Sunday, February 22, 2009

Fade by Lisa McMann Book Review

Fade by Lisa McMann
(Simon Pulse, Hardcover, 2009)

Janie's ability to slip into other people's dreams continues but she finally has a name for her "talent" - dream catcher. Along with a name, Janie also has a job with the local police department. She and her boyfriend Caleb are undercover agents at Fieldridge High. Their new assignment is to catch a sexual predator posing as a teacher. Janie isn't safe from the predator or from her dream catching.

I devoured the first novel in this series, Wake, and Fade was no exception. Again, the present tense storytelling really caught my attention. Janie's story is so much more immediate in the present tense. This book is obviously a little darker than the first book since it focuses on a sexual predator. Heightening that darkness and urgency is a series of diaries written by Martha Stubin, Janie's dream catcher teacher. The diaries reveal more about Janie's abilities and the fate that awaits her. This was definitely a haunting novel and it sets the scene perfectly for Book 3, without leaving too much of a cliffhanger. Cabel's character continued to thrill me. He's just so dark and tortured - I really hope that Book 3 explores his character a little more. Also, I just can't help but hope that Janie's abilities prove to be stronger than Martha Stubin's.



  1. I liked the bit that I read of I will look back into it in the future.

  2. Ahh you're so lucky. I want to read this soo bad. And I won't be able to forever unless some miracle happens. Great review.

  3. Forever figuratively of course

  4. I want to read this too. Seems so good!

  5. Oh, I need to read both Wake and Fade! They both sound excellent!

  6. I ordered it a week ago - of course it wasn't in stock at the bookstore - and ti hasn't arrived yet. I am dying!

  7. i'm really looking forward to this one-heard it was an awesome sequel/

  8. I really liked Wake, too. I am looking forward to reading Fade.

  9. Great review! I keep hearing how good these books are but I haven't had a chance to read any of them yet.

    I got my package in the mail yesterday from you for the winter book contest. I was so excited! What great books!! I recently got the ARC of Cathy's Ring so it's perfect timing that I won the other two first. I haven't seen the reading list journal before but it's very cool. I am truly grateful for each and every book and I'm sharing them with my niece when I'm done. Thanks so much!!


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