Books Review

Review: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

February 25, 2011
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Having read multiple rave reviews for this book, I was really excited to read it and hoped my expectations would be met. Next to vampires and werewolves, I love angels, so I was anxious to see what Ms. Hand had to offer.

Clara is one great main character. I found myself laughing and smiling at some of things she says/does–in a good way! 🙂 What I love most about her, though, is that she was already part of the supernatural world. Despite this, she still struggled with it, which helped make her even more relatable in my opinion. And that’s another thing I love about her; she’s easy to relate to. Even her issues with her mom are understandable despite the context.

The romance turned out differently than I expected, but was still my favorite part. I’m afraid to say anything that would spoil it, but if you’re a lover of romance, then this book will definitely be a great read for you! The relationship started off slow and grew into something real, something believable.

Hand’s angels lean more on the religious side, but not in an in-your-face kind of way. I love the idea of “purpose”, as well as Clara’s attempts to fly. They were humorous at times, but I understood her frustration, her feeling like a failure. The angel-blood mythology is interesting and fresh, too, especially the coloring of the wings.

I know this is a rather short review, but as I mentioned above, I’m afraid of spoiling the story. I haven’t read an angel story like this before and I urge everyone to pick up a copy! Unearthly is a romantic story with beautiful writing and characters that truly do come alive. I had fallen in love with the synopsis and cover prior to reading it and I have fallen even more in love with now that I’ve read it. 🙂

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    Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews)
    February 25, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    My favourite book of 2011 so far, and definitely one for the romantics out there!

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    February 25, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    I haven’t read this one yet but I really want to! Thanks for the review!

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    Novels On The Run
    February 25, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    I loved it!! Gorgeous Tucker:D He is a beautiful boy.

    Great review!!


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    Ashley Lavering
    February 26, 2011 at 5:28 am

    I want to read this one too. It looks fun.

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    February 26, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Yes, I loved that Clara was so relatable too! And Tucker…don’t get me started on my love for him. Great review!

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    February 27, 2011 at 5:54 am

    So glad you enjoyed this one, I just loved it! I loved Clara and I couldn’t get enough of Tucker. It was one I tried to read slower so it would last longer but I ended up flying through it anyway:) Nice review!

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    Mundie Moms
    February 27, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Great review! We loved this book. I can’t wait to read the sequel!

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    February 27, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    I LOVED LOVED LOVED this book! I got to meet and interview Cynthia in January (and get a signed book, of course) and she’s very nice. But the book was definitely my favorite Angel book so far!

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    February 27, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    This is on my wish list. Nice review. = )

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    February 28, 2011 at 1:06 am

    I also am hoping for this book! Great Review!

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    Lani Woodland
    February 28, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    I Loved this book. I think Tucker was fantastic. 🙂

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    Christina / Book Addict
    March 1, 2011 at 1:33 am

    I completely agree with you. Since I am a fan of romance, this one was my favorite of 2011….so far. I had lost hope on most angel books, but this one didn’t disappoint me like the others. I liked Hand’s angel mythology as well. Great review!

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    Kelley Vitollo
    March 5, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    I liked this one a lot too!

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