Hallowed by Cynthia Hand is the second book in the Unearthly thrilogy.
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
This was quite a disappointing read.
First, the plot seemed be building up to something that never happened. It left me expecting for anything to happen, but nothing remarkable did.
Second, one of the strongest points in the first novel, Unearthly, was the romance between Clara and Tucker. Because she was choosing her own path instead of doing what her destiny told her to. However, it all backtracked in this one. So, the point got lost completely.
Third, Clara’s priorities seemed to be all over the place. She would constantly worry about which of the hot guys she would stay with. Always trying to convince herself that she was in love with Tucker when the whole time she’d been thinking of Christian.
Fourth, more kept secrets that could’ve gotten Clara and Jeffrey killed. I honestly don’t see the point of the mother hiding so much from her children, when eventually they would have to learn the truth anyways. The hard way, when she could’ve told them so they could prepare themselves to be safe.
Fifth, this book didn’t have enough Angela, whom I think would’ve made a better protagonist than Clara. I admire that she’s always struggling to figure out what she doesn’t understand, all on her own. Since Clara can’t be bothered, to stop making out with Tucker or stop looking at Christian’s beautiful green eyes, to help her out.
Sixth, another thing I appreciated about the fist book, was that Clara was not the most impressive angel out of all the others. She was almost human, and that made me deem the book as original since almost always the main protagonist in these kinds of stories is the most powerful and best at everything. But Clara wasn’t. However, we couldn’t have been more wrong about that in this one. Because, of course, to justify Clara as the main character, the author had to make her one of the rarest and most powerful specimens in the whole universe.
Overall, this was an awful second book in series that had a lot of potential.