The Fade by Demitria Lunetta

The Fade

We don't want to disappear. We want to be found. Something terrible happened in her basement. Haley can feel it. Four girls went missing several years ago, and the police never solved the case. But Haley know the missing girls were murdered. How else can she explain the hostile presence in her house? The ghostly girls need something from her. And unless Haley can figure out what they want...she might be next.

Details The Fade

TitleThe Fade
Release DateDec 11th, 2018
PublisherDelacorte Press
GenreYoung Adult, Mystery, Fantasy, Paranormal, Ghosts

Reviews The Fade

  • Carrie
    The Fade by Demitria Lunetta is a young adult mystery mixed with paranormal fantasy. The main character in the story is only fifteen and may even feel a tad younger so this one is a good creepy ghost story that fits the younger crowd although there is some violence.Haley and her family have moved into a new home in a new town leaving behind their lives in Chicago. While exploring the home Haley and her sister find things left behind from the prev...
  • Kendall
    So let's meet Haley... she has a sixth sense and feels a prescence in her basement about 4 girls that went missing. Haley know that somehow these girls were murdered and needs to help solve the crime that the police never could.On one hand this had a spooky and creepy feel to it but it took so long to actually get to the good stuff. It was overly slow until maybe the last 30 percent of the book which took off like lightning. It was a quick read b...
  • Maureen
    If you want to be afraid to go to sleep. If you want to be afraid during the day. This is the novel for you. Haley’s family moves to a run down house in Wisconsin and she immediately senses things are not right. She meets her spooky little neighbor Chris, his older brother Coop and a host of others as she tries to determine what happened in her house. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for allowing me this scare fest in exchange for my hones...
  • Tammie
    We don't want to disappear.We want to be found. Something terrible happened in her basement. Haley can feel it.Four girls went missing several years ago, and the police never solved the case. But Haley knows the missing girls were murdered. How else can she explain the hostile presence in her house? Since it's October I've been wanting to read something creepy. The Fade is a stand-alone ghost story that I thought would be perfect for reading arou...
  • Kelly
    This book follows Haley, a girl who just moved in with her family in what seems like a haunted house. From the beginning, she feels there is something off about it and it's not just because she moved away from Chicago against her will. Haley meets the local teenagers and she learns that four girls have been missing for a while now and nobody knows what happened to them. The police and FBI stopped looking and now Haley has to live with ghosts that...
  • OutlawPoet
    It takes a long time to get to the good in this book. Up until that point, it’s the basic. Basic heroine. Basic ghost story. Basic boy. Basic.If you can get past Basic Becky and the slow haunting, you finally get to something that’s different. It was a nice surprise and, honestly, moved this from 2 stars to 3.But…I didn’t like the ending. Not to spoil it - I’ll just say that our heroine must be some kind of idiot to allow the ending to ...
  • Teresa
    Thank you NetGalley, Demitria Lunetta, and one of my favorite publishers, Random House, for the opportunity tor read this book in exchange for an honest review.I really enjoyed this book for a number of reasons. The writing style is simple and easy to read/follow, and the story itself is rather simple as well. While the beginning is pretty basic, similar to a number of teen books with the whole, new girl moves to town, boy-meets-girl thing, this ...
  • Amber (The Book Bratz)
    The full review + more can be found at The Book Bratz This review is going to be styled a little differently then other reviews I have written for the pure fact that I don't have much to say about this book:- The idea behind The Fade was interesting but also cliche.-It is slow until about the 50% mark.-The story behind the missing girls was interesting and it gets you invested in the story.One moments Haley is alive and the next she is dead. I fe...
  • Bookworm LLC
    People who like a good ghost story may love this book. I gave it 3*** only because I am not much of a ghost person. Having said that The Fade reads exactly like it title says. You will be reading along and it will "Fade" into something you may not expect.It's a good story I just couldn't get past the ghost aspect.
  • Amber
    This book was given to me by netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.I have been very impressed with Lunetta as a writer. I absolutely adored her "In the After" duology and jumped at the opportunity to read more from her. I read this all in one sitting, (didn't have much choice, I was reading it while getting tattooed xD) and boy, was this book really good. I honestly didn't see two of the twisty bits coming and i was ...
  • Kelsey
    I love creepy ghost stories and it's been awhile since I've read one. THE FADE showed up at my door randomly and while it had a lot of promise, it ended up falling flat for me. Haley and her family have recently moved from Chicago to the middle-of-no-where-Wisconsin. Unfortunately, their new town was where four girls went missing just a few years prior. Haley's parents and older sister are not too concerned about what happened and think that enou...
