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.
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!
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