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Boundless (Unearthly #3)

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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...more
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published January 22nd 2013 by HarperTeen
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Wendy Darling
Our Boundless Interview & ARC Giveaway with Cynthia Hand is up!

This review is spoiler-free, and safe even if you haven't read the first two books in the series. (But if you haven't--sheesh, what are you waiting for?!)

After waiting for Boundless for so long, I was strangely nervous about reading it. When the package arrived, I literally hugged it for a full minute because I knew what was inside! All day long, I was scared to even peek at the first page, so it wasn't until after midnight that...more
Steph Sinclair
Actual rating: 3.5 stars

It's always a sad day when I must say goodbye to a series that I've come to love over the years. You feel so invested in the characters that you just don't want it to be over. But what's really the nail biter is the concern of the final book ending on a high note. Will it meet your expectations? Will it be just a satisfying conclusion? Will it completely suck? I mean, who wants to remember a series thinking, "Awww, man! This series was great... until the author blew it in...more
Ain020596
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OHMYGOD. WHAT GORGEOUSNESS.

GIVE IT TO ME.

NOW!


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***End of Edit.***

Oh Tucker! GO BACK, CLARA! GET YOUR SKINNY ANGEL BUTT TO HIM RIGHT NOW. OR I WILL KILL YOU.


And now, I'm going to faint from the rollercoaster ride that was book two.

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Oh and Christian?

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Jennifer
I stayed up all night finishing this last night. The ending was perfection but I took away one star because I was so bored and annoyed for most of the book because it was all Christian. I really can't say much about how I feel about the book without spoilers so... Don't read this unless you want to know who she ends up with. I knew before I started so I understand needing to know.


(view spoiler)...more
Mitchii
Here's my full review (spoilers ahead):

Ok, you guys I’m ready to speak. I’m ready to shout it out to each and every one concern how much this book disappoints me. I know it’s unfair to judge and rate it on who Clara ended up with. It is totally and utterly unfair. But the story did treat the ‘one I preferred for her’ the exact same way. I wish that he wasn’t that understanding. I wish he did something awful. I wish he wasn’t that supportive of her. I wish there’s something negative to say about...more
Ela
Jun 27, 2012 Ela marked it as to-read
****EDIT****



Yes, Josh, you are right. That cover is gorgeous.


****EDIT****

My, God, it has a title now?! Excuse me while I weep in impatience...

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Oh, the agony!!! Why must it be so long?! *sobs*

Dija
*sniff, sniff* I can't believe it's over. :(
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Tucker. Christian. Tucker. Christian. Tucker. Christian. Tucker. Christian...oh, who am I kidding? Michael ftw!

Diane ϟ [ Lestrange ]
Apr 24, 2012 Diane ϟ [ Lestrange ] marked it as excited-for
Shelves: wish-list
"TEAM TUCKER" ALL THE WAY!
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Tucker honey, pick me pick me! lol :D
curious little beastie


So. Here we are at last.

I don't know why good-byes are called good-byes, and I don't want to say it to this series. I don't want to. I don't.

In the desolate, barren land of YA angel fiction, the Unearthly series is like a beacon of light. A clara lux in obscuro, better yet. It is beautiful. It is heartwarming. And it may just be one of the paranormal series' I've read that I am extremely, emotionally invested on.

That's the main thing I love about this series, really, is that it's so real. The w...more
Lore
There was pain. There was amazing romantic moments. There was more pain. But in the end, it was an AMAZING and beautiful conclusion to this trilogy.
Stacia (the 2010 club)
Feb 07, 2013 Stacia (the 2010 club) rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Stacia (the 2010 club) by: Buddy read with Rated YA-MA group

Dear God,
I don't want to die. Not now.
Sincerely,
Clara Gardner


This is a fairly spoiler-free review (outside of the tags), but there are some spoilers in the comments, so avoid the comments if you havent' read this.

That ending! If only I could tell you my thoughts about the ending!

