by Jessica Park
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 when the walls of her everyday existence collapse. And when Sam’s best friend is his worst enemy.
When the line between life and death blurs.
When an end is just a beginning.
When lust and rage rule.
Yet during extraordinary chaos, there can be extraordinary love, even if that love comes with a twist.
Welcome to death tripping.
A thriller, a paranormal, and a passionate romance, CLEAR crosses genres and breaks boundaries.
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, I felt like things were stretched so far beyond making them fit, in order to make them fit. It just didn’t fit.
I enjoyed the first half quite a bit more than the second half, because the paranormal aspect almost disconnected me from a story that had done such a beautiful job gripping my attention from the start. Then we surged. Oh boy did we surge. The first time came unexpectedly from the very center of my blind side and slapped me right in the face. It hurt, and I didn’t like it. I respect the author for stepping way out of my comfort zone, but it made me uncomfortable. It made me see Sam in a way that was opposite of how I wanted to see him. However, by the end of the story, I became so caught up in what the hell would happen next that the shock wore off and I was able to read on. Curiosity is a strong motivator and Jessica Park created a very curious world.
Clear is extremely captivating in its originality and off-putting in its controversy. A hot mess of intriguing proportions.
So now that you’re thoroughly confused. What did I think?
Did I like it ?
Is this a good review?
A bad review?
Hell if I know.
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