Friday, November 26, 2010

Unearthly - A Review

Unearthly - Cynthia Hand (Netgalley)

Product Details

  • Pub. Date: January 2011
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Format: Hardcover , 448pp
  • Sales Rank: 196,527
  • Age Range: 12

Product Description

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.

My Thoughts:

Wow! I have to say I loved this book! Clara is a quarter angel who has a purpose she has to fulfil . They start out in California but because of Clara's vision, they move to Wyoming. I think this was my favorite part of the book. I loved the area where the story takes place. The rugged mountains, the lakes, the rivers, the cabin in the woods, All of it. I wanted to go there the whole time I was reading.

The characters are great as well. Clara is conflicted and every much the teenager you would expect. Her mom is guarded and protective and I'm still not sure what I think about her. Angela is an intriguing character, who I'm on the fence about. I guess I'll find out in the next book. Christian is also a bit of a mystery and well I fell in love with Tucker from the get go.

Cynthia has a way of making the book come to life. I can't wait to see where the story goes next. So many questions left unanswered but that's okay, just means I have something to look forward too.

Author's Blog: Cynthia Hand


Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Fabulous! I have this one on my WANT list. I am really looking forward to it now. :) I really want to read it. :) Thanks!