Friday, November 9, 2012

Fade by Lisa McMann

This is the second book in the Dream Catcher trilogy by Lisa McMann.

My review of #1: Wake.

Note - There will be spoilers from the first novel in the trilogy, so if you don't want to find out what happens in the first book, Wake, you probably shouldn't continue reading this review.

Janie finally has a purpose. After finding out that Cabel works for a hush, hush government agency that narcs on people doing illegal activities, things have been different for Janie. Especially since she can now use her dreaming abilities to help find details out.

And now Janie is officially employed there and has her first assignment: find out if there is illegal student/teacher relationships at her high school.

Oh, and her and Cabel are dating, but can't make it public yet from the last assignment Cabel was on a few months ago.

So now Janie has to find her inner flirt and figure out if one of the teachers is taking advantage of his/her students. And fight Cabel every second because he doesn't like her getting into danger.

Janie is also learning how to manipulate the dreams she's sucked into, getting out of the dreams she doesn't want to be in, and learning more about what this ability will do to her.

Let's just say that Janie isn't bored anymore and has found a reason why her abilities can be a good thing.

But then Janie gets sucked into a nightmare that she has to figure out before it's too late. And time is running out as this is Janie's last semester in high school.

Will Janie be able to figure out if there is a teacher/student relationship before the next illegal activity happens? Can Janie and Cabel find a way to work together without Cabel getting upset every time Janie goes into something dangerous? Read the second novel in this trilogy, Fade, by Lisa McMann to find out!

My Thoughts/Reflections
I think this novel was even better than the first in her series! I'm really growing to like Janie and think she's extremely brave for taking her ability and using it for good, while also learning how to control it so it doesn't control her anymore.

Janie is also learning to take care of her body and is working out more, eating right, etc. so it's nice to see that her character has developed a lot since the first novel.

And I love that she is an undercover "cop" working. She definitely needed something in her life to go right and it seemed that she got a lot working for her after joining the force.

It was very entertaining reading about Janie flirting with potential teachers who might be having the illegal relationship with students. She's not much of a flirt and it showed in the description.

I've always had a soft spot for Cabel after what he's been through, but the way he acted when Janie got back from a mission kind of bothered me. Yes, he needs to know that Janie is safe, but Janie has been able to take care of herself for 18 years. I think she can handle whatever comes her way. Cabel doesn't act like it and it really rubbed me the wrong way.

I'm so excited to read the last and final book of this series, Gone. I'm intrigued to see what the title means - hopefully nothing too sad. And speaking of the last book, I have it in my hands right now and am going to start it ASAP!

I think that readers would find this very entertaining and something unique from what's been published now. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a little mystery with a little supernatural aspect.

Okay, off to read the next one!

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