Boundless (Unearthly #3) by Cynthia Hand: Book Review

boundlessTitle: Boundless (Unearthly #3)

Author: Cynthia Hand

Started Date:  January 28, 2014

Finished Date:  February 1, 2014

Rating: 5/5 stars


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.

In the riveting finale of the Unearthly series, Clara must decide her fate once and for all.”




I will definitely miss Clara, Tucker, Angela, and Christian!

I enjoyed everything about it, even though it seems that Clara was so vehement to stay away from Tucker, she still can’t deny the fact that he’s always been her home. She keeps on coming back to him. What I didn’t like about this book is the not-much presence of Tucker! I love him since the first one! I’ve always been Team Tucker, always and I’m loyal to him! Christian is a great guy and I feel so sorry for him. But I just can’t help ask what happened to him in the end, he’s just…gone. I felt bad, it would have been much better if the author gave her a girl for her, someone he really deserves her. Also, I can’t believe Angela’s role in this book, it was really surprising! I’ve read Radiant but still, it surprised me that she has a huge part. I just don’t find her a strong character, and Phen also disappointed me. *sigh*

I love this book, definitely a great angel series! I’ll be looking forward for more of the books from the author! Cynthia Hand is really wonderful! *applause*



Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days #1) by Susan Ee: Book Review

angelfallTitle: Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days #1)

Author: Susan Ee

Started Date:  April 8, 2013

Finished Date: April 11, 2013

Rating: 4/5 stars


Summary from Goodreads:

“It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.

Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels’ stronghold in San Francisco where she’ll risk everything to rescue her sister and he’ll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.”




Wow, this book is really good! I just wish for a better ending! That ending ripped my heart out! I really feel sorry about everything. 😦

I know, I know, this book is awesome and amazing for an angel book. However, the totality of the book broke my heart to pieces. The world is too dark for my taste. It can pass for a horror book because of scary creatures and gruesome murders. I thought this is just an ordinary angel book, with lots of angel. But it seems that they are very different here. I’m a bit conservative regarding angel books, I like them without not much of religion. I know it’s hard not to relate it to religion, but it complicates everything.

Anyway, I like the two characters, Penryn and Raffe. Penryn is such a bad ass heroine, she’s brave and strong, and I admire her for knowing self-defense and martial arts. With a world like that, she really need it. Her mother did a very good in raising her as a tough girl. Raffe, on the other hand, is definitely one hot angel! *swoons* I can’t stop thinking about how hot he is, it’s like I really can imagine him. Even though he doesn’t smile a lot and he’s got a bad temper, and he doesn’t reveal much about himself, I still like him. And I really feel sorry for what happened to him at the ending. It made me sad. 😦

I hope that the second book will have more romance in it. And more happy moments. I think they both deserve to be happy.
I highly recommend this book to everyone who loves a kick ass heroine with a really hot guy! Haha!



Hallowed by Cynthia Hand: Book Review

hallowedTitle: Hallowed

Author: Cynthia Hand

Started Date:  January 26, 2013

Finished Date: January 26, 2013

Rating: 5/5 stars


Summary from Goodreads:

“For months Clara Gardner trained to face the fire from her visions, but she wasn’t prepared for the choice she had to make that day. And in the aftermath, she discovered that nothing about being part angel is as straightforward as she thought.

Now, torn between her love for Tucker and her complicated feelings about the roles she and Christian seem destined to play in a world that is both dangerous and beautiful, Clara struggles with a shocking revelation: Someone she loves 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.

In this compelling sequel to Unearthly, Cynthia Hand captures the joy of first love, the anguish of loss, and the confusion of becoming who you are.”



I love it! My first unputdownable book I’ve read this year!
It brought out all the emotions in me, and a lot of times that I had to fought back my tears.
I know, I know, why did it took me this long to finally read it? Because I waited for the release of the paperback. LOL! But I’m not going to wait for the paperback of the third book since I’m now eager to know the ending of this series.

I love everything about it!!! After reading a lot of annoying characters, Clara is a breather to me, she’s so different from every heroines. I like her a lot!!! She’s exceptional for me! An overstatement huh! Well, she’s strong in so many ways, both in physical and emotional aspects of her, even though she cried a lot here. I like the fact that the book emphasized on the relationship of family and mother-daughter thing, though it seems that Clara’s brother had burdens too. I somehow managed to guess his huge role. (Yes, I’m not spoiling it!)

I’ve been Team Tucker ever since, but it doesn’t mean that I don’t like Christian. I feel something about him too like Clara. But I know that I’m going to stick with Tucker.

Anyway, this book deserves more than 5 stars!



Unearthly by Cynthia Hand: A book review

Title: Unearthly

Author: Cynthia Hand

Started Date: January 26, 2012

Finished Date: January 26, 2012

Rating: 5/5 stars

I didn’t see it coming.
I SUPER love this book! Yes, it’s right, I finished reading it for a day! This is definitely addicting, I was glued in my seat, I just couldn’t stop. I didn’t expect that it will have this kind of effect to me. After reading other angel books, I believe this is the best! It is different, well-written and characters are described perfectly that you can literally picture their images in your mind. Clara, the part angel, is very likable. She’s not the usual selfish and confused protagonist of other young adult books. She has character and unique personality. I love her orange hair and how she hated it. I love Tucker and how he calls her carrots. I was amazed when Clara fell in love with Tucker. That was definitely unexpected. I thought Christian is the one for her, right from the beginning. But Christian left, then Clara and Tucker spent their summer together. I like their dates in the outdoors since I’m really into recreational activities.

One thing is for sure, it is definitely the best angel book I’ve ever read. I expected the cliffhanger ending, but it didn’t leave me hanging. It was satisfying, I like what happened there, it really blew my mind away. haha.

I love Tucker’s joke:
“What did the fish say when it hit a concrete wall?”