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Fade (The Ragnarök Prophesies #1)

3.74  ·  Rating Details  ·  347 Ratings  ·  74 Reviews
What do you do when you realize nothing in your life is what you’ve believed it to be?

When Arionna Jacobs loses her mother in a tragic accident, her world is turned upside down. She’s forced to leave her old life behind and move in with her father. Dace Matthews, a teaching assistant at her new college, is torn in two, unable to communicate with the feral wolf caged inside
Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 7th 2012 by Curiosity Quills Press (first published September 6th 2012)
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Ava Oceana
ARC supplied by NetGalley and Curiosity Quills Publishing in exchange for a snarky honest review. Read along with the lovely Lisbeth. Read her review here.

| vlog review |

*cue piano music*

"There was once a girl named Arionna... she was left alone after a death... then possessive MaceDace came into her life... and she turned into a crazy, annoying bitch."

Yeah... no. Did you actually think I'd write a song for you guys about this frightening book? I'd just humiliate myself.

I opened my file of FADE
Jan 15, 2015 Vanessa rated it did not like it
Shelves: reviewed, fiction
Imagine you are an aspiring author with a book deal under your belt. In lieu of actually writing something interesting and mould-breaking, you go for the same old bog of ideas that the YA genre seems to have gotten itself stuck into. Paranormal setting/characters? Check. Instant love (just add water)? Check. Love triangle? Check.

So, please excuse me for this tired old pun: Fade, the first volume in the Ragnarök Prophesies series is so bad that I'm quite surprised Heimdall hasn't tooted the Gjall
Sep 28, 2012 Zuleeza rated it did not like it
Recommended to Zuleeza by: Lisbeth Avery {Domus Libri}
This review is also available on my blog, Qwerty

Actual rating: 0.5 star (Well, it's slightly better than Ever)

Disclaimer: Lisbeth didn't exactly recommend this book. I did this to myself after seeing her giving Fade 0 goddamn star. Haha.

The Lord has given me strength to stomach this book, so here is what I came up with:

When I first saw the book blurb '....She’s forced to leave her old life behind and move in with her father (heard that before)...unable to communicate with the feral wolf caged in
Sep 07, 2012 Farrah rated it it was amazing
This review also appears on my blog at http://www.thegoldenruleof666.blogspo...

Wow, that blew my mind! It was't what I expected and I couldn't be more pleased with this loveliness. Fade was unique and utterly fantastic.

Fade is based on Norse mythology, so it already has an element that hasn't been used in too many YA books. It took the myths and reshaped them into something that will be sure to hook quite a few fans.

Arionna was a fun lead. She was very real, she felt like an actual person. She'd
Lisbeth Avery {Domus Libri}
Actual Rating: 0 stars!

I read this with the amazingly awesome reviewer named Oceana. Her review: Please read hers before mine. :)

This book is not suitable for those younger than 13. YA Fifty Shades of Grey here (minus 50 something sex scenes).

Last note, to the family member who I know is reading, I DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS ADULT. D:


I've begun to say this a lot: this book is horrible. It's the worst book I've read this year. The sad thing is, I've said that
Chloe (Girl In The Woods Reviews)
In the start, it follows up on Arionna's mother who has died where they're at a graveyard going to bury her body. A wolf emerges, complete with a howl with burning yellow eyes. It's already interesting from the very beginning. I was very much fixated on the story and Arionna Jacobs who is yet a girl we're going to find out about.

'A lone wolf hunkered beneath the trees.
A wolf?
I blinked, certain I hadn't seen an animal at all, but I had. A wolf, or the domestic relation anyway, sat in the shado
Shiloh (Fantastic Reading)
Disclaimer: Curiosity Quills Press provided a free electronic ARC of this book for review purposes.

Further disclaimer: this is a DNF (did-not-finish) review. I got about a third of the way through the book before I gave up.

I requested this book from Netgalley because of the Norse. A look at my bookshelves will tell you that I love modernizations of mythologies, especially Norse, Celtic, Arthurian, etc.

I didn't love this. And here's why.

Not just insta-love, but insta-soulmates. The mome
Sep 08, 2012 roxtao rated it it was amazing
I received this book by courtesy of Curiosity Quills Press publisher and the author, A.K. Morgen. Thank you for offering me Fade in order to write a review. Because English is not my native language, please excuse the possible mistakes.

I have to tell you from the beginning that although now, after I finished Fade I can say that it was interesting, the first half of the novel was really annoying. I have to digress a little in order to make you understand what I’m going to say later. I am not pro
Let me first say This is a DNF review. I read about 1/3 of the book, and couldn't go any further. I may try again later (when i forget why I had to put it down), in which case I may add more to this review.

Okay, So the first chapter (or 2) of Fade was pretty well written...More like heartwrenching really, the heroine loses her mother, and reading through her grief was painful...but at the same time, pushed me to keep reading to see how she deals....

