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Day Five Discussion Post for UnEarthly Read-along

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MY REVIEW:

Wow!!! This book just left me floored.  I have so many question now at the end of the book then I did at the start.  I love the concept of this book and the characters.  In this book Clara, is the angel, and she has already known about her powers for two years. So you don’t have to wonder who is the angel and how are they going to find out. I really enjoyed that a lot.  I love how the author builds some of the mystery around the mother in this book.  You start to imagine all kinds of reasons why she won’t tell Clara about her past or the facts she knows about angels.

I really liked the two very different friends that Clara has.  She has Angela, who is like her in may was but still very different.  Throughout the book I kept feeling that she was hiding something.  Then you have Wendy the best friend that is totally small town.  She really wants what is best for Clara and tries by always telling her the facts even if Clara doesn’t want to hear them. I think I liked her character the best just because she truly loves Clara.

Then there is Christian, he is handsome of course and her purpose. I just couldn’t get into him. I just felt throughout the book there was something off about him.  It felt to me like some weird arranged marriage without the marriage off course.  I will say that it is explained but there is still a lot to that story.  do like him just not as much as Tucker but I can’t wait to see how this triangle works out.

I am a huge fan of Tucker and really enjoy his sense of humor.  I like how he cares about his sister and his horse.  I also, like how he come to her Clara’s rescue at prom.  I like how the relationship develops over time and gradually.  It never feels forced to me like her relationship with Christian.

Over all this book and its characters keep me entertained and wanting more.  I will be picking up the next book very soon to see what the author has in store for the characters next.

My Thoughts:

This is it, I have finished the book. It was so good! These last few chapters were just wow! Although, now I am left with a lot of questions.  Also, I wasn’t really surprised about Christian.   Although, I was surprised that he isn’t tainted.   Here are some question that you also may be asking along with me:

1. How did Clara’s mom know the dark angel?
2. Who is this guy in Italy that Angela likes?
3. What happened to Jeffery?
4. What is Christian’s and Clara relationship supposed to be and what will it be in the future?
5. Why is Clara’s mom so against giving her answers?

So here are just some of the questions I have been asking myself.  I know there are many more but these are the ones that have been on my mind.  This book was amazing and I so need to read the next book to get some much-needed answers.

Favorite Quote:

“Have you ever been to a place you’re supposed to love, but all you can think about is home?”

Fourth Discussion Post for UnEarthly Read-along

Music Plus BooksThis is just a recap of the last few chapters so, be prepared for Spoilers.

 

Its Clara’s birthday and Wendy decides to loan her Tucker  so that she doesn’t have to spend it alone.  So he takes her hiking and swimming and they have such a good time that they start spending just about every day together.  This lead to them forming a relationship that is more than just friends.

As they are spending time together strange things keep happening.  Such as, Clara saves them from a bear attack.  Then she cuts her self and it heals almost completely within minutes.   Then they finally kiss and she starts to glow like a light bulb.  Tucker freaks out and runs away from her.

She decides to tell him the truth and the work thing out.  Then mom finds out and grounds her because she is risking her purpose. She tells Tucker and he decides to break up with at least until she fulfills her purpose.

Third Discussion Post for UnEarthly Read-along

Music Plus BooksTeam Tucker All the way!!!!!

This Post will have Spoilers So be aware and read at own risk.

First off let me tell you I am loving this book.  I also am sticking with the fact that Christian is  a fool.  I did like how he took her to prom and tried to make amends after the night’s fiasco.   Although, I do think he likes her.  I just feel that he is hiding something.    I am so team Tucker!!!  I think he is genuine and overall a really nice guy.  Look at all the things he does for his sister.  Then you have him offering to take Clara home so she doesn’t have to wait for Christian.  Also, asking her to dance so he wouldn’t look dumb standing and staring at her date dancing with another girl.  I just feel that he is way better than Christian is.

Now in other news.  I am glad that Clara and Wendy have made up.  I also, loved that Clara loaned Wendy a dress for prom..   I was a little freaked when that guy was following them at the mall.   I still don’t know what to make of Angela.  I know that it is getting harder and harder for me not to read ahead.

Favorite scene was when Tucker asked Clara to dance.  It was so swoon worthy.

Second Discussion Post for UnEarthly Read-along

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I think I am team Tucker.   I know it is early but I just love Tuckers sense of humor.  Also, something just seems off with Christian.   I also, think that Clara’s mom need to be more forth coming with information.  I also, don’t know if I like Angela yet…

MY CAST PICKS:

Clara {played by Britt Robertson}

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Angela {played by Tori Vega}

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Wendy {played by Shelley Hennig}

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Christian {played by Austin Butler }

Tucker {played by Steven Chadwick McQueen }

I still need to cast a couple of people but I haven’t thought of who I would like to play them.  I also have some alternative to the cast but I haven’t read enough of the book yet to decide for sure so this is the list for now..

First Discussion Post for UnEarthly Read-along

Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)Hardcover

435 pages

Published January 4th 2011

by HarperTeen

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 i…more 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.

Discussion of the first 4 Chapters

Here are my thoughts so far.

1. Does the father know about the his kids?

2. I feel bad for the brother.

3. I can’t believe her hair is orange.

4.  I want to know more about Christian. I loved how he just picked her up.

5. Wow, the school right!

These are just some of my thoughts right now.  I am finding it to be really interesting so far and I can’t wait to see what is going to happen next.

Favorite quote so far is :”I look down. Gasp. Shining is not the word. My hair is an iridescent silvery-gold riot of light and color. It blazes. It catches the light like a mirror reflecting the sun. I slide my hand down the warm, luminous strands, and my heart, which seemed to beat so slowly a few moments before, begins to thump painfully fast.”

Radical Read-Along

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This is another read-a-thon although mini in nature I am still very excited do be a part of it.  I have been wanting to read Unearthly by Cynthia Hand for some time so I thought this would be the perfect time. So if you are interested there is still time so come join the fun.  The schedule is below:
Thursday July 25: Kick Off. Read 4 chapters.
Friday July 26: Read 5 chapters. Discussion posts for Day 1. Visit my blog for the Cover Remake challenge.
Saturday July 27: Read 4 chapters. Discussion posts for Day 2. Visit Downright Dystopian for the Dream Cast challenge.
Sunday July 28: Read 5 chapters. Discussion posts for Day 3. Need a challenge host.
Monday July 29: Read 4 chapters. Discussion posts for Day 4. Need a challenge host.
Tuesday July 30: Discussion posts for Day 5. Wrap-up and review! Visit Rather Be Reading YA for the Review challenge.

MY BOOKTUBE-A-THON WRAP UP

I am very proud of myself.  I didn’t complete all the challenges but I did do a lot of reading.  I read 4 books and half of one that I didn’t finish in time.  I did however combine my challenges and read all my graphic novels.  I am so looking forward to doing this again.  I will post about the books I read over BOOKTUBE-A-THON in a Jane Austen wrap up that I will be doing for the blog.

Challenges:

1. Read an average of 300 pages per day (2100 pages overall) FINISHED 2,678pgs

2. Read a book that has 500+ pages FINISHED Mansfield Park(507 pgs)

3. Re-read one book FINISHED (Mansfield Park)

4. Finish a series / trilogy  Did not Finish

5.Read a book that’s been on your shelf forever Did not Finish

6. Listen to an audio book FINISHED (Mansfield Park)

7. Read a classic FINISHED (Mansfield Park)

8. Read 1 Graphic Novel a day FINISHED  7 (My boyfriend Is a Monster Series)