Review: The Claires by C.L. Gaber

Happy first week of March! Am I ready for it to be March? Not really, but we’re just going to roll with the punches for now haha. Thank you so much to the wonderful folks as Wunderkind PR for sending me a free copy of the Claires by C.L. Gaber (as well as a super fun box that I unboxed here) to review.

The Claires 3/5 Stars

Summary from Goodreads: Four beautiful girls. Quadruplets. They are not identical.
But each is named Claire.
Claire V is Clairvoyant—clear seeing with visions of the future.
Claire S is Clairsentient—clear feeling as she embraces another’s pain.
Claire A is Clairaudient—clear hearing to tap into the spirit world.
Claire C is Claircognizant—clear knowing with 100% accuracy.

Born in 1911, they first died together in 1928 at age seventeen. Two months later, they were reborn. And reborn. THE CLAIRES only live to seventeen and then they’re violently murdered. Somewhere in the world, a woman finds out she’s pregnant with quads. The Claires return to a new family as they try to break a curse that guarantees they die young.

It’s current-day Los Angeles, and once again, their seventeenth birthday is looming. Can they save themselves, clean up the streets in the name of penance, and crash their own prom?

The premise of this book was so interesting and after reading the summary I thought that I would love it and it would become one of my favorites of the year, but somehow, it just fell short. I had a hard time connecting with the characters and keeping up with the story. I think if I didn’t have other books I was reading at the same time, I might have enjoyed the Claires more, but I had a hard time connecting with the plot. I think people who read the Ascenders would really enjoy the Claires (since it’s a spin-off), but I never read the Ascenders, so that could be another reason it was hard for me to connect to. I did really enjoy the author’s style of writing, so that made the book more interesting for sure.

Overall, the Claires wasn’t the book for me, but I do think that other people would  love it, so I would suggest picking it up if you like the Ascenders or if the summary sounds interesting to you!


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