Saturday, February 7, 2009


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 one. For the first time, Janie is more than a witness to someone else's twisted psyche. She is a participant....

I bought this book over break and may I just say it was worth the money and the wait. There has been a lot of hype about it and I wasn't disappointed in the slightest. There were twists and turns within the words that were unexpected but that fit so well into the story. There wasn't a character that didn't have any depth.

Wake took wishing of powers to a whole different level. It put a different perspective on what it means to have a gift...but one you can't control. As a teenager, Janie is just confused by everything around her and then, one top of that, she can see into people's minds...their dreams. At first I thought, how cool, but as the book progressed, I really got to see how hard it was. I lived her embarrassment, her disappointment, and her anger with each page turn.

Overall, I thought this was a spectacular read and I just know I am going to have to read the next one. Lisa McMann did a great job forming each character and the plot and has a way with words that I only dream of having. So on your next trip to the bookstore, I suggest you pick this one up. It is a quick read, but definitely one that you will want to read again and again.


Bookworm said...

And Lisa is so nice! This book looks absolutely intoxicating!

Shelley said...

I've seen such great reviews on this book. I can't wait to read it!