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Chelsea's Adventures in Book Blogging...

I've fairly recently become obsessed with reading. This is just me sharing that love with the world. :)

 

Currently in the (apparently long) process of importing my books from GR.

Unearthly - Cynthia Hand

Pleasantly surprised!  I guess I shouldn't be surprised, because everyone seems to like it.  I'd seen the cover before but I don't know why I didn't pick it up earlier.  I'm glad I did!

I'm going to reserve most of my judgments for the end of the series, but I'll jot down a couple things here.

Clara, the main character, is a tiny bit annoying, but probably not nearly as annoying as it would be to be inside a real 16-year-old girl's head, so she gets a pass.  There's a tiny bit of a love-triangle situation that turns out to be more than it once appeared.  I'm intrigued by lots of things, namely what Clara's mom's Purpose is (I have a theory it has something to do with Clara, we'll see if I'm right!), and I'm a little skeptical of Angela.  But I feel like I'm supposed to be skeptical of Angela, but maybe the real danger lies elsewhere.  I don't know!

It was definitely exciting and suspenseful enough to keep me on my toes & keep me guessing (obviously).  The only thing I was a bit disappointed by was that the climax was a little... for lack of a better word, anticlimactic.  It was exciting, but not "heart-throbbing, blood-pumping, hyperventilating, skipping entire paragraphs because I just can't wait that long to turn the page" exciting.  But it is the first book, so maybe it gets that way.  Onward!