ARC Review: The Fade by Demitria Lunetta

Title: The Fade 
Author: Demitria Lunetta 
Genre: Horror
Source: NetGalley
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: December 11th 2018 

Summary: 
We don't want to disappear. We want to be found. Something terrible happened in her basement. Haley can feel it. Four girls went missing several years ago, and the police never solved the case. But Haley know the missing girls were murdered. How else can she explain the hostile presence in her house? The ghostly girls need something from her. And unless Haley can figure out what they want...she might be next.

***CONTAINS HEAVY SPOILERS****

This review is going to be styled a little differently then other reviews I have written for the pure fact that I don't have much to say about this book:

  • The idea behind The Fade was interesting but also cliche.
  • It is slow until about the 50% mark.
  • The story behind the missing girls was interesting and it gets you invested in the story.
  • One moments Haley is alive and the next she is dead. I feel like it was very abrupt and didn't fit into where the story was at. 
  • The romance wasn't rushed, but I didn't seem based on much. I wish there was more development. 
  • The last several chapters of the book moved super quickly and was where the story picked up. 
  • We suddenly learn who the murderer is, Haley's dismay at it being her sister's boyfriend, and Coops sudden death. 
  • After how Coop behaved through out the entirety of the novel and the fact that his actions caused Haley's death, I think it was extremely stupid for her to save him from the darkness that awaited by letting him look over her family and her going into the light. 

I hate being nit-picky in books that I read, but I am super crossed on how I feel about this book. On one hand it was a quick read that did have a creepiness factor, but that was about it.  I really hoped I was going to like this one since I have really enjoyed Lunetta's other YA titles.



1 comment

  1. Oooh, drat! I thought this would've been a knock out! I'm glad it at least had the creepiness factor! Great review!

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