Unfortunately the story denegrates from there.
Nov 21, 2012 Suzanne marked it as dnf
I love the cover of this book. I hope the content is as awesome.

As someone who really enjoys werewolf books, I'm sad to say that at 34%, I just can't continue on with this book. The MC is driving me mad, constantly either whining or rambling. There are two paragraphs of her ramblings between dialogue!!! I'm skimming just to find what was said next. And she wants to know everything, but given the opportunity, doesn't ask any questions???
Sep 27, 2012 Daniel rated it it was ok
When I first started this book I was sure I wouldn't like it, but as I continued to read the book I actually liked it the idea of the book. The romance in this book was overwhelming, and to dramatized. The Norse mythology in the book was its saving grace for me without it the book would have been the same as many other YA romance book; not saying many parts of it weren't just that this main idea of this book is what set it apart. The characters were well defined but at the same time bland they ...more
Debbie I Heart YA Books
Sep 10, 2012 Debbie I Heart YA Books rated it really liked it
Fade is has a great twist with shapeshifters in this Norse Ragnarok mythology storyline. A.K. Morgen has created her very own intriguing version of the battle that will end the world. Even though I had a few issues with this novel, it still had me flipping the pages, wanting to know Arionna and Dace's story. I enjoyed Dace's character the most. He was the quiet, strong kind of guy. The romance between Arionna and Dace quickly captured my heart and held me to this story.

Arionna's mother died in
Lisa Michel
Sep 04, 2012 Lisa Michel rated it it was amazing
Captivating story that draws you in from page one....I'm excited for more and think this is a definite must read!!!
Emily (Book Jems)
As seen on Ed and Em's Reviews!

Fade deserves a solid three stars. I really wanted to love this because because I absolutely adore the author, but it ended up just being a enjoyable read for me. It's a great debut, really, it is! There were just some things within the novel that I'm not a fan of, including "insta-love." The story itself is brilliant, though. I've never read anything like it. The ideas are original, the plot line was captivating and the characters were, overall, very likable.

Merve  Özcan
Oct 06, 2012 Merve Özcan rated it liked it
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Kitabın tanıtımına buradan ulaşabilirsiniz: Fade - Kitap Tanıtımı

En sonunda Fade bitti. İlk okuduğumda çok basit kurgusu olan bir kitap diye düşünmüştüm, nitekim ilk yarısı öyleydi de. İnandırıcılık yoktu, her şey bir anda oluyordu. Tema yoktu, anlatım zayıftı... Ama yarısından sonra kitaba ve hikayeye ısındım, her şey yerine oturdu Ari ve Dace'in ilişkisi o kadarda saçma gelmemeye başladı. Aral
Fangs for the Fantasy
Oct 10, 2012 Fangs for the Fantasy rated it did not like it
Some books you sit and read and only stop when you finish or when you have them physically dragged from your hands. Some books take an effort of will to put down. Some books you make time for. Some books you read whenever you have a moment.

This was not one of those books, alas. Early on I was struggling to keep reading. By 30% I had to go back and re-read as I realised I’d started skimming the book rather than reading it. At 40% I kept getting up to get a drink of water, to make coffee, to do an
Dec 18, 2012 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
WOW. At first glance this may appear to be the typical plot line that Twilight feeds from in that a troubled teenage girl falls in love with a young lad who had a dark secret to hide but they are both drawn to each other like magnets. As they both discover more about each other through a series of sometimes dangerous and mysteriously powerful encounters they both accept that their passion for each other can not be extinguished and so must learn how to love each other without going insane. Yet as ...more
Mad Scientist
3.5 Stars from the Mad Scientist

Fade is based on an ancient Norse mythology concerning shapeshifters offered such a story full of inner turmoil, imprint romance, grief.

The story starts off with immense grief. Arionna's mother had just died in a car accident. Her life was thrown in a topsy-turvy state. With her mother gone she had to move in with her father in another city and change colleges. The Mad Scientist felt for her. *Side Note... her father was an amazing char
Candace (Lovey Dovey Books)
Sep 25, 2012 Candace (Lovey Dovey Books) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I am so in love with this novel! Fade is deeply entrenched with Norse mythology, romance, and suspense. A.K. Morgen's young adult debut is absolutely a must-read, one that will keep your mind occupied from the first word!

Fade opens as Arionna Jacobs grieves for the lost of her mother, her best friend. The grief does a significant number on her attitude and ability to live fully, but she resolves to be strong. When she encounters Dace Matthews at her new college her perspective changes and the he
Sep 07, 2012 Pauline rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, romance
"Fade" is a fascinating story of legend, shape-shifters and romance.

On one hand, we have Arionna who is an average girl: pretty, nice, smart, a little shy, loves shopping, but not a caricature (too pretty, too smart, too whatever)...and she's devastated by the loss of her mother.
Apart from the fact that her name is atrocious, Arionna is a very lickable character and you feel easily connected to her. Her dad is awesome and she makes new friends who are just as endearing.

