The beginning of “Wake” was horrible… I’m not going to lie. The writing was bland, and all over the place. I felt like I was stuck on a choppy roller-coaster with 5 different tracks and a conductor who was clueless as to which one he wanted to take. Thankfully…the book got better.
If you can stick it out through the first 4 or 5 chapters it is worth it. The story line finally eases up and a solid plot forms, not just the previous ramblings of a lunatic author that was confused by her own concept.
I enjoyed this book. It was a fast read…and I mean fast as in “I read this book in about 3 hours complete with interruptions and the occasional Facebook wandering.”
Janie the narrator see peoples dreams…or better yet, is actively involved in them, and Cable is the boy who is freaked out by it. Why? Well, because he dreams of some pretty psychotic things (think Freddy Kruger meets Firestarter) and to add insult to injury…he dreams of mugging down with Janie herself. (You see where I’m going with this?)
The story had plenty of surprizing twist, and a pretty hefty “WTF?” moment about 70% of the way in.
There are annoying uppity rich kids, several accounts of bad parenting, a drugged out best friend who craves attention, 2 lesbian dream sequences, and 1 very cute cop. Seriously? Who could ask for more?
There is indeed a follow-up titled “Fade” and yes I will be reading it, cause once I got passed the headache cause by 8 years of flashbacks and dream swimming, I couldn’t help but wonder about the future of these two very damaged characters.
So happy reading my peeps, and remember…If you wake up one day, in the library, with a Snickers bar in your hand…don’t question it…just eat it.
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