Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Clarity review

Description: 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?

My thoughts: As a person who generally avoids YA books in the mystery genre as well as any book that has to do with ghost and spirits, reading this book seemed like a potential for disaster. But then I saw various bloggers continue gush about it. That plus its rating on Goodreads made me want to release my book related stereotypes and give it a try. I’m so glad I did because this was such a great book! Everything fit like a puzzle, from the characters to the mystery aspect. 

This was an exciting read, filled with suspicious characters, complex relationships and hot newcomers. This book took so many turns that I probably accused every character but Clare of being the murderer. But that was half the fun, when I had no idea what was happening because the main character didn’t either. I also loved that the book wasn’t JUST about the murder case, but about relationships. The relationships between Clare and her mother, ex-boyfriend, love interest, brother, and even the brother’s relationship with girls in general, and so on.

These relationships and degrees of trust and stability involved with them made for a great mystery that flowed well throughout the book. This whodunit type book made for an exciting and suspenseful story.


  1. Another great Clarity review! Man, I gotta get this book quick, feels like I'm falling behind :)

  2. Great review! I definitely have to read this one, sounds like a book I would love.


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