Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I loved the story.
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. Description from GoodReads.
Clara is 1/4 angel. Because of her angel blood she is naturally better at most things than everyone else. She's the kind of girl that it would be easy to hate. But she wants to be a normal girl. Another downside of being angelic is that she has a purpose that she needs to fulfill. Plus she finds out about a war between the light and the dark angels. How many things does a girl need to worry about?
She begins to have visions about a boy she needs to rescue. Her family moves from California to Wyoming so she can fulfill her destiny. It's not as simple as it seems. The boy from her dreams has a girlfriend and there's this other guy who is a total pain but sweet at the same time. Hmmmm.... Bet you can see this one coming from a mile away. Romantic conflict.
I loved the writing style and the way the story was set up. I thought that she had great ideas dealing with angelic beings. I loved the way she described, glory, fallen angels, wings, flying and having an earthly purpose. I will definitely read the next book. I may have to break down and purchase this one.:-) (Like I really need a reason to buy a great book.)
I received a copy through NetGalley to review. The publisher is Harper Collins.