Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Fade (Dreamcatcher Trilogy)
By Lisa McMann
248 pages
Book 2

Summary: Dreamcatching is taking its toll on Janie physically, but also on her relationship with Cabel, who hates to see her hurt. On top of that she’s been asked by the Captain to help find a possible sexual predator in her school. While Janie tries to use her dreams to catch the predator, she comes to find that she’s more involved than she wants to be and she’s dangerously close to a nightmare she won’t be able to wake up from.

Review: For those who enjoyed the first book in the series (Wake), this second instalment will not be a disappointment. While it still contains the choppy writing style that the first book does, Fade demonstrates growth with respect to story and character development. There is a lot more time given to Janie’s thought process and her life outside of the dreams. This resulted in a lot of room for readers to connect with the story, especially with Janie, that wasn’t there in the first novel. There is also a significant amount of action and suspense, which also makes this book feel fuller. It was a quick, easy and enjoyable read, one that would be applicable to wide audiences of varying ages and genre preferences.

Also by Lisa McMann: Cryer’s Cross (2011), Wake and Gone

If you liked Fade you might also enjoy: Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Haria Stolarz, Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson, Sleepless by Cyn Balog, Dream Girl by Lauren Mechling, Evermore by Alyson Noel

Author website: http://lisamcmann.com/

Rating: W3/4 C3/4 P4/4 O3/4 PP3/4 CR3/4
Grade Level: S – low level for reading but mature elements.


Melissa said...

I haven't started this series, but I hear great things about it, and I'm totally looking forward to Cryer's Cross. Great review, Katie! :)

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