Thursday, March 21, 2013

Review: Fade by Lisa McMann

Fade (Dream Catcher #2) by Lisa McMann
Synopsis (Goodreads):

For Janie and Cabel, real life is getting tougher than the dreams. They're just trying to carve out a little (secret) time together, but no such luck.

Disturbing things are happening at Fieldridge High, yet nobody's talking. When Janie taps into a classmate's violent nightmares, the case finally breaks open -- but nothing goes as planned. Not even close. Janie's in way over her head, and Cabe's shocking behavior has grave consequences for them both.

Worse yet, Janie learns the truth about herself and her ability -- and it's bleak. Seriously, brutally bleak. Not only is her fate as a dream catcher sealed, but what's to come is way darker than she'd feared....
My Thoughts: I'm enjoying this series more than I thought I would. Yeah, there are times that I want to shake Cabe and Janie until their common sense reasserts itself and they stop acting like idiots but considering all the things they've had to deal with in their lives, I get it. Janie has this horrible, horrible thing that she could tell no one about until recently and she's still dealing with the trust issues related to that. Cabe has the same problem compounded by how he wants to wrap Janie up in bubble wrap so that she doesn't get hurt. Basically, once they work on communicating with one another, they'll be just fine!

The case they're working on this time is a nasty, dirty one. Cabe's on edge with Janie playing bait to a possible sexual predator. I think one of the hardest things for them (besides the awfulness of what they're investigating) is that they still have to keep their relationship secret. There's a lot of sneaking around and a fair amount of lies they have to tell to maintain their undercover status at school. It's rough. As an aside, Janie's friend Carrie is the world's worst friend. Seriously. To forget someone's birthday so often that it's considered normal is not cool. Not at all.

Meanwhile, Janie gets some answers about what she can expect from her gift and it's not pretty. I'm a little afraid to read book 3 because the prognosis for her future looks so bleak. Still, Janie's willing to keep doing what she's been doing, so... I have to see how things turn out in the end.

This series is dark but it's compelling. Janie's gift isn't very nice most of the times but as she's learning to control it, she's helping people and bringing the bad guys to justice. I respect that.

Books in this series
1. Wake
1.1. Cabel's Story
2. Fade - Paperback | Kindle
3. Gone

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