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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Review: Wake by Lisa McMann

Wake by Lisa McMann

Release Date: March 4, 2008
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Series: Dream Catcher #1
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 210
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Paranormal, Romance
Format: Paperback
Source: Borders
Buy This At: Amazon

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.

Another good read that i had heard about from a friend and I never put the book down. It was a quick read in my eyes due to the riveting events that happen to takes place through the entire novel.

Having the ability to enter the dreams of others is Janie's curse that she can't control. Ever since she was eight she has been thrown into the dreams of others against he will. Escaping a dream is challenging for Janie and once she's sucked in most modern activities enable her to be dangerous when she performs them.

Alcoholic mother, poverty stricken, Janie's life fuels the character she has become: Strong, dependent, and determined. She has been in control of her life (with the minus of dreams) from a young age. Her only friend is a girl names Carrie who happens to be a childhood friend. But Janie keeps her secret to herself...

...Until she meets Cable.
The actions that Janie is forced to go through and the reactions that occur because of them, it showed me the strength that Janie withholds and it made me adore her character even more. I also really enjoyed the thrilling pace of this book, though I wish I didn't read it so quickly! But, to make up for that, there's two more books to read! Yahoooo! 

First Line: Janie Hannagan's math book slips from her fingers.

Story: A

Cover: B

1 comment :

Denice said...

What I like about the book, is its diary like style... Though I do like its cover 'coz its simple enough... But for me it doesn't have any connection with the story... Thanks for the review...

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