Monday 25 July 2011

Clarity by Kim Harrington

From Goodreads: 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?

Ever since I saw the cover for this I have be dying to read it.  And wow!  It blew me away!

When a girl is found murdered Clare is asked to use her abilities to help solve the case.  Being psychic and able to see things other's can't she feels helping would be the right thing to do.  But it means spending time with her ex boyfriend Justin who cheated on her and the son of the new detective Gabriel who doesn't believe in her abilities. Will her sight help solve the case?  And will she like what she sees...?

I love stories based on psychic abilities.  And this one is just fantastic - kind of like a hybrid of Veronica Mars, Medium and The Dead Zone.  Everything about it works really well.  There is a brilliant mystery, all the lead characters are great and it's also really witty.  I loved that Clare's mother was constantly reading her mind at all the wrong times!

Clare is now one of my favourite characters.  I love how sassy she is!  But she's also really likeable and I found myself really enjoying her company so to speak.  I also loved Justin.  I understand why Clare is mad at him but he is just so nice and he obviously care for her a lot.  Gabriel is also great as the new boy - but I must admit I wasn't sure how much I trusted him!  Of course, there is a bit of a romantic triangle going on here - and I know exactly who I would like her to end up with!

I can't wait for Perception.  It's a bit of a wait (March 2012) but boy-oh-boy do I want to read it.  The ending to Clarity is not a cliffhanger but you will definitely want to read the next one when you finish.  I know I do!


Cliona said...

This book sounds brilliant!

Ynysawdre Elderly Residents Association said...

I seriously must get this book. It sounds awesome. Great review :D


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