Friday, July 10, 2009

Review by Alex- Fade

Fade by Lisa McMann


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....

I was actually surprised at how much I loved Fade. I really liked Wake, but Fade just blew me away.

So Fade picks up a little after Wake. Janie is working on a case and it's dangerous. Janie could be put in danger, and so of course Cabel isn't all too pleased. The relationship between Janie and Cabel is awfully bumpy- they have moments where everything is perfect, and others when they can't even be in the same room together. But the relationship is great to read about, because it's never boring. :P

Janie herself is an amazing character. She's incredibly strong- and strong willed. She's faced many problems and she still is: her powers, her family, her friends etc. Cabel also is very interesting. He's also got a past and so has issues in the present. Somehow Janie and Cabel need each other and can work well together.

The writing is exceptional. It starts off very choppy, but slowly gets more put together. It works well. It mirrors Janie's learning of control over her powers. I just fell in love with the writing. Really beautiful.

I don't really know what to say about Fade except that it's wonderful. It can be edge-on-your-seat, heartbreaking, and just pure genius. It's a different concept compared to all the vampire love currently very popular, but it's a good different. It stands out and for good reason. Really, I don't have much more to say. Read this series. I know I'll be anxiously awaiting Gone, the third installment in the series. :)


  1. i just bought wake and fade is definetely next on my list! soooo excited

  2. I'm so excited to start with this series! Who doesn't love a good series? Don't get me wrong, I like stand alone novels, but series are just more fun!



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