Clara Gardner has learned that she’s part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. 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, 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. Unearthly is a tale of love and fate, and the struggle between following destiny and following your heart.
I feel as though the part-angel storyline is very common and I have read plenty of books that are similar to Unearthly. However, I still consider this book as one of my favorites because of the characters and the writing itself. It’s different from other books in the sense that it highlights how teen’s lives should be and how her angel blood makes her different. I think this book is something especially Lynbrook kids can relate, as finding a balance between “normal” high school life and the pressure to get good grades is a common and difficult thing to do. It’s also hilarious, which is another thing I love about this book. It truly takes me to another world, as reading should always do, but at the same time, it keeps me grounded to reality.
This reviewer rates Unearthly 5/5.
Tags: Love, fate, destiny, relationships, romance, friendship, fantasy