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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Wake by Lisa McMann: Mini Book Review

by Lisa McMann
Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 978-1-4169-7447-5
Suggested Ages: 13+ (sexuality, drugs, alchohol - not judging just giving a heads up) 
Buy From Indigo

Description; 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

Mini Book Review: Delightfully unique quick read, that once I cracked the spine could not put down -- and I was sick. Loved the idea of going into peoples dreams and loved that Janie wasn't a love sick angsty teen. I am really looking forward to reading the rest of the trilogy. A realistic portrayal of teens in that they swear, have sex and drink. I was a teen once, I did that stuff, why do we want to deny that they do this, lets just help them keep safe while they do it. (Sorry off my high horse now - I'm sick and not at my best)  I won't lie, the  writing was a little choppy and not much in terms of character development, but I think it worked well for the story.  It's just a good light story - go get yourself a copy, now off to hopefully get the next book in the series from Kiera - she's gotta have it. This really would be a good one for reluctant teen readers.  

3.5 Dewey's

I purchased this at Indigo


  1. This is one of my FAVE YA trilogies. I loved how the sparse writing and short sentences added to the mood and tone and complemented Janie and her story so well.
    Glad you enjoyed it!

  2. This was such a great book, I talked our local library into getting the rest of the trilogy & they've been checked out since then!