Thursday, December 10, 2009

Fade by: Lisa McMann

Summary: This intriguing, if not quite stand-alone, sequel to Wake (S & S, 2008) follows undercover investigators and high school seniors Janie Hannagan and her partner/boyfriend Cabel as they attempt to unmask and trap a sexual predator teaching at Fieldridge High. Janie is a dream catcher-she has the ability to be sucked into another person's dreams-and her job is to glean clues to the culprit's identity from her classmates and to act as bait. The latter task annoys protective Cabe, and their relationship, already strained by a scarcity of alone time and the need for secrecy (their last case might be jeopardized if they are seen together), is further stressed. Furthermore, Janie receives documents from her now-deceased dream-catcher mentor promising to detail the fate in store for her, and she's not sure she wants to know the truth. While there are few surprises in the main plot arc, the spare but effective narrative holds readers' attention, especially when Janie delves into the chilling truth of her ability. (Summary by Amazon)

Review: This was a phenomenal book! I loved reading every minute of it. Fade was not the type of book that had some interesting parts, it was a book that was interesting as a whole. Page after page, my attention remained with this book. As much as I enjoyed Wake, Fade was even better. I was able to get to know Janie and Cable in a more personal way. Cable is explained more in this book. We learn more about how he feels and why he is so protective about Janie.

Janie also grew as a character in this sequel. She is coming to terms with being a dream catcher. Even though she does become scared about the years to come, she realizes that Cable will be with her no matter what happens. Janie becomes strong as a person. I could not help but turn the page to find out what happened next. There was an air of mystery throughout the book. I enjoy those books that keep your attention and make you wonder what is going to happen next. This was a wonderful book and I cannot wait to read the third book Gone. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys adventure, mystery, and a hint of love.

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