- Review Fade to Us - Swoony, mental health and sisterhood! -

10:00 AM


Fade To Us is a story about found families, the bond of sisterhood, and the agony and awe of first love.

Brooke’s summer is going to be EPIC--having fun with her friends and a job that lets her buy a car. Then her new stepfather announces his daughter is moving in. Brooke has always longed for a sibling, so she’s excited about spending more time with her stepsister. But she worries, too. Natalie has Asperger’s--and Brooke’s not sure how to be the big sister that Natalie needs.

After Natalie joins a musical theater program, Brooke sacrifices her job to volunteer for the backstage crew. She’s mostly there for Natalie, but Brooke soon discovers how much she enjoys being part of the show. Especially sweet is the chance to work closely with charming and fascinating Micah--the production’s stage manager. If only he wasn’t Natalie’s mentor…


When summer comes to an end, will Brooke finally have the family she so desperately wants–and the love she’s only dreamed about?

Fade to Us is swoony, family base, fast read that deals with mental health and sisterhood. Brooke had her summer planned out, but when her stepsister Natalie who has Asperger, it tuners her summer upside down. For me, I enjoy this story and characters. Books that deal with theater also are a joy to me because I love the backstage stuff and drama. My favorite part of this book it the relationship between Brooke and her stepsister Natalie. I don't want to give anything away from this book, so I won't go into details. So here are a few things I wanted to say that would spoil the book so much.

-The mix of theater and baseball. (I'm not a huge baseball person but I did find it neat that balance of arty and sporty parts of the story.)
-But there is a relationship that I felt was rushed but it was still over the top adorable.
-I felt that it dealt with Asperger wells, it was forced onto the reader and wasn't overplayed.
-I like Julia writing, there's a flow to it.

I've been seeing more family in YA books and it makes me happy. And not just simple families. Complexe, mixed families with real problems, real fights, and real feeling. If you're looking for a cute but family-based story than give Fade to Us a read!

I received a NetGalley ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This doesn't in any way influence my opinion on it. So, this is a 100% honest review by me.

You Might Also Like


I Review for...

Professional Reader

Reviews Published50 Book Reviews