Book Watch: Glimmer

Glimmer by Phoebe Kitanidis will be released in the U.S. on April 17, 2012 in hardcover and eBook formats.

It is currently available to pre-order online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble in both formats.

Published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins, the print edition is 352 pages.


There are two super awesome sounding books releasing the week of April 17th that I’m dying to read. But as I’m not caught up on the other series, and because I love author Phoebe Kitanidis’ writing, I chose Glimmer as the book to watch this week.

I have an ARC that I received through a trade, which I hope to be able to read next week, because Glimmer sounds so eerie and intriguing and  my curiosity has totally been piqued just from checking out the description.

This sounds like a mystery. A haunting, creepy one at that. Maybe a little bit Stepford-esque but way, way better. The name of the town – Summer Falls – already makes this sound ominous.

But Elyse and Marshall’s amnesia, a town where the living residents have only happy memories and where some of the residents are “sinister ghosts” gives me the chills and I haven’t even read it. And a book that takes place in a town that’s full of dark secrets will always lure me in.

With its gorgeous cover, its chilling premise and its promise of a dark mystery Glimmer is most definitely a book to watch.


Places to Stalk

The author on TWITTER

The author on FACEBOOK

The author on GOODREADS


About the Book

Goodreads description:

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.


Other Amazing Books to Watch

Here is another amazing book releasing on April 17th:

The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting

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