Book Spotlight: The Wake Series by Lisa McMann

In recent light of the author-reviewer blow-up/s that's been going around the interwebz (luckily for me, I've missed them since I'm not nearly as active online as I was before), I've decided to do away with book reviews on my blog. Instead, I'm doing Book Spotlights so you can see what I've been reading in my almost non-existent spare time. :)

So here we go, starting with a series that I've recently finished.
(Credits: Images and blurbs taken from Amazon and Goodreads.)

Book #1:

Not all dreams are sweet.
For seventeen-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people's dreams is getting old. Especially the falling dreams, the naked-but-nobody- notices dreams, and the sex-crazed dreams. Janie's seen enough fantasy booty to last her a lifetime.

She can't tell anybody about what she does -- they'd never believe her, or worse, they'd think she's a freak. So Janie lives on the fringe, cursed with an ability she doesn't want and can't control.
Then she falls into a gruesome nightmare, one that chills her to the bone. For the first time, Janie is more than a witness to someone else's twisted psyche. She is a participant....

Book #2:


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 feared....

Book #3:

Things should be great for Janie--she has graduated from high school and is spending her summer with Cabel, the guy she's totally in love with. But deep down she's panicking about how she's going to survive her future when getting sucked into other people's dreams is really starting to take its toll. Things get even more complicated when she meets her father for the very first time--and he's in a coma. As Janie uncovers his secret past, she begins to realize that the choice thought she had has more dire consequences than she ever imagined.

About the Author:

Lisa McMann is an NYT bestselling author of fiction for kids and teens. She has a new fantasy series for ages 9 and up called THE UNWANTEDS. She has a new YA book out called CRYER'S CROSS, and another one is slated to come out next month, entitled DEAD TO YOU. Visit her website and blog for more details.


Mandie Baxter said...

I have these books but have yet to read them! My book is about dreams so I'm trying to stay away until I'm 100% done...don't ask why...I'm just weird like that! (I also have Cryer's Cross by her as well).

Peggy Eddleman said...

Holy cow! She is a busy author!! I'm assuming you loved these, since you read all three. :D

Sarah Pearson said...

I would want these on my bookshelf for the covers alone. Luckily they sound like great reads too :-)

Ashley Nixon said...

ohh. I agree with Sarah, those are wonderful covers! I'm going to have to add them to my list. lol.

Jenny Phresh said...

These look great, and I also love the cover. BTW @Mandie, I completely agree with you. I avoid any book that may have a hint of a thematic overlap with what I'm writing. I dread being influenced in any way. I'm weird like that, too!

Cheryl said...

Um, what blow-ups are we talking here? I don't get out much.

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