Fading Into Magic (Fading Into Magic, #1)
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Fading Into Magic (Fading Into Magic #1)

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After entering a mysterious tent at the annual Augury Carnival where the words: Come Inside and Discover Your Fortune are persuasively written, seventeen-year-old, Madeline Morgan and her best friend, Dara, come face to face with Madame Anca, an ominous fortune teller who portends the girls' futures. For Dara, the experience is superficial. But for Madeline, things are dif...more
Hardcover, 276 pages
Published October 25th 2011 by Vone Savan Enterprises, LLC (first published October 23rd 2011)
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Thomas
Thanks to Mr. Savan for providing me with a signed ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I really wanted to like Fading Into Magic. I was looking forward to seeing the theme of fate explored, as well as the concept of fantasy fleshed out. However, my expectations were not met.

The writing in this book was simple - there was too much telling and not enough showing. The main character, Madeline, often described how she was feeling but not in a believable way. Sort of like if I were to h...more
Maureen Mullis
When 17-year-old Madeline and her best friend Dara seek out a fortune teller at a carnival, they have no idea they are walking into more than a tent hoping to discover what lies ahead. Promised that she will soon fall in love with a handsome stranger, Madeline meets a new boy at school, Stefan, who seems to be everything and more the mysterious fortune teller promised.

As her relationship with Stefan develops, she finds opposition from his twin sister, Catalina, and herself at odds with her frien...more
Matthew
First of all, many people seem to feel that "reviews" are a place to summarize what they have read. Since the true purpose of a review is to demonstrate whether or not one should read (or not read) something, I will provide no detail regarding the content of the novel. Hopefully future readers will follow suit.

Savan's debut, Soul In Love, was remarkable. Many writers cannot even produce a single novel of merit - and quite rarely, those who write a successful first novel, are able to produce wor...more
Katherine L.
Fading into Magic works in two dimensions. Told by Maddy, a down-to-earth teenager who is recovering from the death of her mother, the story hints of magic at the county fair where a fortuneteller disappears with her tent. That, within the atmosphere of Maddy’s witty friends, might be dismissed. But this book pulls its threads together like the magic that Maddy learns. First though, she has a well-developed and expressed relationship with the augured boyfriend.

The magic in this story intertwine...more
Chelesbells
*3.5 stars*

Madeline Morgan is a bright, artistic 17 year old girl who experienced loss at a young age and doesn’t have the most ideal home life. She and her best friend, Dara, visit a mysterious tent at the annual Augury Carnival, where they meet the eccentric Madame Anca. Madame Anca tells the girls some things about their lives that are spot on, and while Dara is skeptical, Madeline can’t help but be intrigued and hopeful that Madame Anca’s promise of true love will come to be. Enter Stefan -...more
L.A.
Article first published as Book Review: Fading Into Magic by Vone Savan on Blogcritics.


The death of a loved one is always difficult to deal with. When you are a young adult and a parent dies, the anguish is twofold. Survivor’s guilt is often the fallout, and the pain of separation colors the fabric of your actions.

In Fading Into Magic by Vone Savan, we follow the exploits of Madeline Morgan and her friends as they try to reconcile the strange occurrences intruding into their lives. Friends fore...more
Krystal
Oct 24, 2011 Krystal rated it 5 of 5 stars
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This book will interest the reader right from the start. Madeline is the main character and the story is told from her point of view; the latter feature makes it much easier to connect with the main character. She is an easy character to connect with; she tends to be inquisitive, smart, and kind.


The secondary characters are just as fun to get to know, particularly Dara. Dara is outgoing, mouthy, and sarcastic; she lends comedic relief to the novel. The love interest, Stefan, is charismatic and...more
Millicent Jones
I very much enjoyed this novel. It was very different from his first novel and this one is geared more towards young adult readers. The only drawback I must say is that Savan uses big words that may require younger readers to actually get out a dictionary. My hope is that he has a sequel to this book because he kind of left me hanging at the end! Lol overall this book was very well written and a cant wait for more books by this author, as I have very much enjoyed both the novels he has written s...more
Gi-Gi
First off I'd like to thank Vone Savan for sending me a free signed copy of his book. It was so beautifully written and had me shocked at a lot of the events that took place in the story. I also adored the chemistry between Stefan and Madeline. It's the kind of chemstry I think everyone wants in a relationship also along with the little issues that I think everyone at least once face with their family and friends. I loved it and the ending has me craving for more. Can't wait for the second book.
Clover Donovan
entertaining, awesome, and fast paced.
Loved it.

