Wake, Fade and Gone
All her life Janie has been pulled into other peoples dreams. At school, at work, on the bus and most recently, while she was driving her car.
Nightmares haunt her, her past is an empty slate, she has no idea that her strange ability is a gift, to all those, but herself.
When Cabel, the once bad-boy, gone good, takes an interest in Janie and her special abilities it is harder and harder for Janie to remain isolated, and, she wonders, does she have to?
There are very specific reasons why I love these books, number one being the pacing.
I read all three books in one sitting, that is, book one, book two, book three, in a matter of hours each. When I got them in my hands, there was no going back! The storyline’s progression really allows for a fast pace ride, and yet you don’t loose your ability to learn about, and love the characters, you still feel just as immersed as if the books were four hundred pages and trudging along a bit more steadily (slowly).
Reason number two is Cabel. *Swoon!* I love Cabel, I want a Cabel, I want to love a Cabel! He is my official literary crush and he is wonderful! Just read, you’ll fall in for him too!
Reason number three is the “fantasy” set-up. Instead of the book being filled with mystifying wonders and unbelievable (and forced) narratives about the Dream Catcher world, the ability and Janie’s life, you are left to consider all three by yourself, because not even the Catchers themselves have it all figured out! Hooray!
My favorite book is a tie between, Wake and Fade and Gone. Yep, you heard me, I can’t choose, they all have their own za-zing and could stand alone if need be. Wake is the love story, Fade is the mystery and Gone is a bit more personal and phsycological in a way. It’s great to see a series exhibit all three!
My only problem is book three and the swearing! Oh, goodness, stop with the cussing Janie and Cabe, oh, and when did Carrie get hick-like? It sort of confused me, with all that the characters have gone through and seen, I would think they would be more mature and that since communication is such a fight or flight aspect of the characters they wouldn’t resort to “stuff and shit” phrasings. It just didn’t make sense to me, and it only seemed to stand right out in Gone.