Review – Boundless by Cynthia Hand

Sigh…..

Title: Boundless (Book #3 Trilogy of the Unearthly Series)
Author: Cynthia Hand
Pages: 431
Genre: Young Adult – Paranormal / Romance
Reviewer: Nicole

Blurb:
The past few years held more surprises than part-angel Clara Gardner ever could have anticipated. Yet through the dizzying high of first love to the agonizing low of losing someone close to her, the one thing she could no longer deny was that she was never meant to have 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 seemed like the best option, so she’s headed back to California – and so is Christain Prescott, the irresistible boy from the vision that started her on this journey in the first place.

As Clara tries to make 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 choose her fate once and for all.
 

Review:

After a long wait, I was excited to read the final installment of the Unearthly Series, Boundless, only to be left slightly disappointed and feeling that the resolutions of some of the main characters were incomplete.

Boundless is about how Clara, Angela and Christain start their first year of collage at Stanford University, to help Angela fulfill her purpose, which she has foreseen to be taken place at Stanford. But Clara and Christain are also getting a new vision of their own which involves each other, a vision that they both believe is their true purpose. As the vision become clearer and more detailed, they realize that they have a big fight ahead of them, a fight that they must stay together to be at their strongest if they are to win this battle, for they have to go to hell and back to save and protect the ones they desperately love the most.

What I did enjoy about Boundless is how Angela’s character became very important to the plot and her surprising connection to another major character. I appreciated how Angela stayed strong throughout her darkest moment and stayed true to herself. I also enjoyed how Samjeeza’s character became engaged in doing something “good” for Clara, which became a key to the plot’s outcome.

Unfortunately, what disappointed me greatly was the ending and Clara’s final choice between Christain and Tucker. I felt Clara ended up with the wrong person especially considering how important this particular character is to Clara. I was heartbroken and can only hope that Cynthia Hand is thinking about doing a spin-off series on him because I feel his story was incomplete and his character deserves a happy ending.

What I also felt was incomplete was the lack of conversation between Clara and her brother Jeffrey regarding their shaky and disintegrating relationship. I also feel as though Jeffery’s story was incomplete, Cynthia Hand definitely left us wondering what happened to him after the event.

While I was disappointed with the conclusion and some of the character’s endings, it was still an enjoyable read and you might be happy with the ending? You will have to read it to find out.

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