Sunday, April 3, 2011

Book Review and Giveaway: Clarity by Kim Harrington

Clarity is part of a family of psychics. Her mother can read thoughts. Her brother can talk to the dead. And Clarity can touch an object and she the memories of those who touched it.  When her quiet seaside town is hit by a murder, Clarity is asked to use her special ability to aid the police in their investigation.

CLARITY is a well-crafted mystery with appealing characters.  Clarity has such a open personality and fun ability, I find it a little hard to believe that she has no girlfriends (the book's explanation aside). There isn't a single cool, independent chick in the whole town?  How sad!  If I lived there, I'd be hanging out with Clarity all the time - Tiffany and popularity with the townies be damned.

But at least Clarity has plenty of boy attention.  There's the sweet/sour relationship with her ex Justin, her sizzling chemistry with the mysterious new hottie in town, the easy rapport with her brother's best friend, and the tender bond she shares with her brother.

I was so caught up in the depth of the relationships portrayed, I didn't even mind that I was able to finger the culprit pretty early on and also have a good idea of that person's motives.  I look forward to more adventures with Clarity and crew when the sequel PERCEPTION drops in March 2012.  And here's hoping she gets some girlfriends soon!

Want to win 1 of 2 copies of CLARITY?  Fill out this form by April 10th at 11:59 PM CST. US only.
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16 comments:

Shweta said...

Seriously? Someone with that kind of ability and other girls don't wanna be friends with her ? What a shame !Love the concept . Will surely read this one .. Thanks for the Thumbs Up Lenore..

Kailana said...

Glad this is good. It sounds interesting, so I will probably read it at some point. :)

~The Book Pixie said...

I have really been wanting to read this and am glad to hear you enjoyed it. Thanks for the contest!

~Briana

Jessy said...

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed this so much. Really looking forward to reading it. I hope I don't figure out the mystery too soon though.

bermudaonion said...

I just won this book from Amy, so I'm really excited to see you loved it.

Reading Angel said...

I would be friends with Clarity too! She'd be my pick of snobby TIffany for sure! I loved the relationships in the story so much, and the family relationship was probably one of my favorite parts. I can't believe you fingered the murderer EXACTLY so early on! I was close, but didn't figure it out exactly until much later in the story! You're good...lol.

Carina L. Tai said...

It sounds intriguing! Clarity reminds me of Violet Ambrose from the Body Finder and Desires of the Dead.

Katie said...

I've heard almost only wonderful things about Clarity! Thank you for the opportunity to win :)

Zibilee said...

I have also been hearing good things about this book, and think it sounds like a really creative and fun read. I am glad that you enjoyed it and that you are looking forward to the sequel!

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

I agree -- Clarity and her relationships were so well done! It was a refreshing sight in YA lit. Great review! Can't wait for the sequel!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

This looks wonderful - I am going to look for it.

ASHLEY HOLT said...

wow sounds awesome thanks!!!

lulilut said...

Thanks for the giveaway. And I with you, I'd want to be friends too.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I'm so glad I stopped by today! I'm dying to read this one. :-)

Carrie K. said...

Well, you've sold me - this one goes on the to-read list!

Michelle said...

The characters really were what made the strength of the story. I'm definitely going to see what happens next.