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Glimpse

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Overview

Zellie Wells has a devastating crush on Avery Adams, the son of her mom's high school sweetheart. At her sixteenth birthday party, held in the basement of her dad's church, she finally finds the courage to talk to him. Turns out, the devastating crush is mutual.

As Avery takes her hand and leads her out onto the makeshift dance floor, Zellie is overwhelmed by her first vision of his death; shocking because not only are they both covered in his ...

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Overview

Zellie Wells has a devastating crush on Avery Adams, the son of her mom's high school sweetheart. At her sixteenth birthday party, held in the basement of her dad's church, she finally finds the courage to talk to him. Turns out, the devastating crush is mutual.

As Avery takes her hand and leads her out onto the makeshift dance floor, Zellie is overwhelmed by her first vision of his death; shocking because not only are they both covered in his blood, but they're old, like 35, and she is pregnant.

Afraid to tell anyone about the vision, (she'd just be labeled a freaky black magic witch, right?) Zellie keeps the knowledge of Avery's future to herself and tries to act like any other teenager in love. When they get caught on their way to a secret rendezvous by her mom and his dad, they are forbidden to see each other.

Convinced that their parents are freaking out unnecessarily, Avery and Zellie vow to be together no matter what. They continue their relationship in secret until Zellie learns that their parents are just trying to prevent her and Avery from suffering like they did. The visions are hereditary, they're dangerous, and if they stay together the visions will come true.

Now Zellie must choose between severing all ties with Avery, like her mom did to prevent his father's death, and finding a way to change Avery's future

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Editorial Reviews

Michelle indieparanormalbookreview
When I started to read this book I wasn’t sure what to expect. What started out as an unassuming, though enjoyable, YA romance with a light clairvoyant theme suddenly took me by surprise (and kept doing so throughout the book) and ended up being quite an engaging read. – Michelle, http://indieparanormalbookreviews.blogspot.com
Amanda Hocking
Zellie and Avery were wonderfully drawn characters, and I couldn't help but feel their yearning. The paranormal aspect (which I loved) was a bit different than what I'd encountered before. I'm not going to give it away, but it wasn't what I'd expected it to be, and that's always fun. – Amanda Hocking, author of the My Blood Approves series and the Trylle trilogy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452858746
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/7/2012
  • Pages: 202
  • Sales rank: 499,324
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Stacey Wallace Benefiel is the author of the Zellie Wells trilogy, the Day of Sacrifice Omnibus, the Penny Black trilogy, the Open Door Love Story series, and multiple short stories.
She sometimes goes by S.W. Benefiel or Reina Stowe, but knows she's not foolin' anybody.
Stacey lives in an orange house in Beaverton, OR with her two young children who have old people names. When she's not writing or driving the kids around, Stacey is at CrossFit, lifting heavy things and cursing the inventor of the Burpee.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    5 *s

    I really liked this book.. i bypassed it a few times when i seen it in the shop but a friend had it in their library so i read it nd wish i started the series earlier..idk many ppl with nooks but im trying to add friends so we can share books:) anyone interested?

    123 out of 134 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 29, 2010

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    Charming Teen Paranormal Romance

    This was a very enjoyable read. I enjoyed the two different character viewpoints, and seeing their mutual attraction. The author has an authentic teen voice which manages to create a vibe between the main characters that is undeniably sensual, and yet layered with a kind of young and clueless innocence that's very sweet. The psychic concept on which the story is based felt fresh and had some nice surprises (nice for me, not always for the characters). I look forward to continuing reads in this series.

    33 out of 40 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2011

    So. Awesome.

    This book is soooooooo good! Although Im a seventh grader, i would recommend Glimpse to those in the 8th grade and older....unless you are mature enough to handle some strong curse words here and there and some teenage-like behavior between the main character and a boy. Great book for the money and i cant wait to read the second book.

