Saturday, April 19, 2014
Glimpse by Stacey Wallace Benefiel - Book Review
Author: Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Series: Zellie Wells #1
Publication: May 9, 2010
My Rating: ♥♥
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.
This was an ok book. I didn't really enjoy but it did have its moments. I was excited to start this from what I read from the blurb and it was cute at first, but then things just went a wrong way that I felt like dropping the book.
Zellie was an alright character. The way she fantasized about Avery is the way I fantasize about the guy I like. The way she and Avery acted around each other was hard to believe because they don't act like normal teenagers you see. I did not like the way the acted around each other in the beginning, it was just really annoying.
I did not like Avery at all. I think Zellie could do way better than him. If that boy would've snapped at me the way he snapped at Zellie, he wouldn't be seeing me again anytime soon. I hope Benjamin will be taking her away from him.
Ugh! This mom annoyed the hell out of me. I couldn't stand her. She was just too much; I was ready to drop the book with this character.
Claire was overall my favorite character throughout the book. She was funny and someone that didn't annoy me as much as the other characters did.
Overall, this was an alright book. It was cute and all but not really something I would recommend. I would most likely recommend this if you have absolutely nothing else at hand and if you want a fast read.