Monday, June 10, 2013

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Publication Date: January 4, 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 435 pages
Source: Bought
Series: Unearthly #1

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?

Unearthly is a moving tale of love and fate, and the struggle between following the rules and following your heart.


This has been in my TBR list for a very long time and I am pleasantly surprised how good this is.

Clara is normal teenager with 1/4 angel. She has these dreams that help her guide her to her purpose, which every angel has. Her purpose is to save a boy, Christian, from a fire. Easy enough right? That leads her to move from California to Wyoming. After their first encounter (Clara faints by the way) she has somewhat feelings for him and this other guy named Tucker.

Tucker at first seems to be an ass but he's actually respectful, doesn't swear, kind thoughtful, honest, and later on, doesn't make a big deal that Clara is different. Christian is this popular, athletic, basically the stereotypical perfect guy. Plus he has a girlfriend Kay who is a total bitch.

I think the reason for I deducted a star was the love triangle. Most of the time I don't mind love triangles, but this one was annoying. The readers get to see Clara jump back and forth with Christian and Tucker and it just very tiring. That and the whole cowboy and western thing. I never really liked country. That's just my real life opinion.

Overall I liked it and people should check out this series. I have read halfway though the sequel but put it on put-down-for-now shelf because many things was happening in the book and I felt like my emotions would lose it.


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