Thursday, February 16, 2012

Review: Perception by Kim Harrington

(Clarity #2)
by Kim Harrington

Publication Date: March 1st, 2012
Publisher: Scholastic
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780545230537

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When you can see things others can't, what do you do when someone's watching you?

Everybody knows about Clarity "Clare" Fern. She's the psychic girl in school, the one who can place her hands on something and see hidden visions from the past.

Only Clare would rather not be a celebrity. She prefers hanging back, observing. Her gift is not a game to her.

But then someone starts playing with her head . . . and heart. Messages and gifts from a secret admirer crop up everywhere Clare turns. Could they be from Gabriel, the gorgeous boy who gets Clare's pulse racing? Or from Justin, Clare's hopeful ex-boyfriend who'd do anything to win her back?

One thing is certain. Clare needs to solve this mystery, and soon. Because the messages are becoming sinister, and a girl in town has suddenly disappeared. (Goodreads)
Last year, I had the pleasure of reading Clarity by Kim Harrington. I was beyond thrilled to be able to obtain an early copy of Perception to review for the blog. I love this series!

Perception starts off a few weeks after where Clarity ends. Clare and the crew just started a new year in high school. With all that had happened over the summer, Clare now finds herself in the throes of popularity, much to her dismay. But things are far from normal. A new girl at East Port High has gone missing. Clare is caught in the middle of a love triangle. Then she also discovers she has a secret admirer that might be more harm than good. There’s never a dull moment for Clare in East Port, Massachusetts!

Clare is such a great character. I love that she looks at her ‘ability’ as a gift, and wants to use it to help others. She’s also a very kind character, thinking of others before herself. The love for her family is really touching as well, especially for her big brother. I really love this in main character.

The love triangle in the story is between Justin, Clarity’s ex, and Gabriel, the new boy in town. This wasn’t a hard pick for me, I really loved Gabriel. I love the relationship between Gabriel and Clare in this book. It’s growing at just the right pacing, and leaves me wanting more. However, we also get to see a different side to Justin, and it’s hard not to root for him as well.

The writing and pacing for this book is definitely the type that will leave you turning the pages. I was completely hooked on the story, and read almost all of this in a day. I was left with a few questions, but I am hoping that they will be answered in the next book.

Overall, I love this series! Perception was just as good as Clarity, if not better! From the characters to the storyline, it all blends wonderfully into an addictive read that I really enjoyed.

Happy Reading!


  1. I got an ARC of this and will be interviewing Kim in May. Can't wait to read this.

  2. This sounds like a wonderful series I love the covers too. I thought thsi was book 1 when I clicked on this post in my reader though. I'll have to check out the first book but I saw it before i can see the cover in my head now! :)

    Xpresso Reads

  3. This is the second review I see today for this one. I'm taking a little break from YA paranomal, I'll keep these in mind.

  4. I'm glad you loved Perceptions so much. I have to say that I liked Clarity more because it felt more unique whereas when I read Perception it just reminded me too much of The Body Finder and Deadly Little Touch.

    Thanks for the great review!

  5. I loved Clarity and I can't wait to read Perception. It sounds like it definitely lives up to the awesomeness of Clarity. Great review :)

  6. Yay, so glad you loved this one too Christy! I'm fully in favor of Gabriel as well, even though Justin was enjoyable in this book. And I love Clare and Perry, it's fun to read about the whole family instead of just Clare and her love triangle by themselves:)

  7. Ooh, I can't wait for this one! Clarity was great. Yay!

  8. Yay, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed this one! Clarity was such a good little surprise and I'm excited to continuing on with these characters.

  9. *makes a note to read Clarity NOW*

    This one sounds really great, Christy! Thanks for the review. Now I know to expect a good read when I get to Clarity, then Perception! Clare sounds like an amazing lead. :)

    Molli | Once Upon a Prologue

  10. I really have to order a copy of the first book :) !! Thanks for the fabulous review Christy :)

  11. I so want to read the sequel to Clarity! I loved the first book and am glad to hear that the second has a lot of hot stuff to offer. I'm Team Justin;) Great review!

  12. I think I'm going to buy Clarity soon. I've been meaning to since the release and the series sounds really good. Great review!

    Safari Poet

  13. I was really excited to read a YA book so focused on the mystery-we need more of those. I'm a Justin supporter so I'm not pleased to hear about this Gabriel stuff but hopefully we'll just continue to be teased with it.


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