Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wake Review

Release Date: March 4, 2008
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Age Group: 14+
Pages: 210

Not all dreams are sweet.

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....


Wake was...amazing. That's one of the best words to describe it, I think. I waited to read it for so long and the waiting has definitely paid off.

I started this book late last night, I figured that, since I had friends over, it would take me longer to read it then usual. But, I was wrong. My friend ended up taking the book from me and wouldn't give it back for a good length of time. Wake is one of those books that grabs you and doesn't let go. I thought that there wouldn't be plot twists, but I was so wrong.

Janie is a girl whose life sucks. By saying that I would relate to her, would be saying that my mom is also an alcoholic who doesn't give a crap about me, so I won't say that because none of it is true. I will, however, say that she was a great character. All of the characters were great and had a had big part in the storyline.

The writing style that Lisa McMann uses is unique. At first I thought it was weird and wasn't a fan, but it quickly became addicting, also making this a can't-put-it-down read. I'll give you a sampling from her "About The Author" page:

Now she writes.
From a green chair.
Overlooking the Superstition Mountains.
Sometimes she wears a cowboy hat.
She's not really a cowboy.
She just likes hats.

You should read this book. Now. Right now. (Her writing has definitely rubbed off on me.) With such a unique plot, and everything else needed to make a fantastic book, how can you go wrong? Now, I need Fade.


  1. This looks soooo good to me. It's on my list and I'm hoping the library will have it available very very soon. Great review!

  2. I just bought Wake! It's great to know that it's so amazing.



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