Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Review: Glimmer by Phoebe Kitandis

Hardcover: 352 pages
Published: April 17th 2012

Publisher: Balzer + Bray
ISBN: 0061799289 
ISBN13: 9780061799280
Received: Arc from Publisher
Series: Standalone
Challenges: 2012 Goodreads Challenge
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.

My Thoughts:
Am I the ONLY one that thought this book was about... zombies? I mean really? Because it in no way shape or form was about.. Zombies!
Eylse & Marshall was up in bed together, naked. They don't know each other. So that was, and would have been rather odd. Right?
They really don't remember anything at all. They cannot even recall why they are in bed together. Obviously being drugged, Eylse & Marshall have to figure out what has happened to them. I really liked and didn't like this book... This really makes writing a review complicated. Was it the characters? No. I liked them both. Well, I liked Elyse until she deemed herself a "slut" because she could not remember anything.. but she obviously had a boyfriend, and woke up with another boy... Without knowing what the heck is going on.. why would you call your self that. She was judgmental and after a while, reading her chapters were something that I wasn't looking forward too. (This book is told in alternating POV's)
This is a short length book with a lot of information, and amazing cool things happening. I just felt that each thing didn't get enough time. With all the things and elements that this book dealt with. Which every element of this book was intriguing. Fascinating. I really liked it all. I just would have liked more. Everything was.. kind of rushed.
Overall this was an great book. With fantastic elements, and interesting characters. You will be turning the pages, wanting so much more. But for me that is where the problem was for me. Wanting more and a little confused.


  1. I'm actually really looking forward to reading this one. A lot of people thought it was about zombies...

  2. I'm super excited about this book! It just sounds ah-mazing. But, your review made me a little more hesitant about it. It seems like it would be confusing, and I thought it had zombies..? That's pretty interesting that there's no zombies...

    Anyways, I'm still super excited to read this book. But, I'll definitely be lowering my expectations and try to read a bit slower, so I won't get confused[ hopefully]. Great review!

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

  3. Aw too bad this one didn't live up to what you were hoping for. It sounds like it could have been great but I always hate when too many things are going on so those elements don't get enough time to be explored.

    I haven't read that many reviews on this book yet but I'm already starting to think it might not be for me.

    Thanks for the great review.

  4. I was really thinking about reading this book but if it is not that good ... i don't want to waste my time on it :)


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