Clara is a 17 year-old girl who lives a normal teenager life, she goes to school, and she has good friends, she´s kind of popular and pretty.... And she´s also part angel. Her mother revealed to her that she was part an angel, her mother is a Dimidius (half an angel) and that makes Clara and her brother Quartarius, and angels on earth are only there to fulfill their purpose.
Clara´s purpose involves a boy, saving a boy, for that to happen her family will have to move out, and start a new life. Then there she is, adapting to her new life, trying to control her strange angel hair, trying to figure out what her purpose is really about, feeling that connection to Christian. But she´s still a girl, a girl with feelings and with that comes love, and everything gets a little bit complicated, because she can't tell anyone about her nature and that sucks, that could change everything. Would she be able to fulfill her purpose, how can she do that if she can't even fly?
Unearthly gives us a glance to an angel world, combined with the world of a normal girl. Clara is such a strong character, she´s determined, and centered, but like any other teenager she gets confused, she falls in love and she fights with her mom.
We get to see her making choices, and trying to do what´s right, what will take her to the moment she´ll do what she´s meant to, but thing gets complicated, and after a lot of surprises and unexpected twists, her duty might be in danger.
The plot is really interesting, and you learn about these angels, and their story, is all about Clara and her purpose. The pace gets slow at first, but I wouldn't say it's boring because it´s not, I thought it was interesting the whole time, but of course is necessary to set the story and everything you have to know, and then more action comes and is just great. The characters are really nice, well thought, and some of them will surprise you, I really liked Clara and actually Tucker too, you´ll see why.
The writing style was awesome, it keeps you there, submerged in the story the whole time, it makes it enjoyable and nice, and even when is kinda fat, the book feels light and is a quick read.
The final part is so good, is full of things you don't see coming and that will keep you biting your nails, and at the end.... Well you will die to know more.... We´ll have to wait until 2012 to read the second part.
I think Cynthia did an awesome job with this debut book, I really liked it and I really recommend it, it has a great combination of action, angels, love, drama, just great!
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by Mariana Sanchez Rico