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4.04  ·  Rating details ·  53 ratings  ·  22 reviews
”An absolute page turner!”~Reviewer

Living in a small town like Woodvine, North Carolina, means everyone knows everything about everybody. The same goes for seventeen-year-old Leath Elliott who can’t seem to escape her tragic past and the loss of her father. Her only break from reality is through recurring dreams where she’s spent a lifetime growing up with a boy she’s neve
Published April 10th 2018 by Clean Teen Publishing, Inc. (first published April 2018)
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Wendy Sokal
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!!
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Isobel Blackthorn
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  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a heck of a hook!

The Fading has the elements of a teen romance drama. The protagonist is at a turning 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 me wondering. More than that, there is a constant air of danger. This is one of the VERY FEW romance books involving a dark figure where I actually felt that said dark figure was legitimately terrifying. There's really no knowi
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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 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
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!
Sep 18, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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!
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  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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,
May 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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.
Mawson Bear
Jun 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“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.
Carolyn Denman
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
May 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The link button to review was not working and asking for "your pubic name". From my Kindle App. Never had that happen. Hopefully that's not happening to others.

So I came hear to review book. I really like the imagination of this author. The world or space between ours and others is so uniquely woven. This is a great Ya book. The emotional episodes between the characters were a little tiresome but she explained the reason or the pull. To dream of your true love and what follows is heart racing.
Oct 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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."
Rachel Seumalo
Great book

This was a good read. A true love story. Plenty of twists. Definitely for teens. Not sure if I’ll read the next one.
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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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