Sunday, January 2

Review: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Title: Unearthly
By: Cynthia Hand
Series: Unearthly Book 1
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Publishing (January 4th, 2011)
My Copy: Ebook Review Copy from NetGalley
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About the Book:
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?

The past two years has blessed us with many new love stories that include angels. Unearthly is a great addition to all of these incredible angelic reads like The Fallen Series by Lauren Kate and Hush, Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick. While Unearthly is not much of a suspenseful action packed novel; it expands and details Angels as something different than what have been portrayed in my other favorites. Cynthia Hand has created Angels has the greater workers of God. Her characters are on a mission from the Great Divine; this is the purpose of their entire existence. Clara is a wonderful character for the lead of this novel. As a rookie in the line of miracle working she is learning as the readers are setting ground work the storyline. Clara's mother is also an Angel, and her best mentor, but when Clara begins to find information that her mother is witholding tensions begin to grow. While things continue expanding through the finish of this story; I anticipate more suspense and Good vs Evil in the books to come. Fate has a plan for Clara, but Unearthly shows what happens when emotions and love deter that plan. More importantly what happens if things are not done just as she has seen them in her visions, and what will become of her if she can't see through with what fate has in store for her.


Unknown said...


The cover of this book is absolutely beautiful, but the plot just sounds like every other YA novel out there. What made Clara's story different?

Monster of Books said...

ahh I can't wait til this comes out now. Awesome review!!!