Review : Glimmer
Genre: Young Adult- Paranormal
Author: Phoebe Kitanidis
Publisher: Balzar + Bray
Release Date: April 17, 2012
Nook: ARC sent by author
“What if you forgot your identity and had to rely on other people to tell you who you were?
And what if to discover your true self, you first had to unravel a mystery so big and terrifying you were not sure you’d survive solving it?
When Marshall and Elyse wake up in each other’s arms with zero memory of how they got there or who they are, it’s the start of a long journey through their separate pasts and shared future.
Terrified by their amnesia, the two make a pact to work together to find the answers that could jog their missing memories. As they piece together clues, they discover they’re in the idyllic mountain resort town of Summer Falls, where everyone seems mysteriously happy, but as Marshall and Elyse quickly learn, darkness lurks beneath the town’s perfect facade. Not only is the town haunted by sinister ghosts, but none of its living inhabitants retain bad memories of anything—not the death of Marshall’s mom, not the hidden shame in Elyse’s family, not even the day-to-day anguish of high school.
Lonely in this world of happy zombies, Marsh and Elyse fall into an intense relationship…but the secrets they uncover could be the death of this growing love—and the death of everyone, and everything, they love in Summer Falls.”
I really enjoyed the unique plot line. As much as I love paranormal books, some times the plots line bore me. I want some thing new other than vampires, werewolves, etc. Now this book, gave me what I want. A fresh, unique bold plot line. First off, let me just say that I enjoyed this plot line because it was some thing new I never read before. I liked that intensity that that plot gives. With each new chapter, pieces of their identities are found, more memories of their past unlocked. I was completely hooked by the end of chapter one.
The characters in this book really played two different roles. The lives that they lived and the lives that they wanted. I think the back story to both characters is very fulfilling for the reader. With each new memory restored, the reader gets to see what life these characters were living. To see what they suffered under a new light left me heart broken.
The love interest played out well. Two broken people wanting something new. Everything they did under the radar to help each other out, really help love form between them. I adored their will to change what they can and free people. They had some peaceful moments within their times of trouble. It brought the right amount of balance to the book.
Glimmer is an daring, dark story of magic gone wrong. In it’s breathtaking artistic expression, stepping into Summer Fall’s will make you forget everything you thought you know. Glimmer opens your eyes to the dangerous things unseen.
I give it 5 BITES!