Clarity by Kim Harrington and.. giveaway time!

Posted 9 March, 2011 by Danny in / 73 Comments


Clarity
by Kim Harrington (website, twitter)
Match 1rst by Scholastic Point
copy & giveaway provided by publisher through Big Honcho Media
amazon (Kindle, Hardcover)
synopsis from goodreads:

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?

This was a quick and awesome read! 
First: isn’t the cover awesome? I absolutely love the girl and the colors and just everything. Seriously this was one of the books I would have picked up just because of the cover-awesomeness.
Clarity tells the story about Clare (who refuses to use her beautiful real name Clarity) who lives with her brother Perry and her mother. All of them are have special psychic abilities. Clarity (love that name…) can get visions by touching objects. Needless to say life isn’t easy for her and and she and her family are the town freaks. She doesn’t have much friends and er best friend is her bother.
Which leads me right into their relationship. I loved this sister and brother relation, it was sweet, strong and genuine. They love each other deeply and I found this beautifully described.

Meet Clarity, the fun, brave and strong girl! 
The most remarkable is Clarity, from which’s POV the story is told. She is brave, funny and a real strong person. I absolutely loved that! She wasn’t insecure and truly determined.
What made this story so fresh was the setting: a small town on the beach during the summer break – no high school drama. Two thumps up for that! Also, Clare just broke up with her BF because he cheated on her. Meaning we get a girl that is already beyond the first love which makes it also very refreshing for me.

Now, add in some mystery and suspense! 
I love the combination of a good mystery ( in this case here a murder case) and supernatural abilities. The story line was captivating and kept me on edge the whole time. I needed to figure out who was the murder. I had theories over theories and in the end I was just wrong. Again, Two Thumps up for surprising me here!
My second fav character was Perry, Clare’s brother. He was so different than Clarity but all the same lovely. Actually, I fell in love with him! We meet him in the beginning of the story where he’s strong and carefree, but see him change when he gets arrested for being the murderer. He truly did some stupid stupid things but still, I love him.
We get some pretty decent kisses and we are once again caught in a Triangle. Although, I don’t need Triangles and actually prefer not to have them I don’t care so much here. 
Bottom Line
Loved this book and most of all I love Clarity’s voice. Clarity with her personality and the mystery rocked the book! Full of strength, bravery and fun. 
With around 250 pages this is a fast read but absolutely worth every page and 
I will definitely read more from Kim Harrington!

Now, before you go I have
 two (2) pretty awesome Hardcover copies of Clarity
for you to grab!
This means.. 2 winner! 
Simply fill out the form and comment below!
You can gain one extra entry by telling us 
why
you’d like to read Clarity! 



And, last but not least, 
I have the wonderful Trailer for you to make you want to read Clarity even more:))

Obsessive Reader by Night – Scientist at Day!
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73 Responses to “Clarity by Kim Harrington and.. giveaway time!”

  1. Vivien

    I think it sounds like a refreshing read. Among all of the dystopians that are coming out, not that I don't LOVE them, it's nice to get something mysterious in the mix.

  2. itsjustme1217

    Danny made it sound so good, how could you not want to read it. Plus, the cover is pretty awesome.

  3. Why I'd want to read Clarity? Aside from the fact that it's been making the rounds of the blobosphere and has really piqued my interested because so many people are saying it's good? …Can't think of any reason other than that, really. I'd love to be able to give it a try.
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  4. If I'm honest, I want to read it because of your review – I've seen the cover around, but didn't know much about the book, and I finally decided there's been a lot of chatter since it came out, and I clicked on your link – didn't know what I was missing! Sounds amazing!
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  5. Amy Deatherage

    I can't wait to read, because I just finished Kimberly Derting's The Body Finder & Desires of the Dead. It sounds similar & I really loved them. Also it is a different than the typical paranormal. The reviews I've makes it sound like a clean read and I always looking for books to share with my tween. I would have already bought it, if they had it Walmart. I feel dirty saying that, but Borders is closing down near me–no new released books. So pick me–Amy D bookgoonie(at)yahoo(dot)com

  6. Amy Deatherage

    I can't wait to read, because I just finished Kimberly Derting's The Body Finder & Desires of the Dead. It sounds similar & I really loved them. Also it is a different than the typical paranormal. The reviews I've makes it sound like a clean read and I always looking for books to share with my tween. I would have already bought it, if they had it Walmart. I feel dirty saying that, but Borders is closing down near me–no new released books. So pick me–Amy D bookgoonie(at)yahoo(dot)com

  7. Lindsi

    I have heard amazing things about this book! And the synopsis is really intriguing :) (only a few reasons why I want to read it lol)Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Lindsi

    I have heard amazing things about this book! And the synopsis is really intriguing :) (only a few reasons why I want to read it lol)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Angela Library Girl Reads

    I would love to read this book because it sounds different than a lot of the YA we've been seeing lately. I've also heard so many great things about it!

