This book definitely took me by surprise, and I absolutely LOVED it. I finished in about one or two days, and grabbed Hallowed as soon as I had finished. At first, I was a little hesitant. The blurb talked about angels, moving schools, and a possible love triangle... hmmm, where have I heard this before? However, Hand's novel was beyond my expectations.
The writing, for one, is smooth, flowing, and clever. I highlighted
countless lines on my Kindle, and couldn't help smiling at multiple
scenes. Clara is also a very relatable heroine. She feels lost and
confused at times, but she perseveres for the ones she loves. Speaking
of loved ones... I fell for Tucker. Hard. And truth be told, I didn't
really like him at first. Christian was just that brooding, god-like
male character that I tend to love reading about, but later on he just
kind of irritated me. Tucker is most definitely THE ONE.
All the characters served a great purpose in the book. I loved
everyone, including Angela, Wendy, Jeffrey, and Clara's mom. Even Kay
Patterson, the "mean girl", was interesting to read about. The storyline
was fast-paced, and kept me rapidly turning the pages. Partly for
Tucker, and partly because I wanted to get to the fire scene already!
When I actually got to it, even that took me by surprise. (Wonderful
twist in the story, BTW).
All in all, Unearthly is amazing. If you haven't read it yet, go get it now. You won't be disappointed.