Hardcover, 416 pgs.
Published January 17th, 2012 by HarperCollins
For months part-angel Clara Gardner trained to face the raging forest fire from her visions and rescue the alluring and mysterious Christian Prescott from the blaze. But nothing could prepare her for the fateful decisions she would be forced to make that day, or the startling revelation that her purpose—the task she was put on earth to accomplish—is not as straightforward as she thought. Now, torn between her increasingly complicated feelings for Christian and her love for her boyfriend, Tucker, Clara struggles to make sense of what she was supposed to do the day of the fire. And, as she is drawn further into the world of part angels and the growing conflict between White Wings and Black Wings, Clara learns of the terrifying new reality that she must face: Someone close to her will die in a matter of months. With her future uncertain, the only thing Clara knows for sure is that the fire was just the beginning.
Many of you already know that Unearthly is my favorite angel book I've read so far. It still is but Hallowed did not disappoint! I think if I had read them closer together I may have found myself a bit disappointed in some plot twists, but as it was I ended up feeling pretty happy with how the story progressed!
The first bit of the book felt a bit slow and I found myself wishing the story would take off already. And then it did and I did not put the book down after that! There were plenty of twists and turns and while a few things were easy enough to see coming because of hints most of the things totally surprised me! Part of that may have been because it's been a year since I read the first one though...
I mostly really like Clara. She occasionally does things that annoy me but I can see her starting to mature and grow as a character. I think that this book was just the beginning of some realizations for her and in the next one she'll grow even more.
Christian really grew on me in this book. I don't think I really loved him after Unearthly, but I'm starting to love him. I really don't want to get into too much about him or Tucker though because I don't want to spoil anything for you guys!
I really really love this series and I highly recommend it if you haven't already picked it up. I cruised through this book like it was nothing and am dying for #3! There's a mystery left in this one and I can't wait to solve it!
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own and I was not paid or influenced in any way.
I read an ARC of this book and the final version may vary.