Monday, March 7, 2011

Clarity by Kim Harrington

Title: Clarity
Author: Kim Harrington
Published: March 1, 2011 by Scholastic Point
Pages: 242/Hardcover

Series: Clarity #1
Source: My personal library
Challenge: 2011 Debut Author Challenge 

Summary: 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?

Review: This book is my favorite book so far this year. I realized when I was reading that I don't read a lot of murder mystery type books, and if there are more like Clarity I will definitely become a fan of them. As I said before, this book is wonderful. Phenomenal even. This is one of those (rare) books that I will fan-girl over for quite a while.

I loved the fact that Clarity's and her family's ability were already public knowledge. The author didn't have to waste time hiding Clarity's secret and got the plot moving. The plot was also great. It wasn't choppy or disjointed and you find out things at the perfect times. So pretty much the entire story flows nicely. The mystery was definitely suspenseful. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time and really had no idea who was guilty until the end.

That's another thing. Kim's writing didn't give anything away. I actually felt quite paranoid while reading Clarity because I kept thinking everyone was guilty. If you were able to guess who did it before the end, then I applaud you.

The characters were simply fabulous. They were well rounded and three dimensional. I can see a triangle looming between Gabriel and Justin, and I honestly don't know who's side I'll be on. I loved the fact that the characters all had their own secrets. It made them seem more real and also added to the suspense. 

I really have nothing bad to say about this book. It's a wonderful book in general and a fantastic debut. It makes me really excited to see what happens next in the series. I would recommend this to pretty much anyone who likes YA because IT IS WONDERFUL! Go and read it if you haven't, and if you have then bask in it's wonderfulness.  

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