Author: G. F. Miller
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Publication date: January 5th, 2021
Genre: YOUNG ADULT FICTION–Contemporary, Romance, Fantasy
Perfect for fans of Geekerella and Jenn Bennett, this charming, sparkly rom-com follows a wish-granting teen forced to question if she’s really doing good—and if she has the power to make her own dreams come true.
Charity is a fairy godmother. She doesn’t wear a poofy dress or go around waving a wand, but she does make sure the deepest desires of the student population at Jack London High School come true. And she knows what they want even better than they do because she can glimpse their perfect futures.
But when Charity fulfills a glimpse that gets Vibha crowned homecoming queen, it ends in disaster. Suddenly, every wish Charity has ever granted is called into question. Has she really been helping people? Where do these glimpses come from, anyway? What if she’s not getting the whole picture?
Making this existential crisis way worse is Noah—the adorkable and (in Charity’s opinion) diabolical ex of one of her past clients—who blames her for sabotaging his prom plans and claims her interventions are doing more harm than good. He demands that she stop granting wishes and help him get his girl back. At first, Charity has no choice but to play along. But soon, Noah becomes an unexpected ally in getting to the bottom of the glimpses. Before long, Charity dares to call him her friend…and even starts to wish he were something more. But can the fairy godmother ever get the happily ever after?
Glimpsed is the story of a modern day fairy godmother, Charity, who gets “glimpes” of your innermost desires and works to make your wish come true. It is her calling in life, and she loves to help out her Cindy’s. But, one day she gets a text calling her out for her secret, and she is blackmailed by Noah into trying to reverse one of her past client’s wishes – because it ended up hurting Noah. Noah doesn’t understand that her glimpses and wish granting is harmless, isn’t it? When her latest client’s glimpse ends up backfiring, Charity and Noah work together to find out the truth about her powers.
Read this book. I mean it, read it. Glimpsed is one of the cutest, sweetest, and swoon-worthy reads I’ve read in a long time. I had all of the feelings and honestly want to go back and reread it right away. The plot is so unique and interesting to me, very much in the magical realism genre. I loved Charity, but Noah’s character was even better. The character development from start to finish was superb and the writing had me hooked from the very beginning. The story flowed along at a nice pace and the dialogue was so fun and flirty.
The only thing I think that’s missing from this story is Noah’s POV – but this is generally how I feel about all single POV romance books. I just always want a “glimpse” (get it??) into both their heads and personalities. This book might also come across as very light and fluffy, but it also tackles some difficult family dynamics points and the pressures of high school.
If you love YA Contemporary Romances with a bit of a magic twist, definitely check this one out. You will fall for nerdy boy Noah, emotionally unavailable Charity, and the fake dating trope! G. F. Miller brings fans of Jenn Bennett a new title to rave about, and I am first in line.
Thank you to Turn the Page Tours and Simon & Schuster for an early copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
G.F. Miller absolutely insists on a happy ending. Everything else is negotiable. Her wish is to go everywhere—and when a plane ticket isn’t available, books fill the gaps. She cries at all the wrong times. She makes faces at herself in the mirror. She believes in the Oxford comma. And she’s always here for a dance party.
For this tour, we have THREE (3) separate giveaways! Up for grabs, we have ONE (1) signed copy of Glimpsed by G.F. Miller (available to US only), TWO (2) EXCLUSIVE chapters from Noah’s POV, and a Skype or Zoom visit with the author (both available to INTL)! This will run from January 19th to January 26th at 11:59 PM CST. To enter this giveaway, click the link below!
Happy reading, folks!