Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Author: Kim Harrington
Publisher: Scholastic Point
Publication Date: March 1, 2011
Summary: 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?
Review: It's not hard to figure out how much I LOVE mysteries, so I was more than thrilled to see that a mystery with a special abilities character was coming out. I had huge expectations for this. And were they met? Yes and miles beyond that!
Clarity "Clare" Fern was AMAZING! She was so funny, snarky and just plain fun. She was so great to read about! And I really liked her older brother Perry who is a medium, Clare sees visions when she touches things. Anyway, Perry was really protective of Clare and she of him, which was really sweet. But Perry was one heck of a player, which I really don't admire, but he was still a good character!
And who were those two smoldering boys that made their debut in this mystery? Gabriel, the hot new detectives son with a couple of prejudices. And Justin, Clare's ex-boyfriend, who cheated unintentionally. I like Gabriel, but Justin just seems to be the guy. He made a mistake that's all. I can't wait to see what happens with them and Clare.
On the side of the actual mystery, it was really good. I didn't have too much trouble figuring out who exactly it was, though it took a little thinking. Okay, a TON of thinking... and I had a hard time of figuring out why. And why is almost as important as the who! I congratulate Harrington for making a difficult to solve mystery! It was truly amazing.
Clarity was an extremely well done mystery, with very awesome characters! I would definitely recommend it.