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Zellie Wells' life is changing. Her relationship with Avery is growing stronger every day, but their parents are still giving them ultimatums and trying to keep them apart. Her newly discovered powers have all but disappeared. Benjamin, another young Retroact, is back and has brought with him a painful shared vision and a troubled past. While working together to figure out ...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by Write Free (first published October 19th 2010)
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Lacy♪ ♫Movements of a Demigod ♪ ♫
First let me say that I could not put this book down. I absolutely loved it and was so engaged by it that the world could have passed me by and I never would have noticed it. It seems that Zellie's life is never going to be uneventful. Zellie and Avery are struggling to take their relationship to the next level while learning to adapt to Zellie's powers and their unique parenting situation. We are also reintroduced to Ben the hottie, as Claire would call him. The arrival of Ben helps Zellie to e ...more
Stacey Benefiel
Oct 26, 2010 Stacey Benefiel rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
The experience of writing Glimmer was so much more positive than writing Glimpse. I think it shows.
Kelli (I'd So Rather Be Reading)
Sometimes YA leaves me feeling unsatisfied. Some YA novels feel too young, too light, too teen-angsty, or too recycled. Happily, none of that is the case with Stacey Wallace Benefiel's books! She has created a world just like ours except for the addition of people with powers such as communicating with spirits, rewinding events to make them go another way, and seeing the future. People with these powers have no other abnormalities and the rest of the population is left in the dark.

Glimmer picks
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Sandra Pulliam
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Jennifer

Judging a book by its cover is easy to do these days and I am guilty of it myself. Glimmer's cover is not as appealing as some covers out there but it's very fitting to the story. A flashy cover is not needed here. Stacey has once again added a shocking mix of characters to an intriguing plot. There are so many outstanding characters that each adding a spark of uniqueness to a plot that already has you screaming for more.

Zellie has her work cut out for her in Glimmer. Her powers have developed,
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Vicki Keire
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Toniann
I started reading @ 9 with the idea of getting through 3 chapters. Its 12:30 & I just finished withour stopping for a minute. While I liked the first book, the second was much better & I cannot wait to read the third-insert smiley face! The characters that I loved from the first book came to life much quicker this time around & had hot friends to boot. I usually pick up on what is going to happen early on and this time- not a clue!!! I was interested and surprised all the way until t ...more
Kourtni
First I must say that I am absolutely in love with these characters. Zellie and Avery make me smile, they are adorable, and Ben is great too! The story line is amazing and I was enthralled throughout the entire book - I read it in less than 24 hours!

The only thing that kept me from giving it 5 stars is that it felt a little rushed in some places. Also, I didn't feel like the characters emotions really portrayed the severity of the situation at times. I would have really gotten worked up over ce
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Lauralynn Elliott
Stacey has kept me entertained once again. I'm really picky about YA books, so I don't read too many of them. But I love this series, and I'll keep reading the books. There was a little more sexual content than I've seen in other young adult books I've read, but the fact is that this is what really goes on with teenagers, and the author really does a good job in portraying the thoughts and feelings of young people in this age group. Another winner!
Liz
4.5/5

Zellie has recently discovered she’s a Retroact, and it’s not long before she discovers the identity of the boy who hijacked her rewind. Ben: a male Retroact, rare and unique and in full control of his powers. Zellie doesn’t appreciate having to listen to this guy tell her what to do, but desperate times call for desperate measures and soon enough everyone is in danger, and time for complaining is over. Zellie has to protect the people she loves, before it's too late.

Glimmer is an exciting
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Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
2.5-3 stars

Glimmer is the sequel to Stacey's debut book, Glimpse, which I found to be a quick read. I liked seeing how the characters grew from when we first met them to now. I think the characters will be relatable to readers as they aren't perfect and each of them have their flaws. I really liked the roles the parents play in the story, as they they make decisions best on what they feel is the best out come for their kids. I liked that they aren't absent in the story and are there looking out
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Cindy Bennett
I adored Glimpse (the first book in the series) because it's a pretty unique concept, and I had a great time on Zellie's journey. I gave the newest addition, Glimmer, 4 stars, though I would have given it four-and-a-half if possible.

Glimmer is a really good book, though it isn't quite as compelling as the first. Benjamin plays a much bigger role in this book and, SPOILER ALERT: while I had hoped for a love triangle, Benjamin isn't really likeable enough to want to see him with Zellie, let alone
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Taddy
If you've seen my review for Glimpse the first of the Zellie Wells trilogy. It sums up how I feel about this series.

I absolutely adore the world Stacey Wallace Benefiel has created. These characters are so new, fresh and unlike any others out there in YA supernatural/paranormal literature right now. I also love that Dtacey throws in a LGBT relationship right in the mix, and it is normal is as normal goes. Because love is love when it come right now to it at its very base human emotion. We love w
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Sarah
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book as a gift.)
This is book 2 in the ‘Zellie Wells’ series, and kicks off where book 1 ‘Glimpse’ left off.
**Warning – some unavoidable spoilers for book 1 ‘Glimpse’.**
Zellie and Avery are now happy, although that’s short lived as soon as her father starts imposing restrictions on them – the biggest being that they’re not allowed to be together until they can prove it won’t kill Avery, and that they’re not allowed to have sex until they’re married.

