Saturday, March 30, 2013

Review: Stolen Nights by Rebecca Maizel

A new year is beginning at Wickham Boarding School. A new chance at life, at reversing the evil in my past, but nothing is ever as simple as it seems....

Last year, the love of my life died performing a ritual to fulfill my one wish and make me human. And now I've performed the same ritual and survived. Why am I here, back safe at Wickham campus?

The strong magic I used in the ritual did more than just make Vicken a human. It drew someone to Lover's Bay who does not belong here. She wants the ritual. Then she wants me dead. And she will take down anyone and everyone in my life to get what she wants.

As if that weren't enough, the ritual has also summoned the anger of the Aeris, the four elements and most fundamental powers on earth. They have a surprise and an unbearable punishment for me-like stepping into the sunlight for the first time, only to be put into a cage. And now I have to make an impossible choice: between love or life, yearning or having, present or past....

Title: Stolen Nights
Series: Vampire Queen #2
Published January 29th 2013 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published January 29th 2012)
ISBN: 0312649924 (ISBN13: 9780312649920)
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At first it was difficult to see anything discernible in the whiteness, but eventually the fuzzy forms took the shapes of human bodies. Four female bodies. The Aeris stepped forward.
Their dresses were flowing as if they were made from water, and the hue of the gowns changes color every few seconds, one moment blue, then a darker blue, then a red. I wondered if it was the trick of light. One of the women had impossibly white hair and her hair swayed around her head as if she were submerged underwater. The women next to her had hair the fluttered around her like crackling flames, a bright red. When she looked at me, her gown flickered a poppy orange. Fire.
The four elements and most fundamental powers on earth, the Areis, are females. I absolutely loved reading that females were so powerful in this book. They mention the Vampire Queen may times, but there is never any sort of mention of a Vampire King.
On another surprising note, human Vicken is great, his character was amazing. He's so loyal, adorable, and he's actually really funny as a human, he added a nice edge to the story. His curiousity is also very interesting. To me, he was a needed addition to the book, without him it wouldn't have been nearly as good. Just for the record, now I like him more than Justin.
"You know," I said as he blew out of the last breath of smoke, "contrary to your vampire life, those will actually kill you."
Vicken exhaled angrily and stubbed his cigarette out of the brick of the building.
"So will your friend Justin. This actually hurts," he said, and pointed at the yellow and purple bruise beneath his right eye. "I keep touching it with my finger tips. You know, it's easy to forget physical pain when you haven't felt in for more than a hundred years. Glorious." He brought his cheek toward me. "You touch it. I wonder if it feels different if someone else presses on it." 
"You're bloody mad, you know that? I can't even smoke I'm so angry," Vicken said. 
Justin...I rather not. I didn't really enjoy his presence in the last book, and not so much in this one either. I found what happened at the end of the book to be completely justified.

On the other hand, Rhode got even better for me. Now, Lenah did the ritual and didn't die, leaving the same ashes Rhode did. Hmm. Yet Rhode died. Weird...
...if you haven't already connected the dots (like Lenah, we'll talk about her later) he's alive, and a human. And enrolled at Wickham. YAY! But, (I know, there is always a but..) things are a little complicated (not only because of Justin) and being together seems like it may be a bit more difficult than they would've expected. You really get to know Rhode, and how he truly feels, in the parts of his thoughts and memories.
Lenah made lots of decisions that I didn't agree with--at all. She annoyed me a little in the beginning, with her not realizing Rhode would be alive and all.

On another note, as the for the ending...WOW... I really, truly do hope that there is a third book. The decisions Lenah makes, and then the epilogue!

√Čtait-ce tout vaut la peine? Happy Easter (if you celebrate it)! Hopefully the wait isn't so long this time.
Book Nerd and Proud, 
K.G.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Review: Branded by Keary Taylor

Jessica's had the nightmares for as long as she can remember. Nightmares of being judged for people who have died, of being branded by the angels. Her friends and family think she's a crazy because of it all. Yet she carries the mark of the condemned, seared into the back of her neck, and hides it and herself away from the world.

