Review: The Dream Catcher Trilogy

Titles: Wake, Fade, Gone (Dream Catcher Series)
Author: Lisa McMann

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….

Janie Hannagan has the ability to walk into people’s dreams. It’s not a voluntary thing, nor a controllable thing. Her mother’s a drunk, and her dad left. Her best friend Carrie is amazing, but there are some things you just can’t share, no matter how much you want to. Cabel Strumheller has been an outcast for a while, but when Jannie and Cabel cross paths and begin to get to know each other, she realizes that there are some people that will always be there for you. She later finds a few other Dream Catchers, as they call them, and learns about the downside to these powers. Not sure what to do with herself, she sets out to make one of the biggest decisions of her life.

This series is different, but intriguing. Lisa McMann was able to make the text so simple, yet it was also able to express what was needed to understand everything going on. It’s filled with adventure, love, and suspense. I had really enjoyed reading this series~~

Quotes:
“That was the goth stage, where I decided I’d never get the girl of my dreams because of my scars. Not to mention my hairstyle. (pause)But then she slammed a door handle into my gut. And when a girl does that to a boy,it means she likes him.”
-Cabel to Jannie-Wake

“Come on, Cabel,” Carrie says. “Let me give you a ride, at least. Unless you want Shay to- hey, here she comes now.” Carrie titters, her eyes dancing.
Cabel’s eyes grow wide. He slips into the backseat of Carrie’s car without a word. “Get me outta here. Fuckin’ creepy cheerleaders.”
-Carrie & Cabel-Wake

Bashful=Spanish, Miss Gardenia
Doc=Psychology, Mr. Wang
Happy=Chemistry 2, Mr. Durbin
Dopey=English Lit., Mr. Purcell
Dippy=Math, Mrs. Craig
Dumbass=PE, Coach Crater
-Janie’s codenames of suspects-Fade

“Do you think Cabel knows?”
“Have you thought about asking him?”
Janie glances up to read her face. Bites her quivering lip to still it. “We’re not exactly on speaking terms right now.”
Captain sighs. “I gathered that.” Carefully she says, “Cabel has his own demons and if he doesn’t get on with killing them soon, I’m going to kick his ass…”
-Captain-Fade

There’s just no happily ever after in Janie’s book.
But they both know there is something. Something good between them.
There is respect.
And there is depth.
Unslefishness.
An understanding between them that surpasses a hell of a lot else.
And there’s that love thing.
-Narration-Gone

Cabel’s point of view in Wake (two chapters) plus the first chapter of Wake

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