Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Book 2 of 3 in my quest to read the 3 authors I'm going to a book signing, but have never read any of their stuff
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

I read this book in 6 hours without any breaks, not even a bathroom break. I started the book and didn't put it down till after 3am (good thing my husband was at work)
I will give the book 4.5 stars
Clara the female lead knows she has a purpose, one thing she was meant to do in her life as an angel. Her angel Mom and angel brother pick up and move the family from sunny California to wild Wyoming in the middle of the school for her to help her figure out what her visions mean about this boy she is suppose to save from a wild fire. The boy Christian from her visions is perfect, popular, hansom and nice but is dating the most popular girl in school. Clara is faced with dilemma after dilemma, her hair starts glowing and she is starting to come into her powers as the vision date gets closer and she needs to learning how to fly and carry the weight of a human boy. Then steps in Tucker, the rugged jerk on the surface, but really the nice guy type that does all sorts of things from teaching ski lessons to river rafting instructor. Soon she has to make a choice, go against fate or follow fates path. 
I like Clara's personality, she understands what she must do but she starts seeing things that she would like to do. She isn't a weak character, not the strongest I have read. She struggles through choices and learning all her angel stuff.
Christian is considered the god that you should only worship and completely unobtainable. We don't really get to know him very well in the book and he gives Clara confusing signals
Tucker defiantly comes of as the jerk, but as Clara gets to know who he truly is, you really start to like the guy and do get as torn between what guy she should end up with. Her destiny or her choice.

I will need to ask the author how many books will be in the series. I know there will be a sequel it left her at a fork in the road and a decision to make.

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