Author: Lisa McMann
Pages [hardcover]: 248
#2 in the Dream Catcher series; Sequel to Wake
Opening Lines: Janie sprints throuhgt the snowy yards from two streets away and slips quietly through the front door of her house. And then. Everything goes black.
Does not like.
To be called.
Janie & Cabel
SOME NIGHTMARES NEVER END.
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….
My friend lent me the first book in this series, Wake, and I was immediately hooked. The book is written in short and sharp sentences and makes for a quick read. It’s seperated into regular chapters, and then sectioned by time of day. I love the setup, and read this in two days.
Janie has no fear; she doesn’t even need to think about accepting her new case, automatically saying yes. She’s ready to make a difference, however small, and wants to use her gift in a positive way.
Janie and Cabel both have rocky pasts. Their parents have been horrible to them-and that’s an understatement. So of course their own relationship is going to be complicated, as they both learn to love for the first time. I like how everything isn’t all smiles and roses for the two; they don’t forget about their home lives as soon as they’re together. They’re still in touch with reality.
While not exactly a mystery, this story does have its twists and turns. It’s dark and deep and not for the faint of heart. But I still like it. It had me laughing one moment and my mouth hanging open in shock the next.
I can’t wait to read the next one.
Fade gets 5/5 stars.