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Unearthly - Kald mig Engel (Unearthly #1)

4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  73,176 ratings  ·  6,322 reviews
I mit første syn står han henne mellem træerne. Han er på min alder, omkring seksten-sytten år.
Der lugter kræftigt af røg.
Pludselig bliver jeg overvældet af en følelse af sorg, har svært ved at trække vejret.
Så bliver alt uskarpt.
Jeg blinker, og billedet forsvinder.

Gad vide hvem han er, og skal jeg redde ham?

Ny ungdomsserie der he...more
ebook, 1, 445 pages
Published August 15th 2012 by (first published January 1st 2011)
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Cat It definitely has its differences from Fallen, but I don't think it was a "billion times better" in my opinion.I stopped reading the Unearthly series…moreIt definitely has its differences from Fallen, but I don't think it was a "billion times better" in my opinion.I stopped reading the Unearthly series after the 2nd book because I just didn't like who the protagonist was going to end up with in the 3rd book (Yes, I read spoilers but it didn't matter to me because I can still read a spoiled book as long as I like it)
However, give Unearthly a try. The book wasn't bad, it just wasn't my type I guess. (less)
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Nov 04, 2011 Tatiana rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of teen paranormal romance
Honestly, after reading at least one of the following books - Hush, Hush, Halo, Fallen - do you really believe there is a good paranormal YA romance about angels out there? A book about proms, love triangles, hawt boys, that doesn't make you want to hurl? No? Neither did I before reading Unearthly.

I was very much impressed by this novel. I was cautious and not trusting of positive reviews of it, and it ended up exceeding my expectations. The book never even once made me roll my eyes - something...more
Steph Sinclair

It's been a few months since I finished this book and I'm still swooning. You shall be read again soon my precioussssss...

Actual rating: Teetering on 4.5 stars

Hush, Hush, who? Halo, what? Fallen, huh?

After reading the catastrophe Hush, Hush, I had pretty much given up on reading any more books involving angels. As far as I was concerned it would be my first and last angel book. I resisted the urge (mostly thanks to my dear Goodreads friend's reviews) to pick up Halo and Fallen, even though they...more
Cynthia Hand
Oct 18, 2010 Cynthia Hand rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Got to rate a 5 for my own book!
Wendy Darling
4.5 out of 5 stars Finally, a well-written angel series! Clara's physical appearance, the wings, the flying, the "glory"--make angels sound impossibly beautiful. The descriptions are so well done that you can really picture and feel what it would like to be in the presence of one. The supernatural aspects are well-balanced by a solid grounding in Clara's day to day life as a teenager with excellent descriptions of school projects, relationships with her friends and her brother, and especially he...more
Mar 30, 2011 Flannery rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone skeptical about books involving angels
Recommended to Flannery by: SCB TBR 2011; Pick Four - Jess

Thanks for the push, Jess! Tetons and Yellowstone, cowboys, log houses, swimming in rivers, boy/girl twins! NOMNOMNOM. I didn't even give a crap that this book is about angels. I loved it:)
Emily May

I always feel a little bad when I disagree with the majority about a book, like there must be something I'm missing or I obviously didn't 'get' it. I do understand why a lot of people enjoyed Unearthly and there were parts I liked too... but I still wasn't blown away. As far as young adult stories about angels go, this is probably one of the best - only, that's not really saying much. I found the book okay in many ways, I don't have a huge rant to make about girls who are obsessed with boys ove...more
Well, well, well. It's angels again.

Angelology is back-breaking work. I have a trunked angel work that I will one day revisit. I've worked too hard to drop it. And I mean that sincerely. I began writing it two years ago, and I am still not finished with the research. I still have stacks and stacks of angel-related references lying around, from fiction to dictionary-format archives, from endless websites to spin-off scripture, from links to Renaissance artwork to holy books. I've read both the To...more
Feb 24, 2011 Penny rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lovers of YA paranormal romance/anyone who's lost interest in the genre
Recommended to Penny by: Tatiana
When I saw that one of my favorite goodreaders, Tatiana, gave this book four stars I thought she'd gone insane. I mean, it's a YA book featuring angels for crying out loud! Surely it can't be good let alone worthy of four whole stars from Tatiana, so clearly she lost her mind. But I purchased the audiobook anyway because it was January 13th and I was anxiously awaiting the release of Shadowfever which was still five days away at the time. Plus it didn't hurt that this audiobook was reasonably pr...more
Is this a revolutionary, earth-shattering book that will change the face of YA fantasy? No. Is this a book that will forever change the way people look at angels? No. Is this a riveting, un-put-downable read that will make it to the top of the bestseller lists? No. Should people read this book? Absolutely. Now, I know you're thinking I'm bonkers, but let me tell you why 'Unearthly', despite it's girl-next-door appearance, should be winning Miss America.

