Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.
This week's pick is Unearthly by Cynthia Hand, coming January 4, 2011 from HarperTeen.
Summary: In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees. . .
Clara Gardner has recently learned that she's part angel. Having angel blood run...more In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees. . .
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 it 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?
My Thoughts: I love the part angel idea, the fact that Christian really is in her dreams, and that there's a darker side going on as well. I also like that Clara doesn't just go cool, I'm part angel- she tries to figure out the reason for it and how she can use it. This book has such a promising premise and the cover is simple but beautiful.