Saturday, January 15, 2011

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand Book Review

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: January 4, 2011
Pages:  435
Series/Interest: Book one of Unearthly series
Challenge: 2011 Debut Author Challenge
Age Bracket: Young Adult

Synopsis: 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.

            This book is pretty much addictive. It put me on the edge and I can’t stop myself from reading it. I love the characters specially Christian and Tucker which is quite hard to resist and choose among them who’s best for Clara. Until I finished it I can’t decide on what team should I be.

            Cynthia is so fantastic, that she put all the essential elements to make-up a good book. I was so awed how she described the setting of the story. She described every aspect of the environment that Clara’s eyes could make up and instantly I feel like I was also In Jackson, Wyoming and enjoying the beautiful sceneries. Not only that, Cynthia also spiced it with humor that made me laugh and sometimes she adds some sad moments that torn my heart in two.

            I love how the plot paced, and the unexpected twists that were hidden from me that I never saw or expected to come. After I finished reading it, it left me gawking at the last page and desperately needing to read the next book. Plus the bits about angel-blood are kind of new to me that make this series my new favorite.

            To sum it up, I totally loved this book and I’m hungry to read some more and see what will going to happen next and it won’t sate me ‘till I read the sequel. 


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