Release Date: January 22, 2013
Hardcover: 448 pages
Source: ARC from the publisher
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.
Ok so where to start with this review…. If you read my previous reviews of Unearthly and Hallowed you can see that I did a little flip flopping between Tucker and Christian. Well I can say after reading Boundless 100% that I am Team Both! I know, I know it sounds like a cop out but I cannot choose! I love both of them for different reasons and even though Clara finally makes her choice in this book I definitely can’t.
Second Cynthia Hand is beyond evil! I thought I cried in Hallowed it didn’t compare to the tears I shed in Boundless I was an ugly crying fool in this book! Ok I really can’t say much about the actual book because I’m afraid there would be spoilers and I don’t do spoilery reviews. So what I can say is that the book was amazing! It was a beautiful, heart-wrenching, perfect ending this trilogy and while I’m sad to see it end it couldn’t have finished in a better way! I really look forward to what Cynthia had up her sleeve for her next series because she’s an amazing writer and she has a lifetime fan in me!
Ok since I’m now Team Both I couldn’t just pick one scene so you get two! One with Clara and Tuck and one with Clara and Christian!
First Clara and Christian.
“That’s what we call irony.” I get to my feet, brush dirt off my jeans. “All right. Not that I don’t enjoy chatting with you Christian, but I didn’t come up here to talk.”
He squints up at me. “What?”
I take off my hoodie and toss it down next to him.
Now he looks really confused. I turn my back to him and summon my wings, stretch them over my head, flex. When I glance over at him again, he’s standing, staring with a kind of yearning admiration at my feathers, which gleam white in the sun.
He wants to touch them.
“Clara—“he says breathlessly, and takes a step forward, and reaches out.
Now Tucker and Clara.
“Nah, it’s all right,” he says. “I guess I should have expected him to make his move, now that we’re over and done. So how’d it go?”
I stare at him wordlessly.
“Well, it can’t have gone too well, or you wouldn’t have ended up here at the end of the night.”
“That,” I say carefully, ‘is none of your beeswax, Tucker Avery.”
“Well, you’re right about that,” he says. “We’ve got to move on, don’t we? But the way I see it, there’s one bug thing getting in the way of us doing that.”
My breath catches. “Oh yeah? What?”
He looks at me coolly. “You keep showing up.”