Sunday, February 26, 2012

Clarity by Kim Harrington

Clarity by Kim Harrington

Released: March 1, 2011 
Publisher: Scholastic Point
Series: Clarity, Book 1
Followed By: Perception 

Page Amount: 256, US Paperback
POV: 1st Person (Clarity) 
Buy it here: Barnes & NobleAmazon

=99/100 A+

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?

Ahhhhh!!! This book still has me excited! Gosh, I'm even excited to share this review with you! So let me begin by saying how big of a mystery fan I am (by the way, if you know any good mystery books please leave me a comment!), my entire childhood consisted of reading Nancy Drew. I haven't read a real mystery book since then. This book was so much more than I imagined it would be. The mystery in this book was not cliche and kept me guessing who did it throughout the entire book. Ms. Harrington did an AH-MAZING job at writing a mystery. This book is quite short (only 200+ pages!) but it seemed so much longer because of the detailed story-line. This book didn't seem rushed, yet still kept to the point of the mystery, with a touch a romance.   

The characters were also great! Clare was such a great character and narrator. Her point of view was really intriguing to the mystery and made this book enjoyable. I also really liked how family tied into this book. Her relationship with her mom and Perry was really interesting. All the suspects all had a motive for committing the murder, which constantly made me wonder if I was right about the culprit. I felt as if I was watching the murder unfold right before my own eyes while reading this book. I loved watching how Clare connected all the pieces of the puzzle. This book made the saying that 'everyone has secrets' ring true. Every characters secrets were exposed through this book, which added some more little, amazing things to this book.   

The ending of Clarity was so shocking. I loved how the identity of the culprit was concealed till the very last page. Through the entire book, I was so sure I knew who did it, but I was always wrong. Wow, I'm still amazing how Ms. Harrington hid the culprit, yet at the end it still made sense. There are still a lot of answers left to be answered, which makes me already excited for the sequel. I'm definitely going to but the next book soon, because this is definitely a new favorite of mine and allows me to relive my old Nancy Drew days the YA way! I could honestly go on and on about how great this book is, but I won't put you through that. Let's just say that if you like a mystery go pick up this book now!  

My Favorite Part: The mystery. So suspenseful! 


Do I recommend this book? Yes of course! It was definitely an exciting read!

Will I be reading the sequel? Yes! I can't wait to buy it! 

Thanks for reading! Thank you all for your comments, I really appreciate them! I hope you all enjoyed this book as much as I did. 

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Review by Macy ♥ 

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