But when two men she can't ignore enter her life everything changes, including the nightmares. The two of them couldn't be more different. She will do anything to be with one of them. Even tell him the truth about angels, why she never sleeps, and the scar on the back of her neck. But one of the two has set events into motion what will pull her toward her own judgment and turn her into the object of her greatest fear.





Title: Branded
Series: Fall of Angels #1
Published: March 4th 2010 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform 
ISBN: 1450572375 (ISBN13: 9781450572378)
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This is another free book by an independent author I had downloaded in the Kindle Store. The story line was about angels was creative. In this world, angels weren't beautiful or perfect, but instead, they were scary beings who would decide your fate after death.

I must admit the characters weren't memorable. Twenty year old Jessica Bailey is the main character of this book, and she's definitely had plenty of problems in her life. Her mom had written her off as psycho and planned to send her to a crazy house before she ran away to live on her own. (Isn't that illegal when you're sixteen?) She had dreams where she would stand trial as different people and they would be branded to go to hell or go to heaven, so she didn't get much sleep. The twist is, if the person was branded, Jessica would wake up screaming with a brand on her back. That's got to hurt.

The book went downhill after Alex was introduced. I really didn't like the fact Alex, her love interest, and Jessica fall in love quickly and their relationship moves fast. It was practically love at first sight, which is definitely unrealistic. Alex also happened to be the perfect guy with tons of money, he works with children in Africa, he's hot with a perfect body, and he can cook. There was never a moment when he felt "real" to me and was basically a cookie cutout. Within a week of knowing each other, if Jessica wasn't with him for like...two seconds, she would freak. I found that weird considering she was a hermit with no social contact living in an old couple's home as their caretaker, though they were never home. Sad they had more of a social life than she did! The only times she did go out was to take care of her neighbor, Sal, who was abused during her marriage and that did all sorts of things to her head. The biggest problem in this book was it being predictable. As soon as a character was introduced you could tell who was going to be the problem, and that actually led to a pretty poorly-executed love triangle. There was never the question of who she was going to choose since there was only one guy she would ever think about.

To end on a good note, this book did show the quality of sacrifice. Even though Alex had only known Jessica for a short period of time, at the end of the book he makes a huge sacrifice for her, and vice versa, Jessica was planning on doing whatever was necessary in order to keep her friends and family safe. I thought the book was decent, it had interesting moments, and it's worth reading whenever you have a chance. Oh, and the cover was pretty cool.

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” -Jane Austen
Book Nerd and Proud,
C.J.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Review: Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel

“Throughout all my histories, I found no one I loved more than you... no one.”

Those were some of Rhode’s last words to me. The last time he would pronounce his love. The last time I would see his face.

It was the first time in 592 years I could take a breath. Lay in the sun. Taste.

Rhode sacrificed himself so I, Lenah Beaudonte, could be human again. So I could stop the blood lust.

I never expected to fall in love with someone else that wasn’t Rhode.

But Justin was... daring. Exciting. More beautiful than I could dream.

I never expected to be sixteen again... then again, I never expected my past to come back and haunt me...

Title: Infinite Days
Series: Vampire Queen #1
Published August 3rd 2010 by St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 0312649916 (ISBN13: 9780312649913)
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This isn’t your average vampire book. When Lenah was a vampire she would track you and your every movement, once she was ready, she would rip your throat out without a second thought about the person she was killing, even going so low as to once kill a little girl. These vampires are pure evil. After her first lover, Rhode, had left her she made a coven of very talented vampires. Song, Vicken, Gavin and Heath, they were all bound together, a family.

