Clarity by Kim Harrington

Clarity by Kim Harrington

Release Date: March 1, 2011
Publisher: Scholastic Point
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 242
Source: ARC from publisher
Interest: Debut Author
Challenge: 2011 Debut Author Challenge
Buy the Book: Amazon

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 had me from the first Chapter, I mean how intense was that! And then by the second chapter, well Clare had me captivated. I absolutely loved her character. And I must admit, any novel that references the Peach Pit is on my automatic favorites list.

I think I expected this novel to revolve more around Clare’s ability, but it was an excellent mix of mystery, paranormal, and romance. I have no complaints what-so-ever, well only that I want more!

This is easily one of my favorites debuts so far. Harrington does an excellent job drawing the reader in and never letting them go. And it wasn’t just the constant question of ‘who done it’ that kept me turning the pages, it was Clare too. I wanted to know more about her and her family, she was a very likable protagonist and she really made this story. I read the entire novel in practically one setting, it was very simple to get sucked into the story and lose your surroundings.

The ending, while it ties up things nicely, still leaves us with the impression that there is a lot more to Clare’s story and I can’t wait to find out what it is.

Clarity is an impressive debut, it was everything I expected it to be and more. Add this one to your reading piles…. and move it to the top!