I just want a moment to give Cynthia Hand a round of applause. She took a lot of elements that don't normally work for me, made them her own, and rocked them. I'm going to read anything she ever rights, including cookbooks and tech manuals. That being said, she lost it a little with Boundless. The characters are still great. Clara's interactions with the supporting cast make me feel like I'm watching through a window. If only her story line was as tight. Instead it meanders as she tries to rap up all the threads that Unearthly and Hallowed have left over. In the end she trips and left me with a confused mass of ending that wrapped everything up tight and yet had no respect for the individuality of her characters that she's been so careful to keep up to this point. No where near as important but even more odd was the clarification on angels. It turned the world into a more religious place and yet left the main characters very secular. It felt very jarring. I loved this series but hope that Hand's grip on ending become better over the course of her career.