Sunday, January 22, 2012

Review: Hallowed (Unearthly #2) by Cynthia Hand

Title: Hallowed
Author: Cynthia Hand
Published: January 17th 2012
Publisher: HarperTeen
Read Synopsis: Goodreads

Rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a heart warming and heart breaking book. I didn't expect that this would be really emotional but I guess everything that happened this time contributed a lot for the development of each characters. But I was still definitely stunned and surprised by all the unexpected twists and revelations. The writing was really good that I was so consumed I finished it in one sitting. I was awed and devoured on how everything turned out this time but the ending left me really sad and with a big "what now?" question in my head 'cause I don't have any idea on what's gonna happen next.

To be honest, I was pretty annoyed to Clara during the first parts with all the "Tucker is my future", "I love Tucker", "I own't let him die, I'll fight my purpose" thing. And I guess I was just reacting like that because I'm on team Christian. Yeah, it was silly of me to feel like but that's just what really happens to me if I liked the other guy in a love triangle that's why I really avoid them, it affects my freaking judgement to the heroine. But anyway, it was only during the first parts. As the story progressed, I saw Clara's character developed too. She was confused between the things she wanted and her purpose. But as things started to get thrown in her she was able to handle them strongly, especially the situation with her family - her mom and Jeffrey. 

I love Clara's relationship with her mom. And her mom was definitely the coolest mom I've ever met in the YA world. That it was really devastating when we realized what Clara's vision really was. In Unearthly, I was very amused with Jeffrey and Clara. I love their sibling fights and love but I have really no idea what's happening with Jeffrey. He was one of my favorite characters in this book and it was just sad seeing that their family looks like falling apart. I just wish that Jeffrey wouldn't go in the wrong side and direction.  

Even though I've been on team Christian since the beginning it doesn't mean that I wouldn't feel heartbroken on how things ended between Clara and Tucker. It was just so sad during the last part especially when Clara read his emotions. I saw how much he loves Clara and how Clara loves him as well. And I know even it was really heart breaking Clara did the right choice. Loving someone doesn't mean staying with them forever but learning to sacrifice and letting them go to keep them safe and better.

I learned a lot about Christian here and it just really made me pretty happy. I was actually surprised with all the revelations about him and that made me love him more. lol. He's smart and mature and I love how he explained why he broke up with Kay even if he loved her. He was very supportive of Clara and was always at her side every time. You might have think that I might be celebrating right now since Christian was pretty leaning forward but no, not really. Yes, I was happy I saw a lot of him now and I still want him for Clara but I also felt Clara's lost and sacrifice that it was just hard to be totally happy about it. 

This was a story of acceptance and letting go. And it was inspiring in many ways. I really don't know what's gonna happen next but I am really looking forward for the next book. 

*And yeah, I heard there will be TV series adaptation of this book? Wow, that was just awesome! Let's hope it sticks with the original story. :))

1 comment:

  1. Samjeeza and the Black Wings are more prominent and the story with them will intrigue readers. I can't wait to read more reviews to see what they think of their history and possible future.


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