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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Review: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Review by Jax
Book 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.

My Review:
Do you believe in Divine Intervention? Clara Gardner does. But then she's part angel looking to fulfill her purpose. Just as soon as she figures out what it is. Visions from God should come with a manual.

At 16, how many people know what they are supposed to do with their life? Clara handles the notion of having her fate decided incredibly well.Until her heart takes her in another direction. Will she become one of the sorrow filled Black Wings? Or is it possible that destiny is not as immutable as one might believe?

I love books that leave you with deep questions, ones that make you think about the nature of life, as well entertain. This book did that. It also leaves plenty of room for sequel, which I do hope is fated to come out quickly.

Publisher: Harperteen

Release Date: January 4th, 2011

The reviewer received this book as an eARC from NetGalley.


  1. Oh I know it was a part of the International Book ARC tours and I wanted to grab it but I am to new at this! lol

    Thanks so much for the review, it looks really intriguing!

  2. This is, for definite, a must try for me. I am currently awaiting a delivery of 4 books so I may have to wait a while, lol.

  3. Although I just went to add it to my wishlist and it's not out until end of January anyway. And it's in HB so I may wait for the PB.

  4. Great review, thanks for this Jax (and Bea.)

  5. I was looking at this one and was a little worried it would be too religious for my tastes. Might look into it again.

  6. Any time I see something that involves angels, I worry about the same thing, but this book had nothing religious to it. It talks about Destiny, and fulfilling a purpose, but it's not preaching anything.


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