Books Magazine

Book Review: Unearthly

By Mswicegood @MeganSwicegood
Book Review: UnearthlyUnearthlyby Cynthia Hand
Pages: 435
Grade: 7+ (this one is very clean)
Description: (from Goodreads) 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?
Thoughts: I borrowed this book from the library and started it three separate times. I never got very far into it. It wasn't that it was bad, the first few chapters just did not captivate me at all. It actually wasn't until prom (about 1/2 way through) that I really started getting into the book. The angel stuff was kind of interesting, but not enough to hold my attention and the first part of the book is nothing but angel stuff. Clara's relationships with her friends, Christian, and finally with Tucker is what made this book good, but that stuff didn't really show up until fairly far into the book.
There's a lot of mystery and unanswered questions in Unearthly. This book felt very much like a launch to a series. There really isn't any resolution at all. It's not a total cliffhanger, but it may as well have been. I felt very unsatisfied by the ending. It was like, "that's it?".
I did really enjoy all the characters though and the over all concept of the book is great - way better than one brooding fallen angel looking for love in the wrong place. It's been one of the best "fallen angel" books I've read, despite the lack of plot. I wish I had waited to read it until the next book(s) was out, I think if I could read them back to back I'd probably have rave reviews about this book/series.
Book Review: UnearthlyI think this series is going to be excellent, but nothing really happened in this book, it was a whole lot of setup for a really weak climax and a lot of unanswered questions.
Unearthly is part of the 2011 Debut Author Challenge. 

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Big Food Giants Manipulate Public Health Policy in China

    Food Giants Manipulate Public Health Policy China

    Coca-Cola is at it again. As soda sales decline in the United States and Europe, beverage companies look to emerging economies like China for growth. And, it... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Dietdoctor
  • Jewellery for a Precious You

    Jewellery Precious

    Jewellery is always close to a woman’s heart. It completes her look and boost confidence. Considering the changing trends in jewellery fashion, it becomes... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Dr.jenifer Sayyed
  • Rajshri Productions’ Next Is A Film On Friendship | Hum Chaar | Trailer

    Abhishek Dixit’s debut feature film Hum Chaar is a Bollywood film made under the banner of Rajshri’s film. Hum Chaar is written and directed by Abhishek Dixit. Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Themoviean
  • Saint Paul the First Hermit

    Saint Paul First Hermit

    Today is the feast day of Saint Paul the hermit. This is a sweet and delicate Oatmeal Bread topped with rolled oats and naturally sweetened with agave. Saint... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Veronica46
  • Irupathiyonnaam Noottaandu | Teaser | Pranav Mohanlal | Arun Gopy

    Arun Gopy’s Irupathiyonnaam Noottaandu is an upcoming Malayalam action-drama feature film starring Pranav Mohanlal and Zaya David in the lead roles. Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Themoviean
  • A Year Of Body Positivity

    Year Body Positivity

    Last January, as I sat there on New Years eve all set to make the same old resolutions I've made year after year for as long as I can remember, I realised how... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Sparklesandstretchmarks
  • Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – Jan 2019

    Garden Bloggers Bloom 2019

    Euphorbia rigidaWhen I went out to take the photos for this blog post I was surprised at how much was in flower dotted around the garden. Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Patientgardener