Published April 19th 2011 by HarperCollins Publishers
"One thing I do know is that we can never go back."
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?
This book is by far second to the top of angel books (that is The Mortal Instruments and Clockwork Angel) I've ever read. At first, I was hesitant to read it.. But then I just grew loving this book pages after pages. Clara is our heroine, who just recently learned shes an angel(and still learning) and has a purpose in her life to be done. And she is just like any other normal 16 yo girl or atleast thats whats shes been trying to do. The narration was well written that I had finished it in one sitting, I was literally drawn to the mysteries and suspense of the story. I felt connected with Clara whenever shes feeling really sad about someone else's sorrow, only to find out.. Nah not gonna tell you this one, youll have to read it and youll know what I mean. If you love angel books, this one will definitely sweep you off your feet ;) and the romance is like everywhere in this book. Moving on, lets not forget about the horse, Im an animal lover and I do really feel bad with that horse Midas arrggh. hopefully Id be able to see her in the next book :). Speaking of the second book, I am so dying to read this one, I cant wait till next year so unfair! Hallowed will be around this 2012. Hate the nailbitting season!
By the way that cover up there is fab! Here's some of the cover edition.