Friday, January 11, 2013
Book Review: Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
Better than Book #1, couldn't put it down, unexpected.
TITLE OF THE BOOK: Hallowed (Unearthly, #2)
AUTHOR: Cynthia Hand
NUMBER OF PAGES: 403
YEAR PUBLISHED: Jan 2012
READING LEVEL: Young Adult
SUMMARY: Clara has to face the fact that she didn't fulfill her "purpose" as an angel when she saved Tucker in the fire. Now she's torn between her love for Tucker and her draw to Christian and the 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 discovery - that someone she loves will die soon. With her future uncertain, the only thing Clara knows for sure is that the fire was just the beginning.
MY OPINION: I thought I wouldn't like this book as much as the first because so many questions were already answered. I was wrong. Now there are more compelling questions and suspense, along with a love triangle that I thought would be annoying (Hello?!, who needs another Edward and Jacob saga?). The love story is sweet and questions are still hanging in the balance. I still don't know who I would choose!
The author, Cynthia Hand, does an excellent job at keeping the stakes high and the story bigger and better. I can't wait to read the 3rd book.
MY CONTENT RATING: PG-13
Sexuality: Moderate (talk of saving oneself for marriage, lots of making out)
Drug/Alcohol Use: Mild (her brother gets drunk)
Intense/Scary Scenes: Mild (more a feel for evil, than a description)
**Robin-approved for 13+**