To me, one of the most interesting points is that once a vampire falls in love (and it can be more than once, at the same time too) they’re bound, forever connected to each other. While I’m on the topic, my favorite scenes of this book were those from Lenah’s past experiences as a vampire, especially the ones with Rhode. He was in nature, evil, but the most compassionate of them all.
They were speaking about me as though I wasn't there. Anger shot through me, which surprised me at first. I wanted to kill them both, though something within me told me it wasn't a good idea.
On a second thought, I wouldn't have sucked they dry--even if I were a vampire. I hated the taste of anyone over thirty, anyway. 
Once Lenah is turned into a human, she could feel again, have a rational thought without always wanted to kill people (alright, MOST of the time she didn't.) But, she was also buried for a hundred years. A lot has happened over the past hundred years, and reading about her relearning everything--how to live in the present day was very interesting (especially so because she wasn't whiny about it).

This book was also about her love life, and in case it wasn't already obvious, I love Rhode.
Anywhere you go, I will go...
Really, now, how couldn't you love him?! Okay, maybe a reason would be because he's an evil vampire, still! This new love of hers, Justin, doesn't compare. He's flawless, insanely beautiful and smart. There is also Vicken, but I could never really see her with him, he was too evil for me, I like Justin more than Vicken.

The ending was amazing, with lots to be expected in the next book. I have it, and cannot wait to read it for the first time (it’s my second time reading this book, though that was years ago).

Evil be he who thinketh evil.
Book Nerd and Proud, 
K.G. 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Review: Remembrance by Michelle Madow

Lizzie Davenport has been reincarnated from Regency Era, England ... but she doesn't know it yet.

Then Drew Carmichael transfers into Lizzie's high school at the beginning of the year, and she feels a connection to him, almost like she knows him. She can't stop thinking about him, but whenever she tries talking with him about the mysteries behind her feelings, he makes it clear that he wants nothing to do with her. Reaching him is even more difficult because she has a boyfriend, Jeremy, who has started to become full of himself after being elected co-captain of the varsity soccer team, and her flirtatious best friend Chelsea starts dating Drew soon after his arrival. So why can't she get him out of her mind?

Even though Lizzie knows she should let go of her fascination with Drew, fighting fate isn't going to be easy.

Title: Remembrance
Series: Transcend Time Saga #1
Published July 27th 2011 by Dreamscape Publishing (first published July 25th 2011)
ISBN: 0615512445 (ISBN13: 9780615512440)
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Evil boyfriends piss me off, why can’t you just treat a girl right? But, I suppose that’s all part of a good book; it can make you feel for the characters and the plot, make you wish that the world they were in was different, or that their lives could be slightly easier, because connecting with the characters and their stories must be my favorite part of reading.

Lizzie’s boyfriend isn’t exactly evil, but I’m not fond of him whatsoever. Jeremy know she hates speeding in a car, yet he proceeds to constantly driving extremely fast while she’s in the car. He also know she’s insecure about her French skills, yet he would be the one person laughing at her in class, and when she does better than him on a test he insists that it’s a fluke. Lizzie, being the good person she is, wants to go help her friend Hannah after her breakup with her boyfriend, Sheldon, but Jeremy made the winning score (he plays varsity soccer) and wants her to go to a party with him even once she explained the situation, is a party really more important than her friend in need? I wouldn’t think so. Lizzie has been dating Jeremy for the past 3 years, and supposedly there was a time when he was a great guy, and I guess you could rationalize that if at once he was a great guy that he could be again. Personally, I don’t see that happening.

To make matters worse, not only was I not fond of her boyfriend, but I couldn’t seem to like her best friend either. Chelsea had a relationship with Drew, and Lizzie wants Drew. Now, isn’t that awkward. Hey best friend, I really want your boyfriend, do you mind breaking up with him? Thanks for understanding! Okay, okay, maybe Lizzie isn't that straightforward about it. Chelsea just seemed like she was a lot more worried about her image than Lizzie and Keelie were, but you could stay that they kept each other balanced. Lizzie was quieter, while Chelsea loved attention.

