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.
I won WAKE from a book blogger who was giving away books she disliked. So I went into it fearing the worst. Instead, I picked it up and didn't put it back down until 3 hours later when I finished it.
That's right, I held my copy in the bathtub, through my 1 a.m. meal (ravioli), then while shivering on the couch downstairs with only my dog for warmth.
Things I like about it:
- Cursing. I grew up in NY. I can't imagine a teenage(or child)hood without cursing.
- Caleb. This is the first YA hero I actually found attractive in at least a year. It might help that he's of legal age. I liked him whether he was the first thing he is or another thing. Sorry for the anti-spoiler vagueness.
- Twists and turns.
- How it ends.
- Hormones. Again, more realistic.
It's: WAKE is fast and fun!
Bonus: The jacket flap apparently is taken almost verbatim from Lisa's query! Although the end of the flap copy is a bit misleading. I like how the plot actually turned out.