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What if you found out you never existed?
"My name is Celestra Caine. I am seventeen years old, which makes me a senior at Richmond High. I never thought this would happen to me, but it has... I'm one of those people you see every day, go to school with, remember seeing at the supermarket or the mall, and then one day you don't hear about them any longer. They're gone, and eventually, you forget ...
What if you found out you never existed?
"My name is Celestra Caine. I am seventeen years old, which makes me a senior at Richmond High. I never thought this would happen to me, but it has... I'm one of those people you see every day, go to school with, remember seeing at the supermarket or the mall, and then one day you don't hear about them any longer. They're gone, and eventually, you forget them."
Posted July 5, 2012
After reading the hunger games, i got really into dystopian fiction so i read the divergent series, which was very good, and then i found fade. Please read this
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Posted September 22, 2011
Celestra "Celes" Caine is your average teenage girl. She has a loving boyfriend, she has college plans, and a great family...until she starts to fade and bad guys in black start to come after her. Right from the get-go the action/drama starts. Celes comes home from school only to find her family missing, her dad's car is in the drive, but there's no one there. So, Celes does what teens do, she searches the house and whips out her handy cell phone, only to find all the numbers are not working- except her boyfriends, which she just stands there not saying anything to him until her phone dies. After which, her home phone is called and a weird man says she is about to fade. It took me the whole story to understand what 'fading' was. I thought maybe the person would actually fade, as in disappear, but they don't- not in the way I thought. Fading means the persons memories get wiped, and they become a whole new person, free from the life they had before or in certain cases to forget things. It's a really interesting idea, and it's really the only thing that kept me reading. The characters only feel half fleshed out and I contemplated stopping, but curiosity won out despite that I wasn't enjoying it. Celes is an annoying character and her boyfriend Grayson starts off good, but he gets lost in the mix when Jack appears and becomes a stereotypical jealous guy that makes you want to roll yours eyes. Jack is Celes's bodyguard/keeper/love interest. And between the two guys, Celes is always mooching on one and turning around and mooching on the other, despite what she says about Grayson being the one for her. There were times when I thought the story didn't make sense or certain parts were just too...fake/didn't feel real. Be warned: This story ends in an awful place- right in the middle of the action. I might pick up the second book, just to see how the idea of fading pans out or maybe just for Jack.
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Posted November 24, 2011
I really enjoyed Fade. It kept me riveted and I finished the book in a few hours and went to directly to Falling.
Lots of fresh original ideas in this book that kept me guessing. If you're looking for something different in an exciting way, get Fade.
I've read Kailin Gow's books before, and here she takes on a new kind of perspective, which I applaud for her bold choice. I always enjoy finding out what is new with this author. She's willing to try new things and make bold choices. Fade is different from Pulse, Bitter Frost, and Wicked Woods. Each series is different, and that's made me a new fan of this author.
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Posted September 7, 2013
The author has a way with words and interesting ideas...however the characters are predictable and the two, not one, two romantic leads are terrible and predictable. Why can't writers stop giving the girl the perfect boy, which everyone knows doesn't exist, and add a bit of the real world where people aren't perfect. I think Ms. Gow should've put these books (125pgs each) into two books and developed every idea more fully. I gave her 3 stars for great writing technique. JpWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 7, 2012
How would you feel if one day you come home to an eerie empty house, your all alone when suddenly the phone rings and says “You are about to Fade” What?!? Crazy right? Well that is exactly what happens to Celestra Cane. With one phone call her world and the life that she thought she knew comes crashing in on here. Not everything as it seems and she is more important than she realizes.
Through her Faded journey she is put into the capable hands of Jack, who will protect her and help her adjust to her new life. There is Greyson who, in my opinion, is nothing but trouble and two warring sides…The Others and The Underground. What do they want? What are they looking for? Will Celestra ever be able to have a normal life ever again?
Celestra is a very strong female characer. She takes all that is happening to her in stride and has a fight in her that makes me root for her. I must say though that my favorite character is Jack. (I am really digging all these male leads in books I have been reading lately, LOL) He has this rough and tough exterior, he is one mean killing machine, and can be very insightful and caring all in one. He definitely has his own issues to work out but when it comes to Celestra he will do anything to protect her.
I loved the story line and the gist of Fade. I read it in one sitting and it was a very enjoyable read but in my opinion went by WAY too fast! It felt like it was only half of a book and when I got done I was SO thankful that I had the second one at the ready so I could jump right back in were it was left off. This in the start to an awesome thriller/supernatural/romance Series. :)
Posted December 4, 2012
I should know by now that Ms Gow’s ending kill me!!! Hahaha but that’s the end, lemme go back. Celestra seems like a normal teenage girl who runs track in high school. Except she isn’t, and she doesn’t even know it! One day, she goes home from school to find her family gone… Just disappeared. And in their place, is Jack. He tells her she needs to Fade… Like fade from existence, because she is in danger. And danger follows them around like a squirrel trying to find nuts!
So, Celestra- I really like her. She’s in an uncomfortable situation. People wanna kill her, other people wanna use her, and she has no idea what’s going on. And to top it off, she gets a new identity with a boyfriend to boot- jack! Well I LOVE Jack! He’s hot! But hold that thought for a second. Celestra is just trying to make it. Learn a new life, keep herself safe, and make sure she doesn’t hurt anyone else in the process.
And then along comes Grayson. He’s her “past” boyfriend. She still has feelings for him, how could she not. But when trouble comes, she has feelings for Jack too. Does she follow the future with Jack, or stick to what she knows from the past with Grayson? Hmmm guess we’ll have to find out later LoL! I will say I’m on team Jack for right now. Lets just say I don’t know if I trust Grayson anymore. But I want to. I want to think when you have a relationship with someone for a significant amount of time, you know that person. Hmmm… Time will tell!
