Monday, February 23, 2009

Review: Wake by Lisa McMann

I had heard great things about this book. And they were all right. This book was fantastic!!

Here's a synopsis from Barnes and Noble:

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....

So, it definitely sounded intriguing. And I was sucked in right away. I love Janie - she was an awesome character, and I really cared about her from the first page. I loved the way the book was written too. It was a really quick, easy read. I wish it had been longer, it was just over 200 pages, but I could have read a lot more! Great plot, and great characters. I really can't say enough good things about it.

I liked Cabel right away, and hoped he would end up being a big part of the book. I was heartbroken when she found out that he was a drug dealer and sleeping with Shay. Poor Janie!! So, I was relieved to find out the truth, and to find out that he really did care about Janie. I got goosebumps reading parts of it, and after I finished I went back to re-read a few parts.

There is another book in the series that just came out (Fade), so I'll be getting that! The third installment comes out in 2010.

Rated: 5/5


  1. I keep seeing this when I've been at Borders but I didn't know if it would be something I'd like. Now I'm definitely going to have to look into it. However, my book buying is really getting out of control again so it may have to

  2. I think you'll love it, based on other books you've liked! I was surprised by how much I loved it!!

  3. I'm glad you enjoyed it! I really like Cabal.

  4. me too!! I just ordered Fade, I'm excited to see what happens next!

  5. You're right I loved it. I read it in one day and then finished off Fade today. Thanks so much for the rec!

  6. awesome! I'm jealous that you already read Fade! I don't think my copy will be here until Monday...

  7. I actually read these books ( all three of them) but for some reason i just didn't like them at ALL..i guess it just didn't appeal to me that much :/