Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases we're anxiously awaiting!

I'm doing my post a day early this week so that I can post my review of Infinite Days and interview with Rebecca Maizel as scheduled.

Coming January 4, 2011!

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

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 it 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 deciet, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?

Description from Goodreads

My thoughts: I mentioned I was on an angel kick, didn't I? :-) What I really love about this one is that she's part angel and doesn't know it, then starts having these crazy dreams. I also really love how her destiny seems to be to help this town combat the forest fire - an issue that hits rather close to home. This novel seems to be blending fantasy with all-too-real reality, and I like that it shows that consciousness. Plus, it seems like she's hanging out in town, just waiting for the inevitable disaster to strike. You can feel the tension just from the brief description. And, of course, I can't lie - the part of the description mentioning Tucker's appeal to her "less angelic side" is certainly intriguing ;-)

What read are you anxiously anticipating this week?


June G said...

This is the first I've heard of this book. Interesting. Thanks.

danya said...

Love the cover of this one - it's understated but gorgeous!

TheBookishSnob said...

I'd never heard of the story but it's a great choice. I'm putting it on my TBR pile. Thanks for the recommend

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