Review – Hallowed
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  • November 5, 2011

I’m not sure why there are multiple covers for Cynthia Hand’s newest book Hallowed. I know the first is the American release, and the fourth with Christian on it is the UK edition… the two in between, beats the hell out of me.

I keep getting sucked into angel themed books. There are a lot of them out today. And, as you can tell from my review of Hand’s previous book, Unearthly, I am very hit or miss on them for a good reason. This book had a little bit more of the elements that cause me to shy away from angel books generally. That said, I finished it, and I can find any fault with it besides personal belief. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

Clara is trying to wrap her head around the recent turn of events. The purpose that brought her, and her family, to Wyoming has been irrevocably altered by Clara herself. She made a choice that threw everything off and now she is beginning to see how free will can affect destiny. Now, everything is unraveling within her visions and new ones are appearing; visions of grief and cemeteries. When the Black Wings begin stirring new conflict, Clara finds herself torn between her angel and her human side, as well as those she loves on each side of the spectrum.

Fans of Unearthly will love this book. Hand throws in just enough of the human and the angels in Clara’s life to please everyone. As to the infamous love triangle these books are predicated upon…well, you’ll have to wait until January because I’m not spilling. Suffice it to say, there is enough drama from all parties to satisfy this jaded reader. I really do love the characters in this series. They are rich and dynamically fleshed out. And their journey in this book is incredible

5 out of 5 stars.

– BP

* Hallowed releases January 17, 2012.

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