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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (20,041 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cynthia Hand Narrator: Samantha Quan Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN:
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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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erika | 1/29/2014

    " Sad but good. I love the idea that her purpose is ongoing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy Szatkowski | 1/13/2014

    " Ok if you think, "not another angel book," you've got to read Unearthly and Hallowed. These are well written, with complexities the other angel books don't have. I thoroughly enjoyed both. The only think I didn't like is that there doesn't seem to be a third! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 12/30/2013

    " Paranormal romance fans will eat this series up. This is book 2 in the series and things heat up in the love triangle between Clara (part angel, part human), Tucker her human boyfriend, and Christian, her angel destiny. There is a lot of death and sorrow in this book and some things happen to her family. She is also still being hunted by a bad angel. I read it mostly because I wanted to make sure it was still appropriate for my little 6th and 7th graders because paranormal tends to have some heavy romance in it. This one teeters on the edge and I would say 8th grade on up for this one because the make out scenes get a little intense and the whole "should we go all the way in our relationship or wait" is discussed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chelsea Roberts | 12/11/2013

    " Oh my gosh (Don't imagine a happy, shrill-scream inducing omg. Imagine a forlone, shaky, teary-eyed sigh of an omg). I know that based on all of my reviews that I must seem like the mushiest person ever, ceaselessly crying all the time. But I swear, I rarely cry that often for a book. This was such a tear jerker of an ending for so many different reasons, that my eyes couldn't help but to become red-rimmed with tears. I just feel drained..a good drained, I suppose, but Hallowed was just such an emotional read, and I guess I never thought the ending could be so sad (maybe hopeful to some readers) even though the whole book implied and pushed that, hey!, buckle up because you're going to cry sucker. That was probably a run-on sentence. But whatever. I have so many thoughts that are itching to be thrown into writing all at once. My mind is still in a fog after an hour of being finished, and I have so many conflicting emotions. I guess that's the mark of a good author-possession of my mind. Clara. What to say about Clara. Aside from the fact that I don't believe she completely understands that truth in a relationship is essential for the other party to feel comforted and loved wholeheartedly, becuase hey, he already knows you are otherwordly anyway so, she is one of the few lead female characters that I actually have a little ounce of respect for. Why this teenager? While a lot of times it is frustrating when a girl won't just succumb to a beautiful boy's charm, I didn't feel that way with Clara. She stands her ground on many issues that are a large part of her world, and no one really tells her what to do and how to be, not really, and that is a breath of fresh air. She fights for what she believes in, even with a foreboding sense of inevitability. For the record-I LOVE Tucker, and I love Christian. I really am thrown by how sweet and caring both of these guys are. I never feel like both guys deserve the main girl like I do with these characters. Sure, Christian did run off to get Kay after the dance the year before, but she was mourning the end of their relationship, and he felt it was his fault so he went after her. That is all. It's old news and there isn't a thing that can be done about the past. I continually keep rationalizing why she should be with each guy, and I feel a stab of guilt each time her path shifts. I inwardly flinch when every obstacle is thrown her way. I was saddened by the fact that Tucker really wasn't in this book much. He was in it, but just not as much as one would hope. I hated that and it was very noticeable. These books truly are playing with my mind and tugging on my heartstrings. So with all of this being said, I must also clarify that I liked the layout of this book much better than the first installment. I still do not like Angela much, sorry to whoever cares, I find her to be pushy and self-serving, so I didn't care for the fact that she was in it buttloads more than the almost non-existent Wendy (she almost just seems like a vacant character, even in Unearthly, with not much more than a bland personality and very little stage presence-so different than her amazing brother), but I still liked Hallowed a lot. I felt this story on a very deep level, even more so at the end, and I can't wait to start Boundless. What a mess. I just hope my fragile state of mind can handle this frustrating love triangle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trish | 12/3/2013

    " I hate these types of covers. That being said, this series is really enjoyable YA fantasy. If you liked Twilight, you'd like the Unearthly series. but it's better than Twilight! The main character has a backbone, has free will, and the world-building around the angel-bloods is interesting. All the character, Angela, Clara's mom, Tucker, Christian, Jeffrey, etc. are fleshed-out and interesting. My only pet peeve is (view spoiler)[ Clara being destined for Christian.. (hide spoiler)] but at least Clara is self-aware of how much of a cliche that is and fights against it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikki Bailey | 11/19/2013

    " Omg how a book can pull you in so you're feeling every emotion with the characters! This is an amazing, heartbreaking, gut-wrenching story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abby | 11/18/2013

    " The second installment to the Unearthly series, another incredible read! I enjoyed this book even more than the first! I loved learning more about Clara, even if there were so many times when I wanted to smack her! :) We finally get to meet who her dad is and learn more of what her destiny has in store for her. I can't wait for the next book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherita Ahmad | 11/18/2013

    " very interesting..read it in one go...couldn't put it down "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina La Bash | 7/28/2013

    " Wow. What a great great read! I had so many emotions reading this one. So torn. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie Gorero | 7/2/2013

    " This was such an amazing book that I can't wait to read the final edition Boundless! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa M | 3/3/2013

    " again great work just as good as the first can't wait to read more "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlotte | 12/3/2012

    " I love this book! I just couldn't stop reading... <3 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacy | 10/22/2012

    " Clara bugged me a little more this book...still intrigued me enough to continue on with the series though! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 BananaG ( Nerdy Ninja) | 9/6/2012

    " Not quite as good as the first one, but still great:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelby Brungardt | 9/3/2012

    " Completely one of my favorite books of all time! I just couldn't stop! The new secrets and stories that Clara learned were amazing. I just wish that it wouldn't end! I can't wait till Boundless comes out!!! ;) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 8/18/2012

    " Heart wrenching ending. :'-( Very well written! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 sydney | 5/26/2012

    " i really loved the hallowed, it was a bit predictable at times, but still a great read! This book for sure made the top ten for my favorite books! "

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About the Author
Author Cynthia Hand

Cynthia Hand is the New York Times bestselling author of the Unearthly trilogy. A native of southeastern Idaho, she has graduate degrees in creative writing from Boise State University and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. For the past seven years she has taught writing at Pepperdine University in Southern California. She and her family have recently moved back to Idaho, where they are enjoying the fresh air.

About the Narrator

Samantha Quan is a graduate of the Graduate Acting Program at New York University. She has performed on stage in New York and regionally, including at the Ensemble Studio Theater and the Globe Theaters. Samantha presently resides in Los Angeles, where she works in film and television.