Monday, August 6, 2012

IE Reviews~Glimpse

Every now and then I read a book that makes me feel at home. Glimpse, by Stacey Wallace Wallace Benefiel is that kind of book. And not just because bits of it take place in Portland, Oregon, my old stomping grounds. And, right now the ebook is FREE on both B&N and Amazon, so you can't go wrong.

I give it:

Glimpse starts out sweet and light, almost so sweet and light that you start to worry if you don't like that kind of thing. But trust me, stick with it. It becomes richer and darker as it goes, deepening in both character and plot. Reading this novel felt like going back to high school, but not in a bad way. The description and character development was that good. I felt for Zellie almost instantly. 

Here is a bit about it:

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.

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