Monday, July 23, 2012

Wake( Dream Catcher #1)
Created by Lisa McMann
Published by Simon & Schuster on March 4, 2008

  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's twisted psyche. She is a participant.

 Wake (Dream Catcher, #1)  Wake (Dream Catcher, #1) 

my splurge:

How can the world of your dreams suddenly become not only yours, but shared with the world? How can the world shape you so that your secrets are designed to be revealed in your dreams-but they are suddenly revealed. They are no longer your own. 
Janie doesn't mean to fall into anyone's dreams but her own-not that she has any-yet she still does. No one has ever interacted with her except Cabel. 
 He is the only one.
And he doesn't run from her-he embraces the 'freak.'
He loves her for it.

The way McMann makes the writing evolve is genius. She makes the dreams extremely graphic-I cringed at some of them. I fear what people think of me now. Only a really good book can effect you. This one really made me think. What would it be like to collapse and enter another person's dream? I love the raw feelings that this story emitted. 
This book is shorter than I usually read -Wake(210) Usual(400+)- but it it didn't feel even the slightest bit rushed. At all. 

My favorite scenes:
1. When Janie was walking home from the dance & Cabel followed her and had her ride his skateboard to the house.
2. After Cabel tells Janie the truth() she leave him and goes to her car in the rain. He rushes after her, crying, and tell her hes sorry.
3. When Janie goes to the shed where Cabel's dad set him on fire (in his nightmare and in real life). She goes back and kisses his scars. He cries (again, but not in a weird way) and is really glad that she still loves him. 

Other books in the Series

 Fade (Dream Catcher, #2)   Gone  (Dream Catcher, #3) Cabel's Story (Dream Catcher, #1.1) 

Fade: Book 2
Gone: Book 3
Cable's Story: a free online novella

If you like The Dream Catcher Series:
The Dark Divine (The Dark Divine, #1)   My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers, #1)  Raven  Nevermore (Nevermore, #1) 


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