14 June 2011

Review- Clarity

Title: Clarity
Publisher: Scholastic
Rating: 4.5/5
Find it here: Amazon, Goodreads

When you see things others can't, where do you look for the truth?

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's 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 long 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 I have said before, I've always been a sucker for a good mystery; something that makes me think and hope that I can solve it before the end. Which usually doesn't happen because I would make a terrible detective. But, suspense, mystery, and thrillers are always high on my list and I always enjoy them the most.

The synopsis does a very good job of hiding what the book is really about. To me, the synopsis of a book is a lot like the trailer of a movie and I really hate it when all the good or funny parts of the movie are in the trailer. The same goes for books and I get really upset when the majority of the book is in the synopsis. Clarity was so much more! There was action, psychic reading and the whole mystery of what happened to her dad!

I love, love, love when the main love interest is written as completely gorgeous because it is so much easier for me as the reader to feel the chemistry between the two. I end up rooting for him. I think that makes me sound kinda vain or shallow but it's true. It's harder for a character to win my heart when they are deliberately written as ugly or disgusting. Now, I don't mean those characters who are just average looking but are pure at heart; I love those kinds of characters. So I'm not going to sugar coat it, Gabriel is freakin hot and I wouldn't mind kissing him on the beach!

I really loved this book. The mystery was great, the love story hot and I just ate it up! I can't believe it has taken me this long to read Clarity. If you haven't read it....READ IT! You won't be sorry.


Jessi said...

I totally agree with your review. Gabriel was totally swoon-worthy! Nothing wrong with liking a hot love interest! :-)

I also thought the mystery was well-done in this one. Really kept you guessing!

Jessi @ Reading in the Corner

Annette said...

I loved this book too -- and Gabriel! I also really hate synopses that give away too much -- I don't read them on the book, on Goodreads, or on Blogs.

Great review!

*Melissa* said...

im glad you enjoyed this book. I really loved it and thought it was just wonderful. i agree with you I want to read about that gorgeous man that takes your breath away. this book is amazing and i can't wait for the next book.

i actually don't read synopsis of books or watch trailers to movies i know i want to see. the whole story gets given away and then i wont get surprised.

here's my review

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

I totally need to meet Gabriel. He sounds like my kinda guy!! Great review! :)

Cary Cheyenne. said...

Great review, darling! I've been debating on whether or not to read this book. I haven't heard a lot of feedback on it and I was just dragging my feet, but I definitely want to check it out now!!

Allison said...

This book was such a fun read, wasn't it? Unlike most people, I actually don't read mysteries very often, but I LOVED this one! Clare is such a great, sassy character.

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