Thursday, June 30, 2011


Cynthia Hand
***** 5 Stars

Clara Gardner has recently learned that she's part angel blood run through her veins not only make her smarter, stronger, and faster and 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 theres 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 book surprisingly had a very dark edge to it. Considering it was about angels, but that is what made it so good, and so unique. It kept me reading the whole time. I don't really know how to describe it, I guess its just that they thought of everything, the author seemingly tricked me into believing it was real. Which I think is something not a lot of fantasy authors can do.