Unearthly (Unearthly #1)
by Cynthia Hand
Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)
In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees . . . .Published January 4th 2011 by HarperTeen
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.
Hardcover, 435 pages
(My Thoughts) 5 STARS
Okay, my daughter called me on the phone, yelling, “MOM! You’ve got to read this book. Unearthly is the greatest book I’ve read in long time.” Now, my daughter and I don't always see eye to eye when it comes to books, but I’ll give her this one, "I told you so, Mom" this time. Unearthly has the most amazing, heart-throbbing romance, strongest plot, beautiful writing, and wonderful characters. It just flows with more and more emotions with each page you turn, taking you deeper into the lives of Clara, Tucker and Christian. And yes it’s a love triangle, but it’s the most intense build-up to Clara and Tucker’s relationship as well Clara's relationship with Christian that I’ve seen in long time. It will embrace you. Clara is strong, courageous girl with a vision and purpose for her life, but her mouth has a way of running off with the first thought that pops into her head. And this is how she gets off to bad start with Tucker. He gives Clara a rough time after their lunch room encounter, but the meaner Tuck treats Clara, the more he falls for her. Tucker is level headed, easy going, gorgeous, has a rock hard body—Tucker is THE MAN. He had my heart when the word carrots came out his mouth, he won me with that. Christian’s a great guy, but he has a girlfriend, and a secret. I think we will get the answers to Clara's situation with Christian in the next book. Unearthly is a must, must read! Cynthia Hand has written an awesome book. I for one... no make that two (my daughter) can’t wait for the second book!