Unearthly #1 Kald mig Engel
Series: Unearthly #1
Author: Cynthia Hand
Published in English: 2011
Dansk titel: Kald mig Engel
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2012
Finished Reading: September 2018
Genre: Young Adult & Fantasy
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
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?
Unearthly is a moving tale of love and fate, and the struggle between following the rules and following your heart.
It’s no secret that I’ve read this a couple of times already. It’s still an awesome read! However, after a few times you see things you didn’t before. It’s easy to read and a typical young adult fantasy series.
The story is fantastic though. The plot takes place in the real world and its cool how the fantasy aspect is integrated in the realism of the book.
Even though Clara’s intention isn’t being selfish, she comes across as extremely self-centered at times. The rest of the characters are likeable and standard supporting roles I guess, a sibling that you got some issues with, a mother that are supportive of her teenage girl, a boy or boys whom are dreamy and amazing that the girl is in love with. Of course, the friend that loves you and finally an archenemy typically a girl whom is better looking or more popular than the main character. When it comes to a fantasy story, you got the struggle between good and evil – in this case Angels and Fallen Angels, and it’s the same here. The book is extremely predictable because it’s done after the book. It seemed like the author followed a strict plan to implement all the things that make a fantasy story, but it would have been nice to experience something new and exciting.
The change that happens in the book is the reason why it’s still a good read because it does change and for the better. Read it if you like a good fantasy story with a main character that goes through a major change.
I might add there’s an epic love that can conquer even the darkest parts of our world!