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UNEARTHLY by Cynthia Hand! Here's the description:
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?
This was one of my favorite debuts this year and it's one of those books that stays with you. I absolutely fell in love with Clara as the main character. Though she is part angel, she had a lot of concerns that I would have related to instantly in high school and can still relate to even now.
Also the love story... This one is GOOD! There is a bit of a triangle but it is done RIGHT. And the love story that develops is so powerful and sweet and just realistic--which I love. I'm a sucker for epic life changing romances that shake the world--but I love them even harder when the romance feels real and is full of small moments.
If you want a fresh take on angel myths, a sweet love story, and an ending that will leave your mind reeling and in desperate need of book 2, then this is the story for you! Has anyone else read Unearthly? What was your favorite debut this year?