Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Review: Perception (Clarity #2) by Kim Harrington

Perception (Clarity, #2)
Title: Perception

Series: Clarity #2

Previous book in this series: Clarity

Author: Kim Harrington

Publication date: March 2012

Published by: Scholastic - Point

Source: Own Signed Hardcover

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Synopsis:

When you can see things others can't, what do you do when someone's watching you?

Everybody knows about Clarity "Clare" Fern. She's the psychic girl in school, the one who can place her hands on something and see hidden visions from the past.

Only Clare would rather not be a celebrity. She prefers hanging back, observing. Her gift is not a game to her.

But then someone starts playing with her head . . . and heart. Messages and gifts from a secret admirer crop up everywhere Clare turns. Could they be from Gabriel, the gorgeous boy who gets Clare's pulse racing? Or from Justin, Clare's hopeful ex-boyfriend who'd do anything to win her back?

One thing is certain. Clare needs to solve this mystery, and soon. Because the messages are becoming sinister, and a girl in town has suddenly disappeared.

My rating: ★★★★☆

Clarity has gotten even more famous after what happened during the summer, with all the murders and how she helped catch the killers. That book was amazing, by the way, and this one was no different!

I had read a particularly disappointing book before this one, but I knew I could count on Kim Harrington to deliver an amazing read and cheer me up! Perception was actually kind of creepy, seeing as how Clare has a rather obsessed stalker... So creepy! At first Clare dismisses all the little gifts as pranks or maybe from one of her two suitors, Gabriel and Justin. But soon, said "gifts" turn more, well, creepy. And then a girl goes missing and she becomes more paranoid. I honestly thought these two things weren't connected but boy was I wrong!


I love me some good mysteries, and I thought this one was pretty great! However, the more clues we got the more I started to put the pieces together and I ended up putting the puzzle together before Clare, unfortunately. It was good, but I wasn't all that surprised at the plot twist when it came. But can I just say how twisted this person is (Clare's stalker)! Dude! Get a grip you freakin' psychopath!

Moving on to the romance... Love triangles, tsk tsk. You guys know I'm not a big fan of these, but surprisingly enough, I didn't mind this one so much! I actually found it amusing seeing Clare's reaction to both these guys! At the beginning of this book, and even through out all of the last book, I was neutral, not really sure whether I liked Justin or Gabriel more. In the end, I was totally Team Gabriel! I love that guy to pieces! He was just so protective of Clare and kind of cocky but totally swoon-worthy! At one point in the book, I did feel like she was leading both of the guys on... Making them both wait for her. It's so not cool, Clare!

So not cool -_-

Another guy I liked was Clare's brother, Perry. He was just so much fun, but in this book there is something off about him... Something that worries Clare. Because she doesn't have enough on her plate, right? *sarcasm*

Anyway, overall, I really enjoyed the read! I loved the mysteries, especially how they intertwined with one another, the Fern's cool abilities, the Gabriel ;) and Clare's new girlfriend, Mallory. I'm so sad that there are only two books in the series because I just love this world so much! But I'll definite;y be keeping an eye out for more books by Kim Harrington! They are definitely some you do not want to miss!


Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a link to your review or comment below! :)

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