Review: Gone (Dream Catcher #3) by Lisa McMann

Gone  (Dream Catcher, #3)

Title: Gone (Dream Catcher #3)
Author: Lisa McMann
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Genre(s): young-adult; romance; paranormal
Source: hardcover – bought

My Rating

Synopsis (goodreads):

Janie thought she knew what her future held. And she thought she’d made her peace with it. But she can’t handle dragging Cabel down with her.

She knows he will stay with her, despite what she sees in his dreams. He’s amazing. And she’s a train wreck. Janie sees only one way to give him the life he deserves: She has to disappear. And it’s going to kill them both.

Then a stranger enters her life — and everything unravels. The future Janie once faced now has an ominous twist, and her choices are more dire than she’d ever thought possible. She alone must decide between the lesser of two evils. And time is running out. . . 

My Review:

The Dream Catcher trilogy has been an amazing series. I loved it! When McMann writes, she incorporates all these vivid images and emotions that are just so raw and real, if not a little too raw.

I bought Gone the same time i bought Fade, but i didn’t start reading it immediately after i finished Fade because the premise of the books were depressing and i wanted to create a gap between that. So i read two other books and then jumped into the water again.

Gone, the title is symbolic to many things. The fact that Janie loses the father she never knew, but at the same time knew better than anyone. Gone is the choice that Janie thought she had. Gone is that happy ending she was looking for, there isn’t one in her book and Gone is (eventually) the things she knew she was going to lose.

The scary/creepy part about Gone was the dreams that haunt Janie. They were vivid and the way McMann wrote the whole dream sequence it really scared me. It was almost like i was having the dream. And unlike the last two books, the problems were internal rather than external. It was Janie’s decision, one that she would have to live with for the rest of her life. The fight was very much internal.

Overall, this is a great series and i recommend it as a whole!

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):

SOME NIGHTMARES NEVER END. 

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!