Unearthly (Unearthly #1) & Hallowed (Unearthly #2)

Posted: July 9, 2013 in 4 Stars, Must Reads!, Nephilim, Paranormal, Supernatural Teen Romance
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Unearthly (Unearthly #1) & Hallowed (Unearthly #2) – Cynthia Hand

Synopsis (Unearthly):

In the beginning, there’s a boy standing in the trees . . . .
Clara Gardner has recently learned that she’s part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn’t easy.

Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place and out of place at the same time. Because there’s another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara’s less angelic side.

As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she’d have to make between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?

Synopsis (Hallowed):

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.


OMG I can’t tell you how much I loved the first two books!  They are super addictive.  It was really easy to put yourself in “Clara’s” shoes and sympathize/empathize with her.  The storyline is compelling and relate-able although it is not a fast paced story.  The plot was fantastically planned out and easy to follow, meaning that every plot point is spaced out evenly so that you do not lose interest.  Things are revealed exactly when they are meant to be. Even though the pace was slow it is still captivating.

  I loved all the characters.  “Clara” is a fantastic main character.  The love triangle could have been written better, it was very predictable but still good to read.  The 2 guys involved were both fantastic in their own ways.  There was never a time when I was “woohoo, team Christian or woohoo, team Tuck”…I loved them both and that takes extraordinary writing skills.

Both books had me turning pages to see what would happen next. I finished both books in a day and a half.  I can’t wait to read the third.

The second book in particular was much more emotional than the first and it actually made me cry.  It was so sad and heartbreaking.  I won’t tell you why because that would be a MAJOR plot spoiler.

I would absolutely recommend this to ANYONE who loves stories about Nephilim, angels, paranormal romance, young adult, ect.  I don’t think that was any bad language, if there was it was a very small amount.  No sex, but lots of kissing.

List of Book in Order:



Radiant (Unearthly 2.5 Novella) takes place during the summer Italy trip with “Angela”


  1. I’ve saw these books around but never wanted to read them. After seeing your review I might give them a try cuz I love paranormal romance.

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