Author: Cynthia Hand.
Published: January 22nd 2013 by HarperTeen.
Sort: Part three of ‘Unearthly’
Part one: Unearthly.
Part two: Hallowed.
The past few years have held more surprises than part-angel Clara Gardner could ever have anticipated. Yet from the dizzying highs of first love, to the agonizing low of losing someone close to her, the one thing she can no longer deny is that she was never meant to live a normal life. Since discovering the special role she plays among the other angel-bloods, Clara has been determined to protect Tucker Avery from the evil that follows her.. even if it means breaking both their hearts. Leaving town seems like the best option, so she’s headed back to California - and so is Christian Prescott, the irresistible boy from the vision that started her on this journey in the first place. As Clara makes her way in a world that is frighteningly new, she discovers that the fallen angel who attacked her is watching her every move. And he’s not the only one.. With the battle against the Black Wings looming, Clara knows she must finally fulfill her destiny. But it won’t come without sacrifices and betrayal.
I suggest to skip this review if you haven’t read Boundless, because there are spoilers. To give you a short version of the review: it was boring. I'm not really sure what happened here. I liked Unearthly and Hallowed was even better, but this was just so disappointing. The plot is thin and the love-triangle is spread out and dragged on.
Let me start by saying three positive things about this book. Samjeeza is still there. From every character in the book, he is the most fascinating. I also liked the twist with Angela’s pregnancy and how that added some excitement to the thin plot. Did anybody suspected this when Angela was acting so strange? I did come to the realization that I actually don’t like her that much. She is bossy, mean and a hypocrite. I was also happy to see some more of Jeffrey, but I still feel like he didn’t get enough time to shine. He was always there on the background and I think there was more to him.
The thing that bothered me the most is the fact that Christian is there. All. the. freaking. time. You can say that I wasn’t a big fan of him, but I went to a straight hater.
Are you kidding me? I can’t even.. He expects her to give up her feelings just like that? Oh boy, can you imagine that a girl doesn’t like you! The horror! It must be impossible to understand, annoying bonehead. One thing I admired about him is the fact that he stays such a good and loyal friend, because Clara doesn’t deserve that.
This is going to start my rant about Clara. She really need to make up her mind and stop acting like a whiny baby! She keeps popping up at Tuckers place, giving him all these double signals and she is dating with Christian while she is thinking of Tucker. Come on, do I have to spell it out for you? Stop wasting your time and go to your boy already. At least she ends up with Tucker, otherwise I would have dropped the rating to 2 flowers. On the other hand, how the hell did she end with such a sweet, nice guy when she is screwing with his feelings?
The plot was, like I said, very thin. This book was definitely not like the other two. It is completely based on the ‘romance’ and the love-triangle, instead of the battle. When we were heading towards the ending I was hoping on a good fight. Unfortunately, it’s fairly easy solved.
Let me say it this way: if I knew that the series ended like this, I might never started it in the first place.