Good evening booknerds! I hope you had a wonderful Valentines week! Today being my stop on the blog tour for this book, organized by the wonderful people at Favorite Pages Book Club.
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?
Book Title: Glimpsed
Author: G.F. Miller
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: 5th January 2021
Genre: Young Adult | Romance | Fantasy | Contemporary | Magical Realism | Fiction
“Didn’t someone say, Failure is the best teacher? Forget it. It’s probably from a Marvel movie. Anyway, it’s really true.”
Charity believes herself to be the modern-day fairy-godmother as she can ‘glimpse’ people’s future. She makes it her life’s purpose to help others get their fairytale moment and is happy to be on the sidelines. That is, until she meets Noah, who threatens to unveil her secret unless she helps him fulfil his wish.
As they start working together, Charity finds herself falling for the adorkable Noah but she must keep her distance because happy endings are for the Cinderellas, not for the fairy god-mother.
“Because there’s no such thing as curses. We each make our own choices and create the best life we can.”
This book is so refreshing and cute and hilarious. Both the main characters are so adorable and I love the chemistry between them. The constant banter between the two sets the stage for a great rom-com. While Charity seems to be a little self-absorbed and annoying at first, she does believe she’s doing the best for others. Noah is a total geek and an absolute sweetheart and he has my heart! Even the side characters are fun.
Though I would have liked some more romance between the two characters, I totally loved the book! If you are a fan of enemies-to-lovers and fake dating trope, you will definitely love this one!
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.
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