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As She Fades by Abbi Glines
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Release Date: April 3, 2018
Rating: 4 Stars
From the #1 New York Times- and USA Today-bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach and The Vincent Boys series, Abbi Glines delivers another smoldering, compulsively readable YA romance with As She Fades.
On the night of her high school graduation, Vale McKinley and her boyfriend Crawford are in a terrible car accident that leaves Crawford in a coma. They were supposed to spend the summer planning for college, for a bright future full of possibility. Together. Instead, Vale spends long days in the hospital, hoping Crawford will awaken.
Slate Allen, a college friend of Vale’s brother, has been visiting his dying uncle at the same hospital. When he and Vale meet, she can’t deny the flutter of an illicit attraction. She tries to ignore her feelings, but she’s not immune to Slate’s charm. Slowly, they form a cautious friendship.
Then, Crawford wakes up . . . with no memory of Vale or their relationship. Heartbroken, Vale opts to leave for college and move on with her life. Except now, she’s in Slate’s territory, and their story is about to take a very strange turn.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with an early copy of As She Fades for an honest review.
As She Fades is an emotional, romantic read. It has all the charm of Southern hospitality, from the large family, to the home-cooked meals, and taking care of others. I loved the cafe and that Slate plays poker with his uncle. The things were charming just like the book!
Vale and her boyfriend Crawford have their future figured out. They have just graduated and they plan on going to college together and close enough that they will still be able to come home and visit family. Crawford will be able to play ball and Vale has always supported him.
Everything changes after a graduation party that they are driving home from. The accident leaves Vale and Crawford both hurt. The injuries will test their relationship and make them ask what they really want.
Will Vale be okay with always putting the wants of someone else before herself? Will Vale and Crawford’s relationship survive the horrible accident? You have to read to find out!
As She Fades is a quick read that has a perfect twist. It caught me off guard but I ended up really enjoying the direction it went and that it was unexpected. I would definitely recommend and I am giving it 4 out 5 stars.
“Life tosses you things you’re not expecting. This won’t be the only big hurdle in your life. What you have to learn is that you’re strong enough to live anyway.” – pg. 61
Slate took my mind off the pain. When I was with him, things felt better. Happier. Like I might actually find joy again. – pg. 87
“I think kids think things through and make smart decisions before adults do. Oftentimes adults panic and react poorly.” – pg. 122
Abbi Glines is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, Existence, and The Field Party Series . She never cooks unless baking during the Christmas holiday counts. She believes in ghosts and has a habit of asking people if their house is haunted before she goes in it. She drinks afternoon tea because she wants to be British but alas she was born in Alabama. When asked how many books she has written she has to stop and count on her fingers. When she’s not locked away writing, she is reading, shopping (major shoe and purse addiction), sneaking off to the movies alone, and listening to the drama in her teenagers lives while making mental notes on the good stuff to use later. Don’t judge.