Thursday, February 17, 2011

Fade by Lisa McMann

Book Summery:
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....

Book Review:
Author Lisa McMann takes it up a notch in her second book in the Dream Catcher trilogy, Fade. McMann really had me guessing up to the end as to what -exactly- was going on in the big mystery that Janie is investigating. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. I really thought Janie made some dicey decisions, which played up the plot well. What I like most about this series are the characters. They are raw, flawed, honest human beings. Easy to relate to. On a more personal level, I LOVE that the trilogy is set in Michigan, somewhat, okay...rather loosely, close to where I live. (Although, I would LOVE to live closer to Ann Arbor!) It makes it very easy to picture the story in my head. If you are looking for a thrilling mystery, look no further. This is the story for you, though I HIGHLY recommend you read the first book, Wake, beforehand. :)

Favorite Quote:
"That's another reason why this new assignment is putting him on edge. He knows the dreams will make this harder on her than him.
Physically, anyway.
Mentally? Emotionally? It'll be harder on him.
Because this love thing is foreign to Cabel. And now that he has found Janie, he's becoming increasingly protective of her. There is no man in the universe he wants to share her with. Especially a creep.
Even if it unearths a scandal.
Of greatest proportions.
The biggest scandal Fieldridge High has ever seen." (p. 25)

Cover Art Commentary:
Very mysterious, which is a perfect backdrop to the story! It also goes along nicely with the first book! :)

Overall Rating:


  1. I thought the first book was just okay. It was interesting, but it didn't stand out to me as much. I am looking forward to reading this one though, so I just might.

  2. I haven't read Wake, but I have read your review for it and I did like the sound of it. Now hearing that this one is great too, I think I need to read these books. :)

  3. Great review! And what a quote! Definitely makes me want to read this book!

  4. I haven't read this series but I did read Lisa McMann's new book so am interested in checking this one out.

  5. I really liked this whole series. I like that Ms. McCann uses so few words to convey her story. It was different but definitely enjoyable.

  6. Great review. I do like the simple covers of this series.

  7. I read this series last year and Ill tell this 2ond one really bothered me with the creepy rape made my skin crawl!!!

    Great Review!!...:)

  8. I think I have the first one in this series... it looks really good!
    Brilliant review!