Saturday, 25 August 2012

Book Review: Hallowed

*Contains Spoilers for Unearthly Book 1. Please do not read if you have not read the first book*

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.

Basically, I wanted to read this book to find out what happened next for Clara, Tucker and Christian and this book definitely throws the love triangle in.

So what's life like after the fire?

In this book Clara had a new vision. A cemetery. Someone she loves is going to die and there are a few close people she loves who aren't in the vision. Tucker is one of them.

At the same time as dealing with Tucker might die she has to battle her failed Purpose. The night she was meant to save Christian in a forest fire she saved Tucker instead. Luckily, Christian was also part-angel and thought his purpose was to save Clara.
Her brother Jeffrey is going off the rails, her mum is hiding secrets and her friend Angela wants to start an Angel club.
All this is happening while she battles to find out what her mother is keeping from her, trying to save the people she loves and battling with the fallen angel, Samjeeza.

While reading the book I was pulled in by her strong relationship with Tucker but also her growing feelings for Christian.

If you think hard while reading you can guess what is coming. The whole way through I kept thinking what the ending would be and it was a more or less diluted version of my thoughts.


“Before I moved here, I never got the whole love-triangle thing. You know, in movies or romance novels or whatnot, where there’s one chick that all the guys are drooling over, even though you can’t see anything particularly special about her. But oh, no, they both must have her. And she’s like, oh dear, however will I choose? William is so sensitive, he understands me, he swept me off my feet, oh misery, blubber, blubber, but how can I go on living without Rafe and his devil-may-care ways and his dark and only-a-little-abusive love? Upchuck.” 

"Nice night for stalking," he observes.
"No, I was---"
"Get your butt in here, Carrots.” 

"Just in case, I dont know, his comic book collection decided to spontaneously combust. This was dumb and admittedly creepy in an Edward Cullen kind of way” 

"But at least you won't be running away.
I think it's more of a brisk walk.

I'm having an argument with myself. And I'm losing. So not a good sign."

"We search through the powder for a while, but don't locate my missing ski. After ten fruitless minutes I'm convinced that the mountain has eaten it."

-I know I out in a lot of quotes for this and Unearthly. But they're so bloody brilliant!

Other covers: 

Personal Awards!:

  • Choosing You/Choosing Me: Gosh, the whole way though you wonder who she's going to pick!
  • U.N.I -  After the Ed Sheeran Song (duh) but seriously, this is the only book I've read in a while were the person not just thinks about university but actually gets confirmation and a go ahead!
  • Quotastic - Let's just all bow down now to Cynthia Hands quote humour!

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Electric Monkey (2 Jan 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405259922
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405259927
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 13 x 3.2 cm

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