Author : G.F Miller
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Fantasy
Personal Rating : 4.75/5 ⭐
Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date : 5th of January, 2021
Hi friends! Today’s my tour stop on the Glimpsed blog tour by TBR and Beyond Tours! I’ll be reviewing the book as well.
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?
A story about fairy godmothers sounds like the best thing ever, right? Well, that’s exactly how I felt about Glimpsed by G.F.Miller. This book had everything I wanted in a YA novel, and so much more. I’m so glad that the books I chose to read at the beginning of 2021 are turning out to be amazing- hope the magic stays with me throughout the year! 💕
Charity comes from a long line of fairy godmothers. By having the ability to “glimpse” into the deepest desires of the people around her, she helps others achieve their dreams, no matter what life throws at her along the way. Charity’s name fits her perfectly-being stubborn and selfless at the same time never looked so good, until I met her! Her sassy attitude made me swoon countless times. Her character had a lot of depth, layered with her struggles with abandonment, commitment, and family relationships. Happily Ever Afters don’t always turn out the way that we want them to, and there’s always more to a story than it meets the eye. Charity had to learn these things the hard way, but I’m so glad that her growth was reflected through her thoughtful actions to fix things. From being a girl obsessed with helping others out to learning how to prioritize her own needs – Charity amazed me in every way possible. 😍
Noah, our male lead was ADORKABLE. :’) He added the perfect, calming balance to Charity’s eventful life. I loved how he made Charity realize her own flaws, and showed her the way to self-love. Their witty banter was literally the best thing ever. I lived for their friendship, and then their blooming romance. The last few chapters made me melt – I NEED MORE! 😭😭😭
It’s hard to believe that Glimpsed is G.F Miller’s debut novel, given how wonderfully she wrote the story! She seamlessly merged real life with magic and gave us a refreshing, modern take on fairytales. I can’t wait to read more from her :’)
It’s only the 6th day of 2021, but I can undoubtedly say that Glimpsed has become one of my favorite YA novels of the year. If you’re looking for a book filled with fun, laughter and drama, definitely pick this one.
• Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/glimpsed-gf-miller/1137251845?ean=9781534471351
• IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781534471351
About The Author :
G.F. Miller can write 80,000-word novels, but ask her to sit down and write 250 true and meaningful words about herself and she is likely to have an existential crisis. Who am I, really? She ponders. What do I want to be known for? Does anyone even read the back flap or visit author websites?
But eventually, she will pull herself together and tell you that…She married her college sweetheart and is mom to three littles who routinely make her heart burst and her head explode (it’s a messy business, love). There are puppies big and small residing at her house (you’ll be seeing a lot of them if you follow her on Instagram). She’s been to a dozen countries, but not nearly as many as she would like. She loves learning all the things. 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.
While the stories she has brewing in her soul vary wildly from one another, there are three things they will always have in common: love, snappy dialogue, and happy endings.
• Website: https://www.gfmiller.com/
• Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/author.gfmiller/
Follow the Glimped blog tour here : https://tbrandbeyondtours.com/2020/12/01/tour-schedule-glimpsed-by-gf-miller/
Giveaway (US/CAN Only):
Prize: One person will win a finished copy of Glimpsed. This giveaway starts on January 5th and ends on January 12th.
Enter here: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/fc15a59518/?
Many thanks to TBR and Beyond Tours for giving me the chance to participate in the tour!