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Blogger Book Review: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on February 26, 2011

Welcome to the weekend, inkpoppers! On this Saturday morning we bring you a review of Cynthia Hand’s Unearthly from Star of The Bibliophilic Book Blog.

Star reviews books at The Bibliophilic Book Blog alongside her friend and co-reviewer, Monica S., and says, “I love to read mystery, horror, urban fantasy, science fiction, and anything else that catches my eye.” Check out her other reviews at The Bibliophilic Book Blog; for now, curl up with her thoughts on Unearthly.

“Clara’s an angel – well, she’s only a quarter-angel, but she’s coming into her angelic powers. Powers which include visions and the overwhelming need to fulfill her angelic purpose. When she meets the person she has seen in her visions, the boy she’s meant to save, she is torn between her angelic duties and her feelings. Is there really such a thing as fate or are we able to make our own way in life? Follow Clara as she struggles to answer this question.

I enjoyed Clara’s story very much and especially liked that it was told as a first-person narrative. I felt that it kept you guessing as you only discovered what was happening through Clara’s eyes. I also felt it was an accurate portrayal of the world – nothing is set in black and white…just as in reality, there are a lot of grey areas and not everyone is as they seem.”

Thank you to Star from The Bibliophilic Book Blog for stopping by to discuss Unearthly with us today.

Over to you…have you read Unearthly? If so, what did you think of it? If not, will you be picking this book up during your next trip to the bookstore and/or library?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

One Response to “Blogger Book Review: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand”

  1. faridah said

    first of all yes the book had an alluring touch that made me read on and on and on but no matter how many times people say that they do not like predictable endings in the end its what they really like, its like a technicality among readers. the gal always ends up with a christian not a Tucker but mark my words i loved this book just that everything that made me open pages without resting ended up not happening. Great technique by the way.

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