Hallowed (Unearthly Series #2)

Hallowed (Unearthly Series #2)

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by Cynthia Hand

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For months Clara Gardner trained to face the fire from her visions, but she wasn't prepared for the choice she had to make that day. And in the aftermath, she discovered that nothing about being part angel is as straightforward as she thought.

Now, torn between her love for Tucker and her complicated feelings about the roles she and Christian seem destined to


For months Clara Gardner trained to face the fire from her visions, but she wasn't prepared for the choice she had to make that day. And in the aftermath, she discovered that nothing about being part angel is as straightforward as she thought.

Now, torn between her love for Tucker and her 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 revelation: Someone she loves 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.

In this compelling sequel to Unearthly, Cynthia Hand captures the joy of first love, the anguish of loss, and the confusion of becoming who you are.

Editorial Reviews

Melissa Marr
Enchanting and exciting, romantic and believable-I wasn’t able to tear myself away!
VOYA - Deborah L. Dubois
Clara loves Tucker, she really does. So why is she having these feelings for Christian? Angel-blood Clara is conflicted about her feelings for both boys and about her purpose. When the fire of her visions came, she made a choice that went against her purpose and now she does not know what she can do to make it right. To make it worse, her mother refuses to explain things to her. Through contact with other angels at the Congregation, Clara learns more about angels and her own special abilities. Then, Clara has another vision—someone she loves will die within a few months. How can she prevent the death when she does not know who is going to die or how? Clara tries to have a normal teenager's life while grappling with feelings and situations beyond her control. An evil angel, known as a Black Wing, is after her, and she fears for her life and the lives of those she loves. The characters in this first-person narrative are strong, with powerful emotions that are adeptly portrayed. Clara, Tucker, and Christian are realistic teens who grow in strength and maturity as they struggle with incredibly difficult situations. The depth of even minor characters enhances the story. Themes of destiny and free will are explored, giving the reader much to think about. Hand has crafted a captivating paranormal romance that will have readers eagerly awaiting the next book in the series. Reviewer: Deborah L. Dubois
Kirkus Reviews
Readers who enjoyed the steadfast characters, plotting and romance of Unearthly (2010) can expect more of the same in this equally satisfying sequel. Picking up after the fire in which she rescued rodeo star Tucker, discovered that Christian (the boy from her dreams) is an angel like her and failed to fully realize her "purpose" as an angel, Clara Gardner faces her senior year with a new set of problems. She's started having a different set of dreams, which reveal that someone close to her is about to die. As she tries to piece together clues and a new purpose from the dreams, she must also be on constant watch for the evil fallen angel (known as a Black Wing) Samjeeza. Although it's clear which direction Clara's increasingly petulant younger brother, Jeffrey, is heading, occasional literary and pop references ("First rule of Angel Club, you do not talk about Angel Club") keep the first-person narration snappy. As in the first novel, unexpected twists lead to surprising revelations (this time helping Clara learn more about the lives of angels and her own special angel qualities), and the incessant conflict between destiny and free will drives Clara's actions—and heart. While it's readers' fate to wait for a third book in the series, they'll do so willingly to discover the answers to lingering secrets. (Paranormal romance. 13-17)

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HarperCollins Publishers
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Unearthly Series , #2
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13 - 17 Years

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Melissa Marr
Enchanting and exciting, romantic and believable-I wasn’t able to tear myself away!

Meet the Author

Cynthia Hand is the New York Times bestselling author of the Unearthly trilogy. A native of southeastern Idaho, she has graduate degrees in creative writing from Boise State University and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. For the past seven years she has taught writing at Pepperdine University in Southern California. She and her family have recently moved back to Idaho, where they are enjoying the fresh air.

