Pretending

What do you do when no one is who you believe them to be?

Leath’s dreams are on the cusp of becoming reality when Judaculla magic creeps into her world, revealing itself in new and disconcerting ways. When Leath is offered a hand of friendship from an old enemy, she begins to question everything around her.

A magical, romantic read that “unfolds with a gripping emotional intensity” (Kirkus Reviews).

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If you like a fast-paced fantasy romance with rich characters and immersive storytelling, The Fading Series is for you. Find out why it’s being called a magical, romantic read that “unfolds with a gripping emotional intensity” (Kirkus Reviews). 

What’s a girl to do when everyone around her isn’t who she believes them to be?

Leath’s dreams are on the cusp of becoming reality when Judaculla magic creeps into her world, revealing itself in new and disconcerting ways. When Leath is offered a hand of friendship from an old enemy, she begins to question everything around her.

Relationships are tested, including Leath’s relationship with James, who is struggling with his own demons. As time runs out for James in both worlds, Leath wonders if she ever really knew him at all.

Pretending is the third book in the new Fading series by bestselling author, Cindy Cipriano. Fans of Paranormal Romance and Fantasy favorites such as The Twilight Saga and Beautiful Creatures will love this unique series that Kirkus Reviews calls, “gripping,” and “transcending genre clichés.”

Novels inThe Fading Series by Cindy Cipriano:

  • Fading 
  • Searching 
  • Pretending (August 2020) 

Reviewed by Melanie Newton
Violence
3
There is some violence in the book (Mainly punching / Boys fighting) but there are incidents with girls involved too. There are threats to kill people (more as a term of phrase than actual murder intent) There is talk of an attack in a dream with a knife. There is a death caused by fire which is described but not graphically enough that I felt it should rate a 4. (Note Although there is not Gun violence the protagonist owns a gun and mentions it.)
Language
2
There is very little cursing in this book as with previous installments. There is use of 'Freak' in place of stronger curse words.
Romance/Sensuality
2
There are a few scenes that involve intense kissing.
Drugs/Alcohol/Smoking
4
Mention of a past event where someone was drugged and left.
Supernatural Characters: Although not technically supernatural there is magic.
Other: This is the third book in the Fading series and the content is fairly consistent with previous installments, but as the story has developed so have some of the storylines, which may raise questions from younger readers.

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Series: The Fading Series, Book 3
Genres: Love & Romance, Paranormal
Tags: contemporary, Fantasy, Magic, paranormal romance, urban, young adult
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication Year: 2020
ASIN: B08B6GCS4G
ISBN: 9781634223973
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About the Author
Cindy Cipriano

Cindy Cipriano lives in North Carolina with her husband, son, and their twenty-seven pets.

Not really.

Just three dogs who think they are children and three cats who think they are raccoons. It only seems as if they make twenty-seven. When Cindy isn't writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and the avoidance of cooking.

Fading, The Fading Series Book One, (Clean Teen Publishing) releases in 2018. This is the first in a three-four book series in which seventeen-year-old Leath Elliott wonders if the new boy in town is literally the boy of her dreams.

Cindy's Miller's Island Mysteries series is described as innovative in blending science and fantasy. Eighth graders, Grace and Jack, travel through time solving mysterious science events. Miller's Island Mysteries #1 The Case of the Toxic River (Vulpine Press) released in August 2017. MIMS #1 is the first in an eleven-book series.

Cindy's first novel, The Circle, Book One of The Sidhe (2013), won the 2014 Moonbeam Children's Book Silver Award for Pre-Teen Fiction – Fantasy. Other titles in the series include The Choice, Book Two of The Sidhe (2015), and The Lost, Book Three of The Sidhe (2017). Look for The Secret, Book Four of The Sidhe to release in May 2018. The series follows Calum, Laurel, and Hagen from middle through high school as they first rescue Calum's kidnapped cousin, and then save the Otherworld from dark Sidhe. This series is published by Odyssey Books.

Cindy's article, Level Up Intrinsic Motivation, was published in the JOURNAL OF INTERDISCIPLINARY LEADERSHIP in 2016 and two of her short stories were published in the Children's anthology, Doorway to Adventure (2010).
www.cindycipriano.com
www.thesidheseries.com

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