Monday, November 21, 2011

Unearthly (Unearthly #1)Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

3.5 Stars

I have got to be one of the last people to be reading this book. So many updates I saw about Hallowed a while ago, I just couldn't resist.

Despite my not-so-high rating, this is still the best Angel YA PNR book I've read so far. That's how bad the others are (Hush, Hush, Fallen, to name a few).

Clara is 1/4 angel, and 3/4 human. Angel blood allows her to be stronger, faster and smarter than humans. It also means she has a purpose, the reason why she's on earth. To fulfill the purpose might mean moving to another city, dying her hair orange, saving unknown boys from fires. On the way, she discovers many things, what it means to be an angel, the dangers among them, and she also finds love.

What I didn't like:

- I wanted it to be more paranormal than romance...the mythology fell short of my expectations.

- The slow beginning. It could've had a faster pace.

- The "best friend" fights and jealousy that came up. It seemed a bit...unrealistic [?] as it seemed like she had just moved and they became such quick best friends! (Not so sure on how long they had actually lived there when those occurred, so might just be me)

- Some parts seemed kind of meaningless. Or I just don't care for it, such as all the scenes that occurred in school/were supposed to be like daily life, chatting with friends about boys, clothes, etc.

- The purpose seemed...not very purpose-like? Although I guess we learn more about that in the next book? I hope?

- I wasn't really rushing to finish this, the story didn't hold that much interest to me.

What I did like:

- No incessant whining from the heroine.

- While being extraordinary, she was still fairly ordinary (for an angel). Worrying about normal things, still being a klutz in a way. (A klutzy angel~) She just seemed to do angelic things in front of Tucker (oh, the things girls do to get a guy's attention).

- Tucker!

- The little angel mythology that is there, I like that. The mentions of God, Black Wings and all. The book seemed to pick up for me a bit after Angela appeared. I suppose I might have been feeling as lost as Clara did.

That being said, I will definitely read Hallowed! soon as my request is accepted, that is.

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