Thursday, November 26, 2009

Review of Fade

Fade by Lisa McMann
Publisher: Simon Pulse (February 10, 2009)
Hardcover: 256 pages
Reading Level: Young Adult

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...."

Review: I read the first book in the series last month and I liked it a lot and Fade does not disappoint. Fade is one of those books that keeps you turning page after page. I went through it so fast, I wished it was longer.

The characters are amazing. Lisa McMann writes Janie and Cabel so realistically, its makes it easy to relate to them. I absolutely adore Janie and Cabel's relationship in this installment. They're a lot closer in this book than the last and the relationship is so sweet and I love how Cabel becomes very protective of her as she approaches her "assignment."

In FADE readers find out more about the seriousness of Janie's dream catching ability. There is a bit of angst in this in the middle of the book -which I hated!- between Janie and Cabe, but they work it out. I liked the ending, but you know, if I didn't know that there was another book in this series, I would've thought that it ending there. It was a definite ending IMO, but I'm so glad that there is going to be another book. I can't wait to see where the relationship and Janie's ability end up.

Characters: 9/10pts
Originality: 8/10pts
Ending: 8/10pts
Writing: 9/10pts
Voice: 9/10pts
Plot: 8/10pts
Favorite characters: Besides the two main characters, I really like the personality of the "Captain" who works with Janie and Cabel. The character is a nice addition to the story and I enjoy reading scenes with her in them.
Cover: A. The covers for this series are just plain awesome! Love it.
Overall: This book was fantastic!!! If you want a book that's fast paced, this is it! I want the last book, GONE, right now! :)


Nina said...

I have heir of this series before and they do got my attention. I really want to read this, but just havent seen them in the bookstores. This one sounds very good.

Good review. :)

Kelsey said...

Nice review! I really liked Wake and want to read Fade soon.