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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Wake by Lisa McMann

Title: Wake
Author: Lisa McMann
Published: March 2008
Source: The Library
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Ever since she was eight years old, high school student Janie Hannagan has been uncontrollably drawn into other people's dreams, but it is not until she befriends an elderly nursing home patient and becomes involved with an enigmatic fellow-student that she discovers her true power. 

Wake was extremely addictive. I literally could not put it down for a lot of it. I love it when that happens. The book was a lot different than I thought that it would be. The summary I read made it seem more urgent, more dangerous, than it was. But that's okay because I probably wouldn't have liked that as much.

What I got was two parts romance and one part paranormal. It was awesome. What Janie can do is something that I've never seen before, and I loved learning about something completely new. Her relationship with Cabel was my favorite part, the way that it was always changing, and so sweet. I liked Janie's character too, but I never really got a good look into her mind.

The book is told in third person, and formatted like a diary. It's a really weird combination, but it works for this book. I liked the way that the whole thing seemed like one of the dreams that she was in, like I was Janie watching. That did have a side effect though, I never completely connected with what was going on. Like I said, I was watching what was happening, not particicpating.

This book is really good, I just wish that I could have connected a bit more. I wish that I could read Fade next, but I have more pressing books to attend to. Soon though, or I might go crazy!

Characters: 9/10
Writing: 8/10
Plot: 9/10
Originality: 10/10
Ending: 10/10
Overall: 46/50 A-
Title/Cover: 4/5 I like the title, and most of the cover, but something about the floating pillow throws me off.


  1. Excellent review! I love this sort of story, and will definitely be looking for this one. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

  2. Great review! Glad you enjoyed this one---I loved this series!!

  3. I've heard that this a great series, so I'm not surprised that you liked it! This is a book that I've been wanting to read for a while. Excellent review!


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