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Review: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

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Unearthly (Unearthly #1)
    By: Cynthia Hand

Publication Date: Jan. 4, 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genre: Paranormal
Age Group: Young Adult
Source: Borrowed from Library
Page Count: 435 pages
Order Links: Amazon | B&N
My Rating: 4/5 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 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.

             -goodreads.com description


I really really liked this book. I don't know what else to say about it. It was a good, quick read. I liked that Clara and Tucker's relationship took awhile to build and that it was genuine. Sure, she had these confusing feelings about Christian (the boy who she was destined to save in her vision), but I think they were in large part due to her vision and I feel like that kind of messed things up for them and now I really can't root for them together.

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