Unearthly ~ Cynthia HandMay 30, 2012 - Author: nadine - No Comments
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Um…. I enjoyed this book! So much of yay!! Yeah yeah it has some typical teen read cliches in it but I dunno… I really liked this one which is quite a change for me. Also I may have spent the whole day reading this book…which I suppose is something I do often but obviously it’s not something I do unless I’m enjoying myself. And the best part? I got this book (and the next one) FOR FREE after entering a Penguin Books giveaway so feeling all smug now.
Now – I didn’t enjoy it right from the beginning, I must admit! I felt very ho-hum about it at first and almost gave up after the first 40 pages or so. The only reason I didn’t was because I was too lazy to go and find something I DID want to read.
Of course this leads me to question: why? Why enjoy THIS book so much and not Twilight or The Hunger Games or other YA books that everyone seems to be so enamored with? And I think the reason is that I didn’t spend this book going “oh please whatever!” in my head. It’s like that illusive indescribable but completely recognizable X-factor. Some books – no matter how far fetched – are truthful. And you believe them. I think that’s the difference. I can get on board with what’s happening here. I don’t feel like the author is being disingenuous. Maybe it’s not like that for everyone, but it definitely is for me.