Friday, August 3, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly #1)

Publication Date: January 4, 2011
Book Description (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.

Book Review: 
Since the Fallen Series, I've been really fond of angel books. There's something about them that always get my attention eventhough there are similarities between them. So, unearthly. I've been expecting a lot from this book because of the ratings I've seen other people gave. I didn't give a perfect 5 because I felt there's something lacking, or the thrill while reading it was not enough. I like the fact that the protagonist, Clara, already knows that she's an angel. Most of the paranormal books I've read is that there's always a part where true identity is unveiled as the story goes on. She's 1/4 angel and was given a purpose which she sees in her vision. She was too wrapped up in her purpose that she feels she is required to feel and do things. Until she gets to know Tucker, her bestfriend's (Wendy) brother. They have the hate-relationship at first bet eventually, she had gotten to know him which makes her feel just Clara, not Clara-the angel. Then there's the guy in her vision, Christian. He is described as someone who everyone will fall in love with, plus the good looks of course. But I'm not that interested in his character. From the beginning, I'm more into Tucker. Not much was revealed about him until near the end of the book.I love the twists of the story which makes it not totally predictable. It makes me think a lot of possibilities where the story might lead. I will look forward for it's sequel. Hopefully a better one. Still, this one's a fun read!


  1. I have been looking for a great angel book. This one sounds good.

  2. Yep. It's a good one. It'll be worth your time. :)


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