by Cynthia Hand


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The past few years held more surprises than part-angel Clara Gardner ever could have anticipated. Now, with the fallen angel who attacked her watching her every move and the threat of Black Wings looming, Clara knows she must finally fulfill her destiny—a destiny that includes Christian Prescott by her side. But in order to complete her purpose, Clara must first find a way to give up the thing she wants most . . . a future with Tucker Avery.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061996214
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/23/2013
Series: Unearthly Series , #3
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 146,806
Product dimensions: 9.60(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.40(d)
Lexile: HL670L (what's this?)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Cynthia Hand is a native of southeastern Idaho and currently lives with her husband and two children in Southern California, where she teaches writing at Pepperdine University. She has graduate degrees in creative writing from Boise State University and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Instead of a muse, Cynthia has a guardian angel named Buster. He wears a Stetson in place of a halo, prefers a beat-up pickup truck to flying, and loves to correct Cynthia's grammar.

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Melissa Marr

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

Richelle Mead

Utterly captivating. One of the most addictive books I’ve read in a while.

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Boundless 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 99 reviews.
Amabe421 More than 1 year ago
As most of you know, I am not a big fan of angel books, but yet this series has had me sucked in right from the very first book. Then the second one solidified my love for this series and I thought I would go insane waiting for the third and final book in the series. This book had my emotions all over the place just as with the first two. I have grown to love these characters and became invested in their story and what would happen. I knew this book would be emotional and bittersweet. I always hate to let go of the characters when a series ends, but Cynthia Hand wrapped up the story well. I wasn't totally happy with the ending, but I was satisfied enough. I can't say more about it than that. Clara is a character that I have always loved. She comes across as very real to me. She's a tough girl, but she's also gentle, caring, and smart. Does she make some really bad decisions? Of course, but she's just an 18 year old girl, she's allowed to make mistakes. She's also a bit hurt and confused and things are getting bad around her. She holds it together well, and she fights when she needs to fight. I was a bit bothered by her being hung up on the boys when there is so much more going on, but I get that you can't turn your heart off. I liked that the environment is so different with them being adults and off at college. I love her dedication to Angela and her need to do what is right, even when it hurts. Like in the first two books, I found her to be very selfless most of the time, and that is such an awesome trait to have. The romance in this is more underlying than right out there. It's feelings and emotions, and not the physical stuff. I love both Christian and Tucker and think that they both would be good for Clara in different ways. I wouldn't say that I am torn between them though. I have always had my favorite and I always have chosen him. As for who Clara ends up with I obviously won't say. In the end either one would have made me happy since they are both great guys. Both of them have some lines that brought me to tears, and my heart was breaking for all of them at one point or another. The danger is much worse in this than in the previous two. Samjeeza is still pretty scary, but they have way bigger things to worry about. Besides the Dark Wings and the danger that comes with being a triplare, they have some major personal things going on. Things with Clara's brother are tense, Angela has things going on, and Clara and Christian are trying to work through their visions and try to figure it all out before it's too late. This had plenty of action to keep the adventurous side of me happy, and the emotional ride it took me on satisfied my love for being torn apart by books lol. I wish there had been a bit more romance, but the bits that there was in this were very charged up and made me feel it to my core. I think this was a fantastic end to the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I guess I just saved $11.99 (way to much for an e-book) by seeing the reviews of how the book ends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh my freaking goodness!!! This book was amazing!!! I wish there was more books to come, but I guess not. *SPOILER ALERT* I really wish she ended up with Christian. I was beginning to really like him. In the first book he was okay, but as the series went on, I liked him even more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. Stunning. Every moment you turn the page, it reels you in. It took me a day to read it. I couldn't put it down. I cried through the book. Cynthia knows how to get her readers attention and emotions. I wish this book hadn't of ended! I can't find another book like it. I cried when it ended, and I cried when the characters died. Just a simply amazing book.
Sheri_B1975 More than 1 year ago
I have had a really hard time reading this book. In no way because I wasn't enjoying it, I think that's what made it harder. I was enjoying it. So much. Letting go is never easy and you can scoff and find me silly if you like, it is after all just a set of books. Just three little amazing books and I procrastinated an insane amount with finishing this one. I wasn't ready for it to end. And now I sit here an emotional pile of goo. Heavy with emotion and tears that started about 50-ish pages from the end and didn't stop until about 5 minutes after I closed the book. Yes, it's easy to say I will be carrying this series with me for quite a while. From chapter one of Unearthly all the way to the epilogue in Boundless I've been mesmerized by this stunning world and people that Cynthia Hand has created. I'm sitting here perplexed at the moment. Trying to find the right words to say about this. Anything I can think of, just doesn't feel like enough. Partially I feel a great sense of satisfaction and closure with the ending of this series. Was it perfect? Yes. And then again no. I mean let's face it. Tucker