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3.85  ·  Rating details ·  421 ratings  ·  70 reviews
Leath Elliott is a seventeen year old competitive shooter living with her mother in Woodvine, North Carolina. Leath's father was killed in a tragic accident when she was fourteen, and her friend Victor Santana has been there for her every step of the way since. But the friendship changes when Victor starts to have deeper feelings for her. If that wasn't complicated enough, ...more
Paperback, 271 pages
Published April 2018 by Clean Teen Publishing
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Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’ll try to write this without giving away spoilers. This is a book that touches the soul. It is so uniquely written. It reached down into the heart of me. It reminds me of loved ones I’ve lost, yet they are still with me. Especially when I have dreams that are so real about them. What if all your life you’ve dreamed of someone and remember vaguely having shared a friendship from as far back as you can remember when you were a child? As if fate really does play a role in who becomes part of our ...more
Jun 08, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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There was no plot. Nothing pretty much happens. It’s not until 70% in that we learn anything interesting. Furthermore, the tone the author set had such a creepy vibe that I don’t know how we’re expected to root for the love interest. The entire time I was creeped out by him. The end of the book sounds like where the beginning should start for this story. That actually sounded like a plot filled story. I guess book 2 is where the action begins? Book 1 felt lik
Wendy Sokal
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Couldn’t put it down once I started reading....even stayed up late reading, which I never do! The characters and story line were easy to connect with and I would highly recommend this book for teenagers and adults. The concept of the story is pretty amazing and I am looking forward to the next book in the series!!
Wendy S.
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This romance, with a supernatural twist, drew me in from the start. Author Cindy Cipriano has a light touch and an easy writing style. The main character, Leath, is torn between two love interests. First there is best friend Victor, who has been Leath's best friend forever, but wants more. Then there is James, the new kid, in town, who also seems the perfect match for her. He says all the right things and makes all the right moves, but Leath, and the people around her, have doubts about his moti ...more
Isobel Blackthorn
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fading is a charming story of teenage love and longing narrated with much warmth and sparkle. Leath, a seventeen-year-old high school student, has fallen out of love, if she ever has been in love, with Victor, a Spanish boy and longterm friend devoted to her. Leath is searching for fulfilment, in whatever form that comes. Then a new boy, James, starts at the school and Leath falls in love. James has lost both his parents, Leath has lost her father. United at first by a shared grief and a deep at ...more
Demetria Gray
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book for those who love teen paranormal fantasy stories. Cindy Cipriano remarkably weaves both plot and characters together to grab your attention and take you on a journey of intrigue, love, suspense, and paranormal behavior. The pace of the story keeps you engaged as you gain a new insight on the power of love, loss, and alternate reality.
Julie Rodgers
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book!

Such a great book! Could not put it down. Cannot wait till the next one in the series comes out.
Apr 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think the characters and plot are well thought out and keep you interested he edge of your seat. Warning, there is a major cliffhanger at the end of the book!
Mawson Bear
Jun 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
“Don’t worry. I take all my victims this way”.
I stopped dead in my tracks.’

Leah, who has lost her dad and is close to her mother, looks forward to choosing a college and moving away from home, an adventure enough for a small town girl. But before the school year ends a new student arrives. Leah is instantly drawn to James’ looks, to his manner, and to his scent, which reminds her of her dreams.

Victor, who is Leah’s best friend and – he hopes - future life partner, is jealous of this interloper
Apr 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a heck of a hook!

The Fading has all the elements of a teen romance drama. The protagonist is at a difficult point in her life; she has a guy friend who's on the verge of something more; and a new boy moves to town. But it has just enough hint of the supernatural to keep the reader wondering. More than that, there is a constant air of danger. This is one of the VERY FEW romance books involving a 'darker' romance interest in which said character is genuinely frightening. There's no clear p
Rachel Falkner
I thought this book was more of a set up for the second book in the series in regards to character development. I felt like most of the book nothing happened until the end. I still enjoyed the book, and I hope I get more action in the second book. But maybe it is just the world we live in, we want everything right away and fast. So in a way, I appreciate the time it took to develop the characters. I live in North Carolina, so I enjoyed some of the familiar places in the book.
Noreen Machelle
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Read this book! If it's the last thing you do, read this book! Please!

I devoured it in one day! I just finished and it's one of those books. Ya' know the one, where you feel like you don't know where to go from here? How will I ever read another book again after how much I loved this one? It was fast paced, filled with strong relationships and intriguing characters. I was so interested in the characters that I was completely taken by surprise as the book unfolded. I won't say anymore because I w
Apr 10, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Leath Elliott is a seventeen-year-old competitive shooter living with her mother in Woodvine, North Carolina. Leath's father was killed in a tragic accident when she was fourteen, and her friend Victor Santana has been there for her every step of the way since. But the friendship starts to change when Victor develops deeper feelings for her. If that wasn't complicated enough, newcomer James Turner, an emancipated minor with a dark past, wanders into he
Feb 14, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-read, ebooks, 2021
Pleasantly surprised by this one. It wasn't amazing or anything but still enjoyable. It was a random book I decided to get because it was free for amazon kindle. Figured why not try it 🤷‍♀️

There were grammar and spelling errors throughout the book but nothing so terrible it was unreadable.

