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Clear: A Death Trippers Novel

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Stella Ford’s grasp on reality is already loose, and it’s about to come undone.

When the college junior flees Chicago and leaves her toxic family behind, she heads for coastal Maine to find the one person who brought her peace years ago: Sam Bishop. But the Sam she once knew now has painful secrets.

Stella is determined to heal them both. Healing, however, is a challenge whe
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Published February 17th 2015 by Flat Finn, Inc. (first published February 15th 2015)
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Desirae Not that I've found. But I loved this one, too. The only thing I can't think to compare it with is "Unravel" by Calia Read, though I wouldn't categori…moreNot that I've found. But I loved this one, too. The only thing I can't think to compare it with is "Unravel" by Calia Read, though I wouldn't categorize that as "supernatural," which is how I would label Clear.(less)

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Jennifer Kyle
Jan 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Tripping Stars

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Readers must go into this book without any “flat out” preconceived ideas of what to expect from this story. It's totally out of the box and nothing like her other books. This story was not only consuming but down right disturbing at times. It most definitely could be considered dark and at times it even got pretty gory. Ms. Park utilizes a paranormal element of what she calls “death tripping” while she brilliantly tied the story together and left me eager to discu
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Brandi
Feb 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Brandi by: Jennifer Kyle
4.5 Stars

"It's a good day to die, my friend."

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Unique and entertaining. I've always been a fan of Jessica's storytelling, and while Clear is very different from her other work, the flow is perfect and her characters are interesting and engaging.This story won't work for some, but I was completely captivated. A fresh idea in a genre overrun with vampires and werewolves. On a terrible day, Stella meets Sam, and he offers her comfort in her time of need.

"Everything will be okay. Good things l
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Booknut
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It's like I walked into a restaurant and ordered a pizza...and the waiter gave me a live crocodile.

This book started at Point A.

Point A was simple. Point A was normal. It seemed like this book was a story about a girl whose mother abused her verbally and emotionally. However, the girl goes on to find hope in her new-found relationship with a relatively hot and quirky guy. Both of them have dark pasts and are trying to work towards a better future...together.
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And then we arrived at Point
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✦❋Arianna✦❋
Feb 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
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4.5 STARS

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WOW! This is by far the best PNR I've read so far. Since this was my first read by this author I didn’t know what to expect, especially since I knew it will be a PNR. My advice is to give this one a try even if paranormal romance is not your genre of choice. This was definitely more than a PNR. It was a NA/PNR yes, but it has thriller elements and dark elements/themes as well (death and suicide). “Clear” was a very unique, intriguing and intense read. I was engrossed in the story from t
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Kelli C
Gonna keep this short and go with the old its not you its me...Honestly my only problem was that I just didn't connect with the characters.

I like paranormal. I like the "other wordly." I like a good suspense. I really like the unique. All the those are present. I just didn't quite "get it" quick enough. I was pretty confused initially. I read of a girl who had really crap parents, the relationship was just off the charts weird. Then said girl meets a boy and instant connection developed...then h
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AJ
4 unexpected and mindfucky stars

From the moment I saw the blurb for this book, I was intrigued. I love Jessica Park’s writing, she writes wonderful romance and when I learned that this one had a paranormal twist, I was a goner. The story is completely unexpected so don’t go into with any pre-conceived ideas. This book is original, imaginative, and quite dark, and it completely sucked me in. I devoured it in one sitting, and it left me reeling.

But I must warn that some of the subject matter coul
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Patrycja
Feb 02, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015, new-adult, pnr-uf-sf
3.5 stars
❃**✿【Yasmine】✿**❃

”It feels good to die, doesn't it?”

4 STARS

Genre: Paranormal New Adult Romance - Angst
Cover: 8/10
Writing: 10/10
Heroine: 8/10
Hero: 8/10
Humour: 1/10
Hotness: 4/10
Romance: 8/10
Extra book Details: Heroine POV; 1st person. Stand alone. Approx 260 kindle pages.

