follow Angela to Stanford because that’s where Angela’s vision takes her and she knows that Clara is with her. Christian goes with them since he goes where Clara goes. Jeffrey is also still missing since he’s run away knowing that the police are looking for him for setting the fire that almost killed Tucker in book 1.
so that was a mouthful. When we begin the story, we’re with these freshmen as they are getting used to being in school trying to be normal while knowing that it’s not possible. Angela’s her usual self and figures out a way to make her vision come to her which makes Clara take a stab at that and nothing good ever comes from Angela’s ideas. Long story short, Michael, Clara’s father comes back with a key role as a fight trainer. Sam is back because he’s always back…we meet Aseal who is Sam’s brother and now the leader of the Watchers and a downright EVIL guy…and a sordid entourage of other evil doers.
The interesting thing with this story is that we learn bits and pieces of angel history and it’s stuff that i haven’t read before so it’s a nice new spin. We get a new view of Hell and what that really is like, and we meet some people that you know are plain bad.
There’s a reoccurring theme of Clara finding her way back to Tuckers barn every time she means to go somewhere else, so that relationship gone bad just continues to be bad. Christian continues to pine for Clara who also realizes that maybe he’s her purpose just like her mom said that she was hers.
I don’t want to go into any spoilers cause that’s just something that i so HATE when i’m reading reviews, but what i can say is this.
1) people are NOT at all what they seem
2) there are character connections that you probably never expected
3) those that are bad….are they really bad?
4) why oh why did this story end the way that it did? i’m sad!!!!
so with those nuggets of information, read on little birds and enjoy the final installment to the Unearthly Trilogy.