Sunday, May 25, 2014

Boundless (Unearthly # 3) by Cynthia Hand Review

Name: Boundless (Unearthly # 3)
Authors: Cynthia Hand
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: January 22nd, 2013
Format: E-book
Buy the book on Amazon
448 pages

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 fulfill 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.


My Review:

Boundless was a great read!  It had one of the most interesting plots of the three books, and I loved how it tried to balance Clara having a normal life with her angel life.  Needless to say, it did not work out that well.  The book starts off with Clara, Christian, and Angela at Stanford University.  The three are attempting to live normal, college lives, while still not forgetting about their "purposes."  I wished that this book would have focused more on them trying to live normal lives, but everything quickly went to hell (literally) and soon the lives of the characters at school was forgotten.

I was intrigued by the role that Angela played in this book.  Her character always interested me from the start; she seemed to genuinely like Clara as a friend, but at the same time she was always a little bit strange to me.  She seemed to be full of information that wasn't necessarily good, and I had always wondered where she got this information from.  As for the love triangle aspect, Clara debated for a lot of the book over who to choose.  While listening to her pine for Tucker for the beginning of the novel was not my favorite part of the book, I think that the action and plot-twist at the end eventually outshone that momentary annoyance.

I liked the ending, though I can't say that I absolutely loved it.  The ending was wrapped up like a gift, and I wish that Clara hadn't been handed what she wanted quite so easily, though she did go through a lot of difficult and traumatic events.  Most of this book was a bit grim, but I think it fit very well with what Cynthia Hand was trying to accomplish with this series finale.  I was really hoping that Boundless would tie up some loose ends that had been bugging me throughout the series, but unfortunately some of my pressing questions were left unanswered.  Nevertheless, I enjoyed reading this book, and would definitely recommend this series to anyone interested in YA series about love triangles and fate.

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