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Serena
Plot: About halfway through this book, I was a bit weary. I didn’t like the direction it was going with the introduction of the new retroacts. However, it all worked out. I loved the coming together of the two sides (even though one side had no clue there even was another side to fight against), although it seemed a little strange how quickly Christopher’s loyalty switched.

Characters: LOVE AVERY. ohmuhgosh. He’s wonderful. His devotion to Zellie makes me swoon (after the whole thing about his f
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Keri
I just need to say that I've never been interested in reading books on my computer before Stacey Wallace Benefiel. I borrowed Glimpse from a friend and loved it so much that when Glimmer came out I needed to read it regardless of it's format, and I'm glad I did. I love books that make me stay up passed my bedtime and this was most definitely one of them. Zellie is seriously one of my favorite characters, like ever. The language used in this book is perfect, I can really imagine the teenage conve ...more
Jessica Subject
Glimmer is everything a sequel should be. Ms. Benefiel brings back characters from Glimpse and continues to show their growth, while introducing new characters. She also begins the story in the middle of the action without the lengthy recap of what happened in the last book. Unlike other sequels, I did not find Glimmer to be predictable. It contains different, more intense situations than Glimpse and the twists and turns kept me glued to my Kobo for two days. I felt the emotional intensity throu ...more
Jessica (Firefly Book Loft)
I really enjoyed Glimpse so I jumped on the chance to read Glimmer.
It was a pretty fun and quick read. If you liked the first one you should like this one, as well.
I want to put more, but there is just sooo much going on in this story that I'm afraid I'll spoil something for someone. So you'll just have to take my word that it is good.


*WARNING*- There is quite a bit of language in this book. And strong sexual content. I would not suggest it for younger readers. Definitely more for the older end
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VLynch
I have to admit, as soon as I finished Glimpse (the prequel) I downloaded this book and started it immediately. I was happy to see there was just a few pages to update anyone who had not read the prequel and then the story moved quickly on. And the pace never slowed down, adding new characters and more twists and turns. I really enjoyed this series, the characters were all well developed and all had their own contributions to the story. While this is technically a Young Adult story, I am a 40+ M ...more
Laura YA indie princess
didn't think this series could get any better but i was totaly wrong glimmer is awesome. i love living in zellie's world! the story line sucked me in within the first few pages everything i thought about this book before i read it did not do it justice where stacey took this story was a step up from the first book and can't wait to read the 3rd book to find out what happens in zellie's story and i thought i could not love ben more but after reading glimmer i totaly do he is fast becoming my favo ...more
Michelle
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Ann
Nov 08, 2010 Ann rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: YA fans, friends, paranormal fans
Recommended to Ann by: Amazon
Shelves: young-adult-pnr
Really enjoy this series. For a YA book the characters and dialog are surprisingly down to earth and normal. Thank You Stacey!!! Love Zellie and Avery as they continue their way through this second book and her adventures of being a retroact. Loved the first book- Glimpse and was anxiously waiting for this one. Looking forward to book 3 - Glow. This paranormal story is a nice departure from typically written YA books. Easily read in one day. Very fun read.
Dianne
The teens in this book are VERY realistic and believable, from their actions to their language to their thoughts! I actually laughed several times at some of the things that were said. Good concept on this paranormal twist, but a little scary.
Claudia
This was a very quick read, but I was not dissapointed when it came down to the story. Glimmer was everything a sequel should be, down to the further development of characters. I can't wait to read Glow!
Tabitha
I got it yesterday and finished today, I loved it!! I think I even liked it more than the first. Can't wait for the third!! Thanks for the Great Reads!!!
Meagen (mamafox)
Great sequel to Glimpse.....I love the premise and the characters. Very different in terms of the usual paranormal YA books out there. I love her fresh voice!
Kathleen
Loved this book! It was a fun read and I found myself laughing out loud more than once! Can't wait to read the next one!
Jess
I loved this book just as much as the first one and can't wait untill the third one comes out in the summer!
Charl82
Picked up speed and answered some questions, long wait for the next one!
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Stacey Wallace Benefiel is the author of the Zellie Wells trilogy, FOUND, the Day of Sacrifice series, The Toilet Business - a collection of essays,CROSSING, and multiple short stories.

She sometimes goes by S.W. Benefiel or Reina Stowe, but knows she's not foolin' anybody.

Stacey lives in an orange house in Beaverton, OR with her two young children.

For more information on Stacey and her books, plea
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Glimpse (Zellie Wells, #1) Glow (Zellie Wells #3) Crossing (Open Door Love Story, #1) Day of Sacrifice: The Prophecy (Day of Sacrifice, #1) Zellie Wells Trilogy (Glimpse, Glimmer, Glow)

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