Friday, June 18, 2010

Review: Fade by Lisa McMann

Title: Fade
Series: Dream Catcher Series 
Book #: Two 
Author: Lisa McMann 
Published: 2009

Some nightmares never end.
For Janie and Cabel, real life is getting tougher than the dreams. They're just trying to carve out a little (secret) time together, but no such luck.

Disturbing things are happening at Fieldridge High, yet nobody's talking. When Janie taps into a classmate's violent nightmares, the case finally breaks open -- but nothing goes as planned. Not even close. Janie's in way over her head, and Cabe's shocking behavior has grave consequences for them both.

Worse yet, Janie learns the truth about herself and her ability -- and it's bleak. Seriously, brutally bleak. Not only is her fate as a dream catcher sealed, but what's to come is way darker than she'd feared....
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Amber's thoughts:

Wow. I literally became addicted to this book. I read for hours and hours. I finished Wake a little before lunch and was done with Fade before I went to bed. I just couldn't stop reading. 

As I said in my review of the first book in this series, Wake, McMann's writing style is different from most. Concise yet powerful, her words bring life to a story that was just begging to be told. It took me a little while to get used to her writing, but the story was so brilliant that I didn't mind. In a way, McMann's language is very appropriate for this story.

I loved how unique McMann's idea was. Being a fly on the wall in someone else's dream? I'd never heard of something like that before. Not only did I like the idea, but I was also impressed by how McMann portrayed it. It wasn't a gift, really. It was more a curse, and the reader slowly begins to see how Janie's ability takes its toll on her. It's almost painful to watch.

Fade took me on an emotional roller coaster. I cringed, shuddered, squealed, and laughed as I followed Janie's story. That's the true reason that this book deserves five stars. By the time I finished the book, I was exhausted. To be able to capture a reader's heart like that, to drag a reader in and keep them captivated until the end- that's talent. Bravo, McMann!


Anonymous said...

I've heard about this series. I have yet to read any of them though, but after reading this review, hearing that it will soon be a movie, and hearing a lot about it, I will be reading it soon! :)

Marce said...

Yaaaaaaaay you read it right away, great stuff. I think Wake and Fade should be read together.

Great review.

It is sad to see this series come to an end, I don't think the author wanted to end it either. Enjoy Gone when you get to it.

Unknown said...

I really loved this book! The whole series, actually. What I don't love is the thought of Miley Cyrus playing the part of Janie in Wake.

Darlyn said...

I dont even read wake yet.but really, i have to get my hands on this!

Adriana said...

This book really was an emotional roller coaster. I was especially sad for Janie with everything she had to go through. I haven't read Gone yet, so if you do I can't wait to see what you think of it.

Rebs @ Book-Rants said...

I love these as well. Great review