Glimpse by Stacey Benefiel Reviewed by Ana Lucía Arroyave

Pages: 262
Published: May 9th 2010
Publisher: Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Genre: YA Fantasy, Paranormal Romance


Zellie Wells has a devastating crush on Avery Adams, the son of her mom’s high school sweetheart. At her sixteenth birthday party, held in the basement of her dad’s church, she finally finds the courage to talk to him. Turns out, the devastating crush is mutual.
As Avery takes her hand and leads her out onto the makeshift dance floor, Zellie is overwhelmed by her first vision of his death; shocking because not only are they both covered in his blood, but they’re old, like 35, and she is pregnant.
Afraid to tell anyone about the vision, (she’d just be labeled a freaky black magic witch, right?) Zellie keeps the knowledge of Avery’s future to herself and tries to act like any other teenager in love. When they get caught on their way to a secret rendezvous by her mom and his dad, they are forbidden to see each other.
Convinced that their parents are freaking out unnecessarily, Avery and Zellie vow to be together no matter what. They continue their relationship in secret until Zellie learns that their parents are just trying to prevent her and Avery from suffering like they did. The visions are hereditary, they’re dangerous, and if they stay together the visions will come true.
Now Zellie must choose between severing all ties with Avery, like her mom did to prevent his father’s death, and finding a way to change Avery’s future

I found out about this book because I read and excerpt in Hush Money by Susan Bishchoff and let me tell you, what an amazing book it turns out to be. I read the description and I was claping hands like a little girl looking forward to read it and I was lucky enough to get my hands on the ebook.
Is so well written, very descriptive and I like all the characters (except for one). Enjoyable from the very begining I wasn't even looking the page number and the pages were turning themselfs, I devoured in hours and ended up sad because I wanted more. The point of view switches back and forth between Zellie and Avery, points for that too. I really liked Zellie's power, I had never read something like that and when she founds out more about her abilities everything gets even more interesting.
At some points I was laughing and then my mouth was hanging open trying to understand what was happening, full of twists and surprises. The only character that I didn't like was Zellie's mother, I was feeling every line I read that I ended up really mad at her, she was a very selfish person and I couldn't stand her, at the end
I just wanted to slap her!! You have to read it to find out why.
Also at the end, the author introduce new characters
that only leaves you wanting more and find out who they are and what role will they have in the future. Can't wait to read the sequel, called Glimmer.
Even though I'm not a fan of the cover (maybe in paperback it looks different) the plot totally deserves more than 5 stars -and I don't usually say this about any book- Glimpse is an excelent book that more people need to know about and the first one on a trilogy, I loved reading Glimpse so much. Are you still reading this? Go and buy it! 

Rate: 5/5

Ana Lucía Arroyave
January 25th 2011 

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1 comment :

  1. Tis is going to be one of my kindle when I buy it in a couple of months, Sounds awesome


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