Friday, March 4, 2011

Review: Clarity by Kim Harrington & Giveaway

Clarity by Kim Harrington 
Release Date: March 1, 2011
Genre: YA Paranormal

About: (from Scholastic) When you can see things others can't, where do you look for the truth?

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? 

My Review:  Clare isn't your normal teenage girl but then, no one in her family is exactly normal. Clare sees things just by touching an object, her brother Perry can speak to dead people, and can see why they would be labeled "freaks" for their tiny Cape Cod town. Instead of spending their summer days walking the beach or flirting with out-of-towners, Clare is working for the family business of giving readings to those same out-of-towners.

So when a tourist is murdered, Clare jumps at the opportunity to do something outside the house. She's paired up with Gabriel, the son of the town's new detective and it becomes apparent that although Gabriel likes Clare, he hates what she does. As if that isn't awkward enough, Clare also has to work with her cheating ex-boyfriend, Justin, who is still trying to win her back.

Despite the fact that Clare has no real friends because of her talent, her brother Perry has no such trouble. He's quite the womanizer and things get really tense when Clare learns that the last person to see the victim alive was her brother. When Perry becomes the main suspect Clare stops at nothing to find the real murderer.

I fell in love with this mystery right away. It kept me guessing on nearly every page as to who could be the true killer and up until the very end, I still wasn't sure who was guilty. Clarity has renewed my love of a good mystery. I also couldn't get enough of the three swoon-worthy guys in Clarity. Perry, Justin and Gabriel all brought some fun smoldering to the pages and I never could decide which one I loved more.

Clarity is one of those books that you just can't put down. It's utterly absorbing from the very first page. I read this book in less than twenty-four hours, gluing myself to my couch until the very last sentence was read. I am on the edge of my seat excited for more books from this incredible debut author.

**Be sure to check back tomorrow for our interview with Kim!**

My Rating:

Since I am getting the extraordinary honor of meeting author Kim Harrington tomorrow and will be purchasing a hard copy for myself, I am giving away my ARC. And to make this even better, the ARC is going to be SIGNED by Kim herself. Are you excited yet?

Giveaway Rules:
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  • Giveaway ends Sunday, March 13th at midnight EST.


  1. I'm glad to see you enjoyed this one so much. I'm looking forward to reading it now. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Looks like another good read!!

    Thanks girls!!! Pretty cover too!!

  3. Thank you for the giveaway!

  4. Thank you very much great giveaway!

  5. Awesome and thank you for the great giveaway! Have a great time at the signing!

  6. I've been wanting to read this! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  7. Thanks for the chance to win! I can't wait to read this one.

  8. thanks for the great giveaway, girls!!

  9. Lovely giveaway :) I'm a new follower!



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