Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wake




Title: Wake

Author: Lisa McMann

Date Finished: February 19, 2009

Personal Book Count: 15 out of 100

Rating: 5 out of 5

Genre/ Subject: Young Adult

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

Summery: From back of book:

Not all dreams are sweet.

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....

Why did I pick this book? : I have seen reviews on other blogs. I have also seen the author on twitter, and her comments caught my eye, so when I was at the library, I thought I would pick it up and give it a try.

Review: I LOVED this book. I grabbed it at the library yesterday, and finished it this morning. It feels good to find a book that sucks you in so completely. I kept putting it down to try and explain to DH. I don’t think he got it. May have to make him read it. Heh. I liked it, because it seemed to me to really stand out from what I have been reading lately (if I every read anything like it). I like books that feel fresh and explore new territory. I like that Janie was never totally perfect, or imperfect, like some characters of late. She was responsible, except made some mistakes. If there was one thing that bugged me, it was Janie crying all the time. Course if I had as little sleep as this girl did, I would be too. And the fact that she never let Cable talk. She never asked questions (of which I myself had (and would have had) by the million. But I see this as necessary to further the plot, and reasonable teenage girl behavior. I see that the sequel Fade is being released this month, and can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

Agree? Disagree? Recommendations? Any insights, suggestions, or comments on the book or format, or blog at all are most welcome. If you have read this and/ or review it yourself, please let me know. Can you think of any books like this? Give me a recommendation! =D

1 comment:

J. Kaye said...

I read this book last year! Loved it. I have FADE on the way!