Glimmer by Phoebe Kitanidis

Wednesday, 12 March 2014
Glimmer, by Phoebe Kitanidis
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Rating: 4/5 stars

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.

  • Yet again, another amnesia-concept book! Woot woot! Amnesia is one of my favourite topics out there—it's just so interesting and after reading two amnesia-related books so far, I am all but unimpressed!
  • This plot was so nerve-wracking. Every minute I was biting my nails to the ends! It. Was. So. Good. Period. 
  • I was really upset with the characters and the ending. I felt like Marshall and Elyse weren't meant to be with each other, they weren't alike in any way and they had total different personalities. I felt like their love was fake the entire time, although I know that it was real. 
  • The ending was the opposite of how I wish it would've ended. There is no sequel to this book, so why make a predictable ending? Something with surprises and suspense is the key to a bookworm's heart... just saying.
  • I did like this book, don't get me wrong. At times it was really cute and powerful, but at others, I wanted more, and more details about the whole other side of the story.

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