Author: Cindy Cipriano
Online Publish Date: April 10, 2018
Publisher: Clean Teen
Price ( Paperback ): $10.95
Publication Date: April 10, 2018
ISBN ( Paperback ): 978-1-63422-286-0
Leath is torn between her long-standing love for Victor, comfortable and dependable, and her requited longing for James, a total stranger who is literally the boy of her dreams. When James transfers into Leath's small-town, North Carolina high school, she recognizes him--he's shared her dreams for years--and learns he's been searching for her. Since her father's death several years earlier, her mother's life has revolved around work and Leath, a junior who will be departing for college. As James and Leath grow closer, Victor, previously patient, grows jealous--with reason. Leath's friend Anamae is more understanding. Leath's affection for Victor pales next to the passion she feels for James. Yet his possessiveness scares her. Who is James? His account doesn't add up. Even as he reveals the strange truth behind his arrival, James hesitates; which path they choose will determine their future, and all choices involve loss. Meanwhile, Leath asserts her own right to decide. To do so, she'll need to remember the past the way it really happened. Latino Victor excepted, Leath and other characters appear white, while James' and Anamae's races are unspecified. While Leath's agonizing indecision is overstressed (the gender roles mostly adhere to typical romance memes and tropes), her struggle to make her own choices is compelling. Transcending genre clichés, this series opener unfolds with a gripping emotional intensity, raising expectations for future installments. (Paranormal romance. 12-16) - - Kirkus Reviews
Living in a small town like Woodvine, North Carolina, means everyone knows everything about everybody. The same goes for seventeen-year-old Leath Elliott who can’t seem to escape her tragic past and the loss of her father. Her only break from reality is through recurring dreams where she’s spent a lifetime growing up with a boy she’s never met.
When a stranger shows up in the form of James Turner – a mysterious boy with a dark past – Leath begins to wonder if her dreams might be coming true. Literally.
Things get complicated when Leath finds out that James’ sudden appearance in her small town is anything but a coincidence. Demanding answers, Leath confronts James, but nothing could have prepared her for the truth he tells her.
Now, the future she once saw in her dreams and the boy she’s falling for is fading fast and Leath must make the ultimate decision between giving up her freedom or giving up her heart.
Fading is the first book in the new Fading Series by Cindy Cipriano. Fans of Paranormal Romance and Fantasy favorites such as The Twilight Series and The Mortal Instruments Series will love this unique new series that Kirkus Reviews calls: “gripping,” and “transcending genre cliches.”
Novels inThe Fading Series by Cindy Cipriano:
- Fading (Available Now)
- Searching(Available Now)
- Pretending (Available Spring of 2020)