Review: Wake (Dream Catchers #1) by Lisa McMann

Wake (Dream Catcher, #1)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

I was a bit worried about reading this, wasn't sure it was my type. I now know what all the amazing reviews I've read meant. Honestly. This book grabbed me in a way very few books ever have. I adored it.

The plot was amazing, even though there is no massive climax, the plot development throughout the book made up for that, it was amazing, the idea of a girl that gets absorbed into people's dreams is amazing, and the fact that this is a 'curse' that she can use as a 'gift' was also great, I really loved the way McMann developed this plot. Some of the dreams were downright scary for me, they were so realistically written!

I also loved the way it was written, as sort of diary entries, dated. it was fantastic. I really enjoy the way her sentences are short and choppy, somehow it made it easier to read and now my thoughts are short. it. Is Weird.

The characters are fantastic, Janie and Cabel, who are both extremely likeable. both come from broken families and I think that makes them relateable to a wide audience, but as well as this, they were both flawed, in my opinion a flawed character is a good character. Janie and Caleb tended to jump to conclusions easily, they were both very insecure and that really is the way relationships worked. I loved Janie's vulnerability and Cabel's edge (and his name!).

The romance developed nicely, it was there from thes tart and the relationship was like a rollercoaster and while I felt like punching JAnie sometimes, I felt the same about Cabel! It was steady and nice andin the end, i was so happy with them.

This really was an amazing book, and it definitely deserves.

Overall rating: A

Stand alone/series: First in a series
Released: January 6th 2009 (Paperback)
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 210
Book obtained via: Bought!


  1. awesome review! i really enjoyed reading wake and im glad you did too! will you be reading book 2?

  2. Definitely! I already have it, but I have so much on my TBR list, I will probably read the next 2 tomorrow!

  3. Nice review :) I really want to read this now! xo


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