As She Fades
My Rating: 💜💜💜💜
On the night of her high school graduation, Vale McKinley and her boyfriend Crawford are in a terrible car accident that leaves Crawford in a coma. They were supposed to spend the summer planning for college, for a bright future full of possibility. Together. Instead, Vale spends long days in the hospital, hoping Crawford will awaken.
Slate Allen, a college friend of Vale’s brother, has been visiting his dying uncle at the same hospital. When he and Vale meet, she can’t deny the flutter of an illicit attraction. She tries to ignore her feelings, but she’s not immune to Slate’s charm. Slowly, they form a cautious friendship.
Then, Crawford wakes up . . . with no memory of Vale or their relationship. Heartbroken, Vale opts to leave for college and move on with her life. Except now, she’s in Slate’s territory, and their story is about to take a very strange turn.
Abbi Glines is one of those authors that bring nostalgia to me. When I fell off my reading back when I was 19, I read Fallen Too Far and I was sucked back into reading. Anytime I see that she is coming out with a new release I pre order it. I can’t help it.
I really didn’t want to put this book down once I started reading and when I did, my mind kept going back to it.
If you have read reviews for this title, then you know that you there is a twist in this book. If I thought I was invested before the twist came, you can bet your ass that I didn’t put this book down after it happened! You really can’t go into details of this story without giving anything away. Towards the end, I came to understand the need for that twist. It was really needed in the story and I hope everyone can appreciate it and understand it as well.
I will say that Vale had my heart. She was a sweetheart who is trying to get her life back on track after a tragic accident. This girl was brave and didn’t make her decisions lightly. I was so proud of her by time this book was over.
Overall, I enjoyed this so much and recommend if you like YA contemporary.