So, you may be thinking "Oh, no. Not another angel book!" Let me just clarify that this is not just another angel book. For one thing, the plot is amazing. Every time I thought I knew what was going to happen, Cynthia Hand threw some twist into the story that kept me guessing. And not only was Hand's writing gripping and suspensful, but it was very vivid. I swear I could see and feel everything happening in Clara's unusual life.
Clara is a 16-year-old angel blood, which means she's part angel. Specifically, she's a quarter angel. She was also an amazing protagonist. She was very likeable, smart, strong, and also relateable. She takes her purpose very seriously... until Tucker shows up.
The relationship between Clara and Tucker was one of my favorite things. There was no instant love connection. In a very realistic fashion, we actually get to experience the two of them falling in love. Best part? Clara wasn't dependent on Tucker. She had her own strength and didn't immediately decide she would die without him. Tucker was a really nice character. *underexaggeration* He was very sweet and always there when Clara needed him. He's also funny, and charming, and *swoon*.
Christian, for me, wasn't really a likeable character. He seemed very cocky and rude. *bleh* I did, however, like Clara's mother. Especially the part where she existed. Oh, wait the was the whole story. That's right, no disappearing parents in this story.
The only problem with this book: it ended too soon. I want more! Next year will not be here fast enough! I can't wait to learn more about Clara's purpose, her relationship with Tucker (and Christian), and the wonderful world Cynthia Hand created. It's official, I'm hooked!
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