But before I begin, may I just say how str...more
Jun 28, 2011 Lora rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone looking for a GOOD YA paranormal series
Clara Gardner is a Quartarious angel-blood. This means that one quarter of her blood is that of an angel's. This gives her wings that she's not yet learned how to use and abilities that are still developing. Lately strange visions of a mysterious boy and fire have been plaguing her, and that's just one aspect in the myriad of things she's yet to understand about her place on this earth. Believing that these visions are tied to her "purpose"---the one thing all angel-bloods are charged with accom...more
Rating: 2.5 Stars

I just want to let you all know that while I'm writing this, I am also building a fort. Yes, a fort to protect me from all the boulders and bombs that will most likely be thrown my way for highly disliking this novel. It doesn't matter that my fort is made of pillows or that it contains highly flammable books inside it - the point is, I have a fort. Thus, I hope you won't attack me since...well...I have a fort!

Part 1: In Which I "Get It"

I get it. I seriously do. I get wh...more
So... I was wired on Christmas Stocking candy while writing this. I'll warn you once. Only read the underlined parts:

Unearthly's all about earth stuff. Just Kidding. It's not. Just Kidding. It is. Just Kidding. It's not... It's about UN-earth stuff. Like angels. Just Kidding. It's about devils. Just Kidding. I'm evil like a devil. Just Kidding. I am evil like a G6. Just kidding. I'm actually fly like a G6. Just Kidding. I don't even know what a G6 is. Just Kidding. Of course, I do. It's a cybern...more

I feel it only fair to warn you guys that I am involved in a one-sided fictional relationship with Cynthia Hand. In which we spend our evenings sipping martinis and laughing hysterically at the craptasticness of all the recent angel novels, while Jericho Barrons kneels at my side sporting a Galactica flight suit and feeding me chocolate-dipped cherries.

(Apparently, my fantasies have a knack for getting out of control at times. Just roll with it).

Anyhoodle, Unearthly is a delicious cheese-filled...more
Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
This review is also featured on Tasty Books!

A typical conversation I have with my friends/family:

Me (Reading something): UGH I HATE THIS SHIT SO MUCH.
Friend/Family member: Then why don't you stop reading it?
Me: Because ... what if it spontaneously becomes awesome or something? I know, it never really happens, but WHAT IF.

And it's true. It hardly happens. It's very rare that I start off hating a book, and then end up really liking it. I can only think of a handful of times it has happened. ... We...more
Litchick (aka Navessa Allen)
I did a bad thing. I ruined breakfast. The waffle and the sausage may never forgive me.

For those of you who are wondering "What the fuck? Has she finally lost it?" the answer is 'no'. You see, I was supposed to buddy read this with Rose and Ellis in October but after reading a book that left me questioning my faith in humanity I decided to pick this up and just skim the first chapter, you know, "Just the tip, just for a second, just to see how it feels". We all know how that goes. Eight hours l...more
I read this book back in October.... and I've been dying for it to be released to other people could bask in it's fabulousness!! I have to say that in the midst of all the 'angel' themed book hitting the YA market right now. This one is my favorite! (of the ones I've read so far....)

Let's talk about how wonderful this book is, shall we?

I was so glad that Clara knew she was angel. This isn't a story of a girl discovering an she's part angel... even though I initially thought it was because the sy...more
I've been burned so many times by angel books; Hush, Hush, Fallen, Angelfire, and what have you, so I was quite set to hate this book. I thought, "let's just give it a chapter" and then what do you know. That one chapter turned into five and then ten and all of a sudden I just could not stop reading. I *had* to know what happened next and my god the amount of times I screamed at the book for the girl to HOOK UP WITH THE GUY was so mind boggling. I could not put this book down. It had an uber str...more
Jennifer Armentrout

Sigh. I like Tucker and his cowboy hat. Having images of Kevin Bacon in his Footloose days for some reason while reading this.
Edit: This is how I imagine Tucker

Favourite Quote: "He seems to gaze right into me, like he's seeing me for who I truly am. And in that moment, I want to tell him the truth. Crazy, I know. Stupid. Wrong. I try to take a step back, but my foot slips and I almost go headfirst into the river but he catches me."

