Author: Lisa McMann
Age Group: Young Adult
My Rating: 4/5
Seventeen year-old Janie Hannagan lives at home with her alcoholic mother. She's an excellent student and works a crap load of hours so she can go to college. She's a typical hard working teenager, right? Sure, except for the fact that she can't sleep at night and she loses control of her body during the school day. And this is because Janie has a special talent.
Janie gets sucked into other dreams. Their falling dreams, sex-dreams, nightmares...all dreams. She doesn't tell anyone about this because they would never believe her or they would think she was a freak.
Then, she falls into a horrible nightmare...one that freaks her out way more than others. Janie witnesses a classmate's abuse in his dreams. Can she help him? Will he let her? Will they let each other in on their secrets?
First of all, the cover of this book totally caught my attention...it is simple and pretty...and cool looking with the black background and purple pillow (I'm a sucker for pretty books). And the best part was it was a page turner. I read the book in one sitting and I wanted to go out and buy the next one in the series.
McMann writes in the third-person, but it's like reading a diary. We witness exactly what Janie goes through and we also read the conversations she has with other characters. The conversations are fun as well.
I love the main characters Janie and Cabel. Their romantic tension was frustrating at times, but also fun to read about. The twists and turns throughout the book led to a very satisfying conclusion. I can't wait to continue the series. This book is for the young adult audience, but a fun easy read that I would recommend to adults. Read this book if you like fantasy and enjoy reading series.
Something that I enjoyed...
"This was the Goth stage, where I decided I'd never get the girl of my dreams because of my scars. Not to mention the hairstyle. (pause) But then she slammed a door handle into my gut. And when a girl does that to a boy, it means she likes him." page 177And here is a little video...