Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Review: Glimpse by Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Glimpse by Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Publish Date: May 9, 2010
The Story: 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.
My Review: I loved this book!! I couldn't put it down and even though it took me two days to read it - stupid work interfers with reading! Stacey created an awesome world to get lost in. Where you have romance and mystery. Poor Zellie, when she finds out that her biggest crush is also crushing on her hard and then has to stay away from him, it's hard! It turns out that she has similar powers to her grandma, which in some ways explains why her mom wasn't able to sense, or explain a whole lot. I would recomend this book to any one!!