Friday, June 1, 2012

Zellie Wells Trilogy

Author: Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Format: eBook
Print Length: 598 pages
Publisher: Self-published
Published: July 12, 2011

All three books in the Zellie Wells trilogy, Glimpse, Glimmer and Glow, together in one volume.

GLIMPSE: Zellie Wells has a devastating crush on Avery Adams, the son of her mom’s high school sweetheart. At her sixteenth birthday party, held in the basement of her dad’s church, she finally finds the courage to talk to him. Turns out, the devastating crush is mutual.

As Avery takes her hand and leads her out onto the makeshift dance floor, Zellie is overwhelmed by her first vision of his death; shocking because not only are they both covered in his blood, but they’re old, like 35, and she is pregnant.

Afraid to tell anyone about the vision, (she’d just be labeled a freaky black magic witch, right?) Zellie keeps the knowledge of Avery’s future to herself and tries to act like any other teenager in love. When they get caught on their way to a secret rendezvous by her mom and his dad, they are forbidden to see each other.

Convinced that their parents are freaking out unnecessarily, Avery and Zellie vow to be together no matter what. They continue their relationship in secret until Zellie learns that their parents are just trying to prevent her and Avery from suffering like they did. The visions are hereditary, they’re dangerous, and if they stay together the visions will come true.

Now Zellie must choose between severing all ties with Avery, like her mom did to prevent his father’s death, and finding a way to change Avery’s future.

GLIMMER: 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 what the vision means, Zellie discovers that Benjamin is a worthy friend and mentor. If only he could keep his hands off of her - if only she wanted him to...

GLOW: Zellie Wells has mastered her powers and gotten the guy. She’s lived through her parents’ divorce and being separated from Avery. She’s come back from the dead.
What else is there?
Oh, yeah. REVENGE.
Discover how it all ends when Zellie and the gang finally track down Mildred and fight to right the wrongs of The Society’s past, present and future

My Thoughts

I like the concept of the books.  Zellie being a Retroact-seeing into the future and then being able to stop time.  Her sister being a part of her “retro-activeness”.  The books were a little slow in areas.  The parental relationships were a little too much for me.  Actually it reminded me of a daytime talk show like Maury.  Zellie’s relationship with Avery is interesting.  She is way to forgiven of the things that he does.  Once he figures some stuff out he is an okay guy. Until he does you kinda just want to roll your eyes at him and scream you can do so much better.  Ben and Chris’ characters do develop in the last book. 

Other Characters

Melody- Zellie’s little sister, starts off as a brat but later turns out to be an awesome little sister.
Claire- Zellie’s best friend, and just what a best friend is suppose to be like.  She is fabulous, unselfish and caring.  Always there for Zellie with no questions asked.
Ben- He is just like Zellie.  Can’t tell you anything else without it being a spoiler.
Christopher- Assistant pastor to Zellie’s dad, not all that Christian like though in his intents.

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