The Blonde Bookworm: As She Fades by Abbi Glines -- Blog Tour Review

As She Fades by Abbi Glines -- Blog Tour Review

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Title: As She Fades
Author: Abbi Glines 
Pages: 272
Publishing: April 3rd 2018 by Feiwel Friends
ISBN: 1250133866

Synopsis: 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.

About the Author (Goodreads): Abbi Glines is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, Field Party and Existence 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.

You can connect with Abbi online in several different ways. She uses social media to procrastinate.

Review: Helllllo new favorite author, it is very nice to meet you! This was my first Abbi Glines novel and it most certainly will not be my last. As She Fades is a touching novel about Vale, a young girl who is in a car accident right after graduation night. Glines' writing style is fantastic and I truly felt like I was living in the pages with Vale. I loved getting to know each of the characters and I thought Glines did a great job with world building. 

The novel had a gradual build until over halfway through the novel and then Glines threw a bomb on the story! There was a huge plot twist that I definitely didn't see coming and it made the story so much better. The only thing I disliked was the ending. It felt a little rushed to me and I would have loved to follow the characters for a little longer. 

All in all, As She Fades was a really fun and emotional read. I would highly recommend it to readers who love a good YA contemporary romance novel. I will definitely be reading more from Glines in the near future. Thank you to the publisher for sending this novel in exchange for an honest review. 

Rating 4/5  


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