Monday, April 30, 2012
Abducted by Fade
After I finished Wake by Lisa McMann I could not wait to listen to the rest of the series. I didn't waist any time jumping right into the sequel Fade. But I promise you that there are no spoilers here. So if you haven't read the first book yet, don't worry, you are free to read on...
In the first book we meet Janie and Cabel. Cabel is a dreamy bad boy with lots of secrets and demons. And Janie is very special girl with a very special gift. I loved that when we met Janie she knew she had the gift to be inside the dreams of others but she didn't know what power and strength could come with it. She hadn't realized its full potential in her life. A lot of YA books that involve MC's with special gifts, we usually meet them when they have just been given the gift. Like how in The Name of the Star Rory didn't always have the ability to see ghosts. Or how Percy Jackson was only just learning that Greek myths were no myths at all. But that's not how it is with Janie.
And that, my friends, is exactly where Fade picks up.
In Fade, Janie learns that a teacher at Fieldridge High is molesting some of the students. A couple of anonymous drunk phone calls have come through to a special hotline that the police are taking very seriously. Now, Janie must sift through the dreams of her peers to try and gain some clues. And as Janie gets further involved in the case, she also learns that her gift may come with very serious consequences.
I loved the whole mystery aspect of this book, although it did start to creep me out. Not only does Janie use her gift to suggests certain teachers as suspects, but once she suspects them she uses herself as bate to see how they will react to her. I was kind of shocked that those parts came so easily to Janie, but I also felt that it displayed that there really is hidden strength inside of her.
As far as all of the consequences go...
Well, okay, I really can't get into it. I have very very strong feelings about them and there is absolutely no way that I can write about them without including spoilers.
I have checked out the audio version of Gone (the last book) from my local library and I will be starting it on Wednesday. Part of me can't wait to finish the series, but another part of me is scared about the how it is all going to tie together. But as far as Fade goes, I loved it. Certain parts were hard for me because I loved these characters so much. Looking back, I think the parts that I struggled with were when Cabel and Janie were having their most human, realistic, moments. In every relationship, and with every gift, there are going to be good sides and dark sides. But I really don't want dark sides for them! I want them to have everything! They deserve everything! They shouldn't have to have consequences! They have paid enough with the cards that life has dealt them, I promise you!
I'm going to give Fade by Lisa McMann an abduction rating of...
Posted by Bittner at 11:25 PM