What I'm Reading: Get Even by Gretchen McNeil

Friday, February 8, 2013

Boundless by Cynthia Hand

I fell in love with this series in the first book, Unearthly, and you can read that review here. And then of course, my heart was broken for Clara and her family in Hallowed. So I was anxious and a little sad to know that this story was coming to an end. I will recommend not reading review if you haven't read the first two books. No spoilers for book three, but there are things that will allude to the first two books.

Here's the summary from Goodreads: 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.

What I Liked: 1) We had a big time change of setting, as Clara heads off to college at Stanford. I don't read a lot of books where the main character transitions from high school student to college student, where we get to see how they react to that kind of change. Maybe it happens in other books, but it made a big impression in this one. 2) More action. There was more action in this book than we found in the first two books. And that's saying something, because there were some epic battle scenes, especially in the second book. But everything had a ring of finality to it in this book. There was more power behind the words in this book. I really enjoyed that part of it. 3) Clara and Tucker. This is one of my favorite book couples. I love cowboy Tucker. And, even after everything that happened in Hallowed, I was pleased to see how their relationship continued to change and develop. 4) The epilogue. It's rare that a book gives you a glimpse into the future (I'm talking, 5, 10 years) of the characters, but this one did, and I was happy to see how everything turned out.

What I Didn't Like: 1)I know not everyone's ending could have been a happy one, but I was still hoping for this one in particular. It saddened me a little how one of them didn't seem to be happy, even in the epilogue. 2) I was also disappointed in the direction Angela's character took. It was a huge part of the storyline, so it couldn't be changed without affecting the story, but I was still disappointed.

Overall Thoughts: As sad as I am to see this series end, I was pretty happy with the way everything turned out. There were a few things that disappointed me about the direction everything went, but there were definitely some surprises. Fans of the series will be particularly happy to get some extra information from the epilogue.

 My Rating: 4 shots

2 comments:

  1. I'm so excited about this! I think I'll start it this weekend :)

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  2. I really loved this book, but like you said, I wished that by the epilogue that everyone could be happy and it made me sad that it didn't really happen that way. Maybe a novella or something for some closure would work. ;)

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