After a chance encounter with the amazing Sam Bishop, Stella Ford's life becomes a confused mess of chaos and order, reality and make believe. After years of dealing with an abusive mother, things finally break when her obnoxious druggie sist
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The book that is absolutely impossible to rate…

I feel like I just went twelve rounds…with a book, and I lost.

What. Did. I. Just. Read!?

First we start here. Then we’re there. Then we’re….

Where are we?

I felt like I was tripping.

So thanks Jessica Park for writing a book that I have absolutely no idea what to do with.

The great thing about paranormal is that you get to make your own rules because…there are no rules. However, sometimes I felt like this book took its limits too far. Towards the end,
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Ezinwanyi
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This book started interesting enough with a young Stella Ford in the hospital after her father and sister got into a car accident while out buying her a birthday present. Apparently, there was a fatality and Stella's mother blamed Stella for the reason her husband and daughter are embroiled in this tragedy. Stella's mother begins her reign of terror against Stella.

After years of intense of verbal abuse, Stella runs away from her Chicago home to find Sam Bishop, a stranger who once showed her
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Lise *friends don't flag*
Well... not sure how to rate this one. I appreciated the uniqueness of the story, connected with the characters and was pretty much invested in the story the whole time... but... something didn't quite settle with me. I'll have to think about it.
Meagan
Feb 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I hate reading books like this. It actually makes me angry. Why? Because this book is so mind blowing, so fucking unbelievably fantastic but just because it’s a “romance” a lot of people won’t read it. I loved this book. I even hate saying I loved this book because we’ve become immune to people saying they “love” something. How do I explain how original and crazy this book is, how can I make you understand how much it moved me? Because this this wasn’t one of the best science fictions books I’ve

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Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Feb 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Clear: A Death Trippers Novel by Jessica Park
4.5 stars!!

“I love you so mush.”


It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Jessica Park, she is insanely talented and I love her writing style. But what Jessica has given us in the past is humour and contemporary always with that underlying romance. Clear is way out of her normal, so I was apprehensive yet excited because deep down I knew that no matter what Jessica wrote, it would be fantastic and I was not wrong.

This is one of those WTF hav
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Cristina
See we are all a little different and hence enjoy different things. As readers, we are the same. It's probably the reason why so many people loved this and I didn't.

I wanted to love this, I truly did. The writing is spectacular and has a decent plot. However, I'm not fan of reading sex scenes with other people. Whether it's the hero or the heroine. I'm just not built that way. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, it's just not for me.

As a result, I won't be rating this. It just doesn't seem fair t
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Ashley
I was really loving this up until the weird sex scene. I could not, in good conscience, continue reading after that point. I'm bummed out, but I didn't know how I could possibly review and rate this after something that made me so intensely uncomfortable. It would be a disservice to the book, the author, and myself to do so.

Such a great start and I LOVED the unique storyline. The writing was excellent, but the subject matter killed it for me (excuse the pun).

EDITED to add, I loved the death-tri
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Viola
Feb 25, 2015 rated it it was ok
I went into this very open-minded, but I have to say that I think this book is all kinds of wrong for many reasons.

1) Writing:
There are moments that are good, but the pacing and plotting aren't executed well. The exposition wasn't developed well from the start. I did have the feeling that the writer was going for a sort of unreliable narrator and that this is supposed to put us on the edge of our seats as we try to figure things out. I get what she was attempting to do, but it just did not work
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Irene
Jan 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Let me start off by saying this story felt quite dream like to begin with and it took a little bit of patience on my part to get into the story but I'm glad it paid off.
Stella Ford rushes with her mother to the hospital where her Father and Sister have been taken. There has been an accident and Stella overhears a strange conversation between her father and sister Amy.
She finds herself on a stairwell where she meets Sam Bishop who is very kind to Stella and tells her to go find her happiness. He
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 Megan • Reading Books Like a Boss (book blog)

Clear is definitely a departure from Jessica Park's other contemporary romances. This paranormal romance is unique and fast-paced, but it didn't hook me like I'd hoped.

