Overhead the sky is a pure, cloudless blue. The endingIt was so heartbreaking. I will be reading the third book, and any books that come after that, but if Hand fails to recapture the magic of Unearthly, I for one, am going to a very unhappy camper. You saved my life, after all. Hand chooses, maybe selectively but perhaps not, some of the more difficult life obstacles. Though if he was a real person, he'd probably be pretty cute also.
And that's okay, right now I have so many other things to read. Christian and I glance at each other, then away. It's rather easy to love them both because they both care deeply for Clara and respect her. Not just because she is an angel, either. All I can say is, wow, did not see that coming! Straight Spoiler SectionThere were some parts that I simply had to get out there for discussion, but for those of you who have read it already. I could feel what you felt.
I never saw that coming. Then the heat from our joined hands moves up my body, settles into my chest as I let myself fall into his eyes. He turns and shows me a hint of dimple. I am dying to discuss the specifics of what happens in this book in the comments below, so please, tell me what you think of where this story went in spoiler tags! It continues its themes with purpose, faith and trust - these themes are extended here and well constructed. I just slink out of his room and shut the door. His name was the sweetest prayer in my mind, the desperate call of my soul to his…wherever he might be.
Hallowed deals with heavy topics such as destiny, love, betrayal, trust, death, and how to overcome the grief and sorrow that follows death, and also relies heavily on some lighter topics, such as college, friendship, and family. Anyhow, let us move on to Tucker and Christian. I felt for the characters as a whole, Hallowed is a sad, sombre kind of book that induces an achey feeling. She is a rare and powerful sort of angel. I don't understand why a few jumped to Christian's side in this book. She looks sun-kissed—not tan exactly, but with a very definite glow.
Why must they be super speshal and like totally awesome on top of their otherworldly abilities??? And for an instant the sorrow eases. But oh, no, they must have her. This novel is all about Clara. Right away I run to wake Mom. So my words of wisdom. I may end up adding more to this review but for now I'm still processing all that happened and not sure how to describe it since I don't want to delve to far into the world of spoilers.
As I mentioned, for a middle book, Hallowed is very well done. Okay so her dad's an angel? I messed things up for you too, I remind him. Plus, the new, strange connection with Christian muddles things with Tucker. That is, Christian and Clara are exploring what exactly their purpose means, and what role they play in each others lives. In my review of book one, I stated that Christian was a mere obstacle to me, and that my heart belonged completely, 1000% to Tucker. Some lightness in the beginning would have made for a better reading experience, building up to a more emotional impact in the end and a bigger climax, which, frankly, was virtually non-existent in Hallowed.
There may be some things I am still unsure about the angel mythology and the whole rules around purpose. Angela constantly degrades Clara and everyone else. Well, there was no cliff. This review can also be found on my blog, Cuddlebuggery3. If it feels right, I can go with it. I walk among pine trees up a gentle slope. I will still be reading the 3rd book when it comes out in 2013.
I feel it over everything else, a terrible grief that chokes me, blurs my sight, weighs down my feet as I move through the tall grass. And of course, with more answers we get even more questions. Clara also turns out to be not your ordinary part angel. Don't let this give you the wrong impression. I can't honestly understand why the big G would care about who they ended up with. For me it's just not enough because while I can accept cliffhangers and mysteries and secrets, I have a harder time with the rules that regulate an effective world-building. Best of all, if after reading an e-book, you buy a paper version of Hallowed: An Unearthly Novel.