Wednesday, February 11, 2015

"Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)" by Cynthia Hand

Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)"Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)" by Cynthia Hand

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Published: January 4, 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 453
Format: ebook
Source: OverDrive

Read August 22 to 30, 2013

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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.

I decided that I wanted to read this book because the cover is gorgeous (Look at it. Look at it!) and because angels have now become a thing. Like, a shit ton of angel books have come out recently, some with VERY mixed or negative reviews. I'm pretty sure you know which ones I'm talking about. I chose this to be my first angel book, and I'm pretty happy which that decision.

Clara and her family moves to Wyoming. Why? Because she's part angel and has been having visions of a wild fire in the middle of nowhere. Middle of nowhere? Duh, Wyoming. No offense to any Wyomingians. Is that the name? When she's there, she finds the boy in her visions who seems to be in trouble. But he doesn't really seem to be in trouble. In fact, he seems to be looking for her.

(Do you see that the cat subtly has her middle finger up? I did.)

And while Clara is there, she meets Tucker. Who, while he isn't in her visions, seem to be the guy of her dreams.

Is he actually the one she has had the visions of? He makes her question her visions. Wow, that sounds kinda dirty. But she wonders if she should do what she needs to do to make the vision come true, or should she do what her heart says?

I'm going to say this now. I am SOOOO totally Team Tucker. I don't care if he was in her visions. He is just too cute. Christian acts like a douche; Tucker is nice. And besides, Clara's friends with his sister, Wendy, so you know that he HAS to be a gentleman or else his sister will kill him. So everything would be great with him. Yet, I have a nagging feeling in my stomach. Christian is in her visions, so will that ruin Clara/Tucker?

Please, Cynthia Hand, I know that you have already finished this series, but please don't break my heart.

I liked her pretty well. She was a dancer, so of course I'm a bit biased. I would have liked a bit more personality though.

Team Tucker all the way!!!!!!

I just don't like him. Nope, I don't

Overall, this book was really good! Even though I liked it a lot, I just couldn't give it 5 stars. I don't know why, but I just couldn't. Maybe the sequel will get 5 instead! I can't wait!


  1. I'm glad you enjoyed it. This is one of my favorite series and I will let you know that it does get better as you go along.

    1. That's great to here! I can't wait to find out what happens next. I hope that you also mean that it gets better for Clara and Tucker, because I really want them to be together!