Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Glimpse by Kendra Leighton

What They Say

The highwayman came riding –
Riding – riding –
The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door

Liz just wants to be normal. Her life is anything but.

Seven years ago Liz lost her mother and ten years’ worth of memories. When she inherits the infamous Highwayman Inn, she hopes the move will be a fresh start. Then she meets Zachary. Zachary who haunts her by night and in dreams; who makes her question everything she is and wants to be; who seems scarcely real – yet makes her feel so alive.

Inspired by Alfred Noyes’ classic poem ‘The Highwayman’, 
Glimpse is a ghost story, a love story, and a story of a girl fighting for her future by confronting her terrible past.

What I Say:

I would like to thank the publisher for approving the advance copy of this book on Netgalley, in exchange for a fair and honest review.

I have been waiting for this book to be released for months and once I saw that it was on Netgalley I was hoping I would be approved to read it and thankfully I was.

We meet Liz at school and start to find that she is no ordinary teenager, she sees Glimpse and is not sure what these are, because of this is bullied by other pupils at her school.  Liz hasn’t always seen Glimpses this happened when she was 10 years old and was involved in a car crash that killed her mother.

She inherits The Highwayman public house from her grandfather and desperate for a new start, she moves to the long closed public house, where she meets the caretaker Crowley (instantly taking a dislike to him) and his son Scott.  Trying to put her past behind her and forget, Liz moves to a new six form college where she meets a new friend in Susie.

I really liked Liz and was so glad that she found a friend in Susie that accepts her as she is, faults and all. I liked Zachary, although all through the book I was never really sure if he was a good guy or bad guy.  Crowley and Scott, I didn’t like and wasn’t sure where Kendra was going with them, but it all came out in the twists and turns of the book.  I loved that Kendra had you guessing on every page what would happen next.

This is a story about love and that love will conquer anytime and place, I don’t want to go too much into the story as I think it will spoil it for anyone who wants to read it.  If you like romance with a twist then I suggest you read this, I loved it that much I couldn’t put it down and read the book in a day.  

5 out of 5 Stars

Jo xx

About The Author

Kendra Leighton is a YA author represented by Lutyens & Rubinstein Literary Agency. GLIMPSE is her debut novel.

Kendra has a BA in English Literature from Durham University and a PGCE from Cambridge. Her first 'grown-up' job was teaching English in China, Spain, and the UK. She discovered her love for YA fiction while working as a middle-school English teacher. These days, she's a chocolatier and writer.

Find out more about Kendra at, or connect with her on Twitter (@KendraLeighton) or Facebook (

1 comment:

  1. Great review! I've received this book a few days ago and can't wait to read it. It sounds really good!