Saturday, February 12, 2011

REVIEW: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand


One of the best novels I have read lately is Unearthly by Cynthia Hand .  This novels protagonist is Clara Gardner a angel blood (technically quarter angel) who just got her purpose.  Her purpose is God’s way of telling her what her job is as a angel blood; what her destiny is.  From her first vision on, which seems to happen once a day at least, she gleans a little bit more information.  About a month goes by until she gets something solid, a license plate number from the truck owned by the boy she is supposed to save  from a forest fire.  From here her mother (a half angel) packs up her and her brother and moves them to log house on the outskirts of a town of Wyoming.  It’s  January and therefore halfway through the school year so Clara starts off at a disadvantage.  Within  hours of starting her first day, she meets Christian Prescott, the boy from her vision and within seconds of this she passes out.  Luckily, he is quite the gentleman and carries her to the nurses office.  From this point she bounces back and forth between, thinking she is in love with him and trying to figure out how she is supposed to save him from the fire in her vision that she still happens fairly often.  When not focused on Christian she finds the time to make friends and two enemies. On the friend side of the spectrum is Wendy who she meets in English class and Angela who she is paired up with in history and who she finds out is a fellow angel blood.  In terms of enemies, theirs Kay, Christians venomous girlfriend and Tucker, Wendy’s twin brother who she makes the mistake of teasing for his choice in vehicle. 

I really have started to enjoy science fiction type YA novels.  I especially enjoyed this one because the author did not try to overload me with too much info about the nephillim.  You really could understand to a point what she was going through being so different from everyone else and having all these extra things to worry about, but still trying to live her life as close to a normal teenagers as she could.  I can not wait till the sequel! 


5/5

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