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4.14  ·  Rating details ·  417 ratings  ·  168 reviews
A wish-granting teen is 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
Published January 5th 2021 by Simon & Schuster
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Nilufer Ozmekik
Nov 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
A lonely teen fairy godmother Charity who cannot solve her own problems trying to make her peers’ wishes come true by controlling glimpses( or the other way around) And of course she finds herself start to deeply fall for her quirky/ geeky but also heavenly sweetie nemesis Noah who finds out her powers and blackmails her to use her magic for getting back her ex!

But as you may imagine what if fairy godmother doesn’t want to help him riding into sunset with his ex, what if she starts to think in
Claude's Bookzone
May 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars rounded up to 4

Well I don't normally enjoy this type of story, but Charity was such an endearing character that I found myself quite invested as she bumbled her way through her Glimpses.

The supporting cast were also quite entertaining and some of the banter was quite witty. I liked that there was a bit of character development as Charity started to examine more closely the consequences of her actions. Happy to add this to my booktalk collection.

Feb 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
Free copy provided in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my rating or review.

4 adorkable stars!

This book was SO CUTE. It was funny and sweet and meaningful and touching, and I loved every part of it. From the adorable characters to the toe-curling romance, every part of this book was addictive and entertaining. And the humour! Ahhh I loved it, I couldn’t stop laughing and every page led to a new treasure.

And the characters! I loved our MC and the way that she grew as a perso
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
Jan 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

4 stars
Glimpsed is refreshing, cute , original and fun. This story follows Charity who is a fairy godmother and grants wishes. Such a cool idea right? Noah had figures out what she does and blackmailed her into helping him grant his wish. Charity was a strong heroine and I liked her a lot! Omg and Noah this nerdy guy who loves Star Trek ❤️ sigh I really liked him too! There was also some great discussions centered around family ! This was a great read! It’s unique , if you like contemporary then
Jan 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2021jan
Star Rating: —> 4.5 Stars


What an AWESOME, unique idea for a story... does a HS Student, who just so happens to be a Fairy Godmother, ever get HER happily ever after?!

Ahhhhh i am so in love with this CUTE AF, FUN, & DORKY teen romcom debut ! Seriously SO much to love here! And any Star Trek Fans? This is a GOLD MINE of Star Trek refs! Lit-er-al GOLDDDDD !

What a delight!

Dec 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm not crying. You're crying. But seriously, this was probably the best book I've read all month and one of the best of the year. It was witty, nerdy, and oh so romantic. I already want to read it again!

Right from the beginning, I was laughing so hard. This book was hilarious! I especially laughed at Noah and Charity's relationship. Their banter was pure gold. Plus, they were both so sarcastic that it made things a lot of fun.

Speaking of their relationship, it was seriously the best. It was a b
Jul 01, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2021-releases
July 01, 2020: How can I not be interested in reading about a teen who has wish-granting powers? And imagine my younger self having such powers because wow school would've been easier. ...more
Joanna Meyer
Aug 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hilarious, witty, will make you feel things. 10/10
Mimi (mimiisreading)
Teenage fairy godmother?! Sold!
Sophie's Reading Corner
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 t
Fatirah Murtaza
Jan 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When it comes to a Cinderella retelling, we often find that the protagonist in the said story will be Cinderella, of course. However, Glimpsed by G.F. Miller on the other hand serves us a story that sheds light on one character other than Cinderella, that is the fairy godmother. For me, it is refreshing for a character that we once do not give a crap about has finally given a chance to be in the spotlight of the story.

With a modern take on the fairy godmother who’s still studying in a high schoo
Suzanne (The Bookish Libra)
Jan 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
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Anais (atrailofpages)
Aug 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thank you so so much to the author for sending me an ARC of Glimpsed! This is seriously one of THE cutest stories I have ever read! 🥰

This book had all the elements I love in a book. The enemies to lovers, sloooowww burn romance, with a hint of magic, and a bit of family drama. I just adored this story 😍

We follow Charity who is able to Glimpse people’s futures, or possible outcomes for their future. And she is the fairy godmother who swoops in to grant their wishes! Enter Noah who figures out wha
Medha Upadhyay
Nov 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“He looks cocky in a way unique to dorks—like he just leveled up in Dungeons and Dragons.”

Okay, so I loved it. I’m a sucker for fairy tale retellings, and this one asks what would happen if the fairy godmother made the wrong wishes come true, and I’m here for it.
I really liked the way that Charity grows as a person throughout the story, and she learns some hard lessons from Noah. At the same time, Noah puts in a lot of work and changes a lot by the end as well. They are both obnoxiously stubbor
ahaana ☽
*cough*enemies to friends to faking dating to lovers?*cough*

check out the full review on my blog!
Marti Leimbach
Dec 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing

G.F. Miller’s young adult debut takes the form of a sparkly, page-turning romantic comedy with a dash of fantasy thrown in for good measure.

If you thought you knew everything about fairy godmothers, think again. Glimpsed gives us a major upgrade in the fairy godmother department. Instead of a plump, motherly Cinderella type godmother with a wand, we have cool 16-year old Charity in her denim shorts and acid green hair (well, acid green when she’s in a bad mood, that is…the hair changes). Charit
Bertie (LuminosityLibrary)
I really wish Goodreads had half stars because this is the perfect 3.5-star book to me. A really fun read, an interesting premise, and a cute story, but some of the themes weren't developed as strongly as they could have been. Glimpsed has the perfect level of cheesiness that I'd expect for a book about a fairy godmother, and is filled with light-hearted fun. I really enjoyed the discussion about how she's granting wishes as she perceives them, not what's best for the person, and not necessarily ...more
Kim Bongiorno
I read an ARC of this via NetGalley, and it was just what I needed. It's a realistic-but-with-a-hint-of-magic teen read where the stakes aren't TOO high, but keep the pages turning.

