Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Wake And Fade

Title: Wake Author: Lisa McMann Publisher: Simon Pulse Number Of Pages: 210

Summary: Not all dreams are sweet. For seventeen-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people’s dreams is getting old. Especially the falling dreams, the naked-but-nobody notices dreams, and the sex-crazed dreams. Janie’s seen enough fantasy booty to last her a lifetime. She can’t tell anybody about what she does-they’d never believe her, or worse, they’d think she’s a freak. So Janie lives on the fringe, cursed with an ability she doesn’t want and can’t control. Then she falls into a gruesome nightmare, one that chills her to the bone. For the first time, Janie is more than a witness to someone else’s twisted psyche. She is a participant….

Review: Wake was really good! I was totally immersed in the story. I liked the characters , I thought they were intriguing. Hmmm..I don’t really know what to say about Wake. It was an unusual premise and Lisa was able to write it perfectly. I really liked how it was written to look like a journal! I wouldn’t suggest that younger teens read this because it was a really mature YA novel. I don’t have much to say about Wake except that it was beautifully written and I really liked it!!!!

I recommend this book if you like romance, supernatural, YA novels, and an overall interesting read!

Title: Fade Author: Lisa McMann Publisher: Simon Pulse Number Of Pages: 248

Summary: Some nightmares never end. For Janie and Cabel, real life is getting tougher than 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 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. Not only is her fate as a dream catcher sealed, but what’s to come is why darker than she’d feared…

Review: I thought Fade was a great sequel to Wake! It was really creepy, and kept me on the edge of my seat. Personally though I didn’t think it was as good as Wake. One thing I liked about Fade is the characters developed more and you felt like you really knew them by the end of the book. Once again I don’t suggest this for younger teens. (It had a lot more mature content than Wake.) I really don’t know what else to say about Fade.

I recommend this book if you like romance, dreams, high school, and YA novels.


  1. I thought Wake was good. Some aspects seemed slightly convenient and it kind of ruined Wake for me. Heard good things about Fade however, so thanks for the review!

  2. I've hear a lot of mixed feelings about these but they look fairly good. ^_^ Great review!

  3. i loved WAKE too. it is hard to review without giving too much away. still have to read FADE, glad to hear you liked it as well.

  4. Liyana: You should read Fade, it was really good!!

    Jen: You should read them! Are they out in Canada?

    vvb32: Fade wasn't as good as Wake but you should definitely read it!!