Hallowed (Unearthly #2)by Cynthia Hand There aren’t words enough to express how gorgeous this book is. Fans of Unearthly who might have worried whether Cynthia Hand could deliver a second installment that would do justice to the story need worry no longer. This sequel lives up to and exceeds every expectation I had for it, and I only wish I could hand this book to every single would-be author who is even considering writing a YA paranormal romance. Because this should be the template for what every teen romance/sophomore/angel book should aspire to be. As the story opens, Clara is still recovering from the fire in which she went against her “purpose” as a part-angel in order to follow her heart. Her brother Jeffrey is still acting strange, Angela is helping Clara to test her powers, and eventually, we are introduced to an important congregation of angels and learn more… Read more »
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As a big fan of Tucker Unearthly, I am so excited for the sequel Hallowed, which will be released early next year. Cynthia Hand revealed the cover this morning, and I think it’s just lovely…the floating feather is a particularly nice touch. The cover will be all silvery and shiny, of course, so we’ll get the full effect next January. Can’t wait!
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand Finally, a well-written angel series! This book is a welcome relief for any reader who has been disappointed in the many other teen angel books currently cluttering shelves. Many books in this genre focus on fallen angels/bad boys who like to taunt pretty girls, but who of course end up getting “saved” themselves by love. Cliche after cliche abound in most angel books…but not in this one. This is an original and extraordinarily self-assured story from an author to watch. Clara is just beginning to learn what she can do as an angel on earth, and is trying her best to understand the boy she is meant to help. She and her family, including her mother and brother, move from California to Wyoming so that she can fulfill the mission that comes to her in her dreams–to save the life of a boy she now finds… Read more »