Thursday, July 23, 2015
Review: Unearthly (#1) by Cynthia Hand
Summary 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.
I've put off reading this series for ages because the majority of angel books I've read haven't been that great. However, this one was really interesting, and did not have a mary-sue main character. Plus, I really enjoyed her newest, ya contemporary novel and her writing style.
It lost a star because of the romance aspect of the novel, and the confusing ending, plus it implies a love triangle, which I'm not a fan of.
One of my favorite characters is Tucker, he starts out as an ass in the book but as it goes on he becomes a great character, along with Clara's other friends.
The angel parts were the best in this novel, I loved how she handled them. She made the character pretty but not over the top, instead, her 'glory' comes out and she radiates light.
I recommend checking out this series, I will be reading the next one soon.
Four Stars Out of Five