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?
Thank you to TBR and Beyond Tours and author G.F. Miller for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review and allowing me to be on this tour. You can check out the rest of the tour schedule here!
Glimpsed is definitely one of books that will get you out of a reading slump. Charity’s magic is very unlike anything I have seen recently in fantasy books. The opening sequence with Charity performing a wish for a Cindy and then being introduced to her “nudges” was so well thought out and set a great foundation for the events that follow in the rest of the book. The characters definitely acted like teenagers, but it was not written as cliche-ly as I would’ve thought. Charity is considered popular and she is at the top of the social hierarchy at the high school for being on the Poms squad. However, the book doesn’t harp on this fact. We get to see more of Charity than what other people may see of her for being one of the most popular girls in school. I really liked this deviation from normal high school teen formula. You also have Noah, who really got on my last nerve in the beginning of the book, but he did grow on me as I continued on with the story. I also really loved Noah’s family and how well their family dynamic was set up as it juxtaposes to Charity’s family dynamic. There were also just some really sweet moments in this book as well as funny ones. These were the moments that were really the highlight of my reading experience with this book. Charity’s inner monologue downright cracked me up at times and Noah’s quick quips when interacting with Charity’s friends made me smile really wide while reading. Overall, I would definitely recommend this book. The writing flows really well and the story isn’t dull or slowly paced. Contemporary fantasy books are starting to become my new fave genre starting with Glimpsed.
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Meet 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.
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