Monday, 20 December 2010

Can't wait to get my hands on....

Cynthia Hand's new book, Unearthly, released in Jan 2011

The blurb:

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 it 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 deciet, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?

I haven't yet succumbed to the whole angel phenonemenon. I have a copy of Hush Hush sitting on my bookshelf but for some reason haven't read it.

This one however, really appeals to me and the stunning cover definitely helps! As do the fantastic reviews I've seen over on Goodreads from some lucky devils (excuse the pun) that managed to get an Advanced Reading Copy.

Seeing as it's my birthday in Jan I am hoping that one of my lovely friends or family will buy me this (hint, hint....!)