Title: Wake (The Wake Trilogy #1)
Author: Lisa McMann
Number of Pages: 210
Publisher: Simon Pulse
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.
Let’s get over the superficial part of this review… I love the cover of this book, and how they all fit really well together and with the story. Now, with the content. At first, I didn’t really know what to expect from this book, even if I had heard so many great review. Yet, I was still really surprised.
The beginning of this book was really slow for me. It took me a while to really get into this book, but once I was, I couldn’t get my eyes away from it. I found the idea to be really original, and the plot really kept me addicted. The ending fitted really well with the story. I especially like the fact that this book could stand on its own, even if there’s a sequel following, because there has been so many book recently that couldn’t stand on their own, and really needed the sequel. I prefer books with their own ending in it, if you know what I mean.
I adore Janie. I think she is a really great character, but my favorite part was the wonderfully constructed relationship that grows in this book. I love how she makes it bloom. It is nicely realistic.
For the writing part, at first, I couldn’t go past it. It really put me off, but once I got used to it I loved it. It is not that it isn’t well written; McMann simply used a different kind of structure that just didn’t go well for me. The dates and time annoyed me a little a first, because I felt like it was slowing my reading. Still, I didn’t really see them in the end.
This is a really great book, the start of a series I can’t wait to continue. I would give it an 8.5/10, mainly for the beginning.