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My name is Amanda, I'm 15 years old, and I (obviously) love to read. I mainly read young adult, but I read the occasional adult fiction or middle-grade. I make YouTube videos about books, as well.

Boundless (Unearthly)

Boundless - Cynthia Hand



I read both Unearthly and Hallowed in April 2012 and I was SO EXCITED when this came out. I LOVED THIS BOOK. While I'm probably going to go into a depression missing these characters, I am okay with how it ended. Boundless picks up shortly after Hallowed: Clara is about to leave to go off to Stanford with Angela and Christian....


I loved the new setting. I felt as if I was actually at Stanford. It was really cool, especially because the setting actually exists. You could Google Earth the setting and see the actual place that was actually described in the book.


Here's a brief history of me and these characters: after Unearthly ended, I was Team Tucker. After Hallowed, I completely pivoted to Team Christian. Like 100%. I still loved Tucker, but in my eyes Christian was so much better and there was no way anyone, not even Cynthia Hand could convince me otherwise.


...and then Boundless happened. I don't know how she did it. But I began to like Tucker more in this book. I wouldn't say I now don't like Christian, but I definitely saw Tucker and Clara as a more feasible option. I liked the Clara/Tucker scenes more than the Clara/Christian scenes. And I didn't know who to root for in the end because I loved them both in completely different ways and they each bring something different out of Clara. And I'm okay with who she ended up with. That's all I'm going to say on the topic, because I don't want to spoil anyone. I'm okay with it. My one complaint in that regard would be the epilogue. The one she doesn't end up with isn't in the epilogue and everyone else is. Which bothered me.


Now onto non-love-triangle stuff......


I loved how Clara gets two visions in this one. It was really different considering in the other two she only gets one. She also grows a lot as a character and as an angel-blood in this book. I loved learning about all the new powers she is able to use.


I didn't read Radiant, the ebook in between Hallowed and Boundless. I was worried that the book would be missing something vital without having read it, but I was fine. I think you probably would have been able to figure some things out having to do with Angela faster if you have read it, though.


Overall, I LOVED this book. If you are on the fence about continuing the series do it.