Review- Wake

June 14, 2011 Reviews 8

Paperback, 210 pages
Published January 6th 2009 by Simon Pulse
Age Group- YA
Source: Borrowed
Buy this book: Amazon
Summary (from Goodreads)

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 Review:
This series is going to be so great, I can just tell! I loved the first book and as soon as I finish typing up this review I am going to dive right into the second book. I can already tell that I will probably stay up late tonight so I can finish it. This is the kind of book that you can just fly through and never once get bored. I picked the book up and started reading and looked up to find that it was over three hours later and I had just read the book in one sitting. I didn’t even know that much time had gone by, that was how much I was into the book.

Janie just has this likeable quality to her, you just instantly are on her side. You can feel the pain and stress this ability of “dream catching” causes her. You just feel for her and are rooting for her no matter what. And then you insert Cabel. I loved how protective he was of Janie at some points. It was really sweet the way he was always giving her food and making sure she was ok.

Then you get to the actual plot line of the story and that is where the magic happens. I love how everything was described. You get just enough background information to bring you up to speed, but not so much as to bore you. The writing is great and I love the layout of the book. It is broken up into dates and times and the sections are each really short. I love that things are told mostly as they are happening and there are not too many words on the page. This makes the reading fly by so fast and it helps to keep everything moving and interesting. There were no long or drawn out paragraphs for readers to get bogged down in. I really appreciated this. And everything was also not as straightforward as it seemed, there were a few plot twists that completely took me by surprise.

This book is so refreshing and original. I really loved it!

4.5/5 Gavels. 

Michelle @ Book Briefs

8 Responses to “Review- Wake”

  1. Kati R

    I’ve had this series on my wishlist for a while now. My TBR pile just keeps growing. Hopefully I’ll get around to reading it someday. *sigh*

  2. May

    I’ve heard this book and wanted to read it, but someone told me that it wasn’t worth it. Great seeing both sides it! Loved the review 🙂

  3. Froze8

    When I first started this book I HATED it. I was stuck in class where it was reading day and had nothing else to read so I continued…and then I feel in LOVE. It was amazing. Also Wake was a Georgia Peach Award book 🙂


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