Monday, March 14, 2011

Clarity by Kim Harrington Review + Giveaway!

Book:  Clarity (Clarity #1)
Author:  Kim Harrington
Release date:  March 1, 2011
Publisher:  Point
Pages:  242
Source:  Publisher

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?

Wow!  I’m speechless.  Clarity was so much more than I expected and I’m still going over everything in my head.  This is definitely a new favorite of mine.

Clarity “Clare” Fern knows she comes from a long line of freaks.  She also knows that her freakish power entertains tourists.  That’s all she’s ever really used it for.  When a young tourist is murdered Clare finally finds another use for her talent.  By helping the police find the killer she can not only prove the power of psychics but also get close to new boy in town, Gabriel.  Oh and maybe try to stop hating her ex, Justin.

Clarity is amazing!  I loved every aspect of this book.  I don’t even know where to start.  I loved the characters and the writing but it was definitely the story itself that kept me reading.  I loved the suspense!  Clarity is a YA suspense done right!

Clare was awesome.  She was strong, brave, smart, funny, and loyal.  The perfect heroine, pretty much.  This is the kind of girl teens need as a role model, not Bella Swan.  Clare took control and I loved that about her but I also loved her vulnerable side.  It was nice to see more than one part of her.

Overall, just go out and buy Clarity.  Kim Harrington is one debut author I will be checking out in the future.  I can’t wait for the sequel to Clarity and whatever else she has planned!

First line:  “You don’t want to kill me,” I said.

Rating:  A++

Cover:  A


For more info about Clarity and Kim Harrington check out these sites:
Kim Harrington Books

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  1. Julia :)

    I can honestly say I wasn’t even interested in this book before I read your review. No idea why since the summary makes it sound so intriguing. Guess I never bothered to look into it before. Thanks for putting this one on my radar! 🙂

  2. Kailia Sage

    I’m really glad that you liked it! I’ve heard it’s really good and I need to read it! I loved the “This is the kind of girl teens need as a role model, not Bella Swan.”

  3. kallosmango123

    I can not wait to read this book, it looks amazing.

    I saw it at the bookstore the other day; the cover just drew me in. But, I’ve been waiting for Between the shades of gray to come out, so I got that instead.

    Next time though, I’m getting it.

  4. ~The Book Pixie

    This one is high on my wishlist and I’m very curious to see how the murder mystery aspect will play out. I’ve seen a lot of great reviews of this but it always helps to know one more person loved it. 😀


  5. J. Hildred

    This book sounds like it will be a great read. I really enjoyed Alane Ferguson’s Forensic Mysteries series, and Clarity sounds like it will right up my ally.

    Thanks again for writing such in depth and thoughtful reviews.

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