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 fr...more
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I don't even know where to begin, there was so much wrong with this book. So I'll just dive straight into the actual writing style:
That most sentences.
Seriously? The writing was so cut up and choppy, there was hardly any detail or description, and it lacked any skill or effort that should be required to get a book published. How the hell is this a best-seller? Some of you people need to wake...more
It's been a long time since I read this so I can't say I remember a ton about it. I just know that, unfortunately, I was sorely disappointed. Here's the thing: this book had a great concept. I am a nerd when it comes to the idea of dreams. Just the very concept makes me fee...more
A surprisingly good YA book, a perfect mix of romance, paranormal, and mystery. The writing style is peculiar and won't be everyone's cup of tea. It definitely takes some time to get used to it. But once you get over the present tense 3rd person narration and choppiness, you realize this style actually makes the book more intense and fast moving. The love story is equally powerful and touching and certainly differs from your standard paranormal romance formula. Lastly, kudos to Lisa McM...more
Janie’s life has been hindered by this "curse." She found out early that sleepov...more
I do not understand the writing style.
I do not understand the plot.
And I sure as hell do not understand the appeal.
Everything about this book was choppy, weird, and over in a blink of an eye. Come to think of it, it was reminiscent of a dream, the foggy kind you forget immediately upon waking.
The writing was unnecessarily blunt and in the 3rd person, both of which I consider poor writing decisions. I felt alienated from the story, and I never understood who was...more
I think it's the simpleness of the story that gives it the most charm. There are no intricate or twisted plots. Nor is than any great climatic action to this story.
It is a gradual growing of a girl and a boy as they learn to deal with an unusual psychic ability together and face their nightmares.
There isn't much to say about this book. There isn't much plot or pacing to speak of though it doesn't drag on. It's hard for this book to drag on because there simp...more
You know when you are trying to write a paper for school and you are a couple pages short? You start playing around with the margins, cha...more
Freddy, see, was one of my babysitters. I grew up with this monster who invades the dreams of teenagers. This guy who tacks the word “bitch” onto every other sentence and jumps at the chance to send his tongue through the receiver of a telephone. A few years ago, I decided to watch the entire m...more
Dreams can usually be categorized as our source of entertainment while we are sleeping. Although we sometimes may not remember them, they often take us on a journey that we may (or may not) want to happen. For Janie Hannagan, though, dreams are her worst nightmares.
Not like any other normal teenage girl, Janie witnesses the dreams that anyone within close proximity is dreaming. Of course, she doesn't really want this to happen...more
I wish these authors would quit being so crafty. It's like they only focus on the first few pages of their books. Conveniently, those first few pages are the ones that show up on the book previews.
Luckily, I didn't have very high expectations for Wake. It was just sitting on my desktop and I...more
The experience of reading this novel whould be safe to say that can only be compared with a thrilling and scary ride on a VERY fast rollercoaster (and this comes from someone who absolutely LOVES rollercoasters)! This is probably...more
Highly recommend this book for anyone who likes fast-paced, well-written, and extremely original young adult fiction.
Lisa McMann is definitely a talent to...more
I really liked the story and, surprisingly for a yo...more
Janie has a gift, although it seems to be more of a curse. She can visit people in their dreams, well actually she is sucked into peoples dreams, and it is rather impossible to escape. She fist discovers her talent at the age of eight, but doesn’t realize the magnitude of her ability until she is older.
Janie grew up in Fieldridge, Michigan. Her mother is an alcoh...more
I can't give this book more than 3 stars because I found it too short. I don't know about the rest of the trilogy but this definitely reads as part of one. The plot wasn't about anything spectacular and there's not...more
It was hilarious! I was just looking through the YA section and found this book. It looked so good! I regret that I didn't try to buy it that day. Gosh! Anywho, I went home to found out more information about the book and author and found out that it hadn't been published yet! Yet, I found it at Barnes and Noble! I really really regret not buying it that day!! Geez! That would have been cool!
I emailed Lisa tell...more
This book was so good. It was devoured in 1 day, 1 sitting at that.
Janie is a dream hopper, not her own, but everyone else's. No explanation, no rhyme or reason, she just is. It is beginning to take over her life and frigthen her... but, she realizes that she can help the dreamer. I don't know what to say without giving away too many details, but w-o-w!
I am super stoaked t...more
Zkuste si představit, že se propadáte lidem do snů. Myslíte, že je to super? Ani náhodou. Janie to totiž nemůže nijak ovládat a tak se ocitá v nejrůznějších nočních můrách lidí, kteří v její blízkosti usnou. Nemůže se z nich dostat ven a prožívá všechny hrůzy spolu se snícími. Kromě toho to Janie v životě nemá vlbec jednoduché. Její matka jí matkou zrovna není, žije z ruky do úst a moc kamarádů...more
And while having this ability may seem cool to Janie Hannagan at first, we quickly find that it's more a burden. Janie is constantly aware of being sucked into people's dreams becuase in doing so, she falls asleep as well. Couple that with the dreamer potentially realizing Janie is there and has seen some subconsious desi...more
She enters people’s dreams.
She doesn’t want to, but she can’t stop it. And it’s really annoying when it happens when she is at school, or work, and especially when it is a nightmare. Things get complicated when she befriends Cabel. Some of his dreams are about her. And some of his dreams are frightening. When they end up in a dream together, they learn each other’s secrets. Can they help each other?
This was a quick, enjoyable read. Due to some language and mature s...more
Overall I thought this was a very good book. However, the style of writing, I thought, was a little weird.
I really liked the idea of Janie being able to get sucked into other people's dreams. Its very cool and unique. I haven't read anything like it, which is why I really liked this book. Plus, it was a super easy read! If it wasnt for the homework I had to do, I probably would've sat down one day, read it and finished it that same...more
If I were able able to describe this book two words, it would be; Dull & Boring. I was expecting this book being full of adventure and crazing mental drama. Instead I read a book with great characters but had a horrible plot. Honestly this could have been so much better if there were some action and real drama happening in this book
When I finished the book I didn't even realized that reached the climax. The book felt so incomplete. Like the height of this book was so stupid and pointless. W...more
When I first read the synopsis for Wake, I knew that it was going to be a great book. And it was. The book is so different and original. I love the whole dream catcher idea that Lisa has created so fabulously. I would really love to know where she came up with the idea. I think Lisa's writing is great but I also feel like the story was a bit rushed. The end of the book was rushed, as was the relationship between characters.
On that note, I'll talk about the characters now. I think that...more
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