Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
- Pub. Date: January 2011
- Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers
- Pages: 435
- Series: Unearthly #1
First Line: In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees.
Review: When Unearthly first came out last year I was hesitant on getting it and honestly even now I didn't buy the novel it was gifted to me and okay yes I admit it I should have hopped on the bandwagon when it came out because it was an excellent read.
I really liked Cynthia Hands writing, it flowed very nicely. I also liked how she made the angels have a "purpose" that was a little different and I found it interesting. As far as the characters I really enjoyed all of them, they were all very fleshed out and they seemed real. I liked Clara who is a quarter angel but is still a teenage girl who is seriously just trying to find herself. And I was also curious about her mom because for whatever reason she will not tell Clara what her purpose was and yet she expects Clara to tell her everything that goes on with her.
There were two love interests Tucker and Christian and okay yes I adored Tucker but in the end it really doesn't matter to me who she ends up with. Maybe my feelings will change after I read Hallowed...just have to wait and see.
Overall I regret not picking Unearthly up when all the hype was surrounding it. It really is an enjoyable read and rather refreshing compared to some of the other Angel books that are out there.