It follows the basic YA Romance formula. One girl, two boys love triangle and of course the relationship has some toxic qualities. A handful of shenanigans and sexual tension.

All in all not bad.
Sep 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good young adult fantasy romance!

Leith has grown up dreaming of a young man who always made her feel safe and loved. She had friends and a loving mom. Life seemed almost perfect. When James starts at her school, he seems so eerily familiar...she has no idea!! I enjoyed this book and I'm looking forward to the sequel!
sigh. don't even ask what I'm doing with this book. I wanted a simple palate cleanser, something to read as quick as, without mega commitment. a bit of romance and excitement never hurts and this was just. nope. in a lot of ways, a whole lot of nope. creepy romance, creepy best friend relationship. ...more
Sep 18, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook-amazon

The ending twist thing was gooood. A little sappy, creepy and just oddly situated in places. Not a big fan of this.writer.
Terri Moore
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read

A friend asked me to download her sisters book so I did. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book!
Melissa Espenschied
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: teen
Fading by Cindy Cipriano may not contain vampires or werewolves yet it still has a slightly supernatural/paranormal feel to it. This book is in a similar group as Twilight as a forbidden love book. Also, this is only the first book in a series that is expected to be three or four books long.

Leath is the typical seventeen-year-old high school girl. She has her mother’s full support after her father died and her two best friends Victor and Anamae. The three of them have been considering college vi
Maria Banales
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I can’t believe how fast I became hooked on this book, by page four I was lost.. I am so looking forward to reading the next book in this series..
Kris Riley
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was given the honor of reading and reviewing Fading by Cindy Cipriano. While Fading is a YA book, that is not all it is. What would do you are faced with the possibility of finding the boy of your dreams? Literally, your dreams?? That is what happens to Leath Elliott. 17 year old Leath is facing her senior year with her best friend, Victor Santana. As we all know being a senior brings out so many emotions. Each a little scarier than the last when we realize that soon we will be out in the real ...more
Vacen Taylor
Jan 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fading is a YA romance novel with a paranormal twist. It was a great pleasure to read this book and find a delightful romance with a splash of mystery.

The story begins in the junior year of high school, hanging out and daydreaming in Woodvine. Leath Elliott is 17 and facing a new year at school which includes all the emotional mayhem of the real world. The real world hasn't always offered her the best, so she finds herself remembering a boy who always came to her dreams at night. One could say,
Carolyn Denman
Jan 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Well written story about the dangers of trusting love over respect. Leath has dreamt of her mystery boy for as long as she can remember, and when the new guy in town, James, does everything he can to get her to like him, she feels an innate sense of love for him. This story is quite nerve-racking to read the way Leath is manipulated by James. Watching the way she views 'love' as more valuable than 'respect' was quite difficult to read from a parent's perspective, especially reading the times whe ...more
Aug 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I went into this book knowing absolutely nothing and I'm glad I did because honestly if I'd read the Synopsis first I definitely wouldn't have picked it up.

I found this book so different to anything I've read before, boy meets girl, girl falls for boy.. But they're both from 2 completely different worlds and surprisingly I loved it. James and leath are great characters, I think the back story of them meeting was a super clever idea and it definitely helps with the Insta love there's so much o
May 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great book with well written characters. It’s nice to have a female lead with her own strength. I read the book in less than a day. I highly recommend to anyone who loves a YA romance with a twist!

P. S. I pick James.
Oct 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Well done, Cindy! I enjoyed reading this and look forward to reading its sequel. I especially love the quote on page 98. "Don't ever let fear rob you of something you want. Fear is just the flip side of excitement. Exhale the fear and breathe in the excitement." ...more
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Did not want to put it down

I loved Fading so much. The characters are so well written, and the story is the best kind of intense. I can't wait to read the next book. I will never stop loving these characters. Not even in death. I definitely recommend.
Would give 3.5 stars if I could. I did enjoy the story but kept swaying over whether to like James or not. It was very much a journey of discovery with Leath and I loved the whole memory thing. Would like to find out what happens next.
Sonja Biberstine
Wow. Just wow. There’s a lot of leading up to the action, but it’s worth it!!! I hit the really good part at the very end of my lunch break today and was soooo mad that I ran out of time. I absolutely had to finish before bed! I can’t wait to start the next book in the series!
Minette Pylant snow
Good book

I was excited to red this book but Leath stated to ne annoying to me, and don’t get me started on can’t take no for and answer Victor. I Just wanted to make it through this book. It is a good story, just not for me.
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Cindy Cipriano lives in North Carolina with her husband, son and their 27 pets.

Not really.

Just two dogs who think they are children and three cats who think they are raccoons. It only seems as if they make 27. When Cindy isn't writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and the avoidance of cooking.

Cindy's YA series, The Fading Series, released in 2018 with Fading, Book One. Look for Sear

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