Wake by Lisa McMann {Review}

Wake by Lisa McMann {Review}

Title: Wake
Author: Lisa McMann
Series: Dream Catcher #1
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Date: 3/04/2008
Pages: 210
ISBN: 9781416953579
Source: bought
Purchase: Wake (Wake Series, Book 1)

Summary from Goodreads:

Dream Catcher trilogy

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.

My Thoughts:

I have read a lot of mixed reviews on this book, and this series. But I slowly found all three books so that I could read them without having to wait. And let me tell you, I am glad that I did.
I picked up Wake last night at about 11:30 p.m. and finished it at 5:15 a.m. I couldn’t put it down. From the very beginning it sucked me in and kept me flipping pages to find out what exactly was going to happen next.
Janie ( the main character) isn’t your typical teen, she gets sucked into other peoples dreams if she is close enough to them; unless there is a door in the way. Now, at first I thought ” Hey, that would be awesome!!” but I soon realized that it may at times be cool, do I really want to know what some stranger dreams about? Then I started to really feel bad for Janie. She only really has one close friend through most of the book, and really I don’t think you could call Carrie mush of a friend.
The first few chapters skip a lot but that is just to get us caught up so we understand what exactly is going on. After that everything pretty much evens out and we get a lot of detail without living every single day with her.
When Cabel ( love the name) comes into the picture, I instantly disliked him, my first thoughts were great, he’s a druggie and since Janie was kinda starting to fall for him, I wasn’t happy at all. but he soon redeemed himself, even though I was still skeptical until all the truths were revealed.
Lisa McMann is an amazing writer and I am sorry that it took me so long to pick up one of her books. she gets to the point without making us wait forever and even though we don’t live every single day with the main character, we aren’t left wondering what happened between one paragraph and the next.
I love how she took us into the dreams with Janie and how we got to see exactly how Janie normally reacted to being sucked into a dream. Now I’m off to read the second book in the trilogy Fade.

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  1. This has been on my wishlist for a while, but I just haven’t gotten to it yet. I’ll have to move it up, and make sure I read all three at once. Thanks for the review!
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