Monday, June 20, 2011

Unearthly (No spoilers!)

Have you read Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick? Or any other Fallen Angel book, such as Fallen by Lauren Kate? I just read Unearthly by Cynthia Hand and I could not put it down! I really loved the book, but I think what I liked the most about it was that the main character wasn't the human giving the story, but the angel (or part angel as it is in this story). This gave it a distinct uniqueness that was able to set it apart from Hush, Hush or Fallen.

Clara is a quarter angel so she has certain "powers" that angels have - not as strong, but still there to make her different from humans. She has golden hair that shines as bright as the sun when she's in glory (connecting with God), she has wings and can fly, and she is stronger, faster, and smarter than humans. It's tough being part angel because she can't be her true self around her friends; she always has to hold back on activities and make sure she doesn't stand out from everyone else, only sometimes she slips up and forgets, causing a lot of weird looks every once in awhile from her friends.

Because Clara is part angel, she also has a purpose - one thing that she has to do as the purpose of her angel life. She starts to get visions about a mysterious boy in a forest fire, so after doing some extensive research, Clara finds the location of the place (Wyoming) and once her angel family moves there, she finds the mysterious boy (Christian). After that, she just has to wait until fire season to save him. Easy, right? Nope.

Clara meets new people, dyes her amazingly gold hair orange (an attempt at red, but the hair just wouldn't cooperate), and she starts to act like a normal girl, not a part angel girl. Soon, she starts to forget that she even had a purpose for being in Wyoming...

I really loved this book and I wish I didn't have to wait until 2012 for the second book in this series. Just another book to add to my "To read in the future" list with all of the other series books!

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