Book Review: Glow (Zellie Wells, #3) by Stacey Benefiel

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.

Age Group: Young Adult
Source: Review copy from author
Other Books in the Series: Glimpse, Glimmer

I have been looking forward to Glow for months now and couldn't wait to find out how Zellie's story ends.  I have really enjoyed this trilogy and think that the premise is so unique and interesting.

But, Glow felt lacking for me.  I had a hard time remembering a lot of what happened in the first two books and found myself wishing Benefiel had included a summary to refresh my memory.  I ended up reading my previous reviews, which helped me remember a few of the specifics.  But what helped me the most was talking to The Book Vixen, who read the book at the same time as me.  That was fun, TBV, and I hope we do it again!  Talking about books with other bloggers is the best part of blogging, don't you agree?

Anyway, back to Glow.  After feeling confused for the first half to two-thirds of the book, I could not overcome those feelings to really get into the story.  I do think that this series would be a great read if you were able to read all three books back-to-back.  I liked the way Benefiel wrapped up each character's story, with concrete resolution for everyone.  I liked the relationships between characters, and the character growth.  I just wish that I would have read all three books in a row to keep the story fresh in my mind.

Bottom line: The Zellie Wells trilogy is a unique YA paranormal read.  Read all three books together to get the best reading experience.

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed reading this one with you as well. Our discussions definitely helped me remember some of the details. And I totally agree that it's best to read the books in this trilogy back to back for the best reading experience.


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