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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Glimmer (Zellie Wells #2).

"Zellie Wells' life is changing. Her relationship with Avery is growing stronger every day, but their parents are still giving them ultimatums and trying to keep them apart. Her newly discovered powers have all but disappeared. Benjamin, another young Retroact, is back and has brought with him a painful shared vision and a troubled past. While working together to figure out what the vision means, Zellie discovers that Benjamin is a worthy friend and mentor. If only he could keep his hands off of her-if only she wanted him to..."-Goodreads.

Stacey Benefiel did a very cool thing and emailed out codes to get her books from SmashWords for people to review. I had been wanting to read them so I was not going to pass up the opportunity. I really enjoyed Glimpse. It was different from everything that I had been reading so it was refreshing. Going into Glimmer, I had high hopes of it being as good as Glimpse.
Now, it was not bad, but parts of it just were not necessarily my cup of tea. One of the biggest parts of the story is Zellie and Avery trying to have sex together. Then you have Ben talking about all of his previous partners AND trying to hook up with Zellie. And then there is Christopher with his ghost boyfriend who "satisfies him" with his energy. The sexual themes in this book were just too much for me. It actually surprised me considering it's a YA book. It is definitely for the older end of the YA spectrum.
The rest of the story is pretty good though. You get to learn more about The Society and their involvement with the retroacts and this book sets up nicely for the next book "Glow" which will be published in 2011 sometime.
If you liked the first one and sexual themes do not bother you, then you will probably enjoy this one.
I'd rate it a 3 1/2.


  1. Thank you for the review! Glimmer definitely does have some content geared more toward A and less toward Y. :) I've rated it as such on my website so that people have a heads up. I'm glad you enjoyed the story!

  2. I love where the story is going. It keeps getting better. Can't wait for Glow.


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