Saturday, February 12, 2011

UNEARTHLY by Cynthia Hand

Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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

This book was so good! I was hesitant on getting this book because I wasn't interested in reading an angel book but with all the good reviews I heard on it and the beautiful cover I decided to go ahead and give it a chance. And I am so glad that I did. It seems lately that the books that I am not sure about getting are the ones that I really end up liking.

This book is about a girl named Clara who is part angel, and her family, who move from California to Wyoming so Clara can fulfill her vision. All angels have a vision that they have to fulfill and that is their entire purpose on earth. They only get bits and pieces but the closer to the time of the vision actually happening the vision gets stronger and the angels powers get stronger.

Clara was very serious about her vision and was completely focused on it, until the end of the school year when all her friends left for summer vacation to do different things. Left all alone, Clara ended up hanging out with someone she would have never given a second thought to and before you knew it Clara's feelings for this person started changing and she was no longer thinking about her vision or her purpose.

There are other characters in this book that you learn some important things about but it doesn't get into detail so I am hoping their are other books.

The writing in this book was great! The characters were wonderfully developed and the love triangle in here was intense.

This book has mystery, suspense, love, the whole trying to fit in thing...this book is definitely a book you need to pick up and read!

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1 comment:

  1. Now, Tucker on the other hand, was great. I loved the relationship and how they slowly opened up to each other. It was real and none of this instant connection stuff.