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Hallowed (Unearthly Series) 4.6 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 286 reviews.
Book_WhispererJO More than 1 year ago
Hallowed is a splendid continuation of the Unearthly series. Clara and her family continue on this magical and powerful journey that still leaves the future unclear. Overall Hallowed is an emotionally charged book that will wrap up loose end from Clara's failed purpose, and open the door to what the future holds for this young girl. Tucker and Christian will continue to be a huge obstacle in this second book. As the relationship between Clara and Tucker grows; Clara finds herself facing the most difficult decision yet. Meanawhile, Christian has been a distraction in the background, but this book steps up his character. Christian is faced with the decision to allow life to pass him by, or reach out and hang on to what fate destined as his. The emotional rollercoaster that entails is eventful and intense to say the least. Although, with a divided fan base of Team Christian's or Team Tucker's mixed emotions will result from this drastic conclusion. This series is rated 8-10 grade, and I concur that this is would be a wonderful read for the younger paranormal lovers; it is clean, innocent, and addictive. With that said I must also point out that I am not of the younger generations, and this is one of my favorite series, so it is one that all ages can love. This is a BookWhisperer Recommendation!!!!!
BookaholicTracy More than 1 year ago
Awesome Weekend Read. Loved it from beginning to end
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was like freakin amazing! At first I thought it was going to be one of those books who practically have the same plot, but this one was totally different. I felt like I was actually in the book feeling exactly what the chatacters felt. I couldn't put the book down. Cynthia Hand is an author who twisted the whole plot in a way I never imagined, I was speechless! If you really love books I strongly recommend you pick this one, trust me it turns non readers into readers
kimba88 More than 1 year ago
Hallowed book two in the Unearthly trilogy, took me on an emotional ride and left me wanting more. This novel picks up a few months after Unearthly ends. Hand’s writing style is unique and her character driven series is well on its way to becoming one of my favorites. As the middle novel we do not see a lot of movement but we learn more about angels, black wings and Clara’s lineage. Clara struggles with a new vision and what it might mean. She realizes that someone close to her is going to die and with Christian's help she slowly puts the pieces together. The answer devastates her and she looks for a way to change the outcome. Her raw emotions had me reaching for the tissues. She is still concerned about her purpose and confused by her feelings for Tucker and Christian. The love triangle continues, but Hand has managed to make it difficult to really hate either guy. In this novel, Clara gets to know Christian more and we see her try to come to terms with her feelings for him. He is significant and she feels a strong bond and perhaps she even loves him. She is so in love with Tucker and doesn't want to give him up. Yet at the same time she begins to worry about their differences and the danger she puts him in. Can’t the three of them live happily ever after? Maybe Christian could patiently wait till Tucker’s life ends? (Tucker’s human after all.) We do see character growth in Clara as she deals with loss, and a realization that sometimes; loving someone isn't enough. Jeffrey struggles with issues and is much darker in this novel. He distances himself from Clara and her Mom. It isn't until the end, that we begin to understand his struggle. We meet other half-bloods and new characters that I found delightful. Angela forms an Angel club and the four of them share information. While we get to know Angela a little better, I still have many questions. I also want to know more about her mystery man. I am also very curious about the black wing. Hand shares some of his back story and I am so intrigued. I am anxious to see how his role develops in the plot. Hand’s wonderful prose and her first person narrative sent me on an emotional roller coaster and I frequently had to pause and savor her words. She allows things to unfold realistically and for me; it made it all the more poignant. While I have never been a fan of love triangles, I think Hand may have just written the most beautiful one. The Unearthly trilogy is very character driven, and to me they are absolutely beautiful. I applaud Hand and her ability to capture my emotions and hold them hostage. I became Clara in Hallowed; I felt her emotions, her fear, her love and her heartache. I highly recommend this novel to fans of paranormal romances.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a truly amazing book. If there was any book that I could make into a movie so I could watch it everyday, it would be this one. Hallowed was not like your typical boring, not so interesting sequel. If anything, it was better than the first. Clara Gardner is an angel-blood. An angel-blood with secrets to keep and secrets to share. But most importantly, secrets to unfold. Her mother has been keeping secrets from her. But she is not the only one. These dyays, it feels like everybody she knows is keeping something from her. Even her brother. And do not think Samyeeza has disappeared from Clara's life. There is a lot more to him then meets the eye. This book really tied up many ends, but also left me hanging and wanting to know more. Angela keeps discovering things and keeps sharing. This book brought information from diverse, but real sources and fit it all together. Tucker. Oh Tucker. You cannot but feel bad for him. He is head over heals for Clara, but still can never fully understand her life. And now Christian. He is so beautiful in his own ways. He is kind and true to himself. He gives himself less credit than he deserves. And he loves Clara. But Clara is with Tucker and Tucker is jealous of Christian because Christian loves Clara and Clara is confused. This book is extremely gripping and I could not put it down for a second. This book had everything a story needs and more. It was quality work. It had romance (a love-triangle that kept me intrigued), action, emotion, mystery and something I cannot describe with one word. It was something to do with feeling everything the book wanted you to feel: joy, sadness, pity, fear, laughter. And it does not end at that. This book was fantastic. Nothing is like it. Purely original. Purely amazing. I cannot wait for the third book to come out! Read this book. It is definetly worth it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So, this book is seriously the great. In the beginning, I was a little bit worried that it would not live up to its original novel. The first quarter was a teensy bit...I hate to say it...cheesy; jut rather cliched and unoriginal. I was consterned particularly because of the absense of Tucker. Then it got good. The romance between Tuck and Clara was indubitable and extremely... hot, for lack of a better word. The emerging romance between Christian and Clara left me thinking. The ending tore my heart out. When she cried out to Billy in desperation after It occurred ( trying not to divulge plot here, people), I pictured myself doing it. The way it ended with C and Tuck reminded me why I fell in love with Tucks character originally. But then, in my heart of hearts, i knew she and Christian belonged together. P.S. you're in for an angel roller coaster ride. Don't know about you fellow fans of Unearthly; but i'm switching my loyalties from Tuck to Christian!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was hesitant about this book at first but once I got into it I couldn't stop. I had about 200 pages left when I went to bed and finished Unearthly at 2:00AM
