Review~ Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
If you haven't read this book all I have to say is go read it come back and we can discus. I have it twice now and loved it even more the second time! If you love Fallen Angel novels you will love this one!
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?
My Thoughts and Opinions-
Now if you loved books such as Hush, Hush and Fallen you are going to fall in love with Unearthly. And for several reasons I feel that Unearthly is just a little bit better then them too. First I enjoyed that the main character is a female who is a nephilim. She is strong and not the damsel in distress that seems to play out in countless novels. Also that she isn't the most powerful or best angel-blood. In most novel the protagonist tends to be the best at everything which tends to be unrealistic. Yes Clara is special and has a few different abilities but she is only 1/4 an angel.
Now the part that is most pumped up on blogs is the big question Team Tucker or Team Christian and I have to go with Team Switzerland. Cynthia is just that great of a writer. Usually I read a book and know automatically Team Edward or Team Damon but here I fell in love with both. They both were such great characters that I feel either way she had the potential of being with either guy. Especially with the way the novel ends you know that Christian could understand her just a bit more than Tucker.
When this book ended I didn't have Hallowed so in a way I was like oh HELL NO! BUt when I reread it I had Hallowed so I could just pick it up and continue which I did. And I am absolutely in love! For a series that doesn't have a crazy amount of action through out the book I can't believe I enjoy it this much. If you love the anticipation to a great ending than this is the series for you!
Have you read Unearthly did you enjoy it as much as I did? Loving Hallowed review should be soon!