Friday, May 1, 2009

Fade by Lisa McMann

Just as one case closes for Janie and Cable, another one opens up immediately. Unfortunately for Janie though, her dream catching seems to be taking more and more from her both mentally and physically every time she gets sucked into another’s dream.
Not only does Janie have to deal with all the stress of her last semester of high school, her relationship with Cable which they have to keep a secret, and then of course the latest case which deals with a sexual predator who is most likely a teacher at Janie’s school.
Janie soon gets herself way in over her head when nothing goes as planned and Cable’s behavior is absolutely shocking. Then Janie soon finds out about what lies in store for her in the future, and it’s not a pretty picture. Will Janie survive these last few months of high school? Will her relationship with Cable survive?
Hands down this is a great series and even after the last page it still left me wanting more. FADE picked up right where WAKE left off not even skipping a beat. McMann kept up her impeccable prose throughout the whole story and wove a very intricate plot.
The plot was extremely interesting and kept me at the edge of my seat throughout the entire book. There was absolutely nothing that was going to make me put the book down! McMann took a really tough topic and made it extremely interesting and real, making it apparent to teenagers how dangerous certain situations can get.
One thing that I did have an issue with was the ending. Now I’m not going to talk about it, but I felt like the book hit its climax and then kind of rambled off, not leaving a definitive ending. I have to say though that  I was really impressed with the last sentence of the book,  leaving the series open to so many possibilities, which I am eager to find out about in GONE coming out February 2010.
As I mentioned before Lisa McMann’s writing is impeccable. While her style takes some getting used to, as everything is in the present tense, it is completely worth it because it makes the book unique and spell binding.  I also love how you get to know all the character’s thoughts and their actions, but at different times - it truly gives the reader a chance to get to know the characters and really connect with the story.
Overall this was a great second book in a ground-breaking series that I can’t wait to read more of. It was a suspenseful, fast-paced read that all readers will enjoy. 


Unknown said...

Ah I can't wait for the third one :) Glad you enjoyed it!

Readingjunky said...

There's an award for you over at my blog. :-)

Angela said...

That looks like an interesting book. Thanks for the review.


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