Arc Review: Glimpsed by G.F. Miller

Title: Glimpsed
Author: G.F. Miller
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance / Fantasy
Publication Date: January 5th, 2021
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for an e-copy in exchange for an honest review!

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?” (Goodreads)

In every story that has a fairy godmother, they are usually the side character that doesn’t have a big role besides getting their Cinderella ready for their big moment. That is also true for Charity but everything is from her point-of-view in this book and it’s hard not to feel for her, especially with the predicaments she faces. This book takes on fairy godmothers in a way new and I was here for it!

Charity is always quick to help others but never looks for her happy ending. Her family life is not good and it’s easy to see why she would want to help others find their happiness. I really liked her character and loved that her flaws were center-stage. She may have been able to hide them from many but not from the one who would soon be the one that knows her the best.

I wasn’t even sure where the plot would go but when the whole blackmailing started I knew this book would be hard to put down! I love a good enemies-to-lovers and this one didn’t disappoint. It’s also a slow burn and it just did wonders for boosting my mood. 😍

Noah is not your typical guy who you would see as the love interest. He is a massive nerd who references Star Trek more than anyone. I think it’s why I liked him so much. I always want to root for the underdog. The way Noah and Charity met was hilarious and I just enjoyed seeing the real him as the plot went on.

There are always bumps along the way when it comes to feelings. Sometimes teen love can frustrate me but with this book I found myself really understand Charity’s thoughts. A lot of what she felt were things I felt myself back in the day. It was just really easy to connect with. I also don’t think it was overly dramatic either which usually is what makes me lose interest in other books.

Overall, I loved this book! I could say so many good things about this book. I can’t think of one thing I didn’t like. It was fun seeing fairy godmothers in a new way and the romance had me in my feelings. I’d highly recommend checking it out!


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