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(Wake #2)

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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
Hardcover, 248 pages
Published February 10th 2009 by Simon Pulse
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Emily May
Jun 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pnr, fantasy, young-adult, 2011
How sad and moving is this book? I loved it so much more than its predecessor and the worst thing about is that I am refusing to read the conclusion to the trilogy: Gone. I feel that the stage I am at seems to need some kind of conclusion and I desperately want to read more but, on the other hand, I refuse to ruin a story that has so far held me captivated by its depth of emotion and well-built mysteries with an ending that is mediocre.

And I have read enough reviews by trusted goodreads friends
Jun 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Janie is still learning to control/change/deal with the dreams she enters but it got deeper in this second installment. She doesnt only go into their dreams but we get to know the people outside of their dreams.
Janie is less of a scared little girl and more brave and outgoing. Not only did her abilities develop but her personality too.
I dont like it, well i do but i dont because its rude when she is in a dream and we dont know its a dream we think this is really happening, why the heck is this
I love this series. I have been waiting to read Fade since I sped through the last few pages of Wake, and I was not disappointed. Everything that I attracted me to the first novel is still there, simplicity of McMann’s writing, quick pace and realistic dialogue.

Fade divulges more about Janie’s ability which was fascinating and unimaginable at the same time. The unique relationship between Janie and Cabel is also taken to a new level.

I usually don’t comment on the content within a novel, but I
Apr 30, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2009, 2010, urban-fantasy, ya
Second reading of "Fade" confirmed that this second book is the best in the series. Not only does it develop marvelously the relationship between Janie and Cabel (which was a central theme of "Wake"), but it also brings in an excellent mystery story line. The case Cabe and Janie work on in this book is dark and disturbing and the final party scene is remarkable in its intensity and realness.

Now, having read "Gone," the final book in the trilogy, I strongly recommend to stop reading the series a
merina rey
May 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Just like Wake, ( the first book in the trilogy ) Fade did not disappoint! I loved the route Janie and Cable’s relationship took. I love Janie as a character and I feel like Cable is a great supporting character as well. They kind of just “vibe” and it shows through Lisa McMann’s writing! I’m anxious to see how “Gone” wraps up this trilogy! What will ultimately be the consequences and what price will Janie have to pay for something she can’t even control? I’m scared, I’m anxious, but I’m excited ...more
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As one case closes another one opens. Janie Hannagan returns, this time using her abilities of being swept into a person's dreams to solve a sex scandal at her school.

Several calls have been made on Fieldridge High School's anonymous phone line. Although inaudible at times, the messages result in the assumption that certain faculty members and students at Fieldridge have been fooling around. So Captain and her agents use their
Apr 03, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2009
"Fade" continues the story begun in "Wake" and if you try reading this one first, you're likely to be a little confused.

In "Wake," we met Janie, a girl with the ability to be a dream-catcher. This means she can enter other people's dreams. "Wake" was about Janie coming to terms with her new power. "Fade" is concerned with Janie learning the responsible use of her power and the consequences of being a dream-catcher. It sets up things for a third and final installment of the series that, quite fra
Apr 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 31, 2011 rated it really liked it
I'm reviewing this one after reading the whole trilogy. There won't be any spoilers but that fact shapes the way I see this book, making me like it more.

This trilogy is short, very short. I'm sure that the word count of the three books added together barely exceeds that of most average length novels. So it's easier for me to think of this trilogy as just one book with three parts. Fade reads like all second parts do in this kind of books—you already have the events and players set up in part one
Morgan F
Okay, so I liked this one a tad more than I liked Wake. But only because it actually had some semblance of a plot and the writing was a bit tighter.

If only the plot wasn’t so fucking ridiculous and outlandish. I get that this is a paranormal book, so some disbelief is required, but it is just so far removed from reality.

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Nov 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-stars-2017
This book was no master piece, but it was better than the first book (slightly and I mean it would have been really hard to get worse). This book actually had a cohesive story line (though it still had a lot of plot holes)

I still don’t like the relationship like it happened so fast and it doesn’t seem real. 95% of the time they are ignoring each other. They do not represent a healthy or normal relationship.

Still confused on what dream walking actually entails, though I will admit we learned mo
Jessica | Booked J
Apr 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Listen, there's something about this series that somehow engages me and frustrates me. It's smart, fast, filled with intrigue and driven by its central mystery. But, it also feels underdeveloped in all definitions of the word. Wake had this spark to it that felt as though it could be developed to take so many turns, but it felt like it just... didn't.

And while Fade is the superior novel in the series (so far, at least) it still i
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It is funny how it took me just about a year to pick up the series again and finish it. If you do not remember, my first ever review was Wake in this very series. Since it has been a long time, I had to go back to the original book, flip through it and try to remember what happened. I remembered the writing style the most, but I did not re
Mar 30, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-shelf
Lisa McMann blew me away with this second book. I was uncontrollably gripping the book till the last word. Janie's story unravels--literally. She gets into some compromising situations and I was left breathless, panting after--anticipating the outcomes.

I was wonderfully absorbed into Cabel's emotional state. His flaws--his insecurities, history and his want for safety sets him apart and makes him so wonderfully real and lovable. His battle with Janie's actions, her desires and her hopes and drea
This sequel to McMann's young adult novel "Wake" improves on the former with more focused prose and more attention given to the budding romance between "dream catcher" Janie and her narc-in-hiding boyfriend, Cabel. If there's a third wheel to this relationship, it's the couple's employer, Police Captain Fran Komisky, who serves on occasion as surrogate parental figure and relationship counselor, providing all the well intentioned tough-love you can stand.

