Friday, September 16, 2011

WAKE by Lisa Mcmann, left me a bit sleepy

Wake by Lisa Mcmann
Published by Simon pulse
Date published March 4, 2008
Rating 3/5
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

My toughts: 

Cover: THis is one of my beloved covers. A pillow , a purple one on a bedsheet and the background. LOVE'd the cover the first time i saw it on goodreads, this year in februari i think. sad did not lived to my expectations.

Book: This book was not for me. Before i begin i'm not bashing the author i can imagine her blood sweet and maybe tears writing the dream catcher series , this is book out of 3. Great name for a series. Now that's out in the open here i begin .  Ready, set go

When i got it i was so excited. Love this cover. Though please don't suck. It. The writing was different. So far i know this is my first book that i've read with a 3th person present tense. I think that ruined it for me. I felt like a bystander watching them and not as a friend. In other words did not feel emotionally connected to the secondary or even main characters

What i loved was the chapter in Cable Strumheller's pov . the main leading male chapter. This was not in the book it was more like the addendum or something like that. I felt more connected to Janie and cable in that chapter than trough the whole book. If cable were ''speakin '' so to say i think it would be as least a 4. My opinion. 
Plus the the excerpt let me in to thinkin maybe book 2 will be better.
Loved his dreams , how ever they there ##spoilerish maybe## twisted and janie helped him when she got a hold of her ability and helped people in their dreams###son goodread you can read it cause i don't know how to hide maybe spoilers here 

What i disliked. OK janie is a girl who not voluntary  was sucked into people's dreams. She hates it actually since she was 8. Did not feel connected to her. There was no romance and if there was i didn't feel it. Did not hated her but did not like her either.

secondary characters ; Mom , she is a drinking !@#$ or to say a alcoholic.That's where Janie gets her taste for alcohol. Ok Janie is on the lower classes in society when a bit sorry for her. Dylan's mom makes her mom angelic. Here is her mention 

I can't even remember the names of her friends(how little she had) or people in her school or where she had a job. In a elderly home. 

Plot was very slow but the last 70 pages where enjoyable. said a goodfrend used her money to buy it for me.It was a gift . Should have asked for something else. A lot of people loved it a coupple of my goodreads frends did. Will read book 2 and 3 but only if i win it.  Was not my cup of tea. lov tea. lol

Here is the booktrailer. Its really good


  1. The UK cover is wayyy less cool than this... that I almost missed it on the bookstore shelf!

  2. really sorry to hear that, cherry thanx 4 commenting

  3. Great review, I have not read this book yet, but I plan to!



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