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Unearthly

Hand, Cynthia (Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Unearthly
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Sixteen-year-old Clara Gardner's purpose as an angel-blood begins to manifest itself, forcing her family to pull up stakes and move to Jackson, Wyoming, where she learns that danger and heartbreak come with her powers.
Authors: Hand, Cynthia, 1978-
Title: Unearthly
Publisher: New York : HarperTeen, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 435 p. ;,22 cm
Summary: Sixteen-year-old Clara Gardner's purpose as an angel-blood begins to manifest itself, forcing her family to pull up stakes and move to Jackson, Wyoming, where she learns that danger and heartbreak come with her powers.
Audience: 013-up
ISBN: 0061996165
9780061996160
Statement of Responsibility: Cynthia Hand
Subject Headings: Jackson (Wyo.) Fiction Families Wyoming Fiction Moving, Household Fiction Schools Fiction High schools Fiction Supernatural Fiction Angels Fiction
Topical Term: Families
Moving, Household
Schools
High schools
Supernatural
Angels
LCCN: 2010017849
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464p. (Gr. 7+) Clara's purpose as an angel-blood begins to manifest itself, forcing her family to move to Wyoming, where she learns that danger and heartbreak come with her powers. (Part of a series.)

Clara is an angel-blood and she has a purpose on earth. Her purpose starts in Wyoming, a long way from her hometown of Mountain View, CA. Her purpose involves Christian, a handsome and unattainable boy in her new high school. What she doesn't count on is meeting Tucker, how is she supposed to be ... Read More »


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May 25, 2014
  • biggles26 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Best book ever!

Mar 13, 2014
  • planet321 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Such a good book! good book for people who like books about angels and mystery!

Cynthia Hand's Unearthly is a teen romance/ fantasy novel about angels. Though the concept of angels seems a little over done, this novel proves to be worth the read. In the story we are introduced to Clara Gardner, whom of which is part angel. Clara, because of being part angel now has a purpose in life, something shes was destined to accomplish. Throughout the novel Clara has visions of what her purpose as an angel on earth is. These visions eventually lead her to a boy named Christian in her new school. Clara soon enough finds herself in a hot spot as another boy named Tucker comes into the picture. In the novel Clara struggles between the concept of love and fate and finds herself in many conflicts throughout the story. I fairly enjoyed this book. I liked seeing the love triangle between Clara, Tucker, and Christian. However, I found that this book wasn't anything special, the story itself, in my opinion doesn't seem very memorable, and I found some parts a little dull. The character development of the main character; Clara was done really well. It was interesting reading her internal conflicts about choosing either Christian or Tucker. Some themes that play out in the novel are Love and Fate. Cynthia Hand's Unearthly is an appealing book for those who love twilight-esque novels or anybody looking for a decent teen romance novel. Though it is a little lengthy, this novel is a fair read. I would rate this book a 7.5/10.

Aug 06, 2013
  • billybee11 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was amazing. Clara and Tucker forever, there the best couple. I can't wait to read the next one.

Jul 31, 2013
  • kristen89 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Really enjoyed this book and finished in just over a day, couldn't put it down. The theme of angels and how as they get older they get their purpose and must fulfill it. I enjoyed and related to on some level with the main character Clara and learning with her how to deal with a changing life, make new friends, about her angel ancestors and finally falling in love. One thing I disliked was her friends, once we get to know them it's summertime and they are shipped out to make room for the next person, thought this could have been written differently. The end had such a twist I didn't see it coming. The sinister aspect of the fallen angels' role and Clara's mother's past, that is alluded to often, has yet to be really worked out, and I can't wait to read more.

Jun 22, 2013
  • StarReader rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great Series!

Apr 14, 2013
  • ARIEL D SMITH rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

LOVED IT!!!!!!! Theres a big twist and so much drama and action. this book is wavy!!!!!!! Angels, helloooo

Let's just say I was glad that I started this novel in 2013. I don't have to wait in agony to read the rest of the novels. :)

Jan 26, 2013
  • fionacarrington rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed the book. The ending was not what I thought it was gong to be. The author made a shocking thrill for readers for Clara when she chooses Tucker not Christian. I thought this book was great and I'm looking forward to read the next one.

This book is amazing!! The pressure upon Clara makes you ask yourself: will she complete her purpose or save the guy she loves????

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Mar 13, 2014
  • planet321 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

planet321 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 99

Dec 22, 2011
  • Vivi4ever rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Vivi4ever thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Sep 02, 2011
  • GWilliams11 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 27, 2011
  • Mahala rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jul 08, 2013
  • blue_dove_183 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Clara is human but not fully human. Part of her is angel blood. Clara has been having these visions of her purpose. Every angel has a purpose for them on Earth. In her vision, it is not quite clear of what she has to do. However, she gets a feeling that she must try to save this boy. She doesn't know who he is just how the back of his head looks like. Details of the vision aren't clear yet. But, as the date of when the vision will occur gets nearer, everything becomes more clear.

Jul 27, 2011
  • Mahala rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Clara is only part angel, but it's enough to make her a blip on the screen for dark, fallen angels to target and take out. She has a task to complete, as all angels do at some point in their lives. It's this task that moves them to a new town. Her mother is a higher percentage angel-blood and completed her task years ago in her long (but not quite "immortal") life. Clara knows little about her mom's task, as she won't talk about it much, and is struggling to decipher dreams and visions that leave her half-guessing at her choices.

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Dec 22, 2011
  • Vivi4ever rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"The first time, November 6 to be exact, I wake up at two a.m. with a tingling in my head like tiny fireflies dancing behind my eyes. I smell smoke. I get up and wander from room to room to make sure no part of the house is on fire. Everything's fine, everybody sleeping, tranquil. It's more of a campfire smoke, anyway, sharp and woodsy. I chalk it up to the usual weirdness that is miry life. I try, but can't get back to sleep. So I go downstairs. And I'm drinking a glass of water at the kitchen sink, when, with no other warning, I'm in the middle of the burning forest. It's not like a dream. It's like I'm physically there. I don't stay long, maybe all of thirty seconds, and then I'm back in the kitchen, standing in a puddle of water because the glass has fallen from my hand."

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