Review of ‘FADED’ by Chloe Miles

Title: Faded
Author: Chloe Miles
Publisher:Self Published
Pages: 380

“Savannah wanted to kiss him, but she had never even kissed a human guy before, let alone a ghost. How was she supposed to kiss him if he wasn’t really there?”

Savannah has never been in love before, but she’s in love with Hunter Emmerton. He’s cute, funny, charming…and a ghost. How can you date someone if nobody else can see them?

After seventeen-year-old Savannah Fraser and her three friends are killed in a car accident, they are given a second chance at life by a group of hundred-year-old teenage earthbound spirits who need their help.

Savannah and her friends learn that they are The Chosen Ones, which means they can switch between human and spirit form, heal people and control the weather. And they are also now invincible.

The Chosen Ones are the only ones who can defeat The Forces – a group of evil spirits who are slowly destroying the perfect little town of Fort Everwick with violent storms and not-so-natural disasters – and stop them from harming everyone they care about.

The Forces are set on destroying everything Savannah knows and loves, but they also have another plan – they want a new member to join them. They aren’t willing to give up until they get the one they want…and they have Savannah firmly in their sights.

Savannah had never been confident in herself before, but with her new-found powers, she discovers just how strong herself and her friends really are. But what Savannah didn’t count on was falling in love with Hunter. She’s never loved anyone the way she loves Hunter and she knows he loves her too. But how can they be together forever if he no longer exists and she’s the only one who can see him?

Will Savannah have enough belief in herself to defeat The Forces, or will they be able to lure her to the dark side and turn her against her loved ones…and tear her and Hunter apart?


Genre: ghosts, paranormal, romance, YA
Rating: 2 stars

I have always been a sucker for a good YA romance story so I jumped at the chance to read ‘Faded’, especially after reading the background on the book and the intriguing new twist Chloe Miles had put on the paranormal plot, but unfortunately there was something about ‘Faded’ which just didn’t resonant with me.
I struggled to find the idea of nine teenage ‘spirits’ walking around in one small town believable – a town which also experiences the worst freak storms in the whole of America . . .bad luck huh??!!!
I expected more from the storyline than the generic good spirits vs bad spirits, however along the way there are several twists which surprised me and admittedly Chloe Miles does write a great climatic battle!!
The romance between Savannah and Hunter appears to be destined but I found it awkward, mainly because I found the characters difficult to connect with. Neither Savannah or Hunter are people I would want to spend an evening with – even in YA novels characters need flaws yet these two are both portrayed as beyond perfect.
I would recommend ‘Faded’ as there is some really great action and also sentimental moments and it should be enjoyed by fans of YA pararomance. 


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