Book Review: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Posted January 26, 2012 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

Goodreads Blurb: 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.


Clara finds out she is an angel-blood (part human, part angel).  She begins having visions, which lead her to her purpose on earth.  But will she be ready when the time comes?  Clara has to face many choices throughout the year that could change her entire life & purpose.
I absolutely loved this book. I am a fan of the Hush, Hush & Fallen series, but this was soooo much better.  There is a deeper emotional connection to the characters in this book.  I didn’t have to imagine what they felt as they went through different situations, I felt what they felt.  It isn’t often that a book does that for me.  The characters were likeable, and well written.  The writing also flowed very smoothly.  In some novels I read I have to go back and re-read a paragraph or sentence a couple of times to grasp what they are trying to say.  Not this one.  If you love the series by those like Lauren Kate & Becca Fitzpatrick, you definitely need to read this.
Rating: 4/5
Happy reading!
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I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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