Wahhhh, I AM SO FILLED WITH EMOTIONS after finishing Boundless, the last book of the Unearthly trilogy. Also? Is it just me or is 2013 the year that all of the trilogies are ending? Lucky for me, I had awesome friends like Jen and Heidi to discuss how Cynthia Hand had us like puppets on strings while reading. For real, my feelings have been worked over, not that I am complaining. I am not. In fact, I freakin’ loved every minute of Boundless and am definitely going to crack open Radiant any day now. Seriously, everything I could want in an ending pretty much shows up in Boundless, and I actually do not mind at all how the triangle of love resolved itself — probably because it went in my favor ha ha. SO you guys, here’s how I reacted to this book: ugly cries, text messages of doom, and one big heart flutter. ALSO, I did say a couple ‘no don’t do thats’ to Jeffrey and Angela.
Boundless basically starts off after the novella Radiant, so I did spend a good part of it confused and wondering what exactly happened in Italy and what Jeffrey’s deal is. Anyways, Clara and Angela and Christian all head off to Stanford for college and to complete their purposes. AND OMG YOU GUYS! Can New Adult books be written like this? For real, their college experience includes dating, the annoying kid in class who doesn’t shut up and always has to argue with the professor, frat parties, and them actually going to classes. AND ROOMMATES! I loved this and the entire time I was like OH MY GOD MORE OF THIS PLEASE. So, back to what we were talking about. Okay, so pretty much Tucker is still in Wyoming working on the farm trying to clear his mind of Clara, only hahaha she keeps popping up in his life. Plus, there’s the Black Wings who totally want to do bad things to the Triplares. ONLY Samjeeza is kind of acting out of character. And that’s Boundless in a nutshell without any real spoilers. Trust, you do not want to be spoiled with this one.
Clara is still an awesome friend to Angela and a great sister to Jeffrey even though those are the two ‘mess everything up’ characters — you know the ones who are so freakin’ stubborn that it comes back to bite everyone in the ass. Yeah, that’s what they are. ANYWAYS. So, I love that even though Clara still has feelings for Tucker, she does not spend the entire book moping. Instead, she deals with it like a grown up. PLUS! PLUS! She gets to learn how to use this new weapon because of the best instructor ever and goes up a notch in my estimation. Like, I just like Clara because she’s a good person who tries hard, even when she’s got a lot of responsibilities on her plate.
SO. The romance. LOL you guys. There is one character who manages to be a cockblock even though he isn’t there for the vast majority of the book. So, okay I am writing this review assuming you’ve read Unearthly and Hallowed because if you haven’t, then WHY are you reading a review of book three? SO, now that we are all on the same page, basically now that Christian is in Stanford with Clara, he’s trying to put the moves on her. ONLY Clara is still hung up on Tucker, and so it’s like a total cockblock for Christian, because he can read her mind and all. BUT NEVER FEAR YOU GUYS. Of course there’s still kissing and romance and moments when you just hug the book with a sigh, just like the previous two books.
I need to warn you right now, get Kleenex for chapter 18. It’s a real tearjerker in the very best possible way. And put your swoon boots on for chapter 21 and okay, more Kleenex. Oh man. SO MANY FEELS, I just want to give you warnings for every single chapter, but instead I’ll leave those two warnings so you will be pumped right up and ready for the glass case of emotions. I think that this whole book was quite the experience and while I did leave feeling kind of drained (also sobbing does that to me), I also left Boundless feeling buoyed and satisfied with the conclusion. I was thrilled by how it played out. ALSO. I guess if you’re reading this review and you have not read the Unearthly trilogy yet, you need to get on it. It has heart, it has beautiful writing, it has wonderful characters. Seriously, I am in love with these books and think you should start an affair with them too.
Disclosure: Received for review
Other reviews of Boundless by Cynthia Hand:
Alice Marvels – “romance that makes your heart sing and your toes curl”
Pure Imagination – “I can’t think of an ending that could have made me happier”
The Midnight Garden – “kept me up through the night until I finally finished it at 4 in the morning.”
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