Thursday, November 7, 2013

Glimmer by Phoebe Kitanidis

Genre:  YA Paranormal Romance

Description (taken from Phoebe Kitanidis' website):
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...

So with the description above, we don't really know what this book is about.  Sure, the main characters suffer from amnesia.  But what's the real story?  Well it involves a source of power, mysticism, and saving the day.

Elyse and Marshall wake up in an awkward embrace with no recollection on how they ended up together and no memory of who they are.  As they encounter others, they begin to notice something weird about their town.  Elyse sees people that no one else sees, and they seem to put everyone to sleep when something unpleasant occurs.  And Marshall finds out he's an outsider but can protect himself from the heatnaps that everyone seems to suffer from.  Long story short, forced happiness and perfection isn't all it's cracked up to be.  And Elyse and Marshall need to figure out how to stop it all before they forget the reason to be afraid.

In short, this story is cute.  I enjoyed seeing Elyse and Marshall's growth into who they were and leaving behind the unpleasantries.  However, once the story line was revealed, I thought it was a little cheesy.  Yes, it's a good story.  But the mistakes the main characters make just seem too cheesy to make me love it.

This book has a wonderful concept that hasn't been seen before.  I'd recommend looking at other reviews to see if it's something you'd like.

Challenges:  Paranormal and TBR Reading Challenge

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