Author: Cynthia Hand
Published: January 2012
ISBN: 978 1405259927
Rating: 5/5 with merits
I love the cover on this – the grey flourish detail on the front, along with who I think of as Clara.
Hallowed is the follow on book from Unearthly, which I absolutely fell in love with, so this was very highly anticipated and had high standards to meet! Did it meet those standards? Heck yes, and more!
Hallowed sees Clara torn between her love for Tucker and a natural pull towards Christian. In Unearthly, we didn’t really get to know Christian at all and he remained a fairly mysterious character….well hold on to your hats because the unveiling of Christian takes place. Christian becomes less of a mystery as the silent battle between Tucker and him plays out…who will end up being by Clara’s side when it matters most?
Clara has a lot to deal with as well – her visions come back and she’s forced to see something which is set to happen. Parts of this book literally had me in tears (just as Unearthly did!) There were a few things I predicted before they happened, but nothing prepared me for the biggest shock of all in Hallowed…and no…I’m not telling! Clara definitely has a lot to take in!!
As for Christian vs Tucker….I honestly don’t know who I’d choose in that situation, if there had to be a choice. I can’t tell you who my favourite character is in this otherwise it’ll give some of the plot away – but I will tell you this one’s a corker and far exceeded my expectations. This is around 400 pages long, but I read it from cover to cover in the same day – I couldn’t put it down!
This is the heart-wrenching, unputdownable sequel to "Unearthly". Part-angel Clara is still reeling from the choice she was forced to make amidst the vicious forest fire of her nightmares. Now, torn between her love for Tucker and a destiny that will separate them, Clara is faced with another shocking revelation: someone she loves will die in a matter of months. With her future uncertain, the only thing Clara knows is that the fire was just the beginning.
Source – many thanks to Egmont, a copy was received in return for an honest review.