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Clarity by Kim Harrington
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I feel like I’ve just seen one of those made for TV murder-mysteries. With all these little clues pointing to one guy, the protagonist(s) couldn’t help jumping to conclusions. There’s a lot of this jumping-to’s going on. It got a little repetitive in fact: circumstantial evidence points to X, so X must have done it. X cleared. Newly found evidence points to Y, so of course Y is guilty.. and so and so forth. I mean, the authorities were just so easy to lead along! All of that was worth it though because that ending (while visible from miles away) was well executed.

But the thing that I had the most difficulty was how she got involved in the first place. Apparently when there‘s murder in town, who you gonna call? Why, the local 16 year old psychic. Up to that point, I was sure to give this book a big old 5/5... especially, given Clare being just that fiery/snarky/spunky. Swallowing the pill of authorities actually roping her in to help (albeit secretly,) was a difficult to do. But once done, I found I enjoyed Clarity. Setting aside the two points above, I shall now do a John Green and enumerate the reasons I liked it:

First, the cover! Just look at it! Isn’t it gorgeous? That alone entitles this book a star (at least.) Next, the dialogue just zinged. I liked how Harrington made them all sound like mini-cops. The novelty of that alone entitles this to another star. Then, the characters (of which there are plenty):

Her brother is… honestly? Slutty, but I cannot discount the affectionate, protective bond between him and Clare. Clare, I absolutely adore a character that stands up for herself. I respect how the author paints a picture of this tourist town girl, who cannot wait to get out of it. I respect how the author clearly shows that she has a lot of feelings: good ones, bad ones, but the best were her conflicted ones, which leads me to… Justin and Gabriel.

Yes, there is a love triangle. But surprise of surprises--- I liked it, all of three of them in fact. I liked how she and Justin had a history. I enjoyed the insta-love/lust she and Gabriel had for each other. (I prefer Justin btw.)

Overall: Clarity = WIN!
3.5/5

*THANKS MEG!



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Jean Valjean (OG 2010) AAAHH! YAAAAY!! How are you liking it so far?


Isamlq Cid Highwind wrote: "AAAHH! YAAAAY!! How are you liking it so far?"

youre right about the snark! i get the feeling that im going to luv this *fingers crossed*


Jean Valjean (OG 2010) *big grin*
YES! Dude, did you get to the part about the coke? Holy crap. I literally lol'd.


Isamlq Cid Highwind wrote: "*big grin*
YES! Dude, did you get to the part about the coke? Holy crap. I literally lol'd."


I just hit the third chappy.. yes. *bigger grin* I like it a lot! woot!!! thanks :)


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