Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Clarity by Kim Harrington

Book Summery (via goodreads):
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?
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Book Review:
Good things come in small packages. This book packs quite a punch in just 250 pages. It has a little bit of everything...physics, murder, mystery, and love. I loved Clare as the narrator. I related to her very well and thirsted to learn more about her, especially her relationships with Justin and Gabriel. ;) I adored the bond she had with her family. I could very easily picture her mother in her patchwork skirts, teasing Clare about stolen kisses and eye candy. Perry made for a wonderful character as well. The more I read about these characters, the more I wanted to keep reading. They were just as important, if not more so, than finding the killer...who I'll admit, I didn't see coming. I was very sure I had it figured out and was pleasantly surprised otherwise! I enjoyed the Cape Cod setting as well. Harrison writes with such vitality. I was able to vividly picture the sandy beaches and the colorful tourists. I really enjoyed reading Clarity and look forward to the sequel, Perception, coming out next year. For more information, check out Kim Harrington's website.

Favorite Quote:
"Yeah, I was Clarity Fern, tough psychic chic, member of the freak family. But if they stripped all those labels off, people might be shocked to find a normal girl beneath. Who doesn't want to spend her days on the defensive. Who wants what everyone else wants. To be loved." (p. 66).

Cover Art Commentary:
To me, this cover is pure, clean and simple. It's definitely understated as compared to the story it contains.

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  1. Sounds great and for some reason I love books set in coastal towns.

  2. this sounds wonderful! this is in my ever growing wishlist. thanks for sharing your thoughts! oh btw, i'm a new follower. your blog design is just so cute!

  3. I wasn't able to figure out who the killer was either mosly because the brother was always so suspicious.

  4. I've heard great things about this book! Glad you liked it, even if it was the book with your lowest rating this month ;)