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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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. I''m truly mind blown by this book. Cynthia Hand has artistfully written this book. This is a type of book that progresses slowly. It starts on a normal note and then brings the surprises gradually and before you know it you are completely smitten by this book. Clara is quarter angel. Just that, the idea of being part angel is soo awesome. Now angels have a purpose in life(in this book). And its their job to figure out what is this purpose. And purposes doesn't come with guide books that tell you exactly what to do, how to do and other questions of that sort. So this is Clara figuring out purpose.
Now as we all know that that is no easy job. Clara has to first understand what her visions are telling her. Then she has to prepare(this includes flying practice) so she can ensure she fulfills her purpose. But not without distractions aka Tucker. Lets rewind, (this is especially hard to do without giving out stuff) Clara is doing all that she can and its not going too bad. She's discovering new things about being an angel. Everything is going just fine when Tucker enters. Tucker is a total breath of fresh air for Clara. And very soon Tucker and she are enjoying every day in a different yet beautiful place everyday. They go hiking, swimming, fishing and berry picking too! And then the part after this is so magical and amazing(i had to read it twice) and i was skipping all over the place. After this point i could hardly put the book down. This book had become soo interesting. I was madly in love with Tucker and i liked him way better than Christian. And then the whirl wind roller coaster begins. Before you know it earth shattering things are happening and you are struggling to catch a breath unable to keep this book down. I won't tell you what happens after because that's for you to read. I wasn't surprised this book was soo amazing. The summary and the cover page did it for me. I guess i just didn't expect it to be this amazing. To everyone who loves supernatural with romance and to those who love YA, this book is a must read. Actually i even think that people who don't even like this genre will like this book. its not overly strong but its sort of like a fantasy book. It keeps you interested and hungry for more. For further proof, I have even started reading Hallowed, the next book, which has an equally pretty cover and is an amazing book till my knowledge. This is where we usually end the reviews but i feel i haven't done this book justice. And Tucker. I definitely haven't done Tucker any justice. Reasons i like Tucker more than Christian. 1. He's human. In every way. He's not perfect. He's cute, he's shy, he's got flaws and he's such a gentleman. Whereas Christian is defined as a God, perfect. He doesn't have an ego or a chip in his back but he is just too perfect. He doesn't have any flaws. As said many times in this book, Christian isn't the type of guy you date, you just admire him from afar. Whereas Tucker has this charm about him that makes any person warm up to him. 2. He adores Clara. While Tucker is absolutely smitten with Clara, Christian might or might not be in love with another girl. And the best thing about Tucker is that he shows it. In that totally cute and nauseating way. 3. He is a damn good kisser. Self explanatory. 4. Carrots When Tucker and Clara meet, they are soo cute as in they're always fighting and picking over each other and making fun of the other. It is so ridiculously funny. Tucker even names Clara Carrots because of her fake hair color. 5. Tucker and Clara fall in love And its not the instantaneous kind. Far from it. Its not one of those ridiculously god-knows-how-it happened loves. Its the kind where you talk, do stuff together, have fun, come to know more about each other, think constantly about each other and slowly fall into love.Its true love. 6. Stuff matters When Tucker comes to know about Clara's angle-ness it's not just magically okay. He's hurt that she told him lies. He's scared of what she is. He doesn't treat it like it makes no difference at all. Nor does he start believing that Clara is some kind of heavenly being and he's not good enough for her. He tries hard to understand and he doesn't always get it. His love is no way superficial. 7. He has character Tucker works hard, he's not rich, he doesn't get everything at the flick of his finger. He has a job. He is determined, strong and doesn't have is head up in clouds. He's also not to cocky in attitude and of his abilities. He's humble, down to earth and truthful. He also has a cute sense of humor. Currently my mind fails me and a movie is calling. Will update more reasons later.