Posts Categorized: Cynthia Hand

Oct 08
Top Ten Tuesday # 24: Best Series Enders

Top Ten Tuesday # 24: Best Series Enders

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new topic is given and weeks topic is:  Best Series Enders Read ’em, Loved ’em Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins: I adored this series.  If Collins would have kept writing, I would have kept reading.  But I thought Katniss got an ending that was perfect for the books, even if it wasn’t perfect for her. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer: I know this isn’t everyone’s cup of… Read more »


Sep 24
Top Ten Tuesday # 22: My Favorite Sequels

Top Ten Tuesday # 22: My Favorite Sequels

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new topic is given and weeks topic is:  My Favorite Sequels I Haven’t Even Read This One, But I’m Including It, Because I Just KNOW: The Eternity Cure by Julie KagawaProdigy by Marie LuEverbound by Brodi AshtonBoundless by Cynthia HandFragments by Dan WellsAsunder by Jodi MeadowsSiege and Storm by Leigh BardugoDays of Blood and Starlight by Laini TaylorMockingjay by Suzanne CollinsJust One Year by Gayle… Read more »


Aug 27
Top Ten Tuesday # 18: Best Secondary Characters

Top Ten Tuesday # 18: Best Secondary Characters

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new topic is given and weeks topic is:  Top Ten: Secondary Characters I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore: Bernie Kosar – he only LOOKS like a beagleThe Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa: Jackal, the dangerous “blood brother”Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: Reagan, the brusque, sometimes surly college roommate. (Note: I’m only halfway done, so if Reagan becomes a bitch, we will have to scratch this one… Read more »


Jun 25
Top Ten Tuesday # 11: Best Books Read in 2013

Top Ten Tuesday # 11: Best Books Read in 2013

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new topic is given and weeks topic is:  Top Ten: Best Books Read in 2013 Looking through my review archive, I’m shocked by the number of books I’ve read in the first half of 2013.  And there are so many good ones!  Here are my top 10. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa: The Immortal Rules was the first book I read by Julie Kagawa,… Read more »


May 10
Feature & Follow # 12

Feature & Follow # 12

Feature & Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. The purpose is to meet new people and gain more followers in the book blogging community. Q. Happy Mother’s Day! Who is your favorite mom from fiction? A. The first Mom that popped into my head was Maggie Gardner from Unearthly.  Unlike a lot of fictional mothers, she wasn’t a cliche.  She was a lovely mix of friend and guardian to her children, fiercely protective, and at times, frustrating secretive.  We… Read more »


Apr 05
Review: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Review: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

“It’s like you’re…something else.” Simply put, I loved Unearthly. It is the perfect blend of a wonderful young heroine, two believable love interests (an area where so many other writers stumble), great supporting characters, action, fantasy, and romance. OK, enough raving for the moment. In Unearthly, sixteen year-old Clara is Quartarius – the daughter of a half-angel mother and a human father. All angels have a life Purpose, and Clara’s is to rescue an unknown teenage boy from a forest… Read more »


Mar 09
Review: Boundless by Cynthia Hand

Review: Boundless by Cynthia Hand

***Note – If you have not read the first two books in this series, this review will contain spoilers. *** When I finished Boundless, one of my most pressing questions was: Does Stanford actually have a course called The Practice of Happiness?  Indeed, it does.  Now that that urgent matter is out of the way, let’s get on to the story. I loved Unearthly, I was less enthralled with Hallowed, and I wanted so badly for this series to finish… Read more »


Feb 25
Review: Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

Review: Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

***Note – This review contains spoilers of the first novel, Unearthly.*** Oh, Cynthia – you had me at Unearthly.  But you’ve started to lose me with Hallowed.  Not completely; not by a log shot.  But much of the magic that was in Unearthly just was not here for me.  Let’s start with the BIG REVEALS.  Now, I like a big reveal; who doesn’t?  But one heaped on top of another can start to feel cheap.  Or manipulative.  We had a… Read more »