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.
I had read many books about angels before this one and I am honestly not so impressed with it. I had high expectations and this book was more "highschool scene" than "heavenly angels." Maybe I'm just being biased because I'm not a fan of angels, but this book was very...Prolonged? Continous?Annoying? (circle all three options)
The main girl (I didn't even bother remembering her name) is a very boring character that seems lost the whole book and doesn't seem to know what to do most of the time. She has somewhat of a personality but most of it just blah. The only reason I finished this book was because of Tucker, her love interedst. He is the only one that is truly himself and he seems to make the book interesting.
The storyline for the book had a good start to it but I do not think that Cynthia Hand went as far with the storyline as she should have.