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.
Oh, holy friggin’ flamingo. This is the book of the year, neh, the century.
I was talked into reading this book by a dear friend who will now share the name of my first-born. Angels aren’t usually my thang, but I’m so glad I gave ol’ Cara and Tucker a try because my, oh my, they ROCK.
Now I’m going to say something that’s not going to reflect well on my life, but it needs to be said: This book was my reason for getting out of bed the last few days. No, I’m not in a depression spiral. The book is just that darn awesome. The characters were well done, the dialogue was authentic, and the plot stayed consistently crisp. I even teared up near the end when everything I wanted to happen…happened.
This book has officially ruined me for the next few I read. So if any authors get bad reviews from me in the next few weeks, you have Cynthia Hand to blame.