Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

From Goodreads: In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees . . . Clara Gardner has recently learned that she's part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn't easy.
Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place—and out of place at the same time. Because there's another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara's less angelic side. As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she'd have to make—between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?

Of all the "angel" books I've read recently, this one is by far one of my favorites. The fact that the books starts out in  my hometown made me feel more excited about the the story, but that did not influence my opinion at all it simply made my face look like this: ^o^. I loved the idea that people with angel-blood have a purpose and that purpose is revealed to them in pieces in the form of dreams and visions. I was anxious to see what her purpose would be and how Christian would fit into it. That being said I was eager to know what happens, and was left somewhat hanging. I'm sure a lot of readers would agree when I say the ending was so unsatisfying. I was left with more questions than I had at the beginning of the novel, which I don't seem to mind as much as I would have with other books. This book simply had a great story and greater characters, which made the ending something I could easily forgive for tormenting me. Boy did it torment! I was panicking and was nervous about what would happen, no joke. Christian's character confused me, I hope more is revealed about him in the next book. Same goes for Clara's brother, he wasn't really a central figure in the story, but again that *ending* made me want to know more! Clara and Tucker were sweet together, he appealed to my inner cowgirl and I was smitten. Oh Cynthia Hand, may your writing be swift! BTW- this book was released today, so happy Book Birthday to Unearthly!

I give this book 5 owls!


  1. Wow. I'm excited to know that this book is so good. I'm really loving these dark, beautiful, tormented covers that are coming out. Thankfully, you can judge a book by the cover in this case.

  2. I really enjoyed this book too. I love how Clara knew she was an angel before the book began.

  3. I'm currently reading this book and so far enjoying it!Is it bad that for now i love Tucker more than Christian???

  4. Boohoo, The book Depository apparently doesn't want to send me my copy of Unearthly! I'm still waiting for it! That'so so cruel of them! :p


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