Monday 28 April 2014

My review of Boundless

Boundless (Unearthly #3) by Cynthia Hand
Release Date: January 22, 2013
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Boundless (Unearthly, #3)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.

A YA paranormal romance series designed to grip hearts and show the meaning of true strength, love, and friendship... But obviously without some badass angel action from both hell and heaven, of course.

From the early pages of Unearthly, I was hooked. I was hooked on the whole idea of this world full of angels; some half angel, some a quarter angel, some with blood from the fallen angels, living amongst humans, with all kinds of other concepts that simply makes this series stand out over other paranormal books. It's very easy to get lost in the idea of an angel who get snippets of the future, a "vision", and this is like their purpose from God that they must fulfill. Oh how I adore the imagination of authors.

One of the big discussions in this trilogy is "Team Tucker" or "Team Christian". Tucker is a cute guy who works on a farm and likes to be that typical southern hardworking cowboy. Clara and Tucker are a sweet couple; however, she is an angle and he is human. It is not natural and it is not meant to be, is it? But there's Christian, who is an angel (and also veryvery lovely and understanding and lovable and such a sweetie pie) who moved in town who has been envisioning Clara for the past year. He obviously feels like there's a certain connection and fate that they have to fulfill. I genuinely love both boys and I kept switching sides throughout this book as I could not pick. Even the ending didn't leave me completely okay. I needed more information! Maybe an epilogue after the epilogue would have been good.
The plot in this book was so gripping and incorporates good and evil perfectly. We get to explore a different kind of setting as the characters are now in college, while Clara also takes lessons from a certain someone to explore the extent of her powers and reach her full potential in order to fill her "purpose". She is basically upgrading herself to a kickass angel.
The relationships in this book are also heartwarming. There's Clara's relationship with her best friend Angela, who is definitely not the easiest person to get on with; but Clara never gives up and is determined to stay by her side no matter what. It is part of Clara's character to be supportive of those around her and she also shows this with her brother Jeffrey. I love the fact that he is your idea of a typical younger brother. It made some moments in the book very funny to read about when he sprinkled his charm a bit.

Boundless offers an open-ending that will leave you to your imagination; while also offering a certain kind of closure. It feels great to have been on such an amazing and heart-warming journey with these characters who pushed me into reading YA books. Prepare yourself for one of the most captivating angel stories that you'll ever come across. Cynthia Hand has set the bar for others and herself. I'm intrigued to find out more about her future books.


  1. pretty nice blog, following :)

  2. I have it on my shelf, I need to read it now :D