by Cynthia Hand
Releases January 17, 2012
My Thoughts on Hallowed
Hallowed can be a feeling or a place of ground but Cynthia Hand has taken Hallowed to a whole new level in her devastating beautiful sequel to an amazing new urban angel series.
We return into Colorado where Clara and her mother and brother live hiding a terribly beautiful secret of their angel-blood from the main population while also hiding themselves from other entities that are hunting their kind. Torn between worlds and at the cusp of danger and loss, Clara soon finds herself not only in danger but also inside visions of a grave. Hallowed mixes tragedy and loss together while also brings the reader deeper into the world of these present day angels.
Caught between two boys who only want the best for Clara, our main character soon finds herself needing to choose which purpose she will choose for her life, just as everything soon falls apart.
Cynthia Hand has creating a riveting series on divine entities just trying to live and grow up on Earth. The Unearthly series is like a coming of age tale with bonus Glory, Purpose, and Wings mixed in with boys and danger.
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.