    25 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 23, 2011

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    Angsty but darkly gripping

    In GLIMPSE, Stacey Wallace Benefiel paints a very realistic portrait of teenage life. Zellie is a relatable heroine, going through all the awkwardness of first love and growing up. The decision to alternate points-of-view between Zellie and Avery is a nice touch, showing truthfully that everyone feels self-conscious at this age. The alternating perspectives also give some believability to the fast-paced love story, allowing the reader to see how far back the attraction goes and making it impossible not to get caught up in the whirlwind romance. The overwhelming sense of fate that drives the novel is both beautiful and tragic, strongly reminiscent of "Romeo and Juliet," but with a streak of the supernatural. GLIMPSE blends darkness and light, tragedy and romance in a fascinating interplay. The young love is compelling and impassioned, made even more so by the storm clouds threatening their happy ending. However, the preternatural rules that govern this world are sometimes unclear and it's hard to know what to believe about the devastating vision at the heart of the novel.

    Alongside the couple is Zellie's best friend Claire, one of the most vibrant characters in the novel. Claire is a refreshing counterpoint to Zellie's insecurities, showing someone who is unique and comfortable in her own skin. However, the adult contingent is appalling. This truly is a novel to empower the second generation because the adults behave like children: they are selfish and apparently hellbent on ruining each other's lives. The way they treat their children is especially horrifying, and makes the reader appreciate what well-adjusted kids they turned out to be, no thanks to their parents. This novel has an unusual flow, with the climax seeming to come in the middle of the novel -- however, Benefiel still has plenty of surprises up her sleeve, and the twists and turns this star-crossed saga takes will leave readers stunned.

    ~Review from thebookishtype[dot]blogspot[dot]com

    17 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    Wonderful

    Im 13 and this book was just fine for me. The book was not that bad just a few cuss words and dome making out. Stop being so over prtective. This book was relly goood.

    14 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 13, 2011

    Great Book

    Really good book, I just don't like the covers and it got a bit too extreme sometimes. Really good writing...you could feel like you were there! Definitely going to read the next books glimmer and glow once i get money.

    11 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2012

    Amazing!!!:D

    This book was great i loved it. At part i would say what the heck! Put the book down walk out
    Of the room and stare into space for a few seconds thinking about what i read. Being a cerious little me i would pick it up again . That happpened a few times but i really liked this book and would recomend this book to anyone i am no sure what the age level is probaly young adult (around 15 16 17 ) but it is really good.
    Peace love and sparkles!!!;)

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2012

    Completely recomended!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This book is the best book I have ever read! People have said the beginning is "slow" but honestly I dont think so...it picks up into the story pretty quickly and the beginning is kind of important to see how some of these relationships will end up. I recommend this book to teens. Probably no younger than 13 because of parental reasons but this is seriously a great read!!!!!!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2012

    O.O

    Woah.... Other than the every five seconds theres a VERY detailed Pda scene i loved it

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2012

    Ok i guess

    If you are a sexually frustrated teenager you will like this book. If not then i wouldnt waste your time with this one.

    6 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2012

    Lame

    I realize the story is meant for teens but not all teens are shallow and lame. I'm sorry but this was not only poorly written but the characters were to surface. Save yourself the time and read somerhing with depth.

    4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2012

    Love

    I love this book I just wish the rest of the books were free.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2012

    A must read

    I really enjoyed this book so much so that I bought the trilogy. You will not be disappointed.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2012

    Very well written

    The only reason I didn't give this book 5 stars is the over-use of slangy teen terms. However, the plot is excellent, the characters are interesting and consistent, the ideas are original and fun, and the suspense is sufficient without dragging to the point of making one want to skip ahead in the book. I am looking forward to reading more of your excellent work.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    Ahhmazing

    I freaking loved this book. The way that the author made her own twist to psychics was really impressing. The drama was wonderful and the book as a whole was thrilling. If you're reading on your nook the book is about 362pages.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2012

    Enjoyable Read

    Glimpse is an easy, enjoyable read. Although a lot of the content is sophmoric and aimed at young teens, I found myself captivated with the story line.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2012

    Read this book

    Around 500 pages and a good book already added the next two to my list to read

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2012

    AWESOME LOVE IT GREAT READ

    This Book Had Me Laughing And Tear Up A Lil And I Cant Wait Till I Read The Rest Of The Seris

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Great

    Keeps you on your toes!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2012

    Its really good

    I really like it so far, i havent read all of it yet though, but your a very great writer!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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