I love a story that gives me crazy plot twists. Just as you’re figuring out what’s happening- BAM!! Something will shake your feet on the ground! And Ms Gow definitely through a whammy in there for me. Her writing has always been so fun and enjoying to me. It is so easy to be sucked into the story. And it’s so easy to connect with the characters! I absolutely love reading EVERYTHING this woman touches- and she has A LOT!!
My suggestion is to check out Ms Gow. There is something for every person in one of her series- but this one is quickly becoming my favorite! Well, except for maybe her Wick Woods- there’s werewolves in there hahahaha! I love the story, I am really enjoying the characters and I can’t wait to see what’s gunna happen next!! Go get your copy! 5 THRILL RIDING PAWS from me!
Posted December 1, 2012
There seems to be nothing that Kailin writes that I don't like, her writing is superb and she draws me in with each and every new book or series that I read.
This one was no exception, I was highly invested in the characters, and was often left on tenterhooks waiting to find out what was going to happen next.
This would be my second favourite series after the Loving Summer series out of the four that I've read, the concept of the storyline is so original and fresh that I was absorbed from the get-go.
Celestra is seventeen, she arrives home one day to find her parents and brother missing, then she gets a phone call to say that her parents have been faded (their memories wiped of any and all recollection of her) and that she is to be next.
When she comes too she finds herself in an unknown place with a man named Jack, hot, British, and around her age, he tells her she is being hunted by The Others a bunch of guys that are out to kill her, because she is important, The Underground (whose side Jack is on) is out to protect her, but when Celeste discovers why she's so wanted it will change her life forever.
There's nothing I didn't like about this book, however if you're not a fan of cliffhanger endings make sure that you have the second book Falling on hand to read straight away, trust me when you read it you'll know exactly what I mean.
Posted November 23, 2012
Celestra Caine's life has been pretty normal. She is a senior, preparing to go to college, on the track team, has a great boyfriend, and her family leads a pretty typical life. All of that changes when she arrives home to find no one there, is unable to locate her family, and is informed she is about the fade. All the sudden Celes finds herself face to face with the handsome and debonair Jack Simple, and strangely enough though overwhelmed, finds herself feeling like she can trust him. After barely escaping an attack by "The Others," who are the bad guys in the story and want to see Celes captured, even dead, they make their way to a secret location where Celestra finds out that she is not who she thought she was, she is not sure where she came from, and her "powers" and very existence puts not only her, but others in danger. The only way to protect herself and those she loves is to fade, to have never existed, to have the memories of those she loves wiped away, as well as her own and become a totally different person, but Celestra is quite willing to submit on the memory issue, which makes things really interesting.
Fade is a fast-paced thriller with elements of science fiction, fantasy, and of course, romance all combined. It is not a very long book, but the action starts and the beginning and keeps you on your toes throughout the whole book. The concept is unique and keeps you guessing as the story progresses. To me, it has the feel of the television shows Nikita and Fringe mixed together. Then there is the oh so hot Jack Simple, who is not only beautiful to look at, he has a British accent, is a secret agent, and always knows just what to say and what to do in every situation, even when Celestra really screws up. Grayson, the boyfriend, is also pretty hot himself, but things aren't as they seem with him either. As the story progresses, the mystery unfolds further, culminating in a life and death battle between the two factions that are vying for control of Celestra. If you are looking for a great fast-paced and thrilling read, Fade is something you might want to check out.
Posted September 7, 2012
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I fell in love with the cover at first sight, and the blurb was captivating. Fortunately, this series is a bit "old" so book 1,2, and 3 have already been published. This is much easier for me, so I don't have to wait for the new books to come out. This was a promising start to the series.
Celestra Cain, is a happy high school girl, she has a family who loves her, a boyfriend who adores her (Grayson), and she is gorgeous. But all that changes when one day, she comes home and nobody is there. Then suddenly, she receives a phone call from someone who tells her that she is "about to fade".
Waking up in an abandoned building, with a handsome, mysterious boy, named Jack isn't the most of Celestra's worries. A group of people called "The Underground" think that she has special abilities and want to know more about her, but another group "The Others" want her, too. What's more? Two boys are fighting over her like a piece of meat. Things cannot get worse. Except that they do.
What (who) is Celestra? What happened to her family? Is she going to fade or not? And who will she choose; the mysterious Jack or the protective, caring Grayson? Find out much more when you read this intriguing, breathtaking story, Fade...
I liked this book. It's my first Kailin Gow book. I googled her a little bit, and I was shocked to find out how many books she has and I never heard of her, so I had to read something of hers. I will definitely be reading more. Kailin Gow has a simple writing style, which I hated before. But now, I am beginning to appreciate the style, it's very easy to keep up with and to understand.
The plot is different from anything I have read before, but part of it is very common. For example, many books start with a girl/boy who doesn't know that she/he is special, then suddenly something happens and her/his powers are unleashed. I like the fact that Kailin Gow doesn't explain everything in the first book and she ends it with such a cliffhanger that I am DYING to read book 2.
I liked most of characters. Celestra is wonderful, she would make a great friend, although I hated the fact that most female protagonists nowadays, are all gorgeous and model-looking girls. I liked Grayson, he is over-protective and helpful, but I didn't like Jack that much, he grew on me eventually.
I have to try to keep my reviews SHORT these days. So let's rap it up. I will surely be reading the next book in the series, and the third book, and maybe more. So, if you want an enjoyable, paranormal, and mysterious read then Fade is the one for you... Go grab a copy!
Posted August 30, 2012
The characters dont have much depth and although its a YA book the story line seems kind of childish. It moves quite fast and doesnt explain much. Its just kind of boring. Sorry.
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