Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Boundless: Review


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.


(I will try to be spoiler-free on this one because the book isn't out for 24 hours yet)

Now, the really stunning finale of Unearthly Trilogy. The glorious ending of an awesome series. Very glorious indeed. You have no idea how good the book is until you read it. With an HEA ending too. Just what I need.

Clara has grown up throughout Boundless. And I like her more and more throughout the book. She's not the slightly scared girl in Unearthly anymore. She can surely take care of it when facing live-or-death decisions. And she can certainly make her own decisions between two boys she holds dear most. She faces her own destiny without fear. I'm really glad that she's matured in many ways through the obstacles she encounters in the book. And in the end, I'm glad that she chooses the boy that is truly right for her.

The book is full of action-packed scenes and fights. Each one is harder and harder to get through. And each obstacle are swirled with all kinds of emotions. Good ones and bad ones. Relief, depression, anger, happiness, disappointment, devastation, etc. They are tightly tangled up with the challenges Clara and her friends faced up. There are unexpected allies and enemies too. They have to choose between trusting and not trusting one person. Seeing the characters grow up and learn the truth of their purpose is the best way to end the trilogy. The only slight flaw about the book is the slightly slow start. But it's nothing compare to the beauty of the whole story.

I'm glad and really sad at the same time that the trilogy is over because it's such pure beauty and perfection. Angel-bloods walking on Earth and fulfilling their purposes is a great background for the trilogy itself. The storyline developed smoothly throughout the book. Each book is filled with unexpected obstacles, allies, enemies, and emotions. This is truly stunning. I'm so happy that I read Unearthly in the first place. I hope Cynthia Hand will come up with more awesome ideas and books in the future.

And if there's any short stories about the trilogy, I'm so going to read it.

Rating: 10/10 (Well, it's hard not to give a full mark for the book) 

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