Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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

Fade by Lisa McMann (Dream Catchers #2)
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Score: ⭐⭐⭐
Page Count: 248
Book #2 in the Dream Catcher trilogy
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Published: February 10, 2009
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....

1. First off, I liked this book just a little bit more than the first book only because this one actually had more of a plot. I thought the plot of this story was interesting enough and definitely more entertaining than the first book. This book was a bit faster paced and kept me interested longer.

2. Lisa McMann is a great author and I always enjoy her writing style when I pick up one of her books. I really love her writing and I'm in no way bashing her or her talent of writing. Sadly though, those were pretty much the only things I enjoyed about this book.

1. This trilogy just isn't a series I enjoy all that much. This first book had interesting enough characters but they just get really annoying and even frustrating in this second book in the trilogy. First off, I felt Janie was just way too dramatic and made the stupidest decisions without thinking things fully through. I also thought she was just way too unrealistic with her actions and didn't seem to care about whether she was actually making the right decisions or not. I couldn't relate to any of the characters and I frankly just didn't care what happened to them. The characters just seemed to be completely unfocused on the task at hand when people's lives were in danger and that was really frustrating.

2. Even though this book had more of a plot, I just didn't think it had enough build up. Sure it was more exciting than the first book but it wasn't exactly heart pounding either. The story just felt a little choppy once again and some events that happened just didn't flow well with the rest of the story or didn't seem to fit in at all. It was pretty dull for most of the book and picked up a little a few times but wasn't all the gripping.

3. I just thought that this book relied way too heavily on the romance aspect of the story. I thought the book could've veered away from the romance and focused a lot more on character development and story build up. The romance was sweet, don't get me wrong, but it was just way too distracting and really annoying especially since Janie and Cabel seemed to be in their own little world most of the time. I just wanted to shake both of them and tell them to focus on the issues and their mission. The story was all over the place because it was very romance- based and I didn't enjoy that one bit.

4. Lastly, the plot and events just seemed very outlandish. I would've loved to see more of a paranormal aspect other than weird dreams. The plot was just way too out there for it to be a YA Fiction novel and like I said before, things didn't flow well because the story was kind of all over the place and nothing was honed in on to keep me connected with the story. It just felt too random and unbelievable for my taste.

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