REVIEW: Boundless (Unearthly #3) by Cynthia Hand

Title: Boundless
Series: Unearthly #3
Author: Cynthia Hand
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: January 22nd 2013
Pages: Hardcover, 448 pages
Source: Library

Summary from Goodreads:
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 determined to protect Tucker Avery from the evil that follows her . . . even if it means breaking both their hearts. Leaving town seems like the best option, so she’s headed back to California - and so is Christian Prescott, the irresistible boy from the vision that started her on this journey in the first place.

As Clara makes her way in a world that is frighteningly new, she discovers that the fallen angel who attacked her is watching her every move. And he’s not the only one. . . . With the battle against the Black Wings looming, Clara knows she must finally fulfill her destiny. But it won’t come without sacrifices and betrayal.

In the riveting finale of the Unearthly series, Clara must decide her fate once and for all.

  • Boundless tied the whole series together very well.  I was not left wondering and felt satisfied with the way it ended.  
  • Christian.  By the end of the book I was just rooting for Christian, not for him to be with Clara since I was definitely Team Tucker there but for him to just be happy.  He is a good guy and a good friend.  The Clara-Christian friendship was one of the favorite relationships in this book.  I felt like the dynamic and nature while dealing with college and crazy angel wars was well developed and realistic.  Their friendship was not forced by any means.  
  • The plot took turns I was not expecting, there were a couple curve balls and I liked that.  Some of the craziness with Angela and trust in old enemies were not anticipated.  It kept the story entertaining.  

  • While I liked the overall conclusion to the series, parts of this book's ending where not my favorite.  Some of it seemed to be a bit stretch, particularly some of the scenes involving Tucker at the end.  
  • Some of the characters (Angela) got on my nerves.  Even though I know there is some reasons for her actions/mood her character was not my favorite.  I just wanted the story to move on from it. 
  • The love triangle got to be overwhelming.  It might be that I read the first two books a long while ago and I was just not invested to the characters any longer.  I just felt like I had enough of the back and forth.  

Boundless was a fast paced, surprising, and happy conclusion to the Unearthly series. The writing is fantastic and it so easy to just delve into the this world filled with part-Angels.  I would not say this book is the best in the series but it did finish the series nicely.

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