For the most part, I think Ms. Hand did alright. I shamefully admit to being something of a whiny brat about the early direction of Boundless. There's such a thing as a comfort zone and I was not in it for the first...more
Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
Okay, I have been terrible at getting reviews done, lately. Just terrible. Gosh, I read this almost two months ago, and my to-review pile is starting to verge on terrifying. Once again.

Well, even though I read this ages ago, I'm going to try to review it as best as I can. First, for the fangirling portion of our review:

AAHHHHHH. IT WAS SO GOOD AND I HAVE SO MANY FEELINGS AND AKDJF;KDSJF;LSDJFLKA.





Ah-hem. I just had to get that out of my system. (Also, that second gif doesn't really have any rele...more
Nina ♥
Aug 15, 2012 Nina ♥ marked it as to-read
Shelves: to-be-released
2013?!

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*ahem* Anyway, I kind of have a feeling Clara will still end up with Tucker even after everything that is revealed and happens in Hallowed. *shrugs* I'm Team Christian myself, but since I like Clara so much, I know she wouldn't make a stupid decision (whether she chooses Christian OR Tucker). For once, I'm not going to let the love triangle thing bother me, and I'm sure I will enjoy this book just as much as I enjoyed Unearthly and Hallowed, because Cynthia Hand is a great writer, and even...more
Lola
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What a conclusion to this Unearthly trilogy! Must say Cynthia Hand is clever, as I was more than impressed with the plot she created. There was always something in every one of her books that completely surprised me and that I was not expecting. Why it is such a great thing is that, in YA series, it can be hard sometimes to not predict the events and endings since a lot has been done already. Angels are actually a very popular subject that many authors already exploited. The fact that the author...more
Jessica (Goldenfurpro)
After Reading:
It's difficult to say what I think about this book.
I made it quite obvious that I am on Team Tucker.
So if I start ranting and bursting into tears (view spoiler) you might assume that Clara chose Christian.
If I get all bubbly and happy, you might assume that Clara chose Tucker.
Let's just say that this book gave me all the feels.
There were time...more
Zemira Warner
Tucker all you need to do is forget about Clara and find yourself a nice girlfriend and everything will be OK.


Oh,my. This book was such an emotional roller coaster. It made me tear up a couple of times. I can't explain how much I loved it. And it's finally finished. There won't be anymore Tucker and Clara barn and fishing scenes, Christian acting like a knight in shining armour, Jeffrey going on my nerves and being a watchdog, Angela's big mouth, broody goth we call Samjeeza and scenes from the...more
Ida
I'm crying happy, fat and semi-ugly tears right now because I can't believe this beautiful series is over.

See this?

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That's me pretty much the whole way through the book.

And this?

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At ALL some parts.

I can't count how many times this book has brought me to a near heart attack. My anxiety level just went all over the place. It was so erratic, I just want to roll around in the floor like a dog and never stop. Yeah, that's one pretty picture.


I honestly don't know how I'll review this book without spo...more
Celine
Feb 15, 2012 Celine marked it as to-read
*Tears streaming down face*

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Why is this taking so long...? :(
Eunice
Finally, after days undergoing the five stages of loss and grief, (Uhmm, I think I still haven't gotten that close to the fifth step) I'm calm enough to form some coherent thoughts and explanations about what I think of this final book of the Unearthly series. This still has some major ranting but I really did try to be objective here. So here we go.

Spoilers ahead.

After reading this I have to say that this series will always be one of my most favorite angel books even if it cause quite a major...more
Lisa
Spoilers for Unearthly and Hallowed. Do not click on the spoiler links unless you've read Boundless.

Once again I find myself having mixed feelings about an Unearthly book, although this time my feelings were much clearer than with the last. In my opinion, this was the weakest of the series, though Cynthia Hand's engaging narrative style still makes it a quick and enjoyable read despite its flaws.

While I certainly found myself much more frustrated with Clara in this book than in the first two, I...more
Booknut


In which I discover that cliches do exist, as do exceptions to every rule and girls always pick the guy they can't be with.

Because the females of the fictional world seem to be lacking in logic. But they make up for it with enough scruples, near-death experiences, daddy-mummy issues, conflicted pasts and plain old everyday drama to fill a land fill.