Avery. Christian Prescott. One of these guys is going to lose his entire world. There is a triangle going on here so it wasn't going to end perfectly for someone. I was pretty emotionally attached to everyone so either way I knew from halfway through Hallowed that the ending of this series would hit me pretty hard. Hell I was so pulled into this story and characters that at one point I was crying for Samjeeza for crying out loud!! I think anything I can say and have just said this far is just silly and not right. All I can say is if you haven't read these books yet, you have no idea how much you're missing out. It's worth it for every bit of laughter, anger, fear, loss and every tear. Must. Read. Series. I think from here on out every time I look at carrots, I'll smile fondly. :) Why? Pffft. Read the story dummy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the end i cried my eyes out an got pissed because with all my heart i wanted her to be with christian. He is always there for her, if it were me...... TEAM CHRISTIAN!. She loves Tucker but she needs Christian to make her stronger when she needs it not because of destiny but because it is what is better for them both. There should be a spin off with Christian and her getting together because the end left alot to be desired.... . I just want him to be with her . *sobbs. And if she doesnt want him then i will take him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was absolutley amazing. The story never, not once offers a disappointing turn. As her adventure continues you just want to be right there with her. This series is absolutely amazing and I would recomend it to anyone and everyone. LOVE IT! Dont hesiate and read this series!! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed not only the storyline, but the religious references. I do believe in a heaven and a hell. It was nice to see it from the author's view. I would recommend this series. An easy read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This trilogy was a pleasant surprise.  It started off slow in the first book Unearthly but progressively got so much better in the next two.  The author does a nice job to keep the suspense continuing until the very end of the book.  I am a parent who was reading this series with my daughter and thought she handled the romance portion of the book in a tastefully.  I loved link of angels to heaven.  It is so refreshing from the vamipire novels fad. I would recommend this book to my friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked all 3 books but the last one was phenomenal! I've never cried reading a book like I did this one... Awesome end to a good series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay, so i'll start by saying that i loved Tucker and Christian. I liked her relationship with Tuck, but she seemed complete with Chritsian. I'm not on team tuck or team christian, but I still wanted everyone to be happy at the end of the book. I wish she ended up with Christian, only because they really are ment to be together. But i also wanted her to be with tuck because she loved him. I feel that clara never gave christian a chance. Lastly, i think that since clara didnt pick christian, during the epiloge there should have been something about christians current love life. That would have made me feel better. Christian makes Clara stronger, but she loves Tuck. Its a hard decision, but i would go with Christian. Its more logical.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not normally one to review but this series was too amazing to go without talking about. I just finished this book last night after reading it all day. I was so excited about it that I literally read it in a day. I was so curious to see where Cynthia was going to bring us on this exciting conclusion, and she did not disappoint.  *Warning SPOILERS ahead*  There were some scenes in this book that were perfect. When she went back in time, I was never expecting it and that was probably my favorite scene. Her character growth was some of the best I've ever seen. I felt a connection to every character, even Samjeeza. I felt for Clara, Christian, Tucker, Jeffery, Wendy, Billy, even Anna. I'm going to be honest though, I haven't been the biggest Angela fan all this time. I felt for her when bad things happened but there's always been something about her that I don't like. I wish there could have been more about Wendy. She was just sort of pushed to the side for the most part. I was very annoyed with Jeffery through the series, but as it progressed, I understood why he was so closed off. He has every right to be angry and moody and whatnot but I can't believe he fell for Lucy. I knew right away there was something off about her and I'd guessed correctly about her before she was reveled. I loved Billy. I wish we could have seen her more but Clara hasn't had her that long either.  Now for Clara. I've seen so many review saying that they were annoyed by Clara's decisions but I don't understand them. She's so brave and selfless. If I was in her situation, I wouldn't be able to handle it. I felt everything she felt. Sadness, despair, hopelessness, confusion, happiness, and love. She was a great leading lady and everything worked out in the end. The love triangle. I normally hate when a book just has a girl going on and on about "who will I choose?" "I'm just so in love with them both" but this series didn't feel that way. It felt real. I understand why she felt love for them both. I was as torn as she was for the first two books. There's Tuck, who she deeply loves and he loves her, but he's in danger being with her. And there's Christian. He loves her, they feel the pull that they are meant to be, but are they both feeling that way on their own? I felt that a quater of a way into the book, it was obvious who she'd pick. Who she truly loves and can't live without. I was rooting for them both until I realized who she was meant to be with. Tucker. It was always Tucker. She always ended up back at his barn. She couldn't kiss Christian without thinking about Tucker. It wasn't a temporary thing. It was like Christian was her second best. She couldn't be with Tucker, so she tried things with Christian but it never fully worked out between them. I find it incredibly stupid that others are rating this book lower or hating the series all together because she ended up with Tuck. I feel like it was so obvious and in your face that it shouldn't have been a surprise. I will say that chapter with Tucker at the end had my crying big ugly tears right on my book and I'm the kind of person who doesn't like anything on my books but I let the tears slide since I couldn't stop reading to care. I am slightly confused as to what exactly happened to him. I get that he's now a prophet and he isn't fully human anymore so they can be together without glory getting in the way but I don't know what all it means for him. Did he get powers or anything? I'm not sure.   
