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Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
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Jul 06, 2011

really liked it

Unearthly is a magnificent young-adult paranormal fantasy book that brings the genre of angels to life. Cynthia Hand is a brilliant storyteller that weaves a beautiful complicated storyline that will leave you guessing what will happen next until the very last word.

Unearthly tells the story of sixteen year-old Clara Gardner who is ¼ angel blood and ¾ human descent. She has just received a purpose, something that she must do involving a boy that is surrounded by a raging fire, in her dreams. Clara thinks it’s her duty to save him, so she and her family move to Wyoming from California.

When she meets Christian who is –literally- the boy of her dreams, she tries to get to know him and has a bit of a crush on him. However, Tucker, another boy that she meets at school also captures her attention. Christian and Tucker both have to battle for Clara’s heart and when time is counting down to the moment of Clara’s destiny, who will truly have her heart?

Unearthly is a well-paced story that will never get boring. The mystery surrounding Clara’s purpose creates a nice tension and will keep you on your toes throughout the book. The angel mythology unfolds at a good rate as well. Ms. Hand carefully explains the role of angels and the role they play in the war when they are cast out of Heaven when siding with Lucifer.

Unearthly is a breath of fresh air and definitely a great read when you’re in need of one.
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