Sunday, February 20, 2011

Gone by Lisa McMann

Book Summery:
Janie thought she knew what her future held. And she thought she’d made her peace with it. But she can’t handle dragging Cabel down with her.
She knows he will stay with her, despite what she sees in his dreams. He’s amazing. And she’s a train wreck. Janie sees only one way to give him the life he deserves: She has to disappear. And it’s going to kill them both.
Then a stranger enters her life — and everything unravels. The future Janie once faced now has an ominous twist, and her choices are more dire than she’d ever thought possible. She alone must decide between the lesser of two evils. And time is running out. . .
Book Review:
Wow! Lisa McMann finishes off her trilogy with a bang! Her final book in the series, Gone, is nothing less than stellar, which I have come to expect from her. The mystery that Janie is uncovering this time is her past, present, and future. While on vacation, Janie explores what her future holds, for both her and Cabel. She is in the midst of making a permanent decision for the future, when she gets a phone call from her next door neighbor, telling her to come home as soon as possible because her mother's been taken to the hospital. On arrival, Janie discovers that her mother isn't hospitalized, rather it's the man that is claimed to be her father. Janie withdraws into herself, and embarks on a personal journey of discovery of her father's past; which helps her to better understand her current predicament; which ultimately helps her to decide what is best for her future. Prepare yourself for waves of emotion, mixed with love, mystery, and heartache. A sentimental ending to a whirlwind trilogy, will leave the reader wanting more. I have already ordered McMann's next book Cryer's Cross (info found here), which should HOPEFULLY be arriving soon! I highly recommend the entire Dream Catcher series to readers. They are dark, emotional, fast-paced reads that will make you think twice about what your dreams are trying to tell you.

Favorite Quote:
"Janie grins and rips it open. 'You have absolutely everything in that drawer. Snacks, steri-strips, food stain wipes, plastic ware...what else?'
'Anything and everything a person needs in order to live for several days,' Captain says.
Janie laughs. Relaxes. 'That's amazing.' Takes a bite.
'I was a boy scout.' Captain's serious face never wavers.
Janie snorts, and then wonders if Captain wasn't joking with her. One never knows with her." (p. 200)

Cover Art Commentary:
I honestly have to say, this cover is my favorite of the entire series. The black and green contrast nicely against each other. The entire trilogy looks gorgeous on my bookshelf! :)

Overall Rating:


  1. I also like the covers as well. Glad to see you liked this one too!

  2. I already added them to my tbr list. They sound fantastic and very creepy! :) I'm glad you enjoyed all of them.

  3. Good to hear that the entire series is stellar.

  4. I do love series, I will pick these up. Thanks!

  5. Wake and Fade were good; I was wondering about Gone, and now I'm excited for it.