Release Date: January 4, 2011
From the Publisher: 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 apurpose, 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.
267 pages, HarperTeen
How did I miss this book last year? It was incredible! It was quite refreshing to read a supernatural book that wasn’t about vampires, werewolves, witches, or gods. The mythology of angels and angel-bloods was fascinating, and I quite honestly can’t wait to read the next in the series.
I feel like an entire world has opened up to me, but Hand has only shown us the teensiest glimmer inside. I want more! I’m left with so many questions (don’t worry, this is a spoiler free review so I won’t ask them), but I’m half hoping that the next book will leave me with even more so that I can stay in this world longer. The ending was perfectly amazing and free of the tired cliched stereotypes that we so often get when it comes to YA paranormal fiction.
Bottom line: Read this book. You won’t regret it, I promise.