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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Fade by Lisa McMann

Publication Date: 2/10/2009
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased

Goodreads Summary:

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.... 


This was a great continuation from book one in this series.  I didn't know what to expect because I've heard that the first book in the series is the best, but I would have to disagree.  This is a great addition and pointed out some major issues that teenagers need to be aware of while talking about a problem that likely doesn't occur.

Janie and Cabel are a couple, but aren't able to tell anyone.  The ending of book one is the reason for their inability to tell anyone, but they still secretly see each other.

Janie and Cabel have taken on an undercover assignment with the local police within their own high school.  There have been weird things happening and odd phone calls made concerning the possibility of teachers having relations with students.  Unfortunately the phone calls didn't make much sense, and the police have nothing to go on.  This is where Janie comes in.  The police are hoping her "dream-catching" will help them find out what is going on, if anything, at the school.

Cabel isn't happy with this assignment and thinks Janie is in over her head.  She most definitely is.  Janie is pulled further along into the situation until she finds herself at a point that she can't escape from.  Things get weird and Janie can't help herself.  She doesn't know what's happening.  Besides everything at school, she is also finding out more about her ability and the crazy future that awaits her.  Janie has a lot of decisions to make that don't necessarily involve Cabel.

I read this book while working out on the treadmill.  I ended up having to read it while just sitting around too because it got so intense.  Janie was in a horrible situation that I didn't even understand.  I couldn't figure out what was happening when she had been so careful.  Poor Janie thankfully had the sense to do what she was told, even while she was out of it.  Janie is a character that I feel sorry for.  I hope she makes the decision that is best for her regarding her future, but I'll have to wait to read book 3 to find out!  Cabel and Janie have a weird, but very cute relationship.  I enjoy seeing them together because they remind me of old souls.  Their relationship seems mature and yet immature at times.  They are an enjoyable pair with crazy backgrounds and crazy futures.  

I recommend picking up this series for a quick and intense read that will leave you wondering about their future.  I can't get enough of these two and I'm hoping for the best in book 3!  I'm sure you'll hear from me soon about that one since it's waiting on my bookshelf for me.

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