Thursday, November 18, 2010

Review: Wake

Book: Wake by Lisa McMann
Pages: 210 Pages
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: March 4, 2008
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Age Group: Young Adult
Source: Bought
Grade: A
Synopsis:
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:
6:34 PM Monday
Danna (Friendly Reader) starts reading Wake, not knowing what she’s getting herself into.
8:58 PM That same night
She finishes Wake and lunges for the second book, almost breaking an arm in the process.

 I loved this book. The idea of Dream Catchers is brilliant and McMann herself is a magnificent writer.
 The story follows the main character Janie as she goes into other people’s dreams. Her mother’s a drunk, her dad is nowhere to be seen, and her life can’t possibly get any worse. It starts getting better when Cabel, loner Goth boy turned hottie popular dude becomes a big picture in her sad life. He comforts Janie while she helps him with his inner demons. I didn’t like how their relationship just randomly happened after Cabel found out her secret; although, their ups and downs of their coupleism did make up for that.
 I thought it was cool how there were a lot of mini plots so the book wasn’t just based on Janie’s dreams, but also on her and Cabe’s relationship and her school and work life and her work life had to do with her dreams. Everything was connected.
 Overall, Wake is a book that I definitely recommend if you like paranormal books. 4.5 stars!
Writing: 8/10
Setting: 9/10
Characters: 9/10
Plot: 10/10
Cover: 10/10
Ending: 5/5
51/55= 93% A
 

1 comment:

  1. I agree the Dream Catcher idea was great. I flew through the series as well.
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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