As She Fades by Abbi Glines

As She Fades

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 possibil...


Details As She Fades

TitleAs She Fades
ISBN9781250133861
Author
Release DateApr 3rd, 2018
PublisherFeiwel Friends
LanguageEnglish
GenreRomance, New Adult, Contemporary, Young Adult, Contemporary Romance
Rating

Reviews As She Fades

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    2018-04-15
    3.5 STARSI seem to read a hefty number of novels that I can't divulge many plot details on, and this one falls into that category as well. If you followed along with my Goodreads updates, you'll have noticed my extreme surprise at a particular twist; from the reviews I've read thus far it appears I wasn't alone, and I'd go as far as to say that no one has mentioned guessing it ahead of time yet. The twist alone earns it stars, but the writing als...
  • Sabrina
    2018-04-02
    PRE-ORDER Amazon US * Amazon UK3.5 StarsAs She Fades is Abbi Glines' newest YA novel, following Vale McKinley as she tries to hold on to the only boy she's ever loved. This wasn't a story of flowers and sunshine, it was a story of walking through the pouring rain to get to your true love. Vale finds out the hard way that sometimes life throws a roadblock in your plans, but with the right person you can find a detour. I'm honestly a little conflic...
  • Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
    2018-04-13
    4 ★'s This is my first Abbi Glines' book besides the Rosemary Beach series. I guess I've been hesitant because you know, Rush. ~Sigh~ However, I did feel there was a bit lot of Rush in Slate. Vale and Crawford have been together since they were six years old. They're involved in a car wreck the night of graduation and Crawford is in a coma with Vale at his side as much as his mother will allow. Time passes and she meets Slate who's at the hospi...
  • Laura Lovely
    2018-04-08
    2.5/5 starsOkay so first of all, im a really big fan of Abbi’s books and i always have loved them for their simple and fun nature. This book really surprised me. I would first like to point out that the blurb on the back of the book and also on Goodreads does not match the plot. That really confused me but i can look past that for now.This book is told in two parts and to be honest, I really wish the book was just a continuation of part one bec...
  • Cait
    2018-04-18
    FRIENDS I AM GOING TO TELL YOU A STORY. (I'm not putting it under a spoiler cut because I cannot imagine any of you actually care? anyway).SO I AM READING THIS BOOK. IT WASN'T AMAZING BUT IT WAS ENTERTAINING WHATEVER. WE GET TO 60% THROUGH. VALE IS GROWING, SHE'S LIVING HER LIFE WHILE HER HIGH SCHOOL BOYFRIEND IS IN A COMA. BUT THENIT TURNS OUT SHE WAS THE ONE IN THE COMA. OVER THE FIRST HALF OF THE BOOK IS A DREAM SEQUENCE. Honestly, I could not...
  • Lo Bookfrantic
    2018-01-19
    3.5 starsFull review coming
  • Lorrea - WhatChaReadin'?
    2018-04-23
    Vale McKinley and her boyfriend Crawford have been together since they were six years old. On the night of their high school graduation they are in a terrible car accident that leaves one of them in a coma. The other does their best to visit everyday, but college is just around the corner and they have to make the decision to either move on together or apart. Vale comes from a large family and their support is very important to her. People come i...
  • Joleen
    2018-03-31
    This arc was provided to me for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 3 StarsFirst, I must point out that the blurb doesn't match what actually happens in the book.The story revolves around Vale, who has been in a long-term relationship with Crawford. Their perfect plan for the future comes to a halt when they are involved in a car accident leaving Crawford in a coma. Vale spends her summer visiting every day and it's during those...
  • Kayla
    2018-04-06
    This was just your cliche contemporary but I actually really enjoyed it and found if very fun!
  • Jessica (Book_Obsessed_Jess)
    2018-04-03
    Well. Well. Well. What do we have here?A book that I received as an eARC that I actually FINISHED the day it was released. Hooray for me!The accurate part of the synopsis: 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 spen...
  • Read InAGarden
    2017-12-19
    After reading the other reviews, I am glad I gave up on this book before the "major plot twist". It wouldn't have made sense to me and would have made the time I put into reading that much less worthwhile. I found the one-note main character very hard to relate to.
  • Christa
    2018-04-27
    I almost dnf this book. Almost. Don’t bother reading the summary of this book, it’s lies. I thought this would be about a girl who finds another love while her boyfriend is in a coma, for her boyfriend to wake up and not remember her. I thought this because it says this in the summary. 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 ...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    2018-03-21
    Rating: 3.5 StarsI have now read 28 books by Abbi Glines, and I keep coming back to her, time after time, because she fills a certain reading need of mine. Though this book was a lot lower drama than her previous books, it still had many of Glines' signature elements, which never fail to delight me.•Pro: One of my favorite things in this book was the family focus. Vale was the youngest of five, with four protective older brothers and loving, pr...
  • Angie Elle
    2018-04-08
