Radiant (Unearthly, #2.5)
by Cynthia Hand
Publishing Date: December 4th 2012
You can read my review of Unearthly here & Hallowed here
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.
Since we still have a little more than a month until Boundless, Book #3 comes out, I was sooo happy when I found out about Radiant!
I love being back in this world! This is more Angela's story, but we also have Clara's POV. I really enjoyed Radiant because it focuses on Angela and her mystery guy *squeel*, even though I kinda missed having Tucker and Christian in here.
Angela and Clara are spending their summer in Italy before they go to college. They're researching Angel related stuff, but one day they see Angela's mystery guy in metro and the story get's quite interesting. His name is Phen (Penamue) and he's an Angel. Yes, you heard it right! But he's an Intangere which means he's not on the side of good nor bad angels. He's Switzerland. Oh, and he looks like Orlando Bloom *wiggle eyes* I like him, and I think he and Angela make a really cute couple! But that makes one of us. Since Clara is an empath, she can see how he really feels about Angela, and she's not quite fond of the idea her best friend dating an Angel.
I can't wait to read Boundless now to find out more about Phen, and of course to see whith whom will Clara end up.