Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Clarity by Kim Harrington

Young Adult: 242 Pages
Series: Clarity Series
Published: March 1, 2011
Publisher: Scholastic Point
Source: Finished copy from Publisher
Buy the Book: Amazon
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My Rating

When you can see things others can't, where do you look for the truth?

This paranormal murder mystery will have teens reading on the edge of their seats.

Clarity "Clare" Fern sees things. Things no one else can see. Things like stolen kisses and long-buried secrets. All she has to do is touch a certain object, and the visions come to her. It's a gift. And a curse.

When a teenage girl is found murdered, Clare's ex-boyfriend wants her to help solve the case--but Clare is still furious at the cheating jerk. Then Clare's brother--who has supernatural gifts of his own--becomes the prime suspect, and Clare can no longer look away. Teaming up with Gabriel, the smoldering son of the new detective, Clare must venture into the depths of fear, revenge, and lust in order to track the killer. But will her sight fail her just when she needs it most?

"Yeah, I was Clare Fern, tough psychic chick, member of the freak family. But if they stripped all those labels off, people might be shocked to find a normal girl beneath. Who doesn't want to spend her days on the defensive. Who wants what everyone else wants. To be loved."
Immediately upon reading the first page of this novel I was pulled in. Charmed. Captivated. There are a million words I could use to describe this novel but I'll just use one, short and simple. Incredible.

From the storyline, characters right down to the flow of the writing, everything in this book was near perfect. Let me break it down for you.

Storyline: Unique and extremely suspenseful. I was flipping through the pages so fast I am surprised they didn't start smoking. Kim Harrington penned such a perfect blend of murder, mystery, suspense and romance. It was a wonderful combination and they all complimented each other great. Everything molded into each other, you aren't jumping from one scenario to the next. The way the entire book flowed was flawless.

Characters: Let me just say that right after reading the synopsis for this book, I knew Clare was going to be a character I would fall in love with. What I didn't know was how much I would relate to her. No, I don't have physic powers(Though that would be awesome) but it was her personality that I related to. She is a regular, down to earth girl that was blessed with a gift. Although she doesn't let her gift determine who she is, it's not the easy for the people around her. Classmates and neighbours seem to judge her as a "Freak" because of her ability. She is a fantastic character, and will stay with you long after you've finished the book. Clare is not the only great character. Almost the entire character cast has a quality that will either make you love em' or hate em'.

Writing: The writing style was just right.  She gave Clarity such a great sense of humour that provided many laugh out loud moments. Apart from creating such a great character in Clare. She was able to get inside the mind of each person perfectly. No character blended. She was able to make each character an individual.

I think its obvious to see how much I loved this book. It was a fantastic, fun read. And left me wanting more when I was finished. Clarity is a book that I definitely foresee in your future!

What I loved: Uh..Everything!
What I disliked: Nothing, except that I have to wait till 2012 for the next book in the series, Perception.

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  1. You've just added to the many great things I've been hearing about this book. I'm excited to get this one and read it! Great stuff!

  2. I don't normally read this genre but it sounds intriguing.


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