Hallowed - Cynthia Hand **I shan’t spoil this.Oh, Cynthia Hand. You wily author, you. I find this book hard to review, as there’s little I can say without giving all of it away. Hallowed picks up right where Unearthly left off. You remember Unearthly. How swoon-worthy it was and how you knew throughout that everything, at least romance-wise, was right with the world? Yah, well prepare to have your Unearthly world turned upside down. It’s the sign of a very talented author to be able to manipulate/coerce her audience to agree with her storyline’s every whim. I know that not everyone will jump ship, but be honest – you, at least, got your feathers ruffled. If I sound vague, it’s cuz I’m not in the business of spoiling books, but everyone who has read it knows what I mean. That’s all I will say on the matter.Lies. I will also say this on the matter: Tucker, who? Haha. J/K!, sike, and all that. I love Tucker, but let’s be honest – he hasn’t come to terms with the fact that Clara is a frikkin ANGEL and I dunno if he ever will. He wants to be there for her, but I’m unsure if he’s capable, being a mere human and stuff. Hand is tricky, tricky lady, though, no? After book #1, I didn’t even LIKE Christian. He was annoying and stalkerish to me. By the end of Unearthly, I could not fathom ever coming to like him over Tucker for Clara. So, I applaud you Hand, cuz I’m officially on the fence now. Dude. When Christian sat outside her window for HOOOOURS? That shit made my heart clench. It was poignant. He gets her. He totally gets her and doesn't push her to be that which she is not. Isn’t that a building brick of a stable foundation for a healthy relationship? It doesn’t negate all the wonderful things about Tucker-n-Clara, but it’s amazing how easily we’ve been led to see new possibilities. Bravo on that curveball, I say. What now? (bites nails)Clara’s dad… I simultaneously like and dislike him. He’s awesome in many ways, but I don’t like how he’s just dropped into the story. He spent all those years away from the kids and trying to protect them, but then he comes back and just starts glory-ing people and introducing his glory-ful self to everyone as Clara’s dad? Nah. Too easy. After Hand’s master manipulation (I mean that in a really good way), I dunno where we’re all going, but the anticipation is killing me. Book #3 can’t come soon enough.