Publication date: 17th Jan 2012
My rating: 4 out of 5
I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about Hallowed. I enjoyed the first instalment Unearthly but remember thinking it ended really abruptly and I was left wondering if I had missed the last chapter or something!
I actually ended up in two minds about Hallowed. At times I found Clara frustratingly annoying and the love triangle between Clara, Tucker and Christian kind of annoyed me too. I realise this is probably because I personally think Tucker is hotness personified so I'm a bit biased in his favour. I mean, he's a gorgeous uncomplicated, laid back cowboy so why is she dithering over Christian? It was almost as though her "angelness" (made up word alert) was making the decision for her.
However, and this is a big however, I literally bawled my eyes out over Clara and her mother. It really, really affected me. I don't want to spoil it so all I would say is make sure you have your hankies at the ready as you will need them. I also loved, loved, loved the introduction of Clara's dad it really was break your heart fantastic.
Hallowed is heartbreakingly sad but in a strange way that really made the story for me. I'm hoping the next instalment has more on Clara's brother and best friend and less on Christian!
Thanks to Harper Collins and Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review Hallowed.