Wow! Surprisingly I loved it! I have been having a bad run with angel books lately. But this is exactly what I have been looking for. Unearthly has an...more
Nov 04, 2011 Catie rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Catie by: Jo
3 1/2 stars

This is a real stand-out in the recent crop of young adult paranormal romances. And that makes me a bit sad, because the characteristics that make it so notable are the healthy romances, supportive friends, and present parents. This book doesn’t stand out for its mythology, which is rather hazy and unremarkable (and completely unobjectionable – to the religious and non-religious alike), or its heroine, who straddles the line between awkward girl and extraordinary being almost perfectl...more
Lovely!! I really, really enjoyed this. It's a YA novel, but somehow it felt very different. For once, it wasn't just about the paranormal aspect, or the exciting new world the protagonist is thrown in. It was about finding oneself. Trying to fit in. Finding love. Life (with wings!)!! Everything I was hoping for while going into this.

Clara is part angel, and she has just received a hint of what her purpose on earth is. After finding out the location, they pack up and move there. It's quite a bi...more
Sandy angel story we paranormal fans can get behind. Today's angel stories are riddled with weak heroines, obsessive "love interests", and shoddy mythology (Fallen and Halo, anyone?). With its strong characters, swoon-worthy guys, and unique angel lore, Unearthly is now my gold-star standard for angel books.

I grew up on a ranch near where this story takes place, so reading Unearthly felt like coming home. Cynthia Hand creates a vivid setting and characters that spoke to me. She perfectly...more
Komal Mikaelson
Initial Reaction After Completion

This reaction is due to that what-the-fuck ending

This was a fun, enjoyable read. Among the disastrous Angel PNR novels out there, this one is much better.
And I liked it. No scratch that. I really, really liked it.
There are, undoubtedly, better books out there, but so are worse. I will confess, I won't remember the plot or the characters verbatim in the days to come, because it just wasn't that good. And I'm definitely not going to reread it.

But it was enterta...more
Andrea Cremer
Lovely, original, engaging. The last 50 pages had my heart racing!
TBR Reduce Challenge #5- 2011 (Jess)

Now this is an awesome book!!
It's no secret that I love Angle books, the whole element fascinates me, it's alluring, and lustful and just really fun reads.
So I'm happy to say that Unearthly just added to one of my favorite Angel books of all time! It's made of pure awesomesauce!

First off, I'd like to applaud Cynthia Hand writing style. Sometimes I get lost in terminology when one is reading these kinds of books, but she writes in a fluent steady pace, captiv...more
"Maybe I don’t want to be remarkable, don’t want to fly or speak some bizarre angel language or save the world one hot guy at a time. I just want to be human."

Initial Final Page Thoughts.
So… apparently not all PR make me want to punch wildly at things. Consider me told….

High Points.
A paranormal romance book that didn’t make me want to gouge my own eyes out. Tucker. Clara. Angels. Snow drifts. Bluebell. Cowboys. Black Wings. Fly fishing. Heaven. Hell. Visions. Horses. The Pink Garter. Glory. S...more
4.5 and a definite favourite of mine :)

My review: which I RAVE about a paranormal YA (!)

Mate, how much did I LOVE this book?

So... when I read Unearthly ~ it was just the perfect book for the mood I was in:

seamless, well-written prose that's easy to sink into (the pages fly by ~ OKAY, so I got addicted and couldn't put it down...). A main character to love, a couple of fictional boys whom I was oh-so-delighted to be introduced to, and a story that kept me charmed the whole way through.

I don’t know why but I had an incredibly hard time reviewing this book and I still find it hard to talk about what I liked and what I didn’t like for fear of giving too much away. So let’s see what I can say without spoiling you.

Unearthly wasn’t at all what I expected. I have to admit that I wasn’t too impressed at first. There were some things that, well...bothered would be a bit too strong of an expression, but there were things that didn’t sit well with me somehow. I quickly adjusted, though,...more
This book was so fantastically written i could not put it down! Its definitely a new favorite!!! The characters were so well developed and their personalities all sparkled with glory *Wink!

I laughed out loud so many times, i'll never know how authors come up with the things they do. Cynthia Hand is a great author and i can't wait to read more in this series.

Talk about some great twists and turns.

p.s. TEAM TUCKER! (because he smells like oreos!)

My angel-books-are-not-for-me curse is broken. Like in a gazillion pieces, shattered and being eaten by worms in some dark place in the farthest corner of Earth.

I'm here like..








Honestly I'm so happy right now, I feel like I've discovered a cure for cancer or something. After all the pain that I suffered from the curse (See my ratings for the other angel books I read and you'll see what I mean) ,that left me doing this..


I nearly (a...more
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Cynthia Hand is the New York Times bestselling author of the Unearthly series with HarperTeen: UNEARTHLY, HALLOWED, RADIANT (an enovella) and BOUNDLESS. Currently she lives in southern California with her husband and two small children. She teaches courses in creative writing at Pepperdine University. Her next book, THE LAST TIME WE SAY GOODBYE, will be released in February 2015.
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