The sequel to Wake, the bestselling YA series about a girl who gets sucked into other people's dreams.
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 140 x 210 x 20mm | 260g
- 23 Feb 2010
- SIMON & SCHUSTER
- Simon Pulse
- New York, United States
- Reprint ed.
Our customer reviews
Lisa McMann does it again! This time the stakes are higher as Cabel deals with the risks Janie has to take and Janie copes with just how hard things get with her ability. To say Janie gets in over her head is an understatement as she nearly falls victim to one of the worst kinds of evil in humanity. Cabel struggles to let Janie do what she needs to, knowing what could happen, and despite the new steps they take in their relationship, it stresses their bond until it nearly breaks. What I liked about this book was that teenage high school seniors are portrayed pretty realistically. Even the topic of safe sex is addressed, and teenagers partying too hard and dangerously. What I didn't like about this book is that I have a hard time believing that Janie would be allowed to get so deep in a mission as to be as in danger as she ends up. Then again, I know nothing about teenage NARCs. Ultimately, Fade is a really great sequel that serves to only get readers further invested in Janie's life. This story is a true emotional rollercoaster that takes you places you wouldn't normally dare go.show moreby Hillary Curran
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 closest resources to try and crack the case, meaning Janie and Cabel will have to figure out what is going on. Objection at first by Cabel, but Janie gives the final decision and both are on the case. While the investigation continues, Janie is given the chance to finally see what lies ahead for her. Hardly given any information about her ability, Captain gives Janie a box full of papers written by Martha Stubin that not only contains her secrets and past, but the positive and negative effects of helping others with their dreams. Although she may have a clue with what these effects are, Janie isn't so sure she is ready to confirm what she already knows. With the intensity of the case and her outcome, Cabel isn't so sure he can handle the danger that Janie puts herself in, and their relationship begins to weaken. Will they be able to get through this case peacefully or will it tear them apart? As a highly anticipated sequel to WAKE, FADE certainly lives up to expectations. Along with Janie, readers will be able to delve deeper into the enormity of Janie's ability and the strain that it causes not only on her but also on Cabel. The simplicity of the writing and the creativity of the plot will leave an imprint of the reader, causing it to never FADE from their mind.show moreby TeensReadToo
FADE was the best installment out of all three books. Very fast-paced with no dull moment in sight. After Janie accepts her faith as a dream catcher, she must now put her supernatural abilities to good use. Thus, along with Cabe she begins to work under-cover and her first assignment is to catch a sexual predator at her SCHOOL. The sexual predator is lurking at the only place Janie thought was safe and he is one of her own teachers. She risks her own life to get to the bottom of this case even when Cabe is totally against the whole idea. Janie comes to discover her future as a dream catcher after meeting Ms. Stubin at the retirement home, who by far is the only other dream catcher Janie is aware of. Ms.Stubin teaches Janie how to use and control her abilities properly. But where there is good there is bad: Something awful awaits Janie in the future and there is no running away from it. Her twisted future is concealed and can never be changed. Janie learns the truth about her gift/curse that will change the course of her life.....forever. This will not only affect her but also her beloved Cabe. Janie and Cabels relationship evolves and their love blossoms. Thank goddness for no love triangles! Janies mother is lazy and drunk as usual. She has a minor/annoying part in this where all she does is scold Janie, when it is because of Janie she is still alive. The reason why I prefer this novel over the other two in the trilogy is because Lisa McMann's writing style evolves. Unlike Wake, where she mostly wrote in short lines(not paragraphs), here she writes fluidly. The reader can tell Lisa put more effort into this novel than the last one. The plot of Fade is better because it has a mystery aspect to it "who done it"?. For some odd reason, I really liked *SPOLIER* the Durbins party scene. I thought it was very well descripted and felt like I was at the party myself(too bad I couldn't save Janie). The book had such a strong hold on me that i read it in just one sitting, it was too captivating to let go.show moreby JiYa