8 March 2014

Boundless by Cynthia Hand

Boundless by Cynthia Hand
Series: Unearthly #3
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: January 22nd 2013
Source: Bought

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 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 fulfil 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.

After reading Hallowed last year I was desperate to get around to reading Boundless but I just couldn't find the time. So when I finally got around to buying it last month I just decided to read it because I really wanted to know how this trilogy was going to end. Boundless didn't disappoint. It was definitely my favourite book of the trilogy. There were so many twists, so many things to uncover and I was hooked from the second I picked it up.

In Boundless, we see Clara, Angela and Christian heading off to college. They all head off to Stanford College because that's where Angela's vision takes place and she wants her friends to be with her. 

Clara went through a hell of a lot in Hallowed and she's trying to deal with everything now. She seems to be dealing well with what happened - but obviously she's still upset. She's definitely a lot stronger in this book. She's got a lot resting on her shoulders and I loved Clara even more in this one.

Christian is still one of my favourite guys ever. He's sweet and kind, but he can have his moments when his anger flares up and it's generally due to Clara. I learnt a lot more about Christian in this one and there were moments when my heart broke for him. 

Angela is still as awesome as ever. She's keeping something from her friends in this one and it took a while for me to figure out what it was and I was completely shocked when I found out. Her whole character changed in this one, but there was a reason for it and I loved the change in Angela.

Even though Clara moved to California to be away from Tucker, he still appears in Boundless quite a lot. Tucker is angry with Clara and acts like a jerk (it's totally justified), but he's still one of the most adorable guys ever. Tucker definitely won me back over in this one (and I didn't even realise until that moment at the end - if you've read it, you know what moment I'm taking about). 

I honestly didn't think Cynthia Hand was going to be able to make Boundless better than Hallowed, but she did! Everything about this book drew me in and I just couldn't put it down! I had to know what was going to happen with Angela and her vision; what the hell was going on with Jeffrey; what Clara and Christian's vision was all about and who on earth this new evil guy was! Cynthia Hand completely surpassed my expectations with this book and it was a brilliant end to this trilogy.

The love triangle in this series is one that's constantly had me going back and forth. I love both Tucker and Christian, but there were times when I loved one or the other more depending on the situation. In the end, I was happy with how the love triangle turned out. Mostly because there was a specific event that almost crushed me and it was that moment that I knew which boy had won my heart. So I was definitely happy with how it worked out, but I just wish everyone could have had their happy ending.

Overall, Boundless was a terrific ending to the Unearthly trilogy. I'm really sad to let all of these characters go because I love them all, but I know that this is definitely a series that I'll be getting around to re-reading one day because I absolutely loved it.


  1. I read the first book last year but I still haven't found time to read the second one. I'll have to soon though, this one sounds amazing! I need more Tucker and I need that ending! Awesome review. :D

    1. Hallowed is amazing! You should definitely get around to reading it soon because Boundless is an amazing ending to the series :)

  2. I loved this series and totally agree with you Boundless was a great ending to this series! I was so sad after I finished Boundless and realized this series has ended. Great review!

    1. It really was! So was I :(
      I want more Clara, Tucker, Christian & Angela!

  3. I now need to re-read this series.