There were times were I didn’t exactly love Drew either, but he’s irresistible, I never truly hated him. Now, Drew was one of the most interesting characters, and I somewhat understand his actions. I still don't really understand him yet, but I think I'll have a better chance to in the next book, I have a feeling that Drew and Lizzie will be spending a bit more time together. And knowing how Lizzie felt for Drew made me like him more:
My feelings for Drew couldn't just disappear. They were ingrained within every fiber of my being, and I needed them just the same as I needed air to breathe.
Keelie, however, is the one person I really didn’t have a problem with at all. I think she would make a better friend than Chelsea, but that’s just my opinion.

Lizzie was very smart, and pretty insightful too, I loved this quote.
Music is powerful; it transforms emotions and experiences into something tangible. Every time you hear a familiar song, the feelings from it bubble to the surface, bringing back memories you might have otherwise forgotten.
I would really recommend reading the detailed character extras in Transcendence, I think it helped me learn a bit more about the characters, and get to know them better.  

The plot was good, and I definitely found it to be character driven. I liked the pacing, it always kept me wanting more and I have plans to read and review the rest of the series. 

Maybe at a later date, I’m not sure, still deciding.
Book Nerd and Proud,
K.G.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Review: The Host by Stephanie Meyer

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed.

Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.

Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves - Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she's never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love.





Title: The Host 
Series: The Host #1
Published: May 6th 2008 by Little Brown and Company
ISBN: 0316068047 (ISBN13: 9780316068048)
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I'm beginning to regret not reading this book when I had the chance years ago. When I had first heard the plot of the story, I didn't expect it to be good. I mean seriously, aliens? Since the movie is coming out, I decided to read the book before everybody spoiled everything. Now, I am so happy that I did decide to read it! Stephanie Meyer has definitely done better in this book compared to the Twilight series (Not that I don't like those books too).
Might just be me, but that trailer gets me really excited for the movie. Seems like it's going to be good!

The story starts off with a girl in the hospital, waking up from her insertion from her newest host. She takes on the name Wanderer because she has never really had a home. While the average soul only lives in two or three worlds before deciding where they wanted to live, Wanderer has been to nine, and is currently at a new planet: Earth. Normally, changing hosts has never been a problem for her, but everything changes when this human host, Melanie, decides to stay around and put up a fight.

Wanderer wasn't your usual heroine who is strong and will to fight anything to gets in her way. No, she was self-sacrificing and refused to lift a finger even when others tried to harm her. It was admirable really, that after someone tries to kill her, she decides to save his life, and then when others ask what had happened, she lies and says she fell. She refused to let any human die, despite the fact there were many humans there who wanted her dead.

My favorite aspect of this book wasn't the romance, but the love that grew between Wanderer and Melanie, even though they got under each other's skin...literally. Eventually, the two girls learn to help each other after being thrust into a world with what was left of the human race, hiding from the aliens, and the fondness Wanderer begins to feel for Earth.
“After all the planets and all the hosts you've left behind, you've finally found the place and the body you'd die for. I think you've found your home, Wanderer.” 
I've only read one other alien series before this, so this book was definitely an original concept for me. It was interesting, it made me cry, sometimes I wish I could strangle people in the book, and it made me laugh. The story was well worth my time, and whenever the rest of the series comes out, I will be sure to read it!

"A room without books is like a body without a soul." -Marcus Tullius Cicero
Book Nerd and Proud,
C.J.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Review: Gone by Lisa McMann

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 lesser of two evils. And time is running out...

Things should be great for Janie—she has graduated from high school and is spending her summer with Cabel, the guy she’s totally in love with. But deep down she’s panicking about how she’s going to survive her future when getting sucked into other people’s dreams is really starting to take its toll.

Things get even more complicated when she meets her father for the very first time—and he’s in a coma. As Janie uncovers his secret past, she begins to realize that the choice thought she had has more dire consequences than she ever imagined.

