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Perception

Perception, the sequel to Clarity, is a YA paranormal mystery novel by Kim Harrington.

You know the drill. This is a sequel. In fact, the rest of the week is going to reviews of sequels. If you haven’t read the first book in the series – that would be Clarity which I reviewed yesterday – then you should NOT read this review!

Don’t ruin the fun by seeing inevitable spoilers. So, turn away NOW! Got it?

Okay… now, assuming the rest of you have read Clarity:

Clarity “Clare” Fern is starting a new year of school after a highly publicized summer of using her psychic abilities to solve the murder of a tourist. Because she’s now, apparently, a local celebrity, many of the popular crowd are now trying to assimilate her into their society.

No thanks.

Clare prefers to be on the outskirts than hang around the people who have made her life a living hell for the past many years. Not to mention she has more than enough to deal with without their ridiculous attempts at conversation…

She’s still trying to figure out if she’s willing to give her ex-boyfriend Justin another shot or turn her heart over to Gabriel, the hot detective’s son that she solved the summer case with. But when she starts getting notes, gifts, and phone calls from a secret admirer, she begins to think it’s too much of a good thing – especially when it starts getting creepy.

Then there’s the fact that a local, gifted student has gone missing. Since there was a goodbye note, the police assume she’s taken off of her own accord, but the girl’s mother insists otherwise. And for some reason, Clare’s intuition urges her to look into it.

Can the sassy, psychic girl detective do it? Or is she pushing her luck the second time around?

I loved Clarity with a bibliophile passion, and I can happily assure you that Perception is just as awesome – at least for me!

These fantastic characters are growing and changing in realistic ways, yet staying happily likable and relatable. Add in the new mysteries – both personal and criminal – and we’re left with an exciting, invigorating, fast-paced book that makes me positively gleeful!

My internal alarm was blaring as Clare gains a secret admirer and a new friend, and I have to say how nice it is to have the protagonist come to the same conclusion as you at about the same time. I hate feeling like my heroine is dumb. Plus – my guess was wrong! I love it when that happens!

Perception is hilarious with excellent one-liners and snappy dialogue. It’s truly an exhilarating, fun, must-read series – I WANT MORE!!!

I haven’t read anything about there being more novels in the series yet, but I hope that there are. Clare is a new teen detective that I want to follow for many more books!!!

Please, Kim Harrington, please? *cue sad, longing puppy dog eyes*

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