Friday, November 9, 2012

Fade: Review

Title: Fade
Author: A.K. Morgen
ISBN13: 9781620070840 
Publishing House: Curiosity Quills Press
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Goodreads Synopsis:

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 have really mixed feelings about this book. Really I do. I mean, I love the cover of this book, it's worth at least two points - that's how stunning it is! The title and synopsis weren't bad, the writing was quite good, but the story itself? I don't know.

A.K. Morgen had an amazing idea with this book and so much potential. The story idea was really great - though it eerily reminded me of the book I couldn't complete the other day "Refuge", very similar ideas. But I did manage to finish Fade. Since the author portrayed the pain-stricken protagonist better. But I still felt like this book was rushed and a bit quick at times with how the girl made friends and the thing between her and the guy. The whole way it was portrayed didn't sound plausible or anything.

But it wasn't so bad that I couldn't complete it, just not as great as it could have been. I'm giving it a three out of five because I honestly liked the idea, the writing style and the beautiful cover.

Rating: 3/5

Author's Bio:

A.K. Morgen (Ayden) lives in Little Rock, Arkansas with her real life hero, Courtney, and their three crazy pets. She has a graduate degree in Criminal Justice and grand plans to save the world someday. When she's not writing, she spend her time teaching her niece and nephews useless facts, dancing in odd places, and fundraising for nonprofits close to her heart. She's a volunteer coordinator for her local Ronald McDonald House, and she helps care for her very special nephew, Aloshua. You can also find her dancing, hiking, reading voraciously, tweeting too much, and talking a lot.

Ayden loves weaving real-life issues (such as losing a parent, living with post-traumatic stress, etc) with mythical and fantasy elements in her work. Her debut novel, Fade, will release on September 7, 2012 from Curiosity Quills Press. Fade, Book One of the Ragnarok Prophesies, is a modern, romantic, and often emotional retelling of the Ragnarok prophecy (Twilight of the Gods) of Norse mythology. The novel is set in small-town Arkansas.

Ravenous, the unofficial prologue to Fall, Book Two, was published in the Team Losh Charity Compilation in January of 2012.

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