Glimpsed by GF Miller
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Fantasy
Publishing Date: January 5, 2021
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?
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Every fairytale has a happy ending. Mostly for the hero and the heroine. But what happens when you’re the one helping them achieve that HEA? If you ever wanted to read about the fairy godmother and the one who’s granting wishes, this is the book you have to pick up.
Charity is a modern fairy godmother and she gets ‘glimpses’ of people before she’s on her mission to grant them their wishes. She’s one of the most popular girls and she doesn’t want her secret to be revealed, so when someone seems to have discovered her and threatens to blow her cover, things get serious.
Noah is a nerdy hero, but also someone who will get to know Charity better than anyone else. Along the way they will together work towards unexplained things like her powers, but she also needs to keep her distance , because a fairy godmother doesn’t get her own happily ever after..
I enjoyed this one so much!! It was sweet, funny at times, deep at others, overall I would call it adorkable! What I wasn’t a fan of was the miscomunication element, which was obvious to me as a reader and yet the character’s denial seemed to irritate me at moments. Also, I needed more romance , as I wished it came sooner in the picture.
I think this was a great debut and I will be looking forward to reading more by this author! Recommend it to anyone who enjoys a sweet YA contemporary romance 🙂
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- Where Did I Put That Thing / Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo (The Magic Song) – Verna Felton
- Amy Adams – True Love’s Kiss (Enchanted)
- This Magic Moment – Ben E King and The Drifters
- Pretending – Glee
- Get it Right – Glee
- If Only – Dove Cameron
- Fairytale – Alexander Rybak
- Everything Has Changed- Taylor Swift ft. Ed Sheeran
- You Belong With Me – Taylor Swift
- Happily Ever After – Jordan Fisher & Angie Keilhauer (Magic Kingdom)
About 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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