Monday, August 18, 2014

Review: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

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.

WOW! I cannot believe it took me so long to read this book. It has been sitting on my bookshelf for way too long! 

Unearthly is a page turner about Clara who is part angel. She finds out what her purpose on earth is through visions she has: to save a boy from a forest fire. Naturally, her mom makes her and her brother move closer to the place where this purpose will take place. 

After Clara and her family moves, she must conquer learning to fly. She also makes some new friends, learns more about angels, and discovers that there is a war going on between the good and bad angels. As the day that she is supposed to fulfill her purpose comes closer and closer, Clara must decide is she should follow her destiny or follow her heart.

This book is a wonderful read. It is exciting, entertaining, eventful, action filled. There was never a dull moment. The characters are a breath of fresh air. I loved them all! Of course I had a favorite, but I cannot explain why without spoiling the story. I definitely recommend that everyone reads this book. I MUST get my hands on the next book!

Rating: 5/5

Swords are for fighting,

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed Clara in this one as well, but couldn't get into the 2nd book