Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Fade




Title: Fade

Author: Lisa McMann

Date Finished: May 26, 2009

Personal Book Count: 40 out of 100

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Genre/ Subject: Young Adult

First Line: Janie sprints through the snowy yards from two streets away and slips quietly through the front door of her house.

Summery: from the dust jacket-

“SOME NIGHTMARES NEVER END.

For Janie and Cabel, real life is getting tougher than the dreams. They're just trying to carve out a little (secret) time together, but no such luck.

Disturbing things are happening at Fieldridge High, yet nobody's talking. When Janie taps into a classmate's violent nightmares, the case finally breaks open -- but nothing goes as planned. Not even close. Janie's in way over her head, and Cabe's shocking behavior has grave consequences for them both.

Worse yet, Janie learns the truth about herself and her ability -- and it's bleak. Seriously, brutally bleak. Not only is her fate as a dream catcher sealed, but what's to come is way darker than she'd feared....”

Why did I pick this book? : Is the sequel to Wake.

Review: Did I like this book? LOVED it! It was as good as the first but better! Instead of just taking what was established in book one, and changing the setting, they picked up where the first left up. But then they took it further. All the story lines were advanced (the personal and professional) and the single book and the series. I like that there is a lot going on, but with only a few main characters, it not hard to follow.

I would say as a caution, it is a lot darker then the first. (I think due to subject matter.) As a parent, I would be careful about what age range reads this, and would consider screening it myself first.

I think I would read the first book (Wake) before tackling the second. They are mostly self-contained, although they do have characters and plots that carry forward. I think you have more back ground and it could be clearer to read them both. I am definitely awaiting the third with great anticipation. =D

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

2 comments:

J. Kaye said...

I do agree that this one was as good as the first. It's not always true with series or trilogies. I can't wait until book 3!

Lissa said...

J.Kaye- Me neither, this is one where I am regularly stalking the website till it's release ;D