Review- Fade

June 16, 2011 Reviews 6

Hardcover, 248 pages
Published February 10th 2009 by Simon Pulse
Age Group: YA
Source: Borrowed
Buy this book: Amazon

Summary (from 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 review:

Read my review of the first book in the wake trilogy HERE!
This series is really shaping up nicely! I like how realistic it is. Yes, I know, I can hear you asking now “A series about a girl who falls into other people’s dreams is realistic?? Yea ok!” But the writing in this series makes it realistic. Janie and Cabel do not ever have an easy road in front of them, and the book does not paint a fake pretty picture of their struggles. She shows things as they are, and I really appreciate that. You see everything they are going through. And yes, sometimes it bugged me how immaturely Cabel dealt with things. But then I remembered, this is so new to him and he is still a teenager. As a whole, the writing was awesome and really realistic. I loved the voice of the book. It really laid everything out on the pages and told you exactly what was going on.

The plot of this one was really interesting too! I think I liked it even more than the plot of the first one. The mystery dealt with teachers and students from the school and I was sucked right into the whole problem along with Janie and Cabel. It gets really intense towards the end of the book, but I was pleased with the way that everything turned out.

Cabel is just so loyal. I love that about him. He really loves Janie and even though that scares him so much- he never stops looking out for her. It is just so sweet to see. I was rooting for the two of them so much in this book. I just wanted to see them get their happy ending.

This series is addictive. I read them all back to back in just two days. They are pretty short reads and I find myself wanting so much more of them! Great book and a really great series!

4/5 gavels 

Michelle @ Book Briefs

6 Responses to “Review- Fade”

  1. Manda

    Can’t wait to read this one, I read Wake a while back, but didn’t have the money then to get Fade. Sounds great though!

  2. me

    I really loved this book! The first and third were really great, and this one was just as good in my opinion, so I’m glad you enjoyed it too! +I love Cabel…

  3. Suz Reads

    Glad to read that you liked the plot of this one better than Wake! I liked Wake and thought the idea of the story was very original so I’m happy that the second book isn’t a disappointment. I can’t wait to read Fade!

  4. Imel Cullen

    Great review 😀
    I Love this series, because I Love all the character Janie and Cabel, they’re my favorite couple too 😀

  5. Gaby

    I’m glad to hear you enjoyed this novel! I read it last summer and really enjoyed the premise. I had a little trouble getting into the writing style, though. I can’t wait for your thoughts on the third one!

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