Review: Radiant (Unearthly #2.5) by Cynthia Hand

Posted December 12, 2012 by Lola in Fantasy, Review / 2 Comments

cover of Radiant (unearthly #2.5) by Cynthia HandRadiant (Unearthly #2.5)
by Cynthia Hand

From New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand comes a riveting original novella (available only as an ebook) set in the world of the Unearthly series.

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 a mysterious guy in Italy 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.

My Review:
This novel is a short story that takes place between Hallowed (Unearthly #2) and Boundless (Unearthly #3). It isn’t a full lenght book, it is just a short story. I enjoyed reading it and it makes me even more looking forward to Boundless. I love the Unearthly series and as soon as I found out that there was a short story I broke my book buying ban and bought it.

The story is about the summer after Hallowed (Unearthly #2) that Clara and Angela spend in Italy. It is told from both pov’s and I really liked getting to read Angela’s side of the story. We get to know Angela better, but still only know her opinion about what happens in this book and about Clara. I think she is an interesting character and I would like to read more about her. Also this story contains lots of flashbacks and memories that interrupts the pace of the story, mostly these are memories from Angela. Also I think it would be possible to read book #3 if you haven’t read this story, but if you love this series as much as I do I would certainly recommend picking up this short story.

To conclude: a nice short story and it was nice to leanr more about Angela. It has a bit too many memories for my taste, but it was a short and enjoyable read. I can’t wait to read Boundless!


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2 responses to “Review: Radiant (Unearthly #2.5) by Cynthia Hand

    • It is a short story, so you can read it pretty fast. It’s nice to see Angela’s point of view. And normally I hate love triangles, but I love this series.

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