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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Gone by Lisa McMann

Title: Gone (Wake #3)
Author: Lisa McMann
ISBN: 9781416979180
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Page #: 214
Source: From my public library

Summary:
"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 less of the two evils. And time is running out..."
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First Lines:

"24/7/365
It's like she can't breathe anymore, no matter what she does.
Like everything is closing in on her, crowding her. Threatening her."
Page 1
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Review:

**I cannot promise this review without spoilers. So please tread lightly!**

This is the third and final book in the Wake series. I was absolutely blown away by the first two books, and this last one was no different. The whole concept still has me contemplating bigger things - not just another story. This last book threw more at me than I was expecting. Enough that I'm still wishing for more.

The trilogy is about a girl named Janie who finds herself dropped into anyone's dream at any given moment. She has to be near them, but it's hard for her to get out of it. The last two books are about her finding out exactly what she's dealing with and how she is going to handle it - and what the consequences are.

This last book shows her a whole other side of her gift - one that I didn't even remotely expect. This new person in her life gives the story a level of intensity and despair that throws Janie into a whirlwind of decisions. Honestly, I need another book to fully get a feel of how she's going to live out her life. And how the consequences are going to catch up with her. There's just so much more to be told!

I know there's not another book coming, but I really finished this book wishing for more. I guess that's a good way to stop a story - keep the reader interested. Alas. I have already and will continue to recommend this series to teens. All of them. Seriously, this book is great for 9th grade and up. There's a little bit with the language and such - so probably not younger than that. But it's such a great book, I almost want to give it to literally everyone :).

I know there are other books by this author out right now. I need to get my hands on that. Definitely give this trilogy a shot - you won't be disappointed.
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1 comment:

Katie said...

Yes! I loved this whole trilogy!! I was so sad that the final installment made Janie's future seem so dark (no pun intended), and - like you - I was left wishing for a fourth book!

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