Radiant (Unearthly #2.5)
By Cynthia Hand
Novella, ebook: 94 pages
Published December 4, 2012
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.
Short but wow did that pack a punch! I must say the second to last scene was a big shocker. We get to know a whole other side to Angela in this piece. What happens makes me feel like I'm watching train about to wreck...it is that awful gut wrenching feeling that you know something wicked is coming but you can't stop it.
Clara has a new vision and I am surprised by how different it is from the others she's had in the past. Tucker flat out pissed me off and I am shocked at him. We unfortunately only had a micro second of Christian, in any form. I was perplexed that she really didn't think of him at all over the summer. We were dealing with Angela's issues and Clara's new vision for the most part.
It was well written and fascinating as always. I am on pins and needles waiting for Boundless. Only 22 more days! (Jan 22)