Monday, October 15, 2012

Glimpse Review

Glimpse (Zellie Wells, #1)Glimpse (Zellie Wells #1)
Author: Stacey Wallace Benefiel
YA Book
(Amy's Review)

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 thirty-five, 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.

My Review:

Imagine being a 16 year old girl with a gift that allows you to see how and when people are going to die.  Especially when one of them is a boy that you love and are destined to be with.  That is what Zellie can do.  All of this happens on her 16th birthday and the day that her boy crush Avery finally puts the move on her.  This is such a cute story.  When you read this, it gives the true perspective and reality of a teenager.  I have read other stories where I think to myself “This is not what a teenager would say or do.”  It was very refreshing.  I am excited to read the next in the series “Glimmer” and see where Zellie’s gift takes her and Avery. 
Rating: 4 out of 5

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