It's a remix of the Cinderella stories brought to a contemporary high school, where a teenager named Charity lives by her fairy godmother code: when she gets a glimpse of someone's wish of a Happily Ever After (which are realistic for a teenager--no pumpkins or kingdoms here), she follows through. Her "Cindy" gets in
Christi Whitekettle
Aug 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
G.F. Miller writes with heart and wit and a deep commitment to her characters. You will love teen fairy godmother Charity, her spunky grandmother/ magic mentor, Memom, and of course the adorkable Noah. Those eyes, that hair, those spreadsheets!

One of the many things I loved was the hilarious way Charity narrates her own story. This book kept me up past bedtime on several occasions. I read it and then discovered all new layers of humor and sweetness when I read it again (okay, and again). I high
Laura Rueckert
Oct 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A teen fairy godmother? Sign me up! I really enjoyed the banter between Charity and Noah – even if I have to admit that I identified more with Noah. I loved the sci-fi references. This was a fun, light read, and I'm so lucky to have snagged an ARC. It was just what I needed! ...more
Tabassum Irin (whatirinreads)
4.75/5 ⭐
A story about fairy godmothers sounds like the best thing ever, right? Well, that’s exactly how I felt about Glimpsed by G.F.Miller. This book had everything I wanted in a YA novel, and so much more. I’m so glad that the books I chose to read at the beginning of 2021 are turning out to be amazing- hope the magic stays with me throughout the year! 💕

Charity comes from a long line of fairy godmothers. By having the ability to “glimpse” into the deepest desires of the people around her, she
ضحى الحداد
oh my.. OH MY 2021 will be a great year .. I can feel it after reading this total cuteness <3 <3
So the story is about Charity who is secretly a fairy godmother who grants wishes because she gets Glimpses from people's desires and they become "Cindies"(from Cinderella).. she keeps this a secret so her reputation doesn't get affected at school, until Noah discovers her secrets and coerced her to help him win the girl of dreams back whom was a previous " Cindie", but as time passes, the fairy godm
Lynn Rush
Jan 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
I read this book in ONE day! It kept me totally engaged. I laughed out loud a lot! I absolutely loved the characters. I've never read anything from this author, but I know I will be reading everything I can get my hands on after reading GLIMPSED. ...more
Nabiha Tahsin
Dec 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thanks a bunch to the Author for approving my request to review her precious debut novel. I absolutely loved reading this title. The premise was witty, smart and definitely amusing.

I'm always down for fairytale retelling but this was the first time reading from the perspective of a backstage character but equally important The Fairy Godmother.
A teen fairy godmother was exactly what I needed.She deserves her own happily-ever-after doesn't she?

Charity a High School senior with messed up family dy
G.F. Miller
Nov 18, 2020 is currently reading it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
UPDATE!!! The audiobook of GLIMPSED is available now! Have a listen @

Thanks so much to everyone who's read Glimpsed! For those still considering...I thought you might like to read a few pages. (I am TOTALLY that girl in the bookstore reading the first few pages of every book.) So here you go...GLIMPSED, first 3 pages:

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Prince Charming surveyed the sea of hopeful courtiers dispassionately, unaware that, at that very moment, his destiny was spee
Lori Kaufmann
Dec 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What if the fairy godmother in Cinderella comes back as a savvy, fast-talking, very funny high-schooler with neon-colored hair to match her moods? What if she could “glimpse” her classmates’ secret wishes and make them come true? And what is she discovers that interfering with destiny has unintended consequences? All this and much, much more is in Glimpsed, the funny, heart-warming new novel by G.F. Miller.

Charity, from a long line of family fairy godmothers, believes she must use her special po
Caryn - iam.caryn
Cheeky banter is my life force. The banter in Glimpsed is some of the best I’ve read in a long time. It was *chef’s kiss*

The story itself was fully entertaining and refreshingly original. I would gear this more towards a contemporary audience. While, yes, it’s about a fairy godmother, it doesn’t have a huge fantasy feel. It’s just like if our modern world has a little bit of secret magic mixed into it.

So if you’re like me and enjoy magical realism and contemporary novels, you’ll love this as mu
Kerry K
Aug 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love, love, loved it and didn’t want to put it down! You’ll be rooting for Charity and Noah from the first pepper spray blast of Elizabeth v. Darcy animus, and then searching online for vintage “To boldly go” t’s and what viridian eyes actually look like. Can't wait for more from G.F. Miller!
Georgia Husselbee
I read this book within the space of 24 hours, whilst I was meant to be doing an exam. If that doesn't say how good it was then I don't know what will! I loved this book so much! Glimpsed felt like such a refreshing read as I haven't read YA contemporary in a while. Miller takes the classic folklore of a fairy godmother and twists it into a modern day setting. Charity is a fairy godmother, granting wishes to her fellow classmates. Not all these wishes are relationship-based, some are as simple a ...more
Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
This was a quick, fun read.

Charity is a fairy godmother and sees glimpses of what people want. They become her Cindys and she works to make their wishes come true. Some wishes take longer than others. Her one rule is that she and her Cindy part ways after the wish comes true. They're not friends and won't be seen together. Charity is on poms and is really popular. But her home life is a mess. Her parents are divorced and her mom is almost always out of town. Her sister is across the world, so Ch
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