Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Out Today: Unearthly

Unearthly is the debut novel from Cynthia Hand. It's beautiful and stunning and was quite possibly my favourite read of 2010! It's just...damn freaking perfect. I couldn't get enough of it and I'm dying for book 2! Anyway, today is Unearthly's official US and Aus release, so I wanted to mention it. Because if this book is not on your radar it damn well should be!! I know there are a lot of angel centric YA books around now, but this is seriously the best of them. Check out my review for why I'm so in love with it. See the trailer and blurb below, then GO BUY IT!!!

UK rights have sold for it (yippee!) so UKer's will easily be able to get their hands on it in a few months (I believe it's slated for a May release from Egmont). Or, you could be sensible and order it right now from Book Depository who ship to 90+ countries for free.

"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 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?"

I rarely push books so hard as I am this one, but I'm doing it for a reason, because to me, this book really stands out in the YA paranormal genre, let alone in the angels sub-genre. It's a seriously incredible debut.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this review! I can't wait to read this one!

Vicki said...

Another blogger told me I HAVE to read this and that I'll really like it....sounds like she's spot on and it's a must!

CarlyB said...

Ooh I have JUST downloaded this to my Kindle and I cannot wait to get started on it, you've sold me! I love the trailer as well!x