Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Wake by Lisa McMann

Book Summery:
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. -goodreads.com

Book Trailer:

Book Review:
Lisa McMann takes us on a high-paced, emotional journey in her debut novel, Wake. What I liked most about this book is that it is character driven. Janie, Carrie, and Cable are real, raw, flawed charters. I love the friendship between Janie and Carrie. It definitely offers some insight into both girls' personalities and upbringings. Cable is a sweet surprise. The chemistry between him and Janie is pure, intriguing and intense. Overall, this was a quick read and left me craving more. I'm already digging into the second book in the trilogy, Fade. For more insight and information, check out the author's website here.

Favorite Quote:
"Jamie lies awake in bed. Scared.
She wonders if she will end up like her friend Miss Stubin from the nursing home, all alone.
Or dead in a car crash, because of this stupid dream curse." (p. 50)

Cover Art Commentary:
I love the ominous tone of the cover. Just enough color peering through. :)

Overall Rating:


  1. you always read books with some of the most amazing covers! So colorful and match your site! lol!

  2. Sounds great. I haven't really paid a lot attention to this series, but now I am going to look for them. ;)

  3. Wow, this looks great! I will be adding this to my TBR pile for sure!

    Somer @ A Bird's Eye Review

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  5. Haven't read this series but glad you enjoyed it, and you don't have to wait for the sequels!

  6. Nice review! I read this book a couple of years ago, but I still haven't gotten the chance to read the other books in the series.. :(