28 May 2012

Perception by Kim Harrington

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.

Once again Harrington has delivered a wonderful mystery. I loved the plot line, how it was interwoven with Claire’s life, and how it kept you guessing until the last moment without feeling like the ending was totally out of left field. I did feel like some of the newer characters fell flat, but there were so many more of them introduced in this book and many of them were well-fleshed out so I excused the few who couldn’t get more “face-time”. Claire herself is a wonderful character, and the book is full of flavor from her voice. I also really liked Mallory, she had a uniqueness all her own and was relatable to me (as someone who considered herself a geek outcast in high school). There is a bit of unresolved love triangle left over from Clarity, but it resolves quickly and doesn’t have nearly the presence it had in the first book so it is a lot more tolerable. In all this book was a great read, and I devoured it in a day. I bet you can’t put it down either!

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