Harmony Book Reviews

Wake by Lisa McMann

Posted on: May 18, 2009

  WakeTitle: Wake

Author: Lisa McMann

Rating: 10/10

Good If… You’re looking for an intense, action-packed book with some romance.

Summary: (Taken from Amazon)

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….

My Thoughts: I started this book late Thursday night. I read it instead of studying. Then I picked up Fade. Since then, I have reread this book (well, most parts) three or more times. It’s just that good.

At first, I was a little hesitant. The beginning didn’t grab me like I was expecting it to and I was slightly confused. Then, about twenty pages in, things picked up majorly. The flashbacks made sense, the intensity picked up, Cabel was introduced. I became addicted to the point where I couldn’t put this down at all.

Janie is different in the fact that she can see into everyone’s dreams but other than that, she’s just a teenager, she obsesses over boys, she’s there for her friends, she’s REALISTIC. Cabel is probably my new favorite male character at the moment. He’s so sweet and perfect because he has flaws and his own issues. (I won’t go into more details than that because it will spoil too much).

I also loved some of the dreams that she gets sucked into. Some of them were plain creepy but others were fun.

The ending had me going “OMG” so much that even though I really should have studied and gone to bed, I picked up the sequel right then and there.

My advice – go buy this NOW, if you haven’t already.

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8 Responses to "Wake by Lisa McMann"

I keep reading books instead of working. Dangerous!!

Nice review! This one has been on my to-read list for awhile.

[…] you might remember, I absolutely adored Wake and Fade was no different. I started it about twenty minutes before bed (bad mistake) and then […]

read this book in one sitting and loved every word. i’ve been recommending this book to everyone i see now. must.read.fade.
ur 10/10 is explanation enough as to why everyone is so crazy about this book.

Seriously, Wake is one of those books that once you get into the groove you don’t want to let it go. I had a bit of trouble getting used to the structure of the narrative at first–but I found that by the halfway point it worked really well. I said this in the review I did of it a few months ago, but it felt less like reading a book and more like having a person tell me their story. As if a photo album was in our lap and the person was saying ‘And this picture here happened when…’ that sort of thing.

I so need to read this one, especially with Fade out now. Gah, I always feel behind on books, there are just too many to read!

Big fan of this book and one of my favorites at the moment.

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