After a car accident involving her father and sister, Stella Ford's life takes a turn for the worse.  Her father and sister should have been seriously injured but mysteriously they were barely harmed. That night, Stella has a brief encounter with a boy her age who showed her an ounce of compassion. Following the accident, her
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Kira
Unsettling is the best word to describe this book. It was downright weird and not in a good way. I read a lot of dark books but something about this irked me. The characters were so cavalier about death. Their experiences were described thoroughly, but I just couldn't relate.

So the first 40% of the book was solidly based in reality. Stella's family hated her. Her mother was a psychotic bitch who verbally abused and manipulated Stella often enough that she thought she was going crazy. Things got
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Beth
Feb 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 Surging Stars



I love being surprised by a book. I ususally don't even read the blurb if it is an author I trust to be amazing. When this one was recommended to me, I jumped because I trust the recommender. I had no idea what it was about. I'm not sure I know what is about now that I have finished it. What do know is that it is FANTASTIC.

Stella has a crazy ass mother. As in Crazy Ass. When her dad and sister are in an accident, Stella meets Sam in the hospital stairs. While it is just a fleetin
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Shannon
Feb 17, 2015 rated it liked it
2.5 stars rounded up. This was CLEARLY not a book for me. I do LOVE this author and so appreciate someone stepping outside the box. However, In the end i was forcing myself thru the book mostly out of curiosity.
Tracie Payne
Jan 29, 2015 rated it liked it
2.5? I dunno, this started out strong then just took a huge left turn. I just couldn't get on board with this one.
Jennifer
Jan 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Super weird. But unique. Made it interesting.
Jennie Simpson
Jun 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not what I expected at all, but really liked it! The writing was great and the concept of the story was original. This will definitely not be my last Jessica Park book...
Confessions of a Book Whore
Jan 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*This was an ARC provided to me for free in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and comments are my own.*

I am never disappointed with anything Jessica Park produces. I definitely have to start by saying this book is a total mindfuck. I felt like I was tripping at times. It is bold and unlike anything I've ever read before. The storyline is original and the characters are unique. Prepare yourself to be impressed by a new side of Jessica Park. There is an element of darkness yet someth
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Sue
Apr 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I will start off by saying a few things: I liked Jessica Park's Flat Out series a lot (even though they were a tad too YA for me); I LOVED Left Drowning (because that book was just so WOW amazing!); I am not really a huge fan of most paranormal/fantasy books (even though that is my own son's genre) and yet, I was absolutely floored by the creativity, sensual and sexual grit and downright crazy cool way this book made me feel all the feels!
It started off as a sad commentary about Stella, a young
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Joli
Feb 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
CLEAR: A Death Trippers Novel needs to come with a warning label because READERS, you'll need to hold on, you're about to go on a wild ride. From the very first pages, in fact the first few paragraphs, I was entranced by what would become one of the most exhilarating books I've ever read.

CLEAR will give readers a rush of adrenaline. It's so sensual and erotic, and not just because of the sexytimes (which are awesome!). Park digs deep and delivers an emotionally complicated story. There are mom
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Resch Reads
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was ok
This book was, how do I put this..different, weird? Weird is honestly the only word that comes to mind. I loved the plot, I loved the synopsis, and I loved the cover. In my mind, it had all the components of an amazing book. At 34% I am saying “What the actual f*ck” out loud (in a good way). Then something weird happens and I have read alot of books and around 50 something percent this book became an almost DNF. There was this weird line that was crossed in one of the romance scenes and it almos ...more
Cc
Feb 26, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebook, dnf
Stella and Sam

First 40% of this book I'd give 4 stars, then it took a serious left turn, but OK I can deal. I kept reading thinking the story line would improve. I gave up at 70% You could read a page, skip the next five pages, start reading and it seemed liked nothing new. Skip a few more pages, again, nothing new. You shouldn't be able to do that!

I gave two stars because the beginning was good; I couldn't say the WHOLE book was 1 awful star.
KindleCousins
Feb 21, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
I am at a loss for words. This book started off pretty good. Then it took a nose dive straight to my DNF list. I am too heart broken by my current reading drought to write a review. All I have say is this is my 5th DNR this year and its only February. This story was hilariously horrible. I'm just speechless... I need immediate help with my reading drought. It's painful!!!!!!!!!
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