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UNEARTHLY

WHAT IS IT?

As if adolescence isn’t enough, California girl Clara has recently begun to come into her powers as a Quartarius, a quarter-angel. Her half-angel single mother lends support, helping to puzzle through visions that reveal tantalizing portions of Clara’s “purpose.” The visions’ clues—a forest fire, license plate, and boy in a black fleece jacket—lead the family to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. There, on Clara’s first day of school, she meets her destiny: A-list football player Christian, the boy of the vision. She also makes friends with two very different girls: easygoing, horse-crazy Wendy, and intense loner Angela. It’s Wendy’s twin brother, Tucker, though, who begins to drive the plot, unwittingly seeming to change Clara’s purpose. If some of this series starter seems overly familiar—the rural setting, the two love interests, the dark powers at work—the details about angels make up for it. The dynamics of flying, the intense shining of “glory,” and an unplanned trip to hell are all creatively addressed.

THE READ

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, 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.

THE AFTERMATH

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?

The characters were all well developed.  Clara is a girl-next-door type of character that many can relate to even though she is part angel. She has insecurities, but she is no push-over.  Her relationship with her mom was strong, which I really liked.  I adored the witty banter between Clara and Tucker…what can I say? I am a sucker for that type of thing. Lastly, there is a love triangle in this novel and I don’t want to say too much, but it was unexpected at first.

Angels are definitely going to be the next big thing in young adult fiction. Get in on the ground floor of the next crap to bother the parents of America. Not because it’s offensive, just because it’s so sugary pop culture filler.

RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!

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