Series: Dream Catcher Series
Book #: Two
Author: Lisa McMann
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....
(taken from goodreads.com)
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!