Archives for July 2013

Review: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

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 {Read More}

Waiting on Wednesday #5: The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine. The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren MyraclePublication date: August 27, 2013 For as long as she can remember, Wren Gray’s goal has been to please her parents. But as high school graduation nears, so does an uncomfortable realization: Pleasing her parents once overlapped with pleasing herself, but now… not so much. Wren needs to honor her own desires, but how can she if she doesn’t even know {Read More}

Radical Read-along: Unearthly Day 5 Discussion

This is my discussion post for chapters 19-22 of Unearthly by Cynthia Hand. WARNING: There are spoilers for the whole book in this post. One day when Clara is out flying around, she’s hit with a wave of sadness. She falls, hits a tree, dislocates her shoulder, and gets tangled up in the tree. She knows there’s a Black Wing. She extracts herself from the tree and falls to the ground, where she’s met by a Black Wing named Sam, {Read More}

Radical Read-along: Unearthly Day 4 Discussion

This is my discussion post for chapters 14-18 of Unearthly by Cynthia Hand. WARNING: There are spoilers for the first eighteen chapters, and only those chapters (because that’s all I’ve read!) in this post. It’s Clara’s seventeenth birthday and she’s lonely. All her friends are gone, her brother recently got his driver’s license and a truck and is gone all the time, and her mom is still away on business. Clara’s watching the news when she sees a report about {Read More}

Radical Read-along: Unearthly Day 3 Discussion

This is my discussion post for chapters 10-13 of Unearthly by Cynthia Hand. WARNING: There are spoilers for the first thirteen chapters, and only those chapters (because that’s all I’ve read!) in this post. Wendy and Clara make up after spring break, but things aren’t going as well for Kay and Christian. They eventually break up. Clara’s mom takes her, Angela, and Wendy to Idaho Falls to the nearest mall so that the girls can shop for prom shoes and {Read More}

Radical Read-along: Unearthly Day 2 Discussion

This is my discussion post for chapters 5-9 of Unearthly by Cynthia Hand. WARNING: There are spoilers for the first nine chapters, and only those chapters (because that’s all I’ve read!) in this post. As Clara gets settled into the routine of school, she observes Christian and Christian with Kay. In British history class, she prays to be assigned to Christian for a project, but she’s paired with the mysterious Angela instead. At their first project meeting, Angela shares some {Read More}

Radical Read-along: Unearthly Day 1 Discussion

This is my discussion post for chapters 1-4 of Unearthly by Cynthia Hand. WARNING: There are spoilers for the first four chapters, and only those chapters (because that’s all I’ve read!) in this post. Clara Gardner is a Quartarius, a quarter angel. When Clara was fourteen, her mom explained their heritage to her: Clara’s mom was born around 1890 to an angel father and a human mother. Clara’s vision first comes to her in a dream: a teenage boy and {Read More}

Feature & Follow Friday #4

Feature & Follow is a weekly blog hop hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee. What do you do with your books after you are done reading them? So many of my books are on my Kindle and I usually just delete those after I’ve finished reading or, now that I have a blog, after I’ve completed writing my review (if I’m writing one). I can always download them again if I want to reread, which is pretty rare for {Read More}

Radical Read-along: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Welcome to the first Radical Read-Along! Laura @ Music Plus Books, Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian, and I are hosting a Read-Along event for Unearthly by Cynthia Hand. This event will run from July 25-30. Check out the schedule here, read chapters 1-4 today, then come back here tomorrow to post a link to your discussion post and visit Music Plus Books for a Cover Remake Challenge.

Review: A Long Way From You by Gwendolyn Heasley

For too long, Kitsy has had to satisfy her dreams of becoming a real artist by giving her friends makeovers before prom. So when her best friend Corrinne’s family offers to sponsor her for a summer art course in New York City, Kitsy bids a temporary good-bye to Texas to say hello to the West Village. Between navigating the subway and the New Yorkers—namely, the Art Boy who has a nice trick of getting under her skin—Kitsy knows that this {Read More}