    ARC from Netgalley3.5 starsAbbi Glines is an author who has been on my radar for years, but if you know anything about me, it’s that I am not one to give in to the the hype. If I don’t read a book before it’s released and there’s a lot of buzz surrounding it, it’ll probably be a good two years before I finally read it. When I saw the blurb for this book, though, I couldn’t resist it. Now, I would be remiss if I didn’t say this blurb...
  • Carolyn
    2018-03-18
    rating: 3.5ok first of all, i know the goodreads synopsis for this book currently describes it as YA... it's definitely New Adult. there are a few pretty descriptive sex scenes and several discussions about sex that are pretty vulgar.anyway: thank you Macmillan for sharing an ARC of AS SHE FADES! here are my very honest thoughts. I have only read an ARC version so please let me know if anything I mention has been changed in the final copy.this bo...
  • Michelle (Michelle's Book Ends) Shealy
    2018-03-23
    "Everything was different now. I was lost. Alone. I didn't know how to find myself. I needed Crawford. Knox worrying about me liking the wrong guy was ridiculous. I loved Crawford and I had my entire life. A pretty smile and incredible eyes weren't going to change that. I wasn't shallow."...Vale and Crawford met as children. From friendship to a plan of life long commitment. The whole world was before them. Until the night of graduation, when an ...
  • Katie (Lost in Pages)
    2018-03-30
    This was my first dive into an Abbi Glines book, and I doubt I’ll do it again. The writing was super trivial and childish, and the plot made no damn sense. It felt like two novellas crammed into one story, and the author tried to make some connections between the two. I would’ve much preferred the story to just continue with what happened in Part One, but even then, I would’ve given it maybe 2 stars. Vale was a hypocritical and stoic charac...
  • Brooklyn Tayla
    2018-03-27
    I was sent an advanced reader’s copy of this book by Pan Macmillan Australia in exchange for an honest review. This does not impact my thoughts on the book at all. Okay, so I did like this book, Vale was a lovely main character, very sweet, she loved her family and her boyfriend, and was shattered when he became comatose after a tragic accident. I found myself feeling sad for her, but I’m glad she decided to do something for herself and allo...
  • Bickering Book Reviews
    2018-03-26
    For a more in-depth review watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XW1dV...This book felt like a basic coming of age/going off to college book but the lack of character development and slut shaming with male chauvinism made this book disappointing.We received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
  • Amy
    2018-04-02
    I'm going to start with what I liked about this book: Slate Allen. He is multi-faceted, well-developed, and captivating. You will be far more worried about what becomes of Slate than you will about what becomes of Vale and Crawford. I liked how Abbi Glines wrote him, and I liked the way she showed his growth and maturity. He is fabulous.I liked the plot twist. I thought it made the book more interesting, and I looked forward to what Glines would ...
  • Kayla Brunson
    2018-04-22
    Abbi Glines is one of those authors that bring nostalgia to me. When I fell off my reading back when I was 19, I read Fallen Too Far and I was sucked back into reading. Anytime I see that she is coming out with a new release I pre order it. I can’t help it.I really didn’t want to put this book down once I started reading and when I did, my mind kept going back to it.If you have read reviews for this title, then you know that you there is a tw...
  • Flo Grugel
    2018-04-03
    This is a hard one for me to review so I'll list my likes and dislikes I liked the first half of the story with Crawford being in hospital and the chemistry starting between Slate and Vale.I didn't see the twist coming but thought it had exciting potential but it just left me asking why? It was as if two books had been merged together.I didn't understand it and I didn't like the direction the book went during part two.The ending was rushed and I ...
  • Cocktails and Books
    2018-03-23
    This review was originally posted on Cocktails and BooksCocktails and Books received this book for free from Provided by Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.It's been a long time since I've read an Abbi Glines book.  Boy was this one a little different.Val had her post-high school life mapped out, planning on following boyfriend Crawford to college.  But an accide...
  • Nancy The book junkie
    2018-04-14
    Review to come!
  • Rachel
    2018-01-14
    I had expected something very different when beginning this book. Something a bit heavier given the description. I liked the main character, Vale, but had a tough time with the first 60%. With a lifelong boyfriend in a coma I expected much more heartbreak about moving on. The pace felt very quick with just how fast Vale accepted life without Crawford and it seemed as if things were added in the moment to make him less likable, yet it didn’t fee...
  • Teresa
    2017-05-28
    This was my second time reading Abbi Glines and I already know that I am going to find all her backlist and devour it...she knows how to write a wonderful, steamy romance! This book in particular had a nice twist that I didn't see coming but one that I loved so much. Without getting into too much detail I will say that I am now crushing hard on Slate...I think I have found my new book boyfriend :) Grab this book as soon as it comes out if you are...