Saturday, January 30, 2010


Title: Fade

Author: Lisa McMann

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Copyright Date: 2009

Print Date: February 2009

ISBN: 9781416953586

Pages: 248

Series: 2nd in the Dream Catcher trilogy about Janie Hannagan

Book Description (from dust jacket):

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 book was, like the first, in present tense. And, like with the first, would have prefered it in past tense. Despite that, I enjoyed reading the story.

Like Wake (again), this book definitely had its dark moments. Really intense dark moments... The story also brought forth some issues that needed to be worked through and or dealt with and/or accepted about Janie's relationship with Cabel, her powers, and her future regarding both.

I will be reading Gone, the final book in the trilogy, when I can. And I'll deal with the present tense... ::grumbles:: ...Which I have to admit, actually may have helped the intensity of certain scenes.


  1. I also prefer past tense. But I think present worked for this book...and her coppy writing style.

  2. I'll grudgingly admit the present tense worked. And yes, the choppy style is perfect for all the flashes into and out of dreams.


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