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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday: Glimmer by Phoebe Kitanidis

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Glimmer by Phoebe Kitanidis
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: April 17, 2012
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Pages: 352


What if you forgot your identity and had to rely on other people to tell you who you were? And what if to discover your true self, you first had to unravel a mystery so big and terrifying you were not sure you’d survive solving it?

When Marshall and Elyse wake up in each other’s arms with zero memory of how they got there or who they are, it’s the start of a long journey through their separate pasts and shared future. Terrified by their amnesia, the two make a pact to work together to find the answers that could jog their missing memories. As they piece together clues, they discover they’re in the idyllic mountain resort town of Summer Falls, where everyone seems mysteriously happy, 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 shame in Elyse’s family, not even the day-to-day anguish of high school. Lonely in this world of happy zombies, Marsh and Elyse fall into an intense relationship...but the secrets they uncover could be the death of this growing love—and the death of everyone, and everything, they love in Summer Falls.

My Thoughts: I love the sound of this book! And that cover, whoa -- it's hauntingly beautiful. It has this Stepford Wives feel to it that I've been waiting for the longest! I've been a fan of Phoebe's ever since Whisper so I'm really excited to jump into this supernatural world of hers.

What are your thoughts on Glimmer?
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Cynthia said...

I just added this one to my list recently, great pick. I love the cover too! =)

GABY said...

It sounds intriguing, great pick!

My WoW

Laura (The Zealous Reader) said...

I just saw this cover yesterday and absolutely loved it. So haunting!

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

Yes this one does sound really good.

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

I love books that play on memories, will have to check this out!

I Read Banned Books said...

I didn't know she had a new one!! THX!


Tiffany said...

Great pick! This one sounds really interesting and I like the cover.

Selina said...

This sounds so mysterious, I am intrigued! I agree that the cover is stunning. Thanks for sharing!

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Mary said...

Ooh, this one sounds awesome! Adding it to my TBR right now. Thanks!
Happy reading,
Mary @ Book Swarm

Kelsey said...

I really liked Whisper and can't wait to read this!

Phoebe Kitanidis said...

Thanks for the WoW, Eleni! Can't wait till April.

mendy said...

Happy zombies? Sounds scary. Great pick.

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Juju at Tales of said...

Cool pick!

Miss Lauren said...

Can we say.. cover lust?

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Annie @ TheBookHour said...

It does sound amazing. I'm a new follower. :)

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