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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Book Review/Blog Tour: BOUNDLESS by Cynthia Hand

Published by: Harper Teen
To Be Released on: January 22nd, 2013, TODAY!
Series: Unearthly #3
Source: ARC from publisher to review
4.5 stars: I Really Enjoyed It
Purchase from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound

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 fulfil 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 -quoted from Goodreads

The exciting conclusion to one of the best YA paranormal romances is finally here! With heart wrenching choices, shocking surprises, and sigh worthy stolen moments, Cynthia Hand pulls out all the stops with BOUNDLESS.

With every good book series that comes to an end, I both dread and can't wait to read the last book. Really these kind of books make me want to cheat and flip to the last page so I know who is paired off with whom, and what happens to each of the characters, but I didn't do that (don't worry Sophie you've broken me of my old habit). Cynthia has created such a fabulous, believable world that I fell in love with the moment I first met Clara. Like all series that I've come to love, series endings also mean saying good bye to the characters I've come to love as well. Although I am secretly hoping one of the characters gets his own spin off or at least stand alone book, because I need to know what he's doing. Yep, you guessed it, this is SPOILER FREE and I'm not giving away names. ;) 

This series first gave me Tucker and Clara. Then there was Christian and Clara, and Tucker. Okay I might have switched "teams" on who I wanted Clara to be with each book, but BOUNDLESS slayed me, in a good and heartbroken way of course. I mean, Clara can't choose both guys now could she?! Though I might have had my hopes set on a certain someone I wanted her to choose, I also knew her decision was going to be one she would agonize over, and boy did she ever. I totally understood Clara's heart, and her feelings towards both Tucker and Christian. There's heartbreak, hurt, trust, faith, hope, friendship and plenty of love. I loved the way Cynthia wrote and developed Clara's emotional side and how she felt towards both guys. I got why and how the guys felt the way they did about her.  But, that ending left me feeling both rest assured Clara made the best decision for herself, and also a little heartbroken. Yes, I fell for both guys and though I know it's not possible nor would it have been right for Clara to choose both guys (yeah that wasn't going to happen), I still felt bad for the one who wasn't chosen, even though the characters and myself as a reader knew the right decision had been made. 

Talk about romance. I LOVE the romance in this book. It's not rushed. It's perfect, beautiful, and exciting. It's all those things I love to read about. I love how both guys declare they feelings for Clara, and yet don't force themselves on her. It's her choice, and her choice alone though each guy is a huge part of her life, whether they're currently in it or not. I don't think Clara could have two more fitting guys like Christian and Tucker fighting for her heart. Along with the guys are other great characters who each took different directions then I had first thought they would. I even loved the role Clara's brother Jeffrey, Tucker's sister Wendy, and Clara's friend Angela all play in this book. Ooh and those shocking revelations and discoveries put some great twists into an already exciting storyline. 

Boundless wraps up Clara's story in such a fitting way. I like that this wasn't a story/series that was rushed. Things made sense, events were wrapped up in a manner that was perfect for all that happened, and over all I sat there when I finished the book and had to take a big sigh of relief. Oh nelly do things get a little crazy in the end! If you're a fan of this series, I highly recommend you PICK UP THIS BOOK! 

Be sure to check out the rest of the BOUNDLESS series here!


  1. Such a lovely review--your love for the series totally comes through! I completely understand Clara's feelings for both Tucker and Christian as well--and like you, I also feel bad for the one who wasn't chosen. *sigh* I'm still pushing for a follow-up story. ;)

    1. Aw, thank you Wendy! I really appreciate that. I thought the way Cynthia allowed us to understand what Clara was going through and feeling. I was so torn on who should so pick. Both guys are such great characters and both would make her happy. *sigh* I am right there with you on getting a follow up story for who know who. ;)