So you see that our lovely angelic girl-wonder has come back from a trip abroad. And you're now thinking that this sounds great, right? Wrong.

Becau...more
Mitch
Sorry, I tried, but I just don’t get the appeal. I’ve heard lots of good things ever since Unearthly and I certainly understand the praise - in an angel paranormal landscape littered with train wrecks like Silence, Halo, and Hush, Hush, Boundless is far from terrible. Still, when I’m looking at the story, all I see are the same generic concepts as pretty much every other book in the genre, just better done. That’s great for people who actually enjoy reading about romantic woes, love triangles, a...more
Kaede
Hey, would you like at that. I'm actually posting something for a book that didn't come out yet. A book I haven't read, but I know I'm going to freakin' love anyway. As long as Clara and Tucker get back together, that is.

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Look Clara, screw Christian. (Not literally, please.) Remember that jaw-dropping hot guy named Tucker? You know, the one you Have. To. Love? If you don't, I'll smack you until it all comes back.

Edited: 6/21/12


IT HAS A COVER! And one that isn't a complete change of...more
♥Rachel♥
Feb 01, 2013 ♥Rachel♥ rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to ♥Rachel♥ by: Read-along with Jasprit
3.5 Stars

The Unearthly series is one of my all-time favorites so it was with bittersweet feelings that I picked up Boundless. I was excited to see how it ends, but knew I’d be saying goodbye to beloved characters and a moving story. I am mostly satisfied with the conclusion.

We pick up right where Clara, Angela, and Christian are off to Stanford to start their freshman year of college. Both Clara and Christian are having a new and disturbing vision and Clara wonders if she’ll ever have a chance...more
Lylaa
Jul 13, 2012 Lylaa marked it as to-read


WHY CHRISTIAN? WHHHYYYYY?
YOU HAD ME!
YOU DON'T NEED CLARA.
YOU BROKEDEDEDED MY HEART :'(

Oh, and Tucker.



GET OFF YOUR ASS AND CHASE AFTER HER.

Annabelle Marie Veronica
While I did love this, I can't bring myself to give it more than three stars. I did love it, but I was also a bit disappointed as compared to Hallowed. Review to come once I've had time to sort out my thoughts.
Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
My initial thoughts after finishing:

There were moments like this:

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and this:



but ultimately, I feel like this:



It's over, and I'm sad about that, but I'm satisfied.

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Full review:

Fair warning: I'm probably going to ramble -- without spoilers -- in this review and it might get painfully awkward at times. My apologies in advance. But when one of your favorite series comes to an end, a fair amount of gushing and tears is expected...deserved, even. Yes, I'm sad to say goodb...more
Emily May
Sooo...

I felt only so-so about Unearthly.
And I just couldn't get into Hallowed.
So I'm not actually going to read this but...

Can someone please spoiler tag me who Clara ends up with? I'm still curious how this ends.

Elle Vimayor
OHMYGOD. Absolutely amazing. Epitome of a perfect book. I was a blubbering mess by the end of this book! (view spoiler)BEST BOOKS I'VE EVER READ.

Cannot fucking wait for some more Clara/Christian/Tucker stuff!! OhMyGod! 2013?!?!
I will not start throwing a tantrum... but I will beg on my knees to have this book right now!
Curse you Tucker & Christian for making me fall in love with both of you! And why t...more
Jasprit
I have quite a few series’ coming to an end soon. So with Boundless even though I was eager to discover how things would play out, I was sad to have to finally part with this beautiful series. My January’s from next year would never be the same again. I will no longer be stalking my postman coming down my street with such ferocity waiting for my copy to arrive. I can no longer eagerly anticipate the different cover reveals and then stare at them longily for hours on end. There will be no more vi...more
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I shrug. “I click my heels three times and say, ‘There’s no place like home.’”
“Uh-huh. So … you think this is your home? My barn? His tone is playful, but the look he’s giving me is dead serious. A question.
“Haven’t you guessed by now?” I say, my heart hammering. “My home is you.”
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