Unearthly (Unearthly #1) by Cynthia Hand
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 that 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 deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?
For startes, I freacking loved her mom. She is supportive, witty and wonderful. Reminds me of my mom with the wittiness and tea, exempt my mom likes coffee… anyhoo.. best part is that she is a parent, shocking right?
Now, to the romance.. how nice was that? so not disturbing. The surprises just keep coming :P
No one trying to die if there is even a wif of break up in the air, no stalking.. They actually talk to each other first.
I loved how the history was paced and the mystery with the purpose, keeps the history going and the reader tense, witch is always a good thing.
As for the characters, I actually have no complaints. Clare is nice enough not to be frustrating yet winy enough that I believe she is a teenager.
I loved Angela, all dark nail polish and mystery.
And there are the boys. Loved the boys. If there were no husband…
All in all the characters were all very believable, the kind of people that just look like regular people until you take a closer look. Then they are just as screwed up as you are. ;)
And maybe after that ending I run in to the bookstore for book numero dos and ordered lucky number three. Just maybe.