Sheri_B1975 More than 1 year ago
It's hard to express and put into words how I feel after reading this book. With Unearthly being an intriguing and captivating start to this series, Hallowed has definitely kicked it up a notch and taken me along on an emotional journey I won't soon forget. That's not always the case when you have such an amazing start to a series like that. Sometimes when you start off that high you can't help but worry that the only place left to go next is down. Well, I hope you're not afraid of heights... You know how it is in most "love triangle" types of series, how there always seems to be a real cut and dry for everyone. It's either Team BookBoyA or Team BookBoyB and you can usually find some really good solid arguments and evidence to back you up against the opposing guy. I can't do that with Christian and Tucker. They are both agonizingly good guys. I can't say a single negative thing about either of them they are book boyfriend perfection. Both! I mean for once I can actually understand what it's like for someone like Clara to be so torn about her feelings. I get it. I'm not screaming at the book trying to tell her what I think she should do. Or throwing my hands in the air and scoffing in disgust if something even the slightest bit romantic should happen with the guy who's team I'm not backing. Because by the end of the book, our minds are in sync. We both know who she needs to choose. You can't help but love the characters in this book. All of them, even the new ones. Even through all the twists and turns that this book brings. As you learn more about everyone and secrets are revealed. Things get darker for some and others surprise you. There's still a love there for them. I probably went through about half a box of tissues with this book. I'm so not joking. I was a total wreck. I love these types of book so much though. I love being so involved and swept away by a story that it can evoke that kind of emotion from me whether it be joy and excitement or even sadness and heartache. These are the kinds of stories that I can read again and again, and I can guarantee you that it will produce the same results from me each time. Hallowed has erased any doubt that these last two books in the series won't be able to hold up to Unearthly. It has me excited to crack open Boundless and see where Cynthia Hand leads me on this journey's end. I'll be sad to see it go, but happier than I was before it began.
cocalini More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. I couldn't put it down.
CaptivatedRding More than 1 year ago
I'm glad I chose this book for my first audiobook because if it had been something boring, I may have tuned out a bit. But, as it stands, that was not the case with Hallowed. From the very beginning I was enraptured with the story. Clara was a bit different in Hallowed than she was in Unearthly. I see a lot more growth in her in this book, especially at the end. Clara goes through SO much in this story and I felt horrible for her. But, there were some redeeming moments, as well. Those made me feel like the was a light at the end of, poor, Clara's maudlin tunnel. One of the other differences in Hallowed was that there was a lot less Tucker and a lot more Christian. And, while, being--initially--Team Tucker, this bothered me a bit, by the end I felt the "Team" lines blurring. And, sadly, it wasn't really Tucker's fault. We just get to know Christian a little bit better. And, honestly, I love that Ms. Hand did this. I feel like with most love-triangles that both pursuers don't get their fair-share of time. It's usually pretty much stacked in one's favor from the beginning. But, because of all this, I now find myself extrememly anxious for the next book in this series. In fact, I may go crazy waiting.
princess_sara More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. To me it was better than book one. This book was much more heartbreaking and serious. You may even switch teams if you had picked one of the guys from Unearthly. It will be a long wait for book 3! Recommend these to everyone!
AlaskaGin More than 1 year ago
Very thought provoking book focused on the ways our choices impact not only ourselves but all those around us. Awesome for a discussion starter with your teens. The characters in this trilogy grip you quickly and tend to stay on your mind long after you close the book. I can't wait for book three!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aaahhh! I hate myself because I competely devoured this book in one day and now there's nothing left for me to read.Its like when you finish a chocolate bar and then you realize, to your dismay, that it's all gone. Anyways, I absolutely loved the book. It was really easy for me to connect with the main character, Clara. There were parts where I wanted to cry and parts that I couldnt stop myself from laughing out loud. This series is fantastic and I would be competely mortified if it was a short series of lets say, a trilogy. I'd be so much more satisfied as a reader if it had at least six books to the series. I know it has to end some time, so six doesn't seem like too much to ask for. As for the book, well I don't want to spoil the story for you but briefly speaking Clara continues to recieve the same dream until she later discovers that it takes place in a cementary. Her immediate thought on who the unlucky person is that is going to die is Tucker. Well, your probably asking, IS it Tucker??? Read the book and you'll find out.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I luvvved the 1st book soooo much i rllly rlly want to get this book but is there another one after it because i want to prepare for a cliff hanger plls reply asap
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
captivating couldn't put it down, cant wait to read the #3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book!
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So i read the first book in this series a while ago but i havnt read the sequals yet. I am a 14 year old girl and i was wondering (1)how many pages are in this book and (2)whats that last book. Ellenajust_....questioned!!!?
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Bounds in. <p> [ Y'know this is hallow not hollow...... hallow is like Halloween... ]
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
not typical character
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