Clarity by Kim Harrington – REVIEW

Clarity by Kim Harrington
Release Date: March 1st, 2011
Scholastic, 246 Pages
Sub-genre: Supernatural
Source: Advance Reader Copy
Age Group: Young Adult
Series: Clarity #1
Recommended for: fans of Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday

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?

Clarity is about a girl who has supernatural powers and then, gasp, has to use them to help solve a murder mystery, in which her brother is the prime suspect. I don’t know what I was expecting when I sat down to read this book, but I was pleasantly surprised when I found that it was fresh and fun and I liked it a lot!

It’s plot driven, so maybe that’s what got me the most. Clare is playing a game of Who-Done-It with her ex-boyfriend, Justin, and a potential new love interest, Gabriel. It was a really fun adventure and I actually did NOT see the ending coming. The supernatural aspect of it was semi-believable and I actually liked how the family (her mom and her brother) played a more active role in the book. (Most of the time I feel like the family gets cut out of the book.)

This book was cute and a very quick read. I finished it in one sitting. PS – Definitely like the paperback cover more than the hardback one.

If you liked Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday, I think you’ll enjoy this one as well.

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