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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 bee
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 I st
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
Mar 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
*** EDIT:






***End of Edit.***


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


Oh and Christian?

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
Nov 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
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)
Nov 12, 2011 marked it as to-read

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


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


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

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Jan 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
*sniff, sniff* I can't believe it's over. :(

Tucker. Christian. Tucker. Christian. Tucker. Christian. Tucker. Christian...oh, who am I kidding? Michael ftw!

Diane ϟ [ Lestrange ]
Nov 12, 2011 marked it as excited-for
Shelves: wish-list
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Tucker honey, pick me pick me! lol :D
shady boots

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. Th
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)
Jun 22, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommended to Stacia (the 2010 club) by: Buddy read with Rated YA-MA group

Dear God,
I don't want to die. Not now.
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 t
Brigid ✩
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:


Ah-hem. I just had to get that out of my system. (Also, that second gif doesn't really have any rele
Nina ♥
Jan 24, 2012 marked it as to-read
Shelves: to-be-released


*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
Jessica (The Psychotic Nerd)
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 t
Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) 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

I have been wondering forever why everyone else seems to love this series so much. For god's sake, Clara is a Mary Sue and she's too airhead not to be annoying; the love triangle is ridiculous, the bad guys are laughing stocks at best, and there's nothing new or angelic about those holier-than-thou angel-bloods (half-angels).

A friend of mine stated that most people who gave four or five stars rates/reviews to this book because: (1) they had just suffered the horror of Hush, Hush, Halo
It's over.. Sniff

I really liked this ending. Though I found the beginning to be really really slow, it started to pick up in the middle and things finally moved along. Clara finally decides who she wants and it's no surprise who she picks. I did like the fact that she knew who she really wanted even though she tried giving the other one a chance. This is one of those better love triangle romances that I didn't mind who she ended up with. Also, the ending had some twists and turns and I was reall
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
Mar 24, 2012 rated it liked it

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.

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 witho
Emily May
Jan 23, 2013 marked it as dnf

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.

Nov 16, 2011 marked it as to-read
*Tears streaming down face*


Why is this taking so long...? :(
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
Sofii♡ (A Book. A Thought.)

“We think of happiness as something we can take. But usually it comes from being content with what we have, and accepting ourselves.”

I'm a little disappointed right now, as usual a book is not finished as I wanted haha and that leaves me a little bit lost about how I feel for it. But here we go...

Although that I could change the ending for a thousand ways to make it so wonderful for me, I think that ending was really sweet, I'm filled with moments of love, struggle and discovery, esp

Boundless was a book I chose to read to get it out of my TBR. Ultimately, it was a re-read of a series once loved and treasured by myself. Now, it's a book I found myself cringing at the idea of even recognising I read - my sincere apologies to the author considering I once did adore these characters and stories.

It's possible I'm falling into a slump though considering my average rating lately has been a 3. If I do
Dec 26, 2012 rated it it was ok
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
Trina (Between Chapters)
I liked that this was set in college. I liked the emphasis on choosing your own destiny. I liked how it showed the healing power of love (not just romantic love). I like these characters and was really invested in them throughout the series. I also just plain liked the angels and angelbloods.

What I didn't really like was how small the battle ended up being. I mean, it's a huge deal for the main character because it's about the people she loves, but I thought this was gearing up for something big
Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
My initial thoughts after finishing:

There were moments like this:


and this:

but ultimately, I feel like this:


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


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 g
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.

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 what we had
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. ...more
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