Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

Title: Hallowed
Author: Cynthia Hand
Pages: 403
Language: PG (occasional profanity)
Mature Content: PG (brief mature content)
Level: Middle/High
Recommendation: Must Read

Summary: For months part-angel Clara Gardner trained to face the raging forest fire from her visions and rescue the alluring and mysterious Christian Prescott from the blaze. But nothing could prepare her for the fateful decisions she would be forced to make that day, or the startling revelation that her purpose—the task she was put on earth to accomplish—is not as straightforward as she thought. Now, torn between her increasingly complicated feelings for Christian and her love for her boyfriend, Tucker, Clara struggles to make sense of what she was supposed to do the day of the fire. And, as she is drawn further into the world of part angels and the growing conflict between White Wings and Black Wings, Clara learns of the terrifying new reality that she must face: Someone close to her 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.

Review: After reading Unearthly I was sucked into the storyline so much that I couldn't wait for the opportunity to read Hallowed.  I like the character development in these novels.  You really are able to connect with the characters, even the ones you don't like. I hope to see more in this series.

1 comment:

  1. This is not a book that I would typically read, but because somebody was willing to read Unearthly to me, also a book I wouldn't typically read, I was actually excited to see where the story went. To be honest I was a little bit disappointed at the flow in the book, it took 400 pages to tell a 200 page story, but I like the story line and character depth. I also like the development of the good vs. evil theme, but am a little confused by the lack of definition in what is considered "good" and "evil". What makes their wings change? Do they change with minor decisions or is it simply one major choice and BOOM! you're now a blackwing. I would like to see some expanded definition.