Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)Goodreads synopsis: 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?


I am so, so lucky to own this book. The super pretty shiny spine has been sitting on my shelf glaring at me for months straight, so this review is the product of finally picking it up.

Unearthly is one of the reasons why I love paranormal romances. Extremely addictive, light, easy to read, fun, lovely writing…I could go on all day. Towards the ending and the characters prove that there are deeper elements to Unearthly, it’s not just the shallow stuff that isn’t uncommon these days in paranormal romances, no joke – this is one of top books in this genre.

After tough deliberation, I can finally admit that Tucker is my favourite out of him and Christian. At the beginning, if you had told me I was going to prefer Tucker, I would have been like naaaah.
Here are my choices through out the book:
Beginning: Christian
When Tucker is introduced: Tucker
Bit later: Christian
Prom: Tucker
Hiking: Tucker
End: Both but still leaning towards Tucker

Clara was a very likeable main character because she is very realistic for girls her age. Even if she is part angel. The way angels are presented are also pretty cool. A fresh idea to a well done topic.

I would definitely recommend this book, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I am extremely interested in seeing how this series finishes, I have only heard that the books get better and better.

4.5/5 stars!

Goodreads author bio:

Cynthia HandCynthia Hand grew up in southeast Idaho (very near the Wyoming border). Currently she lives in southern California with her husband and two small children. She teaches courses in creative writing at Pepperdine University. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the Unearthly series with HarperTeen: UNEARTHLY, published in 2011, HALLOWED published January 17, 2012, and BOUNDLESS, due out in January 2013.


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