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 ...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
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 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
Oh… this was bad.
I already had low expectations, because it was a random cover buy, but it surpassed them?. The plot seemed so interesting… but the writing was so choppy. The characters were underdeveloped and there wasn't even a plot… it was just bad.
Uh… it’s a really cool plot idea? I enjoyed the incorporation of lucid dreaming.
I liked the first few pages? The character of Janie seemed interesting before I realized she was never expanded upon?
Everything else. I’m ...more
Why this book?
It seemed interesting
What I thought
WTF did I just read this book is freakin weird!!! It's like a sequence of dreams with a little plot that's it!! The only reason I finished it was because I was curious to see if it changed. It so didn't and i'm so not reading the sequel, yeah it's so bad i'm not even giving it a chance. ...more
I really liked the story and, surprisingly for a yo ...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
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
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
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 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
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. What...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
I had high expectations for this book. Maybe that's why I'm givi ...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
Lauren leans against the side of her unmade bed, staring up at her towering bookshelves, her eyes move across the rows of books. She signs through her nose and feels that uneasy late night depression sinking in. As her gaze falls down the shelves, her eyes catch on an old, forgotten book on the bottom row. don't close your eyes the spine reads.
Oh. I remember this book. How could I have forgotten about you?
Lauren moves from her resting spot and takes the book from it's place. She ope ...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
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
Okay, so, before everyone starts (rightfully) throwing tomatoes and other vegetables at me, hear me out: I love Lisa McMann. A LOT. And have for around a decade. My feelings towards Wake are, uh, lukewarm at best? I think that, yes, if I had read this in order and as a teenager I would be a lot more fond of it. (If I remember correctly the second book was electrifying and I gave it five stars when I read it, even though I didn't ...more
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|YA Buddy Readers'...: The Wake Series By Lisa McMann - Restarting January 23rd 2018||27||89||Jan 02, 2018 02:43AM|
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