December 4, 2012

Radiant An Unearthly Novella

Radiant (Unearthly, #2.5)

Radiant by Cynthia Hand

Kindle Edition Published December 4th 2012 by HarperCollins

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My Review

I liked it a lot but Clara's continued visions are troubling ones. It's been so long since I read Hallowed that I was able to quickly get back into the story.
We find out more about Angela's secret boyfriend while she and Clara are spending the summer in Italy. His name is Phen. He says he's an ambivalent angel. He's neither good or bad but that he doesn't take sides in the fight. He's odd; at least Clara thinks so. Where Angela would readily take his side no matter what, but she hasn't seen what Clara saw. Clara thinks he has more power than simply inspiring people.
Angela is a bit of a mystery, and treats her best friend rather poorly. She doesn't stand up for what is good unlike Clara. As far as Angela's dark side, it's no surprise, because her dad was a fallen angel. I think there is more to Phen than either of them know. This novella gives us a taste of what we are anticipating in the next book, Boundless. I look forward to seeing Christian again. I hope Clara uncovers the mysteries of her dark visions.
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 Goodreads Review

Radiant (Unearthly, #2.5)Clara is desperate to get away—from the memories that haunt her in Wyoming and the visions of a future she isn't ready to face—and spending the summer in Italy with her best friend, Angela, should be the perfect escape. . . . For as long as she can remember, Angela has been told that love is dangerous, that she must always guard her heart. But when she met Phen two years ago she was determined to be with him, no matter the costs. Now she must decide whether she can trust Clara with her secret, or if telling her the truth will risk everything she cares about. Alternating between Angela and Clara's perspectives, Radiant chronicles the unforgettable summer that will test the bounds of their friendship and change their lives forever.

Book Series 

Unearthly Hallowed Boundless  

About the author

Cynthia Hand grew up in southeast Idaho (very near the Wyoming border). Currently she lives in southern California with her husband and two small children. She teaches courses in creative writing at Pepperdine University. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the Unearthly series with HarperTeen: UNEARTHLY, published in 2011, HALLOWED published January 17, 2012, and BOUNDLESS, due out in January 2013.

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