When Clara Gardner learns she’s part angel, her entire life changes. She now has a purpose, a specific task she was put on this earth to accomplish, except she doesn’t know what it is. Her visions of a raging forest fire and a mysterious boy lead her to a new high school in a new town but provide no clear instruction. 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 the boy in her vision and the boy in her life, 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?
At first, the book was slow and the writing was weird. I was also in Fantasy slump so that probably didn’t help. The first time I attempted to read this book, I was only able to get through the first 70 pages and I quit. A month later, I decided to give it another chance and Bam! Best decision I’ve made. It takes about a hundred pages to get used to Cynthia Hand’s writing style but once that happens, it is smooth sailing from there.
There is so much I could say about this book but I don’t want to write a review full of spoils so I’m going to try to make this short and sweet. The characters in the story are infuriating at times but in a good way. The plot is a good and the world is well built. By the end of the book, I had been sucked into Clara’s world, the world of angels and angel-bloods, and I did not want to say goodbye. I love that the book wasn’t all love and gooey stuff, it had action and lots of it.
1/5: I hate it.
2/5: It had some redeeming qualities but overall, not a good book.
3/5: I like it /A fun read.
4/5: I really like it, but something is missing.
5/5: I love it! It’s as close to perfection as it can get!