Monday, March 28, 2011

Review: Wake (Dream Catchers #1) by Lisa McMann

Wake (Dream Catcher, #1)
Title: Wake

Series: Dream Catchers #1

Companion short story: Cabel's Story

Author: Lisa McMann

Publication date: March 2008

Published by: Simon Pulse

Source: Borrowed from the library

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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.

My rating: ★★★★☆

Overall I thought this was a very good book. However, the style of writing, I thought, was a little weird....

I really liked the idea of Janie being able to get sucked into other people's dreams. Its very cool and unique. I haven't read anything like it, which is why I really liked this book. Plus, it was a super easy read! If it wasnt for the homework I had to do, I probably would've sat down one day, read it and finished it that same day :P

AND I absolutely loved Cabel! I mean, he's a spy (kinda) in some way... thats pretty cool! Not to mention how much he cares for and love's Janie. Its very sweet actually :)

However, we still dont really know about Janie's gift, why she has it, or how she aquired it. But I'm hoping that will be answered in the next two books. And I really want to see Cabel and Janie's relationship progress.

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a comment! :)


  1. i read this book and is different..... is easy to read and is very shortly!!! i give 3 stars from 5!!

    1. Yep, definitely different. It was very interesting though...

  2. I also have you read this book and loved it as a teen! At the time I was crazy for it and wanted to read others like it but only thing that came close were paranormal books It's one of the few book authors I still follow on anything they write.

    1. I actually know a lot of people who didn't like this because of the writing style, but I actually didn't mind it. I thought it was very unique and I really loved the premise of the series!


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