-R.D.
Sandra
This book sounded really interesting to me and I was glad to receive it. After reading it and mulling it over for a bit, though, I feel like it had a lot of plusses and minuses for me.

The Good: The plot had dimensions. Madeline wasn't just dealing Stefan and his nonsense, but she was also dealing with a distant and alcoholic father, as well as friends who felt abandoned by her. Madeline had a lot on her plate. Also, the concept for the book on a whole was great. I liked how Madame Anca showed up...more
Laura Z
I had a very fun and enjoyable time reading Fading Into Magic, Von Savan’s first installment in his series. I was interested in the story from the beginning and my interest continued to the very end. Fading Into Magic was a wonderful book about many types of love--the love between a high school girlfriend and boyfriend, the love between a father and daughter, between best friends, about regret for a lost love, and grief for a lost loved one. I found the characters were well written and easily im...more
Michelle (In Libris Veritas)
I want to thank Mr. Savan for being kind enough to send me a copy of this book and for signing it. I’ve agreed to give an honest review in exchange.

I read this book a lot faster then I had anticipated actually. I had planned to finish it the day of release but I actually managed to zip through this one so I had to delay the release of the review. First off I want to say I love the cover, the colors are really pretty and eye catching…and as an added plus the cover actually has relation to the sto...more
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I originally gave this book just one star, but after sitting on it for a few days I really felt that was unfair, so I moved it up to two. I didn't dislike it. It was definitely okay, but for me - the queen of nit-picking, there were too many things that irked me.

Let's begin with the plot. I think the plot had some really great elements. I thought the idea of the magic was really neat, and described in a wonderful way by the author. It...more
Frederick Brooke
This young adult fantasy revolves around a seventeen-year-old girl whose mother passed away a few years ago and whose father has been in an alcoholic tailspin ever since. When a fortune teller at the local carnival foretells a great love affair in her future, Madeline sees the possibility of happiness which has eluded her for so long. I liked the quick pace of Fading Into Magic, and the author has done a good job creating realistic personas for Madeline and her high school friends, Dara, Kelsey...more
Clackamas
This is a hard review to write because the book had problems, but I still really liked it.... and I'm NOT the target audience. I put off writing a review because I wanted to see how teen girls felt about it. For that, I took it to work and lent it to the school library at the teen behavioral/drug rehab facility I work at. Many of these kids come from families and backgrounds similar to the main character. So here goes:

Problem: Dialogue felt forced in places. This pulled me put of the story a few...more
Lena Hillbrand
This was a valiant effort from a new independent author. I was drawn to it because of the wonderful, whimsical cover art. The story itself is engaging, exciting, and fast-paced. It has some romance, some tragedy, some action...all the usual paranormal ingredients.
The main character seemed a little undeveloped, but I still rooted for her. The plot was a little predictible, but I find that's true of almost all YA paranormal romance. The girls in this book seemed more like 10 than 17, though. At t...more
Amanda Kimball
I want to thank Mr. Savan (and the Goodreads giveaway) for signing and sending me a free copy of his book. This is my first win on Goodreads, and I feel bad that I didn't enjoy reading the book. I am truly grateful to have won this book because I wouldn't have actually purchased it on my own. I would rate this book with 1 1/2 stars.

Let me being by saying I really wanted to enjoy this book, but I felt that the book rushed through any important action, which left me not really knowing any characte...more
Darren
I was given the opportunity to read and review the middle grade fantasy novel ‘Fading Into Magic’, by Vone Savan, who kindly agreed to do a book swap with me. This is his second published novel.

