Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Perception by Kim Harrington
Publisher: Point (Scholastic)
Series: Clarity (bk. 2)
Genera: Paranormal romance/mystery
Subjects: Psychics, supernatural, stalking, murder, Massachusetts
Length: 275 pgs.
Summary/ product description: “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: ê ê ê ê 1/2
My Review: Oh my gosh, I wish this book was longer, but it was still awesome no matter how short it felt. This series has some of the most amazing psychic detective stories ever, like the Body Finder series. Murder mysteries solved by a “sassy girl detective/psychic.” Claire is pretty tough and extremely relatable. She was being stalked and I kept trying to guess who it was. Sometimes you think it’s her new friend, others it could be a prank by her enemy. It’s really surprising who it actually is (no spoilers), but I started to put the clues together and was correct. I love a good mystery.
We still have a bit of a love triangle here, but they’re not too pushy like some guys are. And I also like the coastal setting, but the first book had more of it because it was summer, but now it’s fall, the off-season. I just really want to read the next book. I WANT CLAIRE TO FIND HER FATHER!!!!! And go to the psychic village in western Massachusetts. Put that in the next book please, Kim!!!!
Cover Art Review: Better than the 1st books cover. The hair and illustrations work well together. The title face makes me think of keys and unlocking secrets and mysteries. The birds are cool but not necessary. I really like the color in this one. They are complementary almost. Makes me think of watermelon tourmaline.