On the other hand, we ha
Katie Hamstead
Aug 31, 2015 Katie Hamstead rated it really liked it
I love that this wasn't a werewolf book. With vampires and werewolves flooding the market, having a shifter book instead felt... better.
In the beginning, Arionna, understandably, is pretty depressed after her mother's death. Then she meets Dace. She still struggles through her mother's death, but he helps her see a light at the end of the tunnel, but he also introduces her to a world she has forgotten exists.
I enjoyed this book. I love that it uses Norse Mythology and is based on some familiar c
Jamie Ayres
Sep 19, 2012 Jamie Ayres rated it it was amazing
Can I say how breathtaking this cover looks! Now onto what's inside: Fade was AWESOMESAUCE and I read it in less than 24 hrs. I've never read a book like this, so original. The ambiance Morgen created was totally magical. I loved reading every scene with Arionna and Dace (yummy!)

I also really enjoyed reading about all the myths. Not sure if they're real myths or if she made them up . . . I'll have to stop by her blog to ask:-)

One of my favorite lines that made me LOL: Dear God . . . I didn't fin
Krystal Wade
Aug 15, 2012 Krystal Wade rated it it was amazing
I must preface this with the fact I'm Ayden's Editor.

This book is a great twist on Norse mythology, on shapeshifters, wolves, and reincarnation. The emotions of Arionna losing her mother poured from the page, and I just knew this girl who stayed strong was destined for more.

The characters were deep and all interconnected, whether they realized it or not. There were times I didn't know who was a good guy and who was a bad guy, and I liked that the plot kept me on my toes.

The fantasy/mythology was
Seraphim  Book Reviews
Feb 26, 2016 Seraphim Book Reviews rated it did not like it
** A copy was received by the publisher in exchange for an honest review**

This story, I don't even know what to say about it. I really liked that blurb. Anyone who knows my book habits knows that as far as PNR is concerned, I am a shifter lover. I'm also a massive fan of all things Norse so this seemed like a win win. It really wasn't.

Arionna is a young woman on the cusp of adulthood, starting college after her life has been turned upside down by the death of her father. Dace is a TA who stumble
Dec 04, 2014 Jenn rated it did not like it
I couldn't make it pass Chapter four.... I'm so glad I only spent a dollar on this book. The prose is at best simple, otherwise terrible. Many of the sentences started with I's... And more I's. Very little variation. Author's understanding of social interactions was abysmal. Why would a group of strangers ask the protagonist to come join them for a chitchat, and then ask if some hot guy has caught her attention?

The protagonist Ari has been grieving for her mother for three months, and it's appa
Clara Heart
May 15, 2014 Clara Heart rated it it was amazing
I had a feeling that this book was going to be absolutely wonderful; as I am very close with the author and have had the pleasure of reading many of her works before Fade. So I was really looking forward to this book.

As the debut book for A.K. Morgen, what a way to breakout into the published world. I believe that A.K. Morgen has set the bar fairly high for her subsequent works.

First, the positives. A.K. Morgen's writing style is beautiful and drew me into the story quickly and fully. I dreaded
H.D. Lynn
Sep 19, 2014 H.D. Lynn rated it liked it
Recommends it for: paranormal romance loves; mythology retelling
A struggling young woman searching for meaning in her life, a tragic family event, a mysterious man…this story starts off with all the paranormal fantasy hallmarks. The main character Arionna reminded me of Elena from the first season of the Vampire Diaries when she was introduced; this is not a bad thing. Remember how you used to care about Elena? Back in the day when she had agency and choices? Me, too. If you liked that version of Elena, Arionna is the protagonist for you. Arionna cares a lot ...more
Dec 04, 2012 Rita rated it liked it
****3.5**** This started out strong. But somewhere in the middle, I wanted to go to sleep. It has great potential to be a good Trilogy, maybe. It eventually started to pick up. Arionna is a bit whiny and Dace can be an ass. There was a I didn't see that coming part in there, also. I will definitely read the next book and give this author another shot.
May 15, 2014 Jen rated it liked it

I am writing this review as a first-timer. I'm an avid reader, but generally keep my thoughts, opinions, praise, or criticisms to myself for the most part. However, I added my name to an offer to read the first two books of this series. So this is my first review. Actual rating - 3.5 Stars.

Fade, a YA novel written by A.K. Morgen, is the story of Arionna Jacobs. A girl who moves to live with her father after the tragic death of her mother. She has a chance encounter with Dace Matthews, and an ins
Emily Bradley-dorman
This was probably one of the slowest paced books I've read in a while. The pot lacks any real substance but the character's are so enchanting that at times I really didn't care. The connection between Dace and Arionna is bewildering and incredibly hot. There's no point in this book when you're not rooting for them. Even when you probably shouldn't be.

The main draw with this book is the mythology behind it. The first half is a little sparse, leaving the latter part of the story to fill you in on
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