“To dream of magic is lovely and alluring.”
Madeline Morgan is dealing with the grief of loss, and her father is too. He’s gone into a depressed state, and Madeline has taken the role of caretaker to him. Then one night, as the story begins, Madeline’s best friend, Dara, gets her to go to a fortuneteller...more
R.J. Gonzales
Rating: 3.5/5 (Rounded to 4)

When she is given a fortune that true love will come her way, Madeline begins to wonder if it does in fact exist sending her on a journey of finding love and self-understanding.

I think Vone Savan has created a great novel that was enjoyable and definitely something interesting! Though, I couldn't connect with Madeline as much as I wanted to and went through it feeling disconnected. I am very picky with MCs only because they are the person you are going to have to stic...more
Darcus
First off, let me say that I love the cover of this book. I think it's really pretty and I love the colors. The jacket on this book really soft too. :)

The story-line of the book was pretty good. I liked the idea of it and I enjoyed reading it. I had wanted to read it for quite a while and I finally got the chance to pull it off of my bookshelf.

I only had two real problems with Fading Into Magic. First, it seemed like it went a little fast. It felt rushed in a lot of places that I felt needed mor...more
Fallon
This was a free copy from the publisher/author. I wanted to like this book more, it has a good-looking cover and a promising premise. However, I just wasn't really feeling it. The story is just so cookie cutter, saccharine and predictable. The writing and structure itself wasn't bad at all and there were parts that were pretty good, mostly at the end. However the ending just tied a pretty bow around everything and that epilogue felt forced and a little unnatural. I think that this would appeal t...more
Dawn Gray
With things in life so frustrating and wild, it took me until today to get my hands on this book. Needless to say, I couldn't put it down and finished it.
I took breaks only because the children in my house needed my attention but other than those moments, I had it in my hand from start to finish. I loved the book. The characters are so well written and easy to follow, not to mention fall in love with. I can't wait to see what happens in the next book.
Vone has brought to life a collection of ch...more
Morgan
The second half of this book was much better than the first. The first half reminded me of Twilight, and I was very glad that it went into another direction. The storyline in general was trite and predictable, and there was something about the writing style got under my skin; however, it was briskly paced and I got through the book without becoming (very) bored. I think the language of the book would best be suited for preteen/young teens, but some of the content in the story was a little mature...more
Alyssa Rose Ivy
Filled with magic and romance, Fading Into Magic is a fast paced and fun read. I enjoyed the magical elements to the story, but it is what it is underneath that sets this book apart. Savan skillfully deals with issues of guilt and loss without hampering the fun and excitement of the story. There were parts of the story that felt rushed, and I wish I had been able to get to know the characters better, but overall it was an enjoyable read. I would recommend Fading Into Magic to middle grade or you...more
Mike
Nov 08, 2011 Mike rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone with imagination!
Received an Autographed copy from Goodreads First Reads.
Found the book to be a very entertaining, quick read. For those who believe in the power of magic, destiny, and true love. Based around high school seniors, and the new boy in town. Why did the family move to Augury, why so secretive?
After the lose of her Mother, and her Father using alcohol to cope Maddy has lost her belief that life can/will get better....does it? You'll have to read the book.
Once again, greatly appreciated the Autographe...more
Nenette
Even after enjoying the Harry Potter and Mockingjay series, I am still wary about new books coming out dealing with fantasy and magic. But I'd say that this book had me again. I would have probably enjoyed it more and rated it higher if I were still within the age range of its intended audience (YA). A nice book with valuable lessons to learn about love and goodness, especially for its young audience.
Missy
Deffinite young adult read. I think after reading so much scifi i thought it was a simple read and i can tell there will be another but i dont know if i will read it.
Dave Sullivan
Review coming soon.
Tasha
Tasha marked it as to-read
Jul 24, 2014
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Vone Savan is a fan of all fiction. Fading Into Magic, the first in a Middle Grade fantasy series was released on October 25th. Soul in Love, a dark paranormal romance, was his debut novel. In his spare time, he enjoys watching Hayao Miyazaki films, playing vintage Final Fantasy video games, and reading on his Kindle Fire.
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