  • PaleHorsemen
    It was interesting but I really didn't like the end
  • Resch Reads
    *Book Received in Exchange for Honest Opinion/Review*So I just finished the last page of this book and all I can say is this book was weird, and I'm not even sure if it's a good weird. I don't think so because the more I reflect, the more I realize I am not satisfied at the end of the story. Things just didn't fluidly flow for this story and it resulted in confusing plots, unanswered questions, abrupt twists and overall, it was not the delightful...
  • Ruthsic
    Warnings: descriptions of assault, domestic abuse, suicideThe Fade is a part-mystery, part-horror novel. When Haley is moved to a small town, she doesn't know that the moldy basement would be the least of her problems. Because of her NDE, she is able to sense the restless spirits in the house she now lives in, who want to use her to seek justice for themselves. Wary at first, and then wanting to put the spirits to rest, she takes on the cold case...
  • Theresa
    The Fadeby Demitria Lunetta What an interesting twist on the haunted house story. A young girl moves to a new town because of financial hardships that happen to her previously strong middle class family. In hopes of continued unity of her family they choose a to move to a small town closer to her older sisters new college. The housing market in the town has hit a slump, allowing the family to afford a new house. But this windfall comes with more ...
  • Jennifer
    The Fade starts out pretty straight forward, when a girl moves into the house of one of four girls who went missing ~five years ago and begins to see and feel ghosts with a connection to her basement that need help getting their story told. While the first two thirds of the book were used to build up characters and atmosphere, after a surprising set of twists the last third was surprisingly unique, fast paced and really got to me emotionally. I f...
  • Stem & Sequins
    I thought this was a perfect creepy story for middle grade. I read it at night and was even spooked out a little. There was a plot twist and I want to go back and re-read the book now that I know about it.The characters are likable. I think a few of them could have been developed a little more maybe? Depending on the age of the reader though they may not really care about that. I think if I had read this when I was a kid I would have loved it and...
  • The Kawaii Slartibartfast
    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley And the publisher in exchange for an honest review.This book is strange. The first half is a slow burn creepiness which I did not mind at all. Then the last fourt of the book is at breakneck speed and really confusing.So. Plot. Haunted house. Dead girls. Creepy small child. Angty guy with past.I liked the writing although the main character Haley seemed to be written about twelve instead of fifteen an...
  • Salena Moffat
    🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸 out of 5 🌸s#TheFade by #DemetriaLunettaThis book is incredible. I devoured it in one sitting. It's a ghost story on top of a ghost story on top of a ghost story, and is jammed full of delicious twists. I loved this book.#bookstagram #librarylabellove
  • Courtney
    It was suitably creepy and because I just let myself enjoy a seasonal read and didn't overthink it or try to figure things out I think I enjoyed it that much more.
  • Taylor
    Crazy. Spooky. Downright terrifying at times. HUGE plot twists that'll catch you so off guard you'll not even believe itsee my full review on my blog at my link text 3.5 starstook me 4 days to read
  • Jessica (a GREAT read)
    I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review.Demitria Lunetta’s The Fade sounded like the perfect read! A creepy ghost story that evolved into a murder mystery when our heroine Haley starts to experience strange happenings in her new home. This book, short that it is, had its ups and downs. I was determined to read through it all after a long bout of DNFing, b...
  • Further.Books
    I received this copy as an ARC in exchange for an honest review.I’ve been a fan of Demitria Lunetta since I’ve read her saga “In the after”, so when I saw that she was releasing a new novel by the end of the year, I did not wait long and ask an ARC to the publisher (Thanks again Delacorte Press).The summary was extremely intriguing, being a fan of haunted houses, I was pretty sure that this story would be great. Verdict: I was clearly not...
  • Azzurra Nox
    Creepy haunted house in a small town? Check. Missing girls that are possibly dead and haunting said house? Check. Creepy little boy that sees dead people? Check. Basically, this book has all the things that a good ghost story murder mystery should have. I liked that the book started right off the bat with creepy events, it wasn't a slow burn. And I like that some of the minor characters were right on board with the belief of ghosts, cause sometim...
  • Ann
    This is a well written book that I think kids would enjoy. It was creepy and held my attention till the end. If you like a creepy story you will love this book. Thank you Random House Children's Delacorte Press via NetGalley for the ARC copy of this book.