Wednesday, July 27, 2011

clarity by kim harrington


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 an 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??her 

Review: I am fairly new to the young adult genre but I am learning to love it. They have great stories without all the sexual /sensual interest of the mainstream adult novels. 
This book is a definite winner. I was hooked after the first paragraph and did not want to put it down. unfortunately it ended all too soon for my liking and another long wait for the next book in the series. The wait it always worth based on recent evens and i hope the next one is as good as this one.

There is a series of murders happening and the only person initially connected to them is her brother, Perry. He was the last person reported to see the victim, victoria"vicki", alive. He is somewhat of a heartbreaker. Sleeping with various women with no care for their feelings. They live in a tourist town and chooses to sleep with them rather than the townies to avoid any possible entanglements. He had a prior experience go bad that resulted in his sister breaking up with her boyfriend. Turns out that the townie that he slept with,tiffany, targeted her boyfriend as retribution for rejecting her after he slept with her. She wanted more and he did not. Seeing Justin as a pawn was the only way she could hurt him as she knew how much he cared for his sister. 

The family is close knit as they all have their special gifts. Their mother is telepathic, Clarity "clare" is psychic and Perry is a medium. alot of people find them to be weird or consider them frauds but the mayor son's, justin, clare's ex, is the only person who valued her "gifts" and did not condem her for them. He truly loves her i believe but one night at a party where they were serving beer and he cheated on her. He did not realize it until the next morning when he woke up naked in someone's basement with a girl next to him. unfortunately Clare's gift allowed her to find out before he could explain and he has been apologizing and waiting for her ever since.

Gabriel is the new detectives son. They left new york and came here after his father was fired for using more force than necessary. He accidentally killed a man but they did not see it as how the situation really was, they could only go based on the evidence they had and it unfortauntely pointed against his father. 

Gabriel is suppose to work with Clare and Justin to find the murdered using her talents and his means as clearance through the investigation. He is prejudiced against her though because his mother had used psychics as a means in hoping of finding his sister when she was kidnapped as a young child. She had spent a lot of money on a lot of people who turned out to be frauds and scam artists. He tries to keep Clare as arms length but he is soon having feelings for her that he is having trouble fighting and does not want to fight them anymore. 

Clare returns his affections but she is still not over Justin and deeply cares for him. Can she gets past what happened between him and Tiffany? or must she let go and move on?

I like Gabriel and all but i want her and Justin to get back together.

As the investigations continues more bodies start to pile up. Three deaths that seem connected but do not seem to make any logical sense. What motive does the killer have? how are the deaths connected?

This book had me on the edge until it ended and I never guessed who the killer was. though the first was different than the other 2, although they were both related to each other.

overall i give this 4.5 stars and i just want to read it again so i can relive the story.