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I finally picked up this series when Boundless was published because it had so many loyal fans. While I have read more than a few angel stories, this series was different in enough ways that I found it to be consistent with the mythology while differentiating itself in a good way. In Boundless, we get the conclusion of an epic struggle and a very tough romantic choice. Clara’s choice isn’t just “which cute boy should I pick?” but a choice of whether she should go against something that she knows is her destiny. It’s a battle of what is planned for you and your free will. That theme of choice runs through the whole series, but it is especially strong in this book. Clara has to draw upon her inner strength a navigate some very difficult terrain without her mom or her brother. (Although, there is one very touching scene where she sees her mom again. Get the Kleenex ready.) I think my favorite part of this book was the epilogue. I was not prepared for how bittersweet this ending would be. Everyone ends up where they need to be, I think, but there is a touch of sadness in it that I loved because 100% happy endings never seem quite right to me. I thought it was a great way to conclude a series that I really enjoyed.
I listened to all three books on audio because they kept the same narrator, which I like. Samantha Quan did a great job with the voices. Even without being told who was talking , I could always pick out the voices. That’s something that I always look for in a good audiobook. I loved the slight accent she gave to Tucker and I loved Angela’s dry tone, which fit her personality perfectly. Overall, I highly recommend this series on audio.