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. ...more
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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
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
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.
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
I really liked the story and, surprisingly for a yo ...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
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
Добре признавам - началото на историята беше доста нескопосано написано. Но след това всъщност историята става не само интересна, но и с доста голям потенциал за развитие в другите 2 части - довечера започвам 2-рата - четат се за няколко часа - доста отпускащо. :)
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. W...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
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
Desde que los ocho años Janie sufre una extraña condición que hace su vida realmente difícil y es que no puede estar cerca de alguien que duerme ya que si eso sucede Janie se ve arrastrada al interior de los sueños de esa persona. Siempre es una espectadora invisible, no puede hacer nada durante estas experiencias pero tampoco puede salir de ella ...more
Desde luego cuenta con una trama original, innovadora y diferente, que despierta curiosidad. ¿Quién no ha querido saber alguna vez lo que sueñan los demás?, el mundo de los sueños es bastante desconocido, pero con Janie descubriremos que los sueños pueden llegar a ser terribles.
Una de las peores cosas de la novela es la narración. Escrito en forma d ...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've been in a massive reading slump lately and needed a relatively short novel to pull me back out of it and I definitely think this was perfect for it.
The concept of the story is definitely what drew me in and I think the author executed it very well.
Was definitely a little hard to keep track at first as to where things were happening in reality or the Janie's dreams or other peoples dreams....however it was quickly cleared ...more
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