Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Review: Clarity - Kim Harrington

Where I got it: Library
Rating: 5 stars
Cover Rating: 5 stars (I really like the colors and the cleanness of the cover. Very eye-catching.)
Genre: Young Adult
Publication Date: March 1, 2011
Publisher: Point
Page Count: 242 p.

Clare has an ability, so does everyone else in her family. She was the ability of clairvoyance, her brother can commune with ghosts, and her mother can read people's minds. Clare is taunted by her peers for her power, especially since that is how her family makes their money. They live in Cape Cod, a tourist town if there ever was one, it's a nice town though, safe. That is until a girl turns up dead in a motel. Clare's ex-boyfriend, son of the mayor, asks for her help in solving the homicide. She's still a little bitter about him cheating on her, but agrees to help. She decides it is her duty to use her power to help people. She gets little to go on, glimpses and flashes, meanwhile the hard evidence is adding up fast. The evidence points to someone Clare knows didn't do it, but she has to figure out who did and fast. More deaths are cropping up, and it's clear that the killer doesn't want anyone to find them out.

Seriously, put this book at the top of your TBR pile. I can't pinpoint one thing that I loved about this book, the whole thing was just fantastic. I could not put it down, and kept reading until I was done. Clare was a wonderfully realistic and mature character, and I loved that she had a special ability. It was really neat that her whole family was special. Kim Harrington, certainly knows how to put a story together. She adds just the right of amount of romance, murder, and intrigue, to keep you guessing until the end. This was a fun take on your typical murder mystery, clairvoyance is always a fun twist to a tale. The storyline was ace, the characters were well developed and the writing was excellent. I liked that Kim started the story post break-up of the two main characters. I liked that their past was in the past, so you got to glean little bits of information from their brief encounters. The sessions that her family held at their home with customers, was an interesting way to get a feel of their abilities. It was great that Clare's mom had the ability to know what you are thinking at any given moment, it is a very good mom power. All of the characters, have a history and a past that matter in this novel, each character is developed to the extent of which they are needed. This is a truly thrilling and fantastic debut, and I'm glad I picked it up sooner rather than later.

First Line:
"'You don't want to kill me,' I said."

Favorite Line:
"My voice had a panicked screech to it that I didn't bother trying to hold back."


  1. Wow, this looks good! I can't wait to read Clarity, and I agree that reading thoughts is a very good ability for moms.

  2. Great review! I couldn't agree more with it either. Clarity is fantastic, but, like you, I couldn't pinpoint exactly why. It's nice that Clare's family is very involved in the story - it's so different from most YA books that just push family aside.

  3. I look forward to reading my copy. I've heard so many good things about Clarity.

  4. Great Review! I loved the relationship between Clare and her brother. You don't see such relationships in most YA books. I also like all the subplots. It wasn't just one thing but all of it together. She weaves a great story! It was more fun for me because I live on Cape Cod and I tried to figure out which town Eastport was, but really had no idea. It truly was fictional.



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