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448 pages, Hardcover
First published January 22, 2013
“I love you,” he murmurs. “Can you feel that? You. Not some destiny I think I’m called to. You. I’m with you. My strength. My soul. My heart. Feel it.” – Christian to ClaraThe constant argument against Christian and Clara’s relationship is that it wasn’t love. They were just connected because of their ‘purpose.’ Sometimes that word irked me the most because after Hallowed ended I saw that Christian’s gestures were no longer just connected with their divine mission. While I do admit that I think that Christian and Clara’s relationship started because of it. That after he found out that Clara is also just like him triggered something in him. But it was just that he found someone he can finally share intimate details of his life who very much knows his circumstances. But more than that, I sincerely think that he fell in love with her because of the time they shared together. He finally knew who Clara was. The Clara beyond his vision. The true Clara Gardner. That she’s more than the person/angel-blood mysteriously entwined with his (their) purpose. She is just Clara. The sarcastic, fun, beautiful, and strong lady that he fell in love with.
“But there’s something about you two, when you’re together. It’s like you fit.” He grins. Shrugs. “He’s your soul mate.” – JeffreyYou know what I hate the most is how the story established how they fit together. How pleasant and romantic the idea of them together. It’s like all facts headed straight to point A (Christian) the suddenly it went to point B (Tucker). I don’t have anything against Tucker. I’m even on his team before, my Unearthly review can attest to that. But like I said, why made Christian so damn supportive? Why show us the possibility which make a lot more sense than the time she was with Tucker? I’m here asking those questions. Still asking them. In Unearthly , I was actually surprised that they ended up as an item. But it only showed how Tucker grounded Clara’s life. That it showed that her life is not driven by anyone but by herself. It’s her life, her wheel. But in Hallowed , during and after the situation she was with her mother and how Christian is there for her, it showed a lot about their potential as a couple. It says a lot about Christian as well, and the way they support each other on that moment. That they shared many things aside from their heavenly lineage. If Christian found someone who can now understand him, Clara did have that too, with Christian.
“…Maybe I’ll catch up with you in a hundred years or so.” … He smirks. “I won’t call it waiting,” – ChristianAh Christian, how can you be so that? So…almost perfect. And up until now he’s still hoping. He deserves someone but my stubborn heart still aching for Clara. I don’t know but I feel that his happiness will be complete with Clara at his side. But Tucker’s new situation changed the ball game. I hope his ‘longevity’ is not as long as Methuselah. Because darn right, that will crush my already itsy bitsy hope.
I don't want to die. Not now.
So what was all THAT for?
“We think of happiness as something we can take. But usually it comes from being content with what we have, and accepting ourselves.”
“I love you," he murmurs. "Can you feel that? You. Not some destiny I think I'm called to. You. I'm with you. My strength. My soul. My heart. Feel it.”
“But now...it's like when part of you stops hurting and suddenly you're yourself again, healthy and whole, and only then do you understand that you've been in pain for a while.”
“What’s the matter, kid?” she asks when I don’t answer. “Vision got you down?”
I gulp in a breath. “How did you know?”
“I get them, too. Plus I’ve been hanging around people who have visions for most of my life. I recognize the post-vision face.”