Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Release: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand and Night School by Mari Mancusi

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

After their parents' shocking revelation about their fae heritage and an attack on their lives, the McDonald twins are forced to hide out deep in the Swiss Alps at Riverdale Academy, a secret vampire slayer training facility. And with no way to contact their vampire boyfriends for rescue, they're going to have to play nice with the locals.But when Sunny starts acting strange, Rayne realizes that there's more to fear at Riverdale than getting staked by the student body-leading to a showdown in Fairyland that may cost the twins their lives.


I have heard nothing but good things about these two books (actually, I've heard nothing but good things about the single Unearthly book, and I've heard good things about the entire Blood Coven Vampire series). Unearthly is said to be "...a perfect a perfect blend of realism with a supernatural twist, not to mention a unpredictable plot line and a beautiful love story." --Kristi from The Story Siren. And I've had a friend who has read the Blood Coven Vampire series and said it was hilarious and amazing. I've also heard it's a totally different twist to vampires, which is always welcome. Unearthly is also said to be nothing like the other angel books out there, which, in my opinion, are generally the same plot wise (girl meets fallen angel, girl falls for fallen angel, horrible battles occur, etc. etc.). Both are on my must read list and I hope they are as good as they seem.

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