Sunday, March 22, 2009

Fade by Lisa McMann

Published: February 10th 2009 by Simon Pulse

Hardcover, 256 pages

ISBN: 1416953582

ISBN13: 9781416953586

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 even feared...


Fade isn't what you would normally call a fun, funny, good-time book. But hey, half of the books in this nation aren't like that so why should this one be any different? Much like its debut novel--Wake--Fade has it secrets and mysteries, only this time its future--or should I say her future--is a whole lot more gloomier. The fate that awaits Janie, is nothing like what she expected--except she's not that surprised, especially with the way things are going on now with the dreams.

Yes, Janie is a dream-catcher, yes she thinks that her boyfriend Cabe is the most understanding person in her life right now, and yes she likes working undercover for the police because it gives her "ability" a purpose....But will her next assignment be too much for her and Cabe to handle, or will her upcoming future tear them apart? I recommend this novel (as well as its former, Wake, if you haven't read it already) to anyone interested in the tragedies in risking your well-being to save others.

Grade: B+