Author: Cynthia Hand
# of Pages: 435 (Hardcover)
Rating: 5 stars
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 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.
My Thoughts: Wow, this book was amazing! I read Halo by Alexandra Adornetto last year and could not bring myself to read another angel book until now. Hand's descriptions of Wyoming are so beautiful and vivid. I would really like to go see it for myself. I love Tucker. His and Clara's relationship is sweet and believable. I could not help but root for them to be together. As for Clara, I like how her character grows as the story progresses. When she first moves to Wyoming, she seems to be focused on her popularity status. She grows to accept her new surroundings and turns her attention to the purpose she was meant to fulfill. If you like paranormals and angels, then you will definitely like this book. Highly recommended.