Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Review: Clarity by Kim Harrington

by Kim Harrington
Publication Date:  March 1st 2011
Publisher: Scholastic
Pages: 242
ISBN: 9780545230506
Source: Library

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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? -Goodreads
I really didn’t know what to expect when I picked this book up. I had read so many great views of the book; I was just excited to finally have a chance to read it. I really enjoyed the book, and am looking forward to reading more from this author!

I really like the main character, Clarity. She’s different, but she doesn’t let that bother her much. I love strong heroines, and she’s definitely a kick-butt character. I loved her! The two love interests in the book are Clarity’s ex-boyfriend Justine, and the new town sheriff’s son, Gabriel. I am usually really good at picking a ‘team’, but I love both of these boys. It would be really hard to choose between them.

I can honestly say I didn’t see the end coming. The author had me second guessing myself so many times throughout the book. In the end, I didn’t have it figured out. I love a book that keeps me guessing! I was absolutely absorbed in the story. The writing was simple and suspenseful. This was a very quick read, I pretty much read it in one sitting.

Overall, I loved this book. It was great, and I’m kicking myself for waiting so long to have read it. I was beyond thrilled to find out it is going to be a series. I can’t wait to read Perception!

Happy Reading!


  1. Sounds good! I've seen this around for a while, glad to hear it's as good as it looks, I really should pick up a copy! :)

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed the book! I've hardly seen any bad reviews for this book. It's also pretty cool how you couldn't predict the ending! Something I would love to read :)

  3. I've heard so many great reviews about this book as well. I think I did that thing where you judge a book by it's cover because until I read your review I wasn't very interested. Thanks :)

  4. I totally loved the mystery of this one! She goes from making you think it's one person to the next and I absolutely loved it! Great review!

  5. I've been meaning to read this one!! I really like the cover and I've been hearing amazing things about it! Great review!


  6. Reading your review now makes me want to put this book onto my to-read list immediately. I have to admit that I've never really got interested in it, but when so many people like this so much?! ... I mean they can't be wrong.

    Thanks for sharing your opinion. Great review. :)


  7. Clarity was so awesome! I'm glad you liked it too! The mystery and Clare were my favorite aspects of the book!

  8. I still haven't read this one! I keep meaning to and now your review is tempting me to break my book buying ban and just buy it! I love strong heroines too so I'm sure I'd like it. Thanks for the review, and glad you enjoyed it!

  9. Great review, Christy. We have similar tastes, so now I am excited to read this one. :)

  10. I read this one not too long ago and loved it, glad to see you enjoyed it as well :)

  11. I really enjoyed this one, too. It was cool that the emphasis was on family and the mystery with their "powers" being more secondary. And you're right, Clarity was a great character!
    Mary @ Book Swarm

  12. I was totally surprised by the reveal of the murderer-there were so many possibilities. Also Team Justin!

  13. I just loved this book because it was entertaining, easy to read and written in a simple prose which kept me on the edge of my chair racing towards the ending.

    I'm looking forward to the next book. Great review.

  14. This book sounds really awesome! I need to buy it!! Thanks for a great review =]

    The Cait Files

  15. This is another one that's been on my TBR for far too long. I wish I had more time just for reading!

  16. My sister and I really want to read this book and it's making us feel guilty for having not read it yet as it just sits on our shelf. I'm glad you liked it and I can't wait to read it now. Thanks for the great review!

    happy reading:)


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