Waiting on Wednesday (75) - Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine spotlighting upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

Release Date: January 17, 2012
Publisher: HarperTeen

Summary (from HarperTeen): 
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.

When Unearthly was first released earlier in the year, I almost didn't read it. I had read a few disappointing angel-themed novels... and I had doubts that Unearthly would be any better. (And okay, I'm still not a huge fan of the cover. It's one of those where it looks better in person.) However, after reading several positive reviews for the book, I decided to buy myself a copy... and I was so glad I did! (You can read my Unearthly review.) Suddenly, my interest for finding novels centered around angels was renewed and Unearthly was one of the novels which gave me hope for the genre. 

I'm really excited for the release of Hallowed! I'm looking forward to learning some more answers regarding Clara's heritage... and I'm sure my heart is going to be tugged into two opposite directions when it comes to Tucker and Christian. Let's hope we get to uncover some more secrets after that twist of an ending in Unearthly!

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  1. I still have to read Unearthly, but have great things about it and am looking forward to reading it soon.

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  2. I'm reading this now! Great so far...


  3. I really have to read Unearthly, this series sounds amazing! I love the cover of this book to. I'm looking forward to reading these. Great pick.

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  4. Mmm, I keep hearing such good things about this book/series. I guess I need to check it out!

    Nice pick!

  5. Great pick! I loved Unearthly and I can't wait to read Hallowed :)

  6. I read Unearthly earlier this year too and it doesn't feel like that long of a wait for Hallowed. Can't wait.

  7. This cover is GORGEOUS! And I've been meaning to read Unearthly forever...seeing the synopsis for Hallowed, I'm thinking I should get on that right away! :)

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  8. I'm almost done with mine. I wonder what the cost for shipping is if I mailed you mine. I haven't ever shipped to Ontario before. Do you know? I'm in California.

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  9. Thanks so much for stopping by everyone! I'M a bit behind, but I can't wait to see what books you all featured for your WoW picks!

    @Mindy- I'm not quite sure how much it would cost, but the gesture is super sweet of you. I was thinking I might see if I can request it from HarperCollins Canada once I catch up on some reviews first! :)