Thought of the moment....

No matter how hard you try, you will NEVER control anyone else's attitudes, actions, or outcomes. The only person that you have the ability to directly impact is you, and it is your responsibility to learn how to do just that...to utilize the knowledge, skills, and abilities you have been given to impact the world in the most positive way that you can EVERY chance you get!



Sunday, January 15, 2012

Review: Unearthly

Unearthly
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Goodreads Blurb:

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?
Unearthly is a moving tale of love and fate, and the struggle between following the rules and following your heart.
My Take:


My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Unearthly is one of those books that actually took me by surprise. Something fresh and intriguing at the same time. Clara is not your average teenager and when she finds her purpose, her family uproots and moves to the town in which is closest for her to fulfill her purpose.


The images are so vivid in her mind and all she can think about is her purpose and the boy she is sent to protect. What she doesn’t expect is having feelings for someone other than her purpose – Christian.


All she thinks about is Christian and when her purpose will come calling for her to save him, that she becomes very obsessed with him to the point where she thinks that she is falling in love with him. He is very polite and very handsome. Someone that you just can’t take your eyes off of.


When he goes out of state to take an internship for the Summer, Clara becomes lonely and knows that he is safe for now until he returns. While Clara is sulking through her summer vacation from school the unexpected happens. Her feeling develop for someone that she least expected and when it comes time to fulfill her purpose she feels torn on who to rescue…her purpose or her love?


Clara risks so much for her own happiness that it could be too late to fulfill her destiny. Watch things unfold for her as she watches her family evolve before her eyes as well and discovers some secrets that her mother refused to tell her.


YA Paranormal recommended.

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20 comments:

E.J. Wesley said...

Sounds like a solid read, Regina. Nice review!

EJ

Michael Offutt, Evolved Monkey said...

With the name "Christian" I kinda wonder if that is meant as allegorical. After all, angels should love Christians more than others right?

Cheryl said...

Nice review!

Gina said...

Hi Regina, I am in your campaign group, and I am coming around to say hi to everybody and introduce myself :) I look forward to getting to know you better!

Jenna Cooper said...

Hi, I'm part of your campaign group and just wanted to pop in. I have Unearthly in my kindle, so I'm glad to see good things said about it.

jonyangorg said...

Interesting review. Thanks for that. And hello from the campaign!

Humpty Dumpty said...

I always love to read reviews of other YA books. Thanks for providing such a special service. BTW, I just want to say 'hi!' to a fellow Campaigner.

Christine Tyler said...

Hey, I'm a fellow campaigner in your adult fiction group! I've never read this book, or even heard of it, but you've written a great review.

christinetyler.net

Patricia Marques said...

Hi Regina, stopping by from over at the campaign!

Thank you for the review, I've been resisting picking this one up though I'm not too sure why, I think I'll definitely give it a go now.

tracikenworth said...

Haven't read yet, but I plan to.

Sara Biren said...

Hello from another campaigner!

Laurie Dennison said...

Sounds like a good read! I'm stopping by from your campaign group. I tagged you in 11 questions on my blog today. I'd love for you to come check it out! http://unavoidableawkwardness.blogspot.com

Nick Wilford said...

Hi, I'm another campaigner from your group. Nice to meet you!

Christine Tyler said...

Heya, I tagged you on my blog for 11 Questions About You. Come on by and share in the fun, and participate by tagging someone else :)

http://www.christinetyler.net/2012/02/11-questions-one-birth-of-venus-and-one.html

Cindy M Hogan said...

new follower from the campaign

Jolene Stockman said...

Ooh, I loved reading your review! I'm excited to be campaigning with you :)

Betsy Love said...

Hi, Regina, I'm a new follower and thought I'd pop on over from the campaign and say hi. "HI!" I'm looking forward to getting to know you.

Christopher S. Ledbetter said...

I loved this! I'm stopping by from the Platform Campaign. You have a great blog. ~Cheers

Vanessa Eccles said...

Hi! I'm a new follower from the Writer's Digest Community. Fabulous blog! I'd love it if you'd stop by my blog, leave a comment, and follow - if you like. I look forward to reading more posts.

http://www.vanessakeccles.blogspot.com/

Jennifer Fischetto said...

Yet another campaigner here. :)
Great review. I'll have to add it to my wishlist. Thanks!

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