CJR The Brit Review: As She Fades by Abbi Glines



Title: As She Fades

Author: Abbi Glines

Genre: YA Romance


I was offered the chance to read by MacMillan (thank you!) and loved the sound of the blurb.  Here it is if you haven’t read:

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.



The blurb really caught my eye and I had never read this author before so really wanted to dive in when I was offered the chance to read.

This book was sort of beautiful and tragic at the same time. Young love, being with someone for a long time and then feeling a bit lost and helpless without them. But life carries on. …and then, BAM…..plot twist! Never saw that coming!

I’m so glad I read this book and now this author. Will be going to look at her back catalogue.

5 thoughts on “CJR The Brit Review: As She Fades by Abbi Glines

  1. Abby Glines was one of my favorite contemporary YA ! I stopped reading her because of new shiny toys but you make me want to read it again.

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