Saturday, 21 June 2014

Glimpse by Kendra Leighton

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Little, Brown Book Group UK and NetGalley.
Glimpse
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Liz just wants to be normal. Her life is anything but.

Seven years ago Liz lost her mother and ten years' worth of memories. When she inherits the infamous Highwayman Inn, she hopes the move will be a fresh start. Then she meets Zachary. Zachary who haunts her by night and in dreams; who makes her question everything she is and wants to be; who seems scarcely real - yet makes her feel so alive.

Inspired by Alfred Noyes' classic poem 'The Highwayman', Glimpse is a ghost story, a love story, and a story of a girl fighting for her future by confronting her terrible past.



Glimpse by Kendra Leighton

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Glimpse(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Little, Brown Book Group UK and NetGalley.)
Liz sees ghosts, or ‘glimpses’ of ghosts, and she’s convinced that starting at a new school will change all that somehow. Unfortunately though, Liz just finds herself plagued by new ghosts.
Is the ghost at her new house really ‘The Highway Man’ from the poem? And how can Liz help him?


This was an okay story, but it took a long time to get good.

Liz was a bit of a na├»ve girl at the start of this book. Why she thought that changing schools would change her psychic abilities I don’t know, and it seemed to take a while for her to work out what was going on at her new house as well.

The storyline in this was alright, but it wasn’t until the 60% mark that it started to get good. Up until that point I was pretty bored, but thankfully the book took a turn for the better.
There was some romance in this, and it was quite good. I did find the initial attraction a little weird though, and it all happened a bit too fast really for me.
The ending was certainly surprising, and I liked that we got a bit of action. The romance angle was again a little odd at the end, but I was glad that Liz got a happy ending.
Overall; okay story, but took a while to get going,
6 out of 10.


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