Review: Glimmer by Phoebe Kitanidis

Glimmer by Phoebe Kitanidis

When Marshall King and Elyse Alton suddenly wake up tangled in each other's arms with zero memory of how they got there or even who they are, it's the start of a long journey through their separate pasts and shared future.

Terrified by their amnesia, Marshall and Elyse make a pact to work together to find the answers that could restore their missing memories. As they piece together clues about their lives, they discover that they're in the idyllic mountain resort town of Summer Falls. Everyone seems happy there, 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 violence in Elyse's family, not even the day-to-day anguish of being a high schooler.

Lonely in this world of happy zombies, Marshall and Elyse fall into an intense relationship founded on their mutual quest for truth. But the secrets they're trying to uncover could be the death of this budding love affair--and of everyone, and everything, they love in Summer Falls.

First Sentence: I come to life with a gasp in the darkness.

Review: I had to read this book when it came out, of course being the book junkie that I am even though I purchased it sometime last year I didn't get to reading it until just recently. Anyways this book was not all that i had hoped it would be, I believe it took me five days to finish it and not because life got in the way etc etc nope, mainly because it was  a book that I found interesting but it was easy to step away from it and not be in a rush to see what happens next.

The concept is intriguing. Marshall and Elyse wake up naked in bed together and have no recollection of how they got there or even who they are or where they are, and you basically follow them around the entire book while they are trying to put things together. Oh yea and there are ghosts, heat naps ( where if things get too frustrating or bad the person falls asleep where they are and wake up happy and completely forget about what they were angry, sad etc about) which brings me to my next thing zombie like people...not real zombies but they might as well have been.

I really did enjoy the history behind Summer Falls and how the people there ended up the way they are but at times things just got a little too complicated and confusing because it seemed like there was at times just too much going on all at once. 

As for the two main characters I didn't connect with them as much as I wanted in the beginning because we don't really know anything about them for majority of the book but when they start piecing their lives together we find out a lot about the two and how damaged they both are which helped me like them more especially Elyse and seeing how she handles herself after she learns what she has been enduring for most of her life with her supposed father.

Overall I liked it as a whole but there were parts that were just okay and others that felt rushed. I would say check out some of the other reviews and see if this is something you would like to read since Glimmer has a lot of mixed reviews so obviously it's a hit or miss type book.

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