Winter 2011 Kids' Next List
“Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is the setting for this story of half-angel Clara and her family, her high school friends, and her mission. Clara seeks to fulfill her vision and to come to terms with her calling, but she must still deal with typical teenage problems. Romance, suspense, and the beauty of nature are integral to this tale. Readers will come to love Clara as she contends with occupying both earthly and unearthly worlds.”
— Paula Primavera, Covered Treasures Bookstore, Monument, CO
When Clara Gardner learns she's part angel, her entire life changes. She now has a purpose, a specific task she was put on this earth to accomplish, except she doesn't know what it is. Her visions of a raging forest fire and a mysterious boy lead her to a new high school in a new town but provide no clear instruction. 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 the boy in her vision and the boy in her life, 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?
Utterly captivating. One of the most addictive books I’ve read in a while.
-Richelle Mead, bestselling author of Vampire Academy
“A divine supernatural romance.”
“Hand debuts with an engrossing take on the angel mythos... an engaging and romantic tale with solid backstory.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Hand has crafted a story of angels among us that is intriguing and believable while appealing to those interested in the paranormal.”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)