Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Review: Unearthly

Cynthia Hand
Publisher: HarperTeen

Release Date: January 4, 2011

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've been really excited to read Unearthly. When I finally got the opportunity, I was ecstatic. I did really enjoy it. It wasn't perfect, but it was good and very addicting.

Let me just say I am a huge angels fan. There aren't many books that do angels well, but this one was good. I love the aspects of angels in this one, such as that they have a purpose, or the Glory that they have.

I loved Clara. She was very real, even though she was an angel. I have no experience going through what she's going through, but I could relate to her. She was sweet and kind.

Those of you who read the description and thought "oh, no, not another love triangle," don't be too quick to skip this one. It's not really a love triangle. Well, it is but not in the way you think. It's more of a love vs. duty than just between two guys. It was a nice touch.

If I had anything bad to say about this it would be the ending. I mean, okay, there's a difference between a cliff-hanger and just no resolution. While I enjoy a good cliff-hanger sometimes, it seemed like nothing in this book was resolved. It was bothersome, but it makes me want to read the next book even more!

Uneathly was a very addicting read. Once I started I couldn't stop. I highly recommend this one.


  1. Great review, I'm excited to read this book!

    Kayla (Midnight Twilight)

  2. Really awesome review. I've been meaning to buy Unearthly for quite some time. Now I'm more anxious than ever! Glad you enjoyed it!

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  4. I read this one not too long ago and was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I'm not a big angel fan, so for me to love an angel book, it's a big deal. I get where you're coming from with the whole lack of resolution, but I think my complete love of the characters allowed me to overlook that. Plus, I knew it was going to be a series going into it, so cliffhangers/obvious future continuation didn't really bother me. Great review!