By: Melanie | March 7, 2013 | (3) Comments

Title: Boundless
Author: Cynthia Hand
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Genre: YA, paranormal, fantasy
Series: Unearthly #3
Release Date: January 22, 2013
Pages: 438 (hardcover)
How I Got the Book: Borrowed it
For More Information: Goodreads Link

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.

I loved this book so much I hated it. Well I guess that makes no sense but hopefully my incoherent review will help you comprehend my blubbering thoughts.

Lemme guess what you are thinking… “What? Mel rated one of her favourite series four stars?” *sighs* I can’t bear my hate for myself at the moment. For some despicable reason, I cannot tweak this rating…okay..maybe 4.5 stars…or— NO. Okay, I’m giving this book 4.5 stars

Yes, that satisfies me much more.

The most anticipated YA paranormal release has finally come tumbling into the booking world of craziness. Boundless is the heart-breaking finale to the Unearthly Trilogy By Cynthia Hand.

Firstly, it’s not every day I get to review my favourite series so here is my little rant. I am a massive fan of Unearthly, I don’t think any other paranormal books will be able to replace such a stunner. Paranormal is a very broad genre, and angels are especially cliche, infuriating and too predictable. However, Cynthia Hand, an aspiring and amazing author manages to brew up a beautiful story line with kick ass characters throughout the trilogy. I am oh-so sad to see this series leave us. Okay. Scrap that. I cried at the end of reading Boundless because of this depression. Even though I was at school at the time, I cried because it was freakin’ worth it. I cannot express how much this trilogy means to me. It is another book that caught me into reading YA books. Boundless was the first ever book I placed on my TBR, meaning that it was the first ever book I’ve been waiting in impatient anticipation. Must I say, each and every book till now I offered 5 stars. So why not 5 stars for this? Well you are finally just about to find out.

Clara Gardner was never destined to live a normal life. Yet still, she attends Stanford University, away from Tucker whom she must save, by avoiding him. Guess who else is going? Christian. With discovering a fallen angel watching her every move, Clara knows she mush fulfil her destiny once and for all.

I love Clara. She was always focused, strong and pure to herself. While she might not be as kick-ass like some other female characters, Clara shines with her own heroism that is so remarkable and loveable. Boundless gets to show us more about Christian. I’ve always been Team Christian, I love them so much and really wanted them together. Either way, knowing how the love triangle resolved made me super happy. Downside for Team Tucker people, he barely shows up much.

The premise of Cynthia Hand’s work is filled with marvel. I enjoyed learning more about some characters we barely got to really relate to like Billy, Angela and Jeffery. The reason why I’ve deducted .5 stars is due to the fact that I felt the entire story was rushed. Everything was attempted to be resolved in one single blob. Handfuls of authors have this mistake, as it can be a tricky task to accomplish with sparkling stars. Anyway, I admire Hand’s plot line and twists. Only the ending tipped me off.

The seventh is ours

Overall, I still cannot get over the fact that this is the end of Clara’s story. However, I am also very joyed to know what happened. I hear Cynthia is brewing up another storm so I’m going to get prepared for some serious ranting. I love you all!! (Characters and Cynthia Hand)

(ACTUAL: 4.5)

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Melanie

Owner (and crazy nut) at YA Midnight Reads
Melanie is one of the totally fabulous bloggers at YA Midnight Reads. She's a 16 year old student from Melbourne, Australia. She is normally found binge watching TV series, reading , blogging, procrastinating or fangirling about how Percabeth is the best ship ever. She's also a lover of caps lock and uses it excessively.
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3 Responses to Boundless By Cynthia Hand

  1. Anonymous says:

    Love the review! I am even more excited to begin this now

  2. Anonymous says:

    I recently read Boundless and I totally agree with you!

  3. Ben McMann says:

    Oh look, the queen of Angel books review by the also very angelic Melanie has come! I really need to log in more to see what you post up 🙂 Boundless seems like a great conclusion to this series

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