Unearthly - Cynthia Hand I wasn't sure what to expect with Unearthly...maybe just an YA angel book that would inevitably have a love triangle and would be a trilogy. I must say, that I was very pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed this book and I couldn't put it down. I had to find out if Clara was going to carry out her purpose or not. I also had to know who she would chose, Christian or Tucker. Would she follow destiny or her heart?

I really liked Clara. She has known she is a quarter angel for 2 years. Her mother is half angel. There was no surprise as to her identity, so there was not the usual, "what is happening to me" angst. Clara is a strong willed teen who does has a sense of responsibility as to her "purpose". The thing that appealed to me most about this book is that the boy she falls for isn't who you expect her to. The one she must save isn't someone that she is hopelessly in love with. That was refreshing. Between you and me, I'm team Tucker!

While there is some resolution, the ending of the book leaves a lot of unanswered questions, that I hope will be addressed in the next book. I think this is a great book for YA's, maybe 14 and up. There is some kissing, but other than that, nothing serious. I look forward to the next book, Hallowed, which is projected to come out in January 2012.