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 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?
I had first seen this novel on a book blog and it instantly caught my eye, so I read what the person had to say about it and how it had surprised them that it was so good. I later found it at the bookstore and HAD to buy it!! The cover is so pretty with his silver shiny writing on the front, I couldn't resist. I wasn't sure if it was actually going to be any good since pretty covers on a book usually mean the story is total crap. But this novel is AMAZING! By the end it totally took my breath away, it wasn't what I was expecting at all! It's also not one of those kind of books where the 'human' discovers they're not human, and blah blah. It's actually WAY better. Clara ends up liking two guys, but it's not the typical 'torn between two guys' type thing. On the one hand, Tucker is this totally down to earth, make-you-fall-in-love with him easy going guy, that also happens to be the brother of one of Clara's best friends. On the other hand, Christian turns out to be different than originally thought, but in a good way and this thing (I can't give it away if you haven't read it yet), brings Clara and Christian together in a way they never even thought possible. It swept me off my feet and I just can't wait for 'Hallowed' to come out to see what happens next!