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Boundless (Unearthly #3) by Cynthia Hand

Expected Release: January 22nd 2013 

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 fulfil her destiny. But it won’t come without sacrifices and betrayal.

In the riveting finale of the Unearthly series, Clara must decide her fate once and for all.

(info from goodreads)

Life Changing Books/Series: Unearthly Trilogy by Cynthia Hand

❝I feel like Cinderella sitting in the middle of the road with a pumpkin and a couple of mice, while Prince Charming charges off to rescue some other chick.❞

“But Tucker is my choice. I love him. That isn’t going to go away.”
- Clara Gardner, Hallowed

Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
For months Clara Gardner trained to face the fire from her visions, but she wasn’t prepared for the choice she had to make that day. And in the aftermath, she discovered that nothing about being part angel is as straightforward as she thought.

Now, torn between her love for Tucker and her complicated feelings about the roles she and Christian seem destined to play in a world that is both dangerous and beautiful, Clara struggles with a shocking revelation: Someone she loves 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.

In this compelling sequel to “Unearthly,” Cynthia Hand captures the joy of first love, the anguish of loss, and the confusion of becoming who you are.

Review: First of all, I would say that I am not overreacting when I tell you guys that after I finished this book I was sobbing or almost crying. This series is captivating and this sequel is amazing. Its like all the secrets about Clara had been spilled out here. Its like an amazing roller coaster ride that you wanna ride all over again. (P.S. I was screaming every five minutes when I was reading this.)

Okay, I still ship Clara and Tucker but my door is like opening for Christian now. In a moment there, I feel like Clara, I’m in love with Tucker but there’s always something about Christian and how often he says We Belong Together

This is a must read! 

“I’ve learned that a storm isn’t always a bad weather, and a fire can be a start of something new. I’ve found out that there are a lot more shades of gray in this world than I ever knew about. I’ve learned that sometimes, when you’re afraid but you keep on moving forward, that’s the biggest kind of courage there is. And finally, I’ve learned that life isn’t really about failure and success. It’s about being present, in the moment when big things happen, when everything changes, including yourself. So I would tell us, no matter how bright we think our futures are, it doesn’t matter. Whether we go off to some fancy university or stay home and work. That doesn’t define us. Our purpose on this earth is not a single event, an accomplishment we can check off a list. There is no test. No passing or failing. There’s only us, each moment shaping who we are, into what we will become. So I say forget about the future. Pay attention to now. Just be. Then you are free to become something great.”
- Angela Zerbino, Hallowed
“He wanted to fight for me. Every part of him was telling him to fight, but he didn’t know how. He thought maybe the purest form of love is letting me go.”
- Clara Gardner, Hallowed