When Arionna Jacobs loses her mother in a tragic accident, her world is turned upside down. She’s forced to leave her old life behind and move in with her father. Dace Matthews, a teaching assistant at her new college, is torn in two, unable to communicate with the feral wolf caged inside him.
When they meet, everything they thought they knew about life unravels. Dace has intimate access to Arionna’s mind, and something deep within her fights to rise to the surface. They don’t understand what’s happening to them or why, and they’re running out of time to sort out the strange occurrences around them.
Their meeting sets an ancient Norse prophesy of destruction in motion, and what destiny has in store for them is bigger than either could have ever imagined. Unless they learn to trust themselves and one another, they may never resolve the mystery surrounding who they are to one another, and what that means for the world.
3 Stars 1 Flame
I have loved reading mythology of any kind, okay, almost any kind, since I was a little girl. It has been a while since I read Norse mythology and reading Fade has renewed my interest. Arionna is a young woman trying to cope with her mother's death and starting her new life in her father's town. Signing up for college, registering for classes, all the things a normal young adult would do to prepare for the semester. Then she meets Dace and her world is turned upside down. With one glance into his eyes, she feels emotions and a voice that is not hers in her mind. Almost like love at first sight times 100. Arionna is sure that its Dace's voice and emotions, but how crazy is that? Now she is obsessed with finding the answers, and only one person can provide them.
Dace is not what he seems. Half man/half wolf, Dace was raised by a father obsessed with finding a way to "cure" him. Left to fend for himself at 14, Dace has learned to lock the wolf away, completely severing communication between man and wolf. But there is one who can understand them both, Arianna. For Dace did experience the same thing as Arionna. She calls to both man and beast, weakening the control Dace has over his wolf when she is near, and with her determination to get answers, Arionna is pushing him past those boundaries. Dace is reluctant, to say the least, to share anything with Arionna, even when he himself is able to read her mind. But time is running out, Dace and Arionna share a connection for a reason, and if they are unable to figure out why, the world as they know it will disappear.
I found it hard to finish Fade. I would pick it up, read a chapter or two, stop, read another book, then come back to Fade. I don't know why, the story was intriguing and I wanted to know what happened, but something wasn't clicking. That said, I did finish the book and I am eager to see how A.K. Morgen completes the tale. I recommend checking this book out because the story is unique, and I may have just been experiencing technical difficulties in my brain when I read Fade. I give this 3 stars and 1 flame.
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