By Sean Beaudoin, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $8.99, 208 pages
Fade to Blue follows several characters – namely Kenny Fade and Sophie Blue, who both live in a town run by a mega-conglomerate. Kenny, feeling his life isn’t his, and Sophie, trying to figure out why her dad disappeared, are both on the same mission: find out what the shady bio-lab is up to before a psychotic nurse and equally insane Popsicle Man figure out what they’re doing.
I have a love-hate relationship with this book. What I mean by that is I fell in love with this book when I first saw it, and I hate that I didn’t get into it as much as I had hoped I would. The characters were great. Their snarky attitudes and the overall dark humor in the book was something to really enjoy. I think my biggest problem lies within the actual plot, with constant twists and pacing that would both make your head hurt. However, in that sense, it also holds your attention. Like a movie, I felt as though if I looked away or got distracted, I would miss some vital information.
Overall, it was a decent read. I love the sci-fi feel and comic book style to the book because it’s not something you see every day. Love it or hate it, it’s definitely worth the read.
Reviewed by Missy Wadkins