Day Four: Hallowed. This book is the sequel to Unearthly and I absolutely love this series. I actually got the book back in January when it came out and then held onto it. I didn't read it right away, I waited, and there's one big reason why:
Summer vacation. Tetons. I read the first book while on vacation in Wyoming and there is no better place to read a book set in Jackson Hole, WY then actually in Jackson Hole, WY. So I waited until I was there. I can't even express how well Hand captured a town that I love. I might live on the east coast, but Wyoming is my home. I love it there and to see so many familiar sites show up in these books makes them so much more special to me. I especially love all the little touches that only people who live or travel to Jackson would know. Especially mentions of my favorite pizza joint, Mountain High Pizza Pie. Just thinking about Jackson and WY makes me miss it. This past summer's vacation was not all it should have been and I'm in withdrawal! I digress... the moral of the story is that this book is amazing and I'm so glad that I got to read it in and around Jackson so I could really immerse myself into the story and setting and fall in love with the characters all over again!
By: Cynthia Hand
Release Date: January 17, 2012
Publisher: Harper Teen
For months Clara Gardner trained to face the fire from her visions, but she wasn't prepared for the choice she had to make that day. And in the aftermath, she discovered that nothing about being part angel is as straightforward as she thought.
Now, torn between her love for Tucker and her complicated feelings about the roles she and Christian seem destined to play in a world that is both dangerous and beautiful, Clara struggles with a shocking revelation: Someone she loves will die in a matter of months. With her future uncertain, the only thing Clara knows for sure is that the fire was just the beginning.
In this compelling sequel to "Unearthly," Cynthia Hand captures the joy of first love, the anguish of loss, and the confusion of becoming who you are. (from goodreads.com)
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Best I've Read 2012
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Cindy Thomas, YA Author
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