The plot itself is fairly uncomplicated b
Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: pub-2009
This is getting progressively worse. I think I will pass on volume 3.
Rhiannon Frater
Jan 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
A lot of my criticisms of the book Wake, remain for its sequel.  You can read my Wake review here. This is more of a 3.5 than a 4 star.

Beware Spoilers!

The Writing Style

Again, the narrative is in a choppy, odd, staccato prose that the reader will either enjoy or despise. I personally think it works for this series of books, but there were a few times I arched an eyebrow.  Odd random facts are delivered, such as what brand someone is wearing, for no obvious reason.  Since the writing-style doe
Aug 06, 2008 rated it it was amazing
You should read WAKE before you pick up FADE. You’ll understand the story much better.

My review may be a little vague, but I don’t want to give away any SPOILERS for WAKE.

Janie still has a difficult life. Her mother still drinks and hides in her bedroom to the extent that she doesn’t have any interest in what Janie does. Janie is the adult in house - making sure there are groceries in the house and taking care of the other day to day household chores.

The one bright spot in her life is Cabel. She
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The Good:
*I loved the little unfinished sentences. That really made the book for me.

*Cable is just a doll and if it were up to me he'd be played by Reid Ewing

*I liked the storyline of this book

*The green notebook explained everything I wanted to know

*And I'm actually pretty curious about the next book

The Bad:
There was lip gloss
*There were geek glasses

*Too much cussing

*Belly condom wrappers

*I had trouble paying attention at parts

*It was like Nancy Drew but wit
Sarah BT
Jun 20, 2009 rated it liked it
I read Wake about a month ago and finished Fade not long after, but I've been waiting to post my review. Unlike every other book blogger, I didn't love these books and I wanted to make sure I could express why.
Wake has an interesting premise, but it seems like all the dreams Janie falls into are sex dreams or nightmares that are memories. I thought this was an easy way out. It seemed too easy how the dreams were related to real life-where was the dream interpretation? The hiding spot for a drug
This was my review of Wake (to which Fade is a sequel):

"In some ways, this book reads like it was written by a very, very smart teenager on the older/more mature side, i.e. 17-18, has been in love, and experienced other kinds of deep vulnerability as well--basically like the book's heroine, perhaps in a few years or in a self-reflexive place.

It also reads like good fanfic, in the following ways:

a) written in close third-person present tense, which aligns quite well with the plot/story world's fo
Kat Kennedy
Apr 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly loved this book.

In Fade we see the action and suspense pick up a little more as Cabel and Jennie track down a sexual predator.

The relationship between these two misfits is one of the sweetest I've ever read.

I don't think I'll be able to bring myself to read Gone considering how many are so completely unsatisfied with it, but as it is, Wake and Fade are brilliant.
Jul 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I may or may not have finished the last 100 pages of this book with a torch light in the middle of the night. That’s a big enough of a clue to tell you how much I enjoyed this book.

It blows my mind how Lisa McMann managed to write two amazing books for the same series, while I’m sitting here, staring at both the books figuring out which I liked better.
Sep 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Name: Bobby Britz

Book title: Fade

Personal Response: I really liked the part when Janie bopped the two teachers a good one. It is a good book in my opinion. It is a good series.

Plot Summary: Janie and Cabel are dating. They are undercover for the police. Their clues are two phone calls. Captain asks Janie and Cabel to take the case. Janie accepts. Cable argues to Janie about it. Janie starts working out at Cabel’s house. She becomes healthier and has less of a bad reaction to the dream catching
Feb 08, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult
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Abby Bartel
Oct 15, 2018 rated it did not like it
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Layla Bing
Jul 23, 2009 rated it liked it
Lisa McMann's Fade picks up right where Wake left off. Janie and Cabel are now both working for the Captain as undercover narcs at their high school. This time though, the case involves a secret sex ring that the Captain wants to uncover by using Janie as bait. This naturally upsets her boyfriend Cabel, precipitating an ongoing tension between them that lasts for the rest of the book, uncovering a number of other insecurities along the way. Cabel and Janie's relationship development remains rive ...more
Jul 11, 2014 rated it it was ok
I'm giving this 2 stars because it was less boring than the first, but still a weak book :( .

Her dream catcher ability had nothing on this case. The only time she uses it is when Stubin tells her what she needs to do. That means she's not even using her powers, is just helped by her connection with the ghost. Her ability had no impact on the story.

She's using the usual YA drama. Couple gets together, misunderstanding, breaking up/almost breaking up, misunderstanding clear, smooch... Caleb was a
Feb 11, 2010 rated it it was ok
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Lisa McMann lives and writes in the Phoenix area. Her books include the NYT bestselling THE UNWANTEDS series (the new UNWANTEDS QUESTS series begins Feb 7, 2017) and the YA paranormal WAKE trilogy. Other books include the VISIONS trilogy, CRYER'S CROSS, DEAD TO YOU, INFINITY RING: The Trap Door, and the GOING WILD trilogy (book 2 coming autumn 2017).

You can find more info at Lisa'a website, lisamc

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