Disquietus More than 1 year ago
It's been a couple of weeks since I read the conclusion of the Unearthly trilogy, and I'm still processing my emotions and yes, obsessing over this world and these characters. I tried to make this as spoiler free as possible, but I can't guarantee anything so read at your own risk. My feelings for the first ¾ of the book ranged anywhere from fascination to excitement to rage to elation. It was a roller coaster of emotion. The writing was still great and the story-telling detailing Clara's journey of self-discovery and battle against fate still intriguing, but there was so much happening in this book it was overwhelming at times. By the end of the book though, you can definitely tell that Cynthia had a plan all along, and she does not disappoint. Really, the only parts of the book I didn't like were the exploration of the Christian/Clara relationship. Seriously. It's the only reason I give it 4 stars instead of 5. And it doesn't even have to do with the fact that I'm Team Tucker. I actually found myself sympathizing pretty hard for Christian, and even growing to like him. Some of the stuff involving him just made my heart hurt and want to hug him. But at the end of the day, I just felt like the whole "Christian and Clara are soulmates" thing was overplayed and pointless and it annoyed me enough to lower my rating. Of course my love for Tucker continued throughout this book. While a good amount of the book takes place in California and therefore Tucker wasn't physically present for much of it, he was constantly present in Clara's thoughts, so it wasn't a loss I really felt. I love the fact that Clara keeps popping up in his barn unintentionally. Those were definitely highlights for me. I won't say that there weren't times when he had me want to scream angry things at him, but this boy is just so sweet and real and he has this just, glorious moment before the climax of the book that had me swooning all over the place and if you aren't Team Tucker after that I can't be friends with you. He loves Clara so much and it's beautiful. This book was really heavy on plot development, and action. Angela, her purpose and her family history on the Angel side come to the forefront in a big way and it is just awesome, for lack of a better word. While she definitely will never be my favorite character, I actually didn't hate her in this book and even came to respect her. The action in the book was magnificent. There were a couple of nerve-wracking "OMG" moments, and one that nearly stopped my heart and yes, had me sobbing all over my precious Nook. The conclusion of the Black Wing storyline will forever be a favorite of mine, and the epilogue of the book had me swooning all over the place and naturally wanting more of these characters. I'm definitely sad to see this series end, but I can't wait to see what this author writes next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the series. So much imagination with flying and what can be done while using glory and going back in time! Awesome! But, I too wanted her to end up with Christian. It really doesn't make sense that she is stronger in every aspect of her life with Christian, yet she chooses Tucker. But, hey...what can we do?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, Clara is much more responsible, thankfully in time to take on some heavy work. She learns many things in this book (not just how to teleport in time and place,) but who to trust, and that though not everything turns out the way you expected or (wanted) you can still get through it. "Tucker or Christian?" I wont spoil it, but I think this might be the suitable opponent for "Twilight" in the movies possibly coming out for this trilogy. I just wanted to say... !! UNEARTHLY YOU'RE AWESOME !!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
SPOILER DO NOT READ IF U HAVENT READ THE BOOK IF U DO WELL I WARNED U hey guys, i kno a bunch of u christian fans r mad but i dont get y u hate the book. Just cuz she ends up with Tuck doesnt mean the series isnt freakin amazing anymore! She really loves Tuck and Christian gets tht. I mean Tuck almost DIED at least let him end up with Clara
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Has nobody heard of reverse psychology!!!!! Putting "SPOILER ALERT" doesn't help, it hurts!!!!!!!!" I'm on Team Christian and I've just had all my HOPES AND DREAMS CRUSHED by the fool that just gave away the ending!!!!! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!! TEAM CHRISTIAN ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!! <3 :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is great but this last book ruined the ehole thing. I hate that she doesnt end up with Christain!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked Tucker....I really do. But I am so Team Christian and to have Clara torn between the two for so long ....and I was so completely and utterly devastated by the ending!! I loved this series, but I was not prepared for the way Cynthia Hand ended felt rushed too, like everything was just thrown into the last five or six chapters. If you're team Tucker its a great read, if you're team Christian....not so much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
YES YES YES!!! This was almost everything that I wanted for Boundless. There were some parts of this book when my heart almost stopped. I'm really sad that the series is over , but  it couldn't have ended on a better note. I loved the ending.
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I loved this series for books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Favorite serise EVER!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Decent series but the ending is horrible. Couldn't be more disappointed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a great end to the series! Ime sad its over i wish there were more of them!!! And ime TOTTALLY TEAM TUCKER!!!!!!!!!!! i found christian annoying, clingy, and not able to take a hint. Sounds like the boys at my school hahahaha. I really felt her love for tucker but only found pity for christian. TEAM TUCKER YAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This book was fairly clean considering the boiks these days. there is no sex and it talks bad about rebeling agianst your parents and things like that. Probably for 13 year olds and older.