Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Fade


Author: Lisa McMann
Released: Jan 2009
Publisher: Simon Pulse
# Pages: 248
Copy provided by: Library
Summary: Goodreads

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....

This book is the follow-up to Wake. Janie and Cabe are in another undercover police operation, this time regarding teachers and students and inappropriate behavior. I love the interaction between the two of them and the fact that while Cabe struggles with allowing Janie to participate - he goes along with it and is there for her. He seems like such a genuinely 'nice' guy - sometimes I find myself wondering what his flaws are.

The story gets quite dark at one point and I found myself quite disturbed and inordinately grateful with the way things ended up. The tension was quite palpable and I was drawn into the situation completely. The information revealed in Martha Stubins diary was a real shocker. I felt as if I should have seen it coming, but I didn't have a clue. How would you handle that kind of information? I'm not sure I would have been so calm.

I do have one negative - I found some parts a little jumpy, with short , patchy sentences, but that is just my personal opinion, I've never been very keen on short sentences. All in all, I loved it, just as much as I did Wake, and I'm restlessly waiting for the list to go down at the library so that I can get #3 - Gone.

2 comments:

  1. Just wanted to let you know that you have an Award waiting for you at my Blog!!!
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  2. Thanks so much Patricia. I feel as if we've arrived in the blog-o-sphere now. I felt as if I was reading about me in your comments I'm a major tv nerd myself - you forgot Firefly - and Christinabean and I both knit and crochet too.

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