**And just an FYI: if you see a book listed on my blog that is part of a series, just go ahead and assume that I've read all the books, or am working on reading ALL the books within that series. I may not always list them on here but trust me - they were read.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Wake and Fade

Author: Lisa McMann

Janie has been given a gift, or curse, depending on how you look at it. She has the ability to step inside other people dreams. On the down side, it doesn't matter where she is when someone is dreaming, it could be at school, on the bus, in the shower, at the store - and she gets drawn into them. Most are silly, some are nightmares she wishes she could escape.

In Wake you meet her and follow her through dealing with her alcoholic mother and trying to deal with dreams. She has a dream of going to college, but with no money and not being able to even stay awake during regular school hours....it's a lost cause. She meets Cabel, a boy who lives down the street from her and finds something about him she just can't let go. She also meets another "Dream Catcher", and finally gets some answers on how to control her "powers".

In Fade, Janie goes undercover to help bust a sexual predator who may also be teacher at her school. She also discovers that her ability is going to take her eyesight away, so she should start looking forward to jumping into dreams just for the opportunity to see again. Cabel also learns of what is going to happen to her but loves her all to more for it.

Lisa McMann has a third book in this series which I haven't read yet called Gone. I hope to get it in the next few weeks from the library. Enjoy!

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