What’s it all about?:
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.
What did I think?:
This is the final book in Cynthia Hand’s riveting Unearthly trilogy and provides readers with one last look into the world of teenager and part-angel Clara Gardner, who hasn’t had it easy since finding out about her strange powers and having to lose someone she loves. However, Boundless is a fantastic conclusion to a gripping story that had me hooked from the very first novel. It begins with our heroine Clara beginning college at Stanford accompanied by her best friend Angela and the enigmatic Christian. Clara is starting the next phase of her life far away from her first love Tucker Avery, as much to protect him as anything else, but no matter how hard she tries, the memory of their time together does not fade easily which kind of puts an obstacle against any new relationships occurring while she is at Stanford. Clara’s father, a very interesting. mysterious and incredibly powerful angel, plays a bigger part in this section of the trilogy, as he begins to prepare Clara and Christian for a battle with the evil Black Wings that he is sure is coming, and he wants her to be ready for.
In Boundless, as Clara’s purpose becomes clearer, we also find out a lot about her best friend Angela, who has a huge role to play in the destiny of all three teenagers, and there is also an intriguing insight into the mind of Clara’s troubled brother Jeffrey as he wrestles with his own inner demons. What else can I tell you without spoiling the series for readers who haven’t begun it? Well, there are some mind-bending interactions with Black Wing Samjeeza that really got my head in a whirl, beautiful and poignant moments that will definitely bring a tear to your eye as Clara struggles to come to terms with everything she has gone through, realising that it has made her a much stronger person able to face any danger coming her way and lastly, a terrifying glimpse of Hell that sent a shiver down my spine and that I still think upon from time to time – please let it not be true, please let it not be true!
I really enjoyed every moment of this beautiful, well written series and I was very sad when it had to come to a close. I even had that open-mouthed “NOOO!” moment at one point, but I’ll let you find it for yourself. For me, it was a satisfying conclusion to an excellent story that fans of paranormal romance will gobble up and hugely enjoy. Our lead character is a heroine to be proud of, and the strength of the supporting characters like Christian (who improved book upon book) Tucker, Angela and Jeffrey holds up to the closest scrutiny. An action-packed plot is mixed with more tender and poignant moments that balance out perfectly making the heart beat just a little bit faster with each turn of the page. Yup, I loved it… so if you haven’t started it yet, what on earth are you waiting for?
Would I recommend it?:
But of course!
Star rating (out of 5):