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Archive for March 15, 2009

Fade by Lisa McMann

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 close. Janie’s in way over her head, and Cabe’s shocking behavior has grave consequences for them both.

Worse yet, Janie learns the truth about herself and her ability. And it’s bleak. Seriously, brutally bleak. Not only is her fate as a Dream Catcher sealed, but what’s to come is way darker than she’d even feared…

Be caution: this review contains spoilers

Fade Fade Fade. How do I begin to describe it. I would say Fade was an interesting book. I won’t say I loved it like everyone else did. Firstly, the Wake trilogy is written in present tense, so if you do not like books in present tense, then I say don’t read them. The plot for Fade is simple but there are some intense scenes. Also in Fade, readers learn the disadvantages of being a Dream Catcher and the outcome of being one.

I have a few problems with the book, I found myself wondering whether Captain was a women or a man at times. Janie and Cabel calls Captain sir, thus I assume it’s a men. But at times, Janie refers to Captain as “she” and Lisa describes Captain’s actions with “she”. So I get really confused. If Captain was a women, why didn’t Janie and Cabe call her Madam.

*SPOILER BELOW*

Another thing that bugged me, wasn’t there suppose to be only one sexual predator and not three…?

*End of spoiler*

Will I buy Fade? No. Will I read Gone? Yes, but I’ll borrow it from the library. If you loved Wake, I suggest you reading Fade and Gone (released in 2010). I encourage everyone to discuss the book in the comments section and let me know what you think. I would love to hear your opinions of it. Don’t be afraid to speak your mind!

Side note: It is not too late to enter my comment and you shall be rewarded contest to get extra points (ends Sunday night which is tonight 11:59 PM GMT -5).

Drop by their sites: Tera Lynn Childs, Melissa Walker, Stephanie Hale

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Spring Breakup out now!

Spring Breakup was out March 3rd (I’m really late). It is the third and last book in the Aspen Brooks series.

RELATIONSHIPS ARE A GAMBLE
After some killer midterms, all I want during my spring break is a little R&R-that is my boyfriend, Rand, and some rays. But Rand, adorable geek that he is, begs me to go to Las Vegas with him to visit the Hoover Dam with Angel and Lucas. I guess if I can’t feel sand between my perfectly pedicured toes, I could settle for shopping on the Strip.

EVEN IF YOU’RE TOO YOUNG TO PLACE A BET
But my losing streak starts when my luggage goes MIA. Who loses a purple suitcase? Then I get food poisoning from an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, and Angel breaks up with Lucas. Poor timing considering our hotel is hosting the Miss Teen Queen Pageant-with surgically enhanced beauty contestants everywhere you turn. When one in particular, our very own Miss Illinois, decides to go AWOL, it’s up to me to represent my home state and find out what’s really going on. With my killer looks, and my killer instinct, I need to put down the suntan lotion and get to the bottom of this-before my best friend goes all drama queen on me.

Order it now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, or an independent bookstore near you!

Sshhh if you are reading this, good for you! You will know that I am going to give away a signed copy of Spring Breakup soon! Together with Violet On The Runway and Oh. My. Gods. Want to have high chances? It is not too late to enter my comment and you shall be rewarded to get extra points contest (ends Sunday night which is tonight 11:59 PM GMT -5).

Drop by their websites: Stephanie Hale, Tera Lynn Childs, Melissa Walker