Monday, June 13, 2011

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Release Date: January 4th  2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
Age Group: Young Adult
Page: 435 pages
Source: Library

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.

Could debut books of 2011 get any better? I doubt that!

Unearthly starts with so many questions, wonders and a great intro to a whole new mysterious world. We are introduced to Clara who finds out that she is an angel who has a purpose in life. She moves out to get closer to her purpose who turns out to be "saving Christian" from fire. But things don’t go the way it's planned.

This book had a gripping, addictive storyline. Maybe the book was glued to my hands, so that would explain why I found it hard to put the book down? Maybe? The writing is unique and beautiful. The "clean romance" is just attractive and incomparable. So like, when Tucker falls in love with Clara from first sight, isn’t that great? Well, I don’t see that often in books I read. For most of the time, I wanted to be Clara because she had so much fun this summer and talked to bears(the summer in the book).

BUT, I didn’t like the ending that much. It wasn’t on the same level as the rest of the book. Or maybe I didn’t want the book to end.

Finally, I want to say this book was UNEARTHLY.

Tata for now 


Jessi said...

Great review! I keep contemplating whether I'm ready for another "angel book" or not, but you definitely make this one seem worth reading.

2011 debuts have been great, haven't they?!

Jessi @ Reading in the Corner

Ελλάδα said...

I loved this book, I could not put it down. I love 1st person books so this was great. You really get inside Clara's mind. I just loved it. It was suspensful and you just coudln't wait to see what happens at the end. I am so happy to have learned there will be 2 more books. I want them now!!!!!


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