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“A YA paranormal that gets my official stamp of approval.
“Sixteen-year-old Clara, her younger brother and mother relocate to Wyoming from California because of her visions. In them, she is saving someone from a forest fire. Since the vision keeps repeating itself, her mother is convinced it’s her Purpose in life to save this stranger, thence their relocation. Read the rest of the review on my blog: http://shouldireaditornot.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/unearthly-cynthia-hand/”Alma Ramos-McDermott wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Hard to put down.”Dawn D wrote this review Sunday, October 13, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Very interesting I love the fact Clara already knows she's angel-blooded, makes for a different story! I understood all of Clara's struggles and found her to be a good character. Her mum kind of annoys me because she never opened up about her own life which I thought would've been very helpful for Clara (maybe). Ending was very unexpected but I'm keen to read the sequel :)”Steph D wrote this review Wednesday, October 2, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“the first in a fantastic series...it held my attention the whole time! she learns to trust her heart and let God guide her...she learns what's important to her and how to get that...she also learns that sometimes the things that you like the most sometimes must leave you to protect them or you...the irony is amazing and saddening but it's definetly worth reading it...once or maybe three times....the story keeps playing in my head”Crystal wrote this review Sunday, September 15, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Powerful, makes twists and turns you truly don't expect”noodle-stroodle wrote this review Sunday, September 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I really enjoyed this book but I thought that the middle did lack a little substance, I found myself struggling in the middle. Overall though I would definitely continue the series and I intend to do so. I think that it was well written and I hope that the series continues to go well. The ending I never suspected and I thought the author's intentions were well hidden and it shocked when it was revealed.”Ria wrote this review Sunday, September 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The story of Unearthly grabbed me from the very beginning! The book starts out with mystery, diving right into the story and I loved that. Clara is amazing as the protagonist. Even knowing she is something more than human, part angel, she is humble and unsure... just like every teenage girl. Her younger brother Jeffrey is the perfect younger brother, generally surly and pretty antisocial when it comes to his sister. But right from the beginning, I knew that it was going to be hard to choose between the two apparent love interests... Team Christian or Team Tucker? Both of them were really great guys and that love triangle added a lot to the story line!
One of the things that I loved most about this book was the romance aspect. In all honesty, I am not generally a fan of true romance novels, novels in which the romance is the central focus. They tend to be too neatly put together, too formulaic. And, very often, the lead female is often portrayed as obsessed or unable to stand for herself in the face of love. THIS WAS NOT THAT BOOK! The romance was there, but Clara was a strong girl and fully capable of being herself and being true to herself. There was a depth to the romance that sometimes is left out of YA romances, romance based on something more than hot boys and sparkly vamps, or something like them. No insane, over the top, teenage "emo-ness" at all. Actual healthy relationships! Great message!
The premise of angels and their "purpose" was an interesting bit of Unearthly mythology. I appreciated that her angels were angels in the traditional sense, not made out to be sexy beasts that somehow remained angelic, but still likable, understandable creatures. There is the unavoidable aspect of religion and God when an angel story, but the author did a great job of putting God into the story without being offensive to believers or preachy to nonbelievers.
Things to love about Unearthly...
--The cliffhanger ending. I already loved the book, but the twists at the end, while I guessed at them, left me wanting to start the next book immediately!
--Tucker and Christian. I love them both. They are both good guys and it is impossible to choose between them!
--The flow and the pacing. Not once did I stop to wonder where things were going. Instead, I was just engrossed and swept along with the story.
My recommendation: If you like angel reads, this is one of the best I've read!”
“amazing amazing book”michaela wrote this review Thursday, June 13, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A friend introduced me to this series... It's about a girl called Clara, who finds out that she's three-quarters human and one-quarter angel. She starts getting visions that tell her what her destiny is... Without being too specific. The main storyline is trying to figure out what the visions mean. Romance, angels, drama (I guess). ”Carmen HG wrote this review Sunday, May 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Like most people, I love paranormal romance but I have a strange obsession for ones with angels. I’m not sure why that is because I do love a sexy vampire bite every now and again but, it seems that every book I read dealing with angels I just absolutely love. There are a lot of things about this book that make it a great read.
We will start with Clara [the main character], she was just amazing. I thought she was funny and smart and really seemed like a normal girl to me. Clara is a half angel who moves out to the boonies from California to fulfill her “purpose”. You struggle with her throughout the story to try and figure out what she was made to do. Along the way she meets many people that have major impacts on her life [I am waiting to find out more about their stories from the other books].
Now we come to the lovely Christian. [He was my only downfall about the book] He is your typical popular boy that the main character falls in love with [but do not fret there is a twist to this stereotypical love]. Clara soon finds out that her “purpose” has something to do with Christian but when it all pan’s out it leaves me more confused about their relationship than anything.
Lastly we have the romantic [take me now] Tucker. He is the hot cowboy that you love to bring home to your parents, the kind that opens the car door for you every time you get out of the car. A lot like Clara he had an effect on me from the beginning, even though their relationship developed a little quickly, I am a sap for a sweet love story.
So in the end I really loved this book an d I can’t wait to get my hands on the next one. It was an easy read and still surprised me with some few twists and turns. So fly out and read this book, like now!