Review: Fade (Dream Catcher #2) by Lisa McMann

Fade (Dream Catcher, #2)

Title: Fade (Dream Catcher #2)
Author: Lisa McMann
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Genre(s): fantasy, paranormal romance; young-adult; mystery
Source: hardcover – bought

My Rating

Synopsis (goodreads):


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…. 

My Review:

Honestly, being a Dream Catcher is hard work and the rewards come with many twists and turns. In the sequel to Wake, McMann shows us that while what you do is worth the effort, in the end you inadvertently hurt yourself. She shows us Cabel and Janie as a couple, albeit a secret one. And then leaves with the saddest ending ever!

After i finished of Fade and went to put it away, i saw the cover of Gone beneath it and i had a light bulb moment. Now i truly understand the meaning behind the titles of the books. ‘Wake’: when Janie realises her abilities and comes to accept them, choosing to help others. ‘Fade’: when everything starts fading at the seams, leaving the future uncertain, yet very certain. ‘Gone’: (i’ve already sort of figured it out, but since this is not a review for Gone and i am yet to read it, i have nothing to say.)

In the book we finally get to see Cabel and Janie a couple, even if they are hiding it from everyone. Makes me happy to see these two connecting, because they are just about perfect for each other. The stakes, however, are even higher in this novel and when i think about Janie helping to uncover a crime, i have to think, “This girl has strength! I would never be able to do this.” And its true. Janir is really a magnificent character.

After i finished the book, i just sat and thought about what just happened. The book ends of on a sad note and even though i didn’t cry, i was on the verge. And then i went and listened to this song:  and then i was further saddened.

This book was really easy to read and i breezed through it. The fact that it’s written in diary format, makes it interesting to read, not to mention the fact that it is in third person. It’s McMann’s diary! Great read, seriously read it!


2 thoughts on “Review: Fade (Dream Catcher #2) by Lisa McMann

  1. Pingback: Review: Gone (Dream Catcher #3) by Lisa McMann « Breathing Books

  2. I absolutely loved your review! I also had that moment when the meaning of the titles in the series began to made sense. Janie is one favorite heroines to date. 🙂

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