  10. Ammy Belle

    After I read your review, I got interested in this book. I looked it up on Google and started reading other reviews and such, and now I just really want to read it. Added to that, it has an amazing cover!
    Thanks!
    apereiraorama[at]gmail[dot]com

  11. Neri

    I want to read Clarity because it's a completely original story thats not like the typical stories that are out there right now and I have heard nothing but great things about this book. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Neri

    I want to read Clarity because it's a completely original story thats not like the typical stories that are out there right now and I have heard nothing but great things about this book. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. I have read so many great reviews on this book, but I have to admit, the one thing that drew me to this book when I first heard about it a few months ago, was the cover. After reading the synopsis, I thought, I MUST HAVE THIS BOOK! Plus it's going to look beautiful on my bookshelf with the rest of my collection. :-)
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  14. Alyssa

    I think it sounds like an interesting story. I've been interested in reading it ever since I first heard about it.

  15. Danny! Every review I've read of this one is glowing, just like the beautiful cover! I like that is one right away sound like a different kind of love story with something else adding to the mystery.

    Can't wait to read it! Thanks.
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  16. Darkfallen

    NOt only do I want to read this book because Danny makes it sound AMAZING, I think I'm already in love with the name Clarity!!

    Seriously if I am ever blessed enough top have a daughter, I am totally naming her that. (no matter what the hubbie says….he is glaring at me right now lolz)

  17. Donna/BLHmistress

    I absolutely love the cover, (cover junkie here) and the premise is amazing. The trailer sold it for me though.

  18. Tina

    I really want to read this book because so many book blogs that I subscribe to are talking about it. So I want to check out the hype…it sounds good! Thanks!

  19. Marg K.

    Several reviews have compared this book to Veronica Mars, which I absolutely adored. Thus, based on that comparison and the interesting premise, I'd love to get a chance to read Clarity.

  20. elaing8

    I would love to read this.Its a different type of story than I have been reading lately. Read a lot of great reviews for it.

  21. Melanie L

    With a 5 rating from here and all of the great reviews I've seen on a lot of other blogs I know I have to read this book! The trailer looks awesome too. Thanks for the chance to win!

  22. Alexa

    I've actually already read this one but I would love to have my very own copy of it because I did think it was a great book.

  23. I've seen a few reviews of this now and it sounds so good! I love anything paranormal, and being able to "see" just by touching objects seems like a different premise, I'd love to see how it unfolds.

  24. Small_Review

    First you said you loved Clara from Unearthly and then I read that and completely agreed. Now you're saying Clarity is a great character and I believe you 100% I want to read Clarity now so I can meet her. I also love what you said about the brother/sister relationship. We hardly ever get to see that in YA. Plus, a mystery that stumped you? Yes please!
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  25. hrose2931

    I loved this too! One because it happened on Cape Cod and two because it was such a great story. I had a little trouble getting into it, but once I did it was so quick to read!

    Great Review!

    Heather

  26. Linda Henderson

    I've heard a lot about this book and would love to read it. There's a lot of good hype about this book.

  27. Erin L.

    I'd love to read this. The cover looks great and I keep hearing really good things about it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. Anita Yancey

    Sounds like a great book. I just love mysteries, and really want to read this book. Hope I get the chance.

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

  29. Have to say, the cover is eye catching, but I can't get over that "glare" in the picture…somehow it irks me. As for the story, sounds like Clarity is one strong girl….not always the case with female lead characters. Ah..the brother…sounds like someone has a bookish crush. ^_^ Great review.

    As for why I'd like to read this book….for the exact reasons you mentioned actually. It's not often you see a strong females character written this way….sounds good. ^_^
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  30. I have seen like a thousand amazing reviews on it! Normally, it wouldn't be my type of read, but after seeing so many 5 star reviews, I definitely want to read it!

    TaraTagli at gmail dot com

  31. I've read so many good reviews of this book already, and I'm dying to read it! I love that it's like a murder mystery, but it has the supernatural twist thrown in. ;D

    Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

  32. ruby95660

    Why I'd want to read Clarity? Besidesthe fact that so many people are saying it's amazing? __It sounds like a realy good book and I'd absolutely love to be able to read it! (Plus the cover is pretty :) )

  33. winnie

    I'd like to read Clarity because the premise really hooked me in. I want to know how Clare embraces her "gift" to help her brother and solve the mystery.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

    chibipooh(at)gmail(dot)com

  34. This totally sounds like The Body Finder which I am a big fan of and look at that cover, who would'nt want to read this awesome book XD

  35. jenniferaguilar

    I want to read this book so bad! First, I love paranormal books. Second, um, the cover is gorgeous! Third, I've heard great things about it.

  36. katpash

    This looks so great. I want to read this because i love books that have a criminal element in them that is solved through supernatural means.

  37. Susan

    Yay! Thank you for the giveaway! 😀
    I've been dying to read this book for a really long time now. The story line sounds like something I will love, Clarity's name is amazing, and the cover is gorgeous. <3 Also, I've been reading reviews everywhere saying how good the book is, which makes me want to read it more! (:

    ~Susan

  38. Rhiannon Ryder

    Can't wait to pick this book up, keep hearing so many great things about it!

    Rhiannon

    TheDiaryofaBookworm.com

  39. natalie hillier

    I watched the trailer and it looks very interesting, has that taste of mystery and paranormal all in once, nothing better lol. would love to read this book.

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