Friday, November 13, 2009
Wake and Fade (Wake #1 & 2)
I actually read both books in one day. They are fairly short and written in a choppy style in short chapters. I really liked Wake. It is an interesting concept, the ability to dream others' dreams, but, of course, Janie doesn't have a choice. Anytime anyone is dreaming near her she is sucked in while her physical body becomes paralyzed. She is a very sympathetic character with a poor homelife, but she works hard and tries her best. I wasn't sure about Cabel at first, but his homelife is even worse and he became one of my favorites. I liked the twist with him and the direction that the series is going in with the mysteries.
*spoilers if you haven't read Wake*
I actually think I liked Fade better. The characters are less woe and more comfortable. And even though the mystery to be solved was gross and weird, it was a good one, adding a nice mixture of danger to the story. Janie and Cabel are even better in Fade and I love their relationship. They are good for each other, but I never really got their "conflict." So I'm assuming that the next book is going to be even better and I can't wait to read it.