Glamour

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Glamour

I would have to call this the paranormal decade of books. It seems like everyone is trying their hand at vampires, werewolves, demons and witches. With that said, a lot of what is coming out is just the same story over and over with different names but the same voice portraying them. That is not the case with "Glamour" by Andrea Janes.

From the first page, Christina's unique voice and ease at sarcasm opens the story up to new possibilities as she realizes that she isn't just another normal boring girl, but she is actually a witch. While working at a local ice cream parlor for the summer, Christina gets to know Reese, a skinny gorgeous blonde who has everything that Christina wants. During a freak accident, Christina sends Reese to another dimension, which leaves Christina playing two identities. She quickly throws on a glamour spell so that she looks and sounds like Reese in order to fool those around her. But as she stays in the glamour longer, unable to pull Reese back, Christina must face the truth of whether she wants to save Reese or take over the life she has always wanted.

I really enjoyed this story, the voice of Christina is so fun and quirky. She is the sole reason that I kept reading because I began to relate to her and I genuinely wanted to know her story and what was going to happen to her. The story itself was good, it had some interesting twists and plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good YA read. Whether you like witches or not, Christina's story is one that should be read.


Book Blurb for Glamour

Stealing the life she's always wanted is as easy as casting a spell.

Townie. That's what eighteen-year-old Christina Sundy is. All year round she lives in a one-stoplight town on Cape Cod, and when summer comes, she spends her days scooping ice cream for the rich tourists she hates. So when one of them takes a job in the ice cream shop alongside her, she's pissed. Why does a blonde and perky Harvard-bound rich girl like Reese Manning want to scoop ice cream anyway?

Something else weird is happening to Christina: tiny blue sparks seem to be shooting off her fingers. It isn't long before she realizes the truth about herself—she's actually a powerful hereditary witch. But her newfound powers are too intense for her to handle and, in a moment of rage, she accidentally zaps Reese into another dimension.

So that no one will notice that the rich girl has disappeared, Christina casts a disguising spell, or "glamour," and lives Reese's life while she tries to find a retrieval spell. But as the retrieval spell proves harder than anticipated, and as she goes about living Reese's life without anyone on the outside noticing the switch, Christina realizes that there's nothing to stop her from making the glamour permanent... except, of course, her fellow witches, a 16th century demon, and, just maybe, her own conscience.


Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2014 4.00