WoW is a weekly meme hosted by Jill, over at Breaking the Spine. WoW stands for Waiting on Wednesday. This week, I'm waiting on:
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Summary: 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?
Why I want to read it: I'm tired of the main character being normal. In almost every book I've read, the main character is normal until they meet some fallen angel, or demon, or something in the likes. In this book, it seems that the character is different, and knows it, and I look forward to a change in the pattern! Also, I'm very curious as to what her dreams really are.