Review: Fade

Jun •  21 •  2013
Review: FadeFade by A.K. Morgen
Published by Curiosity Quills Press on September 7th 2012
Genres: New Adult-Paranormal/Fantasy
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Netgalley
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What do you do when you realize nothing in your life is what you’ve believed it to be?

When Arionna Jacobs loses her mother in a tragic accident, her world is turned upside down. She’s forced to leave her old life behind and move in with her father. Dace Matthews, a teaching assistant at her new college, is torn in two, unable to communicate with the feral wolf caged inside him.

When they meet, everything they thought they knew about life unravels. Dace has intimate access to Arionna’s mind, and something deep within her fights to rise to the surface. They don't understand what's happening to them or why, and they're running out of time to sort out the strange occurrences around them.

Their meeting sets an ancient Norse prophesy of destruction in motion, and what destiny has in store for them is bigger than either could have ever imagined. Unless they learn to trust themselves and one another, they may never resolve the mystery surrounding who they are to one another, and what that means for the world.

I decided to pick up this book being that I haven’t read a were or shifter story in a while. I read it in just a few hours and really enjoyed the concept of the story.

Plot. The plot opens with much sadness and grief. I wasn’t expecting so much emotions in the first few chapters and found myself quite interested in where the story will lead. It  gives the reader plenty of time to divulge every single part of the story. Small pieces of clues were drop here and there and just a short way in the book I figure out the gist of the story.

Love. I did have  a problem with this part. First off, it reminded me too much of Edward and Bella. This girl trying to prove her strength and the guy always keeping her out of loop, treating her like glass. I also did not like the fact that there was no romance but a intsa-love that had no foundation what so ever. How can you fall in love with someone just because your drawn to them?

Too much emotion. While I’m all for showing emotion and giving the reader the experience of  what is going on with characters, I felt like the grief part was a little overdone. I mean, I get it, She sad. But to drag it on through the entire book left me a little tired.

What I did enjoy is the history that these characters carried. If you can get past the angst, the questioning looks, etc you see that the main characters have a long road a head of them. Finally at the end of the book, I really like how the story is coming together. Every character plays an important role in Arianna and Dace’s life.

Overall, this is a good book. It’s not quite what I wanted but it made out to be okay.  By solely fixating on emotions, I felt like this book move too slow. Arianna is held back a lot.  It’s possible that this story could be better in the sequel, and I will take a chance on reading it to see how the characters will grow.

I give it 3 BITES!


Happy Reading!




  1. Jenny
    Jun 21, 2013

    Hmmm. Not sure about this one Savy! I haven’t read a New Adult paranormal yet, only contemporary, so that aspect really has me wanting to read this, but the insta love then nips that desire right in the bud. This sounds like it has too much angst for me, so I think all pass. Thanks so much for your thoughts!

  2. Kate @ Ex Libris
    Jun 21, 2013

    Yeah, instalove is problematic and unsatisfying in a story. To bad….

  3. Aw… too bad this one didn’t really take off like you thought. It sounds like it is more about the drama than the storytelling and so I don’t think this one is for me. Still brilly review!

  4. Giselle
    Jun 22, 2013

    Hmm sounds like they were maybe trying to manipulate emotions too much with this one. I’ve been looking for a good were story but not sure this one would be the one >.<

  5. Amy @ Book Loving Mom
    Jun 22, 2013

    I’m all about emotion in a book, but if it’s overdone it can definitely be tiring. It’s too bad that this wasn’t quite as great as you were hoping, but at least it wasn’t horrible. Great review.