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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (42,731 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cynthia Hand Narrator: Samantha Quan Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Unearthly Series Release Date: January 2011 ISBN: 9780062027559
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Utterly captivating. One of the most addictive books I’ve read in a while.”

    Richelle Mead, New York Times bestselling author of Vampire Academy

  • “Hand has crafted a story of angels among us that is intriguing and believable while appealing to those interested in the paranormal.”

    VOYA

  • “Readers are sure to get fully engaged and end up attached to Hand’s remarkable characters. Be prepared, Clara’s journey will leave you intrigued and ready for the sequel.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “Hand debuts with an engrossing take on the angel mythos...an engaging and romantic tale with solid backstory.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “A gentle paranormal romance.”

    School Library Journal

  • “A divine supernatural romance.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa | 2/9/2014

    " I found this to be a very well-written YA angel story. The relationships were believable. (view spoiler)[ I really enjoyed seeing her fall for Tucker. (hide spoiler)] It was very sweet and well done. Though a little slow to get started, once it got going, this book really picked up. I immediately purchased the second book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah-anne Bervoets | 1/26/2014

    " Unearthly was a great read. I really loved it in the beginning with the mystery of the boy in the woods. I also loved it when they moved and she met Christian, I loved how they met it was cute. I have to admit the whole Tucker thing came out of the blue for me. In the beginning I could tell there was something there I just always thought of Christian as the right person for her. Obviously this is a trilogy so things might change. The book was well written with only a few spelling mistakes, I also loved Clara's attitude, how when she broke up with Tucker she was depressed but she ended up realizing that he was just a boy and he shouldn't have that much control over her life. What made this book truly fantastic for me was the ending, when she found out Christian was an angel-blood, throughout the book I had a suspicion but it really did surprise me and I love being taken off guard in books because these days everything is so predictable. All in all it was a really amazing book. I can't wait to read the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 1/14/2014

    " This book was absolutely amazing and I am so excited to read the sequel! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jarizza | 1/7/2014

    " However will you choose if you're torn between your fate and your heart? Unearthly answers that for you if you're a half-angel like the protag. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cassie | 1/3/2014

    " Nothing really happened, but I still really liked it. I had problems putting it down and also had a few problems with the book, but it was still a great read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kriti | 1/2/2014

    " It was good. Not mind-blowing but alright. I could predict half the things beforehand but still I was a little excited to be proven right. It leaves a overall good impact even though it gets a bit irritating sometimes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shani | 12/30/2013

    " love this book beyond comprehension. truth: love tucker beyond comprehension <3 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Petersen | 12/13/2013

    " Really terrific book, loved it! just wish the ending went a little further into the future. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nadia Permatasari | 12/13/2013

    " AMAZING! i love tucker <3 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joann | 9/4/2013

    " This is one of the best books I read this year. The end of the book leaves you with a lot of questions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tatiana | 7/10/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. I am dying to get the next one to find out what happens. The cliffhanger just left me speechless and wanting more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 11/22/2012

    " A little dragged out here and there through out. But I was an interesting read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thayer | 5/23/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book and will pick up the second in the series as soon as I can. Clara is a strong character who must uncover many questions about her future. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 4/22/2012

    " This is a very addictive book. I am hoping to get the second one soon. I enjoyed it a lot! It was amazing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lissa Amy | 10/22/2011

    " cant wait for the next books to come out "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ged Casinillo | 10/16/2011

    " It was better than I expected, but not really top of my list of books to reread.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica Freemam | 9/17/2011

    " it was kinda good "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 8/12/2011

    " Definitely one of the better angel trilogies out there. Am enjoying this series, I'm sure there are some twists to come, can kind of guess at a few, but will be interesting to see if they are what they first appear or not. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 6/30/2011

    " The story was gripping...truly...the end brought tears to my eyes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Perla Goode | 6/30/2011

    " It's better than a lot of the other angel books I've read, mostly because the Clara doesn't make me angry. I think that this series will progessively get better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phelicia | 6/29/2011

    " Very engaging novel. Plenty of mysterious characters and the book ends setting the reader up for another installment with all the unanswered questions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel Leah | 6/28/2011

    " I'd rate it a 3.5. It was interesting to read, and it made time pass by quickly. The author writes well and the story kept me entertained from the beginning. The ending is unexpected, which is good, because it draws you in until the last page. I'm looking forward to a sequel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Selena | 6/27/2011

    " Personally i think instead of reading my review you should go out and read it if tyou have'nt but if you have wasn't it amazing!!?? For sure am Team Tucker all the way ;) I sooo can't wait for the next book, but till then laterz "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katrine | 6/25/2011

    " Best book I've read in a long time.
    Can't wait for the sequel! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kecia | 6/23/2011

    " I really liked this book it had a good twist at the end that I wasn't expecting. I'm looking forward to the next one. "

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About the Author
Author Cynthia Hand

Cynthia Hand is the New York Times bestselling author of the Unearthly trilogy. A native of southeastern Idaho, she has graduate degrees in creative writing from Boise State University and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. For the past seven years she has taught writing at Pepperdine University in Southern California. She and her family have recently moved back to Idaho, where they are enjoying the fresh air.

About the Narrator

Samantha Quan is a graduate of the Graduate Acting Program at New York University. She has performed on stage in New York and regionally, including at the Ensemble Studio Theater and the Globe Theaters. Samantha presently resides in Los Angeles, where she works in film and television.