Thursday, March 6, 2008

Wake by Lisa McMann

Janie rarely has dreams of her own. She is always sucked into others', and it's not much fun. I mean, how would you feel if you never had a true second of rest and were always on your guard for the next dream you would have to play a part in? It would definitely not be fun. And then one day, she experiences a new kind of dream, that of Cabel Strumheller. It's horrific, violent, and extremely frightening. Jamie has to somehow figure out how to control her ability and at the same time learn the truth about Cabel and all the mysteries that he keeps from her.

After all of the rave reviews about Wake I figured I had to go pick myself up a copy and learn what all the hype was about. I was not disappointed. Although the beginning was a little dry, it quickly picked up and I was completely drawn in. Lisa McMann's writing style was very unique and even though at first I thought it would be annoying, I actually really enjoyed the change from the usual writing style in books. I especially liked the idea of the plot. Falling into dreams is a cool, novel concept, and Lisa wrote about it flawlessly. It really made me think about what it would be like to be privy to everyone's secret thoughts. Although it might sound appealing now, Lisa really showed that not everything is what it seems, especially having to experience others' dreams. One of the other things I liked about the book was Cabel and Janie's relationship. I liked the way their romance evolved and they ultimately learned everything about each other. I wish I had me a Cabel. :) So, without a doubt, this was an extremely good book and I would recommend it to everyone and anyone. I can't wait for the sequel Fade!


  1. i can't wait to read this! great review! i saw that you are reading chosen! that is a good one as well!

  2. I've heard so many good things about this book. I can hardly wait to read it!

    And great review. :)

  3. I added this book to my wish-list a few days ago. I came across it on Fantastic Fiction and thought it sounded great. I've never read anything by the author before, so I'm looking forward to it.


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