July 31, 2013

Review: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Source: My collection
My rating: 4 of 5 stars :star :star :star :star

So I've always been a bit leery about angel books. I'm worried the author will just remove vampires or werewolves and insert angels in the plot. Bleh. I have read a really good adult angel series, Angel Time by Anne Rice and really enjoyed it so I knew it could be done. Then I saw a read a long with my fellow book blogger pals and was like, OK I'm in! So that's how I (finally) got myself to read Unearthly.

It didn't take long for me to be completely absorbed in the plot. Like by chapter 1 I was totally into it; and this happens pretty rarely for me. Clara is a charming girl with blonde hair who excels at everything. It's not her fault though, she's an angel-blood. Quartarius, meaning 1/4 angel (mom is Dimindius 1/2 angel). She's got wings and everything! Soon her and her brother Jeffrey are carted off to Wyoming to fulfill Clara's purpose. (It involves a dream with a cute guy and a fire).

Clara soon realizes her new school will be very interesting and there are two cute boys in the picture. Christian is literally the dream guy and Tucker the tan cutie who annoys the crap outta Clara. I don't really want to give much of the story away so I won't say much more except I loved the characters a lot. I could visualize everything in the book, due to Cynthia Hand's awesome writing. I'm a fan for life now.

The friendships are genuine and the setting is realistic and cool (who knew Wyoming was so perfect?) the boys are swoon worthy and Tucker is my newest literary boyfriend. There's plenty of mystery even up to the end and I can't wait to read the next book!

I recommend this book for lovers of paranormal YA stories with excellent characters. 

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(aka Dee) has loved reading for as long as she can remember. She loves many things: fantasy novels, young adult fiction, her cat, painting, and horror films from the 70s. Diamond is a grad student at UCLA. She's pursuing a Master's in Library and Information Science.


  1. I'm so glad you liked this!!! I have the third book, but haven't read it yet. I'm a little worried about finishing it, I think. Although, I have three books to read that finish out series and I just need to find time between all the books that are for review to read them. :)

    Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

    1. You know what Tressa-- you're the 2nd person who told me they have the final book but are scared to read it! Ha! This makes me even MORE curious about what's going to happen in Hallowed?! :brow lol. I know what u mean too about finding time to finish series, I have goddess and am dying to read it..and Scarlet and Iron Daughter.

  2. Sounds like a great read! I love the fact that there is mystery up until the very end. :)

    Victoria Simcox www.victoriasimcox.blogspot.com

  3. I loved this book and the second and would you believe I have book three and got it release day..i a just keep putting it off!

    1. Haha! Maybe by the time I get to it we can read it together?! I know I put off a lot of end of series books too, I really need tocdtch up especially since I'm starting new series left and right lol :P

  4. You make it sound really appealing. I usually run when I hear the word angel! But I loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone so maybe I should give this a chance too.

  5. This book is on my wishlist and I'm glad to hear you liked it! :D

  6. Awesome review! Im also weary on angel books as well but this one sounds really good and interesting! I have it added to my TBR pile on goodreads.

    Previous GFC and Google+ follower. I tried to follow you via twitter and facebook but the links arent working.

    Valerie @ Intriguing Reads

    1. Oh thanks for letting me know! I'll fix it asap!

  7. Gorgeous cover artwork! Great review :)


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