Author: Cynthia Hand
Publication Date: January 4, 2011
Unearthly is the first book in the Unearthly series by Cynthia Hand. I don't usually read angel stories but one of my good friends recommended this series to me, so I thought I would give it a try. I'm really happy that I read it. It was surprisingly good.
Clara is an angel, 1/4 to be exact. As an angel, you are given a purpose in life. The book starts off with Clara leaving her hometown and moving into Wyoming where her purpose has to be fulfilled. She goes into a new high school, searching for the boy she has to saved. Eventually, she meets and later realizes that he isn't what he seems to be.
Clara was an overall good character. She didn't have any traits that annoyed me, though I sort of cringed when she went stalking Christian. When they first introduced Christian, I really thought he was going to be Clara's love interest. I really thought I had this book thought out, like I knew what was going to happen. But, I guessed wrong. And I really liked that.
Tucker was definitely a great character. He was funny, witty and insanely swoon-worthy. Usually, farm boys aren't my cup of tea. But Tucker was an exception. He's definitely the other half of Clara. I can't even imagine someone else being with Clara either than Tucker.
I loved Clara's mom. She was present throughout the whole book. She was basically the rock that Clara leaned on. She was very mysterious. You find yourself asking "what's her story?" or "what is she hiding?"
The ending was mind-blowing. Literally. After you finish reading it, you would instantly think "what just happened?" You get thrown so much surprises in the end. By the time you finish the last page, you'll be yearning for the second book.
Unearthly was captivating and probably one of the best angel books I've ever read. You definitely need to read this!