Fade by Lisa McMann
Posted June 9, 2009on:
Author: Lisa McMann
Good If… You loved Wake and are looking for an intense, action-packed book.
Summary: (Taken from Amazon)
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….
As you might remember, I absolutely adored Wake and Fade was no different. I started it about twenty minutes before bed (bad mistake) and then picked it up every spare second I had – I think I even skipped doing my hair in the morning to read it.
Fade picks up pretty much where Wake ends and you’re instantly sucked into Janie and Cabel’s world once again. Since it’s a sequel, there wasn’t nearly as much world-building/getting to know the characters and it jumped right into the action. I must say that I definitely preferred the plot of Fade to Wake. I don’t want to give it away but I just really, really liked it.
Even though the plot moved forward quickly, it didn’t stop the relationships between characters from developing and changing. The Janie/Cabel relationship became much more intense and realistic. I loved reading their conversations and found myself close to tears a time or two.
The ending wasn’t anything spectacular, I can’t really remember the details of it now, but it definitely left me waiting anxiously for Book Three.