Title: Gone
Series: Dream Catcher #3
Published February 9th 2010 by Simon Pulse (first published February 9th 2009)
ISBN: 1416979182 (ISBN13: 9781416979180)

First off, the pictures I've shown above are the same as the covers of the copies I own, they changed them and personally I think the guy on the cover of Fade looks a little creepy, so, I rather use these. I did decide to include both of the overviews....only because now I can talk about her father.

When starting the book, I decided I loved the beginnings of these books, because they flow so well. You end one book and the next picks up from there, which I don't think most do. I still don't think the writing is choppy, it flows well too.

Janie truly realizes all of the people that are there for her in this book, some are new. Cabel wasn’t always there for her in the past, but now he’s truly decided that she’s the one for him and that he’ll go to all lengths to protect her, keep her happy, give her space, whenever, whatever she needs, he’ll always be there for her. Cabel’s brother, Charlie and his wife, Megan, will also try to help Janie however they can. Megan is incredibly sweet, I wish she made a few more appearances, or was in earlier books.
While Janie’s mother isn’t that great of a parental figure, Captain Fran Komisky is. She lets her make her make her own choices, but she gives her advice on many things (including her relationship with Cabel, they don’t always communicate their problems and feelings, aww). She tells Janie that they’re all family, and that she doesn’t have to be embarrassed of her mother because the entire team will be there for her. Carrie makes a few appearances, always just when Janie needs her (or when Janie’s mother needs her), on another note, her relationship with Stu seems to be going strong, and at first I honestly wasn’t so sure about them.

Janie’s father is introduced, and I can’t say much without revealing anything so, I’ll just say that I think adding his character was an amazingly good idea. It adds some insight into the relationship of her parents.

This book is mostly Janie’s own journey, discovering more about being a dream catcher and the difficult choices that she will have to make. I really liked how her choice was connected to the Morton’s fork reference.

I’m not the biggest fan of the ending, but I think it was well written. It almost feels as though there is going to be another book. I do agree with this being the last book, I’m not sure that another would be a good idea. I still love these books.

It's always sad when a series ends.
Book Nerd and Proud,
K.G.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Review: The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima

A thousand years ago, two young lovers were betrayed--Alger Waterlow to his death, and Hanalea, Queen of the Fells, to a life without love. 
Now, once again, the Queendom of the Fells seems likely to shatter apart. For young queen Raisa "ana'"Marianna, maintaining peace even within her own castle walls is nearly impossible; tension between wizards and Clan has reached a fevered pitch. With surrounding kingdoms seeking to prey on the Fells' inner turmoil, Raisa's best hope is to unite her people against a common enemy. But that enemy might be the person with whom she's falling in love. 
Through a complicated web of lies and unholy alliances, former streetlord Han Alister has become a member of the Wizard Council of the Fells. Navigating the cut-throat world of blue blood politics has never been more dangerous, and Han seems to inspire hostility among Clan and wizards alike. His only ally is the queen, and despite the perils involved, Han finds it impossible to ignore his feelings for Raisa. Before long, Han finds himself in possession of a secret believed to be lost to history, a discovery powerful enough to unite the people of the Fells. But will the secret die with him before he can use it? 
A simple, devastating truth concealed by a thousand-year-old lie at last comes to light in this stunning conclusion to the Seven Realms series.


Title: The Crimson Crown

Series: Seven Realms #4
Published: October 23rd 2012 by Hyperion Books
ISBN: 1423144333 (ISBN13: 9781423144335)
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Wow, so this book basically turned everything that was said before into a lie. Like the other books, it was engaging and fast-paced and was also filled with numerous plot-twists and murders. 

In this book, I cried for two reasons. One being the fact that this book was emotional! I was a bipolar mess, and normally I don't cry from books (movies being a totally different thing). I believe the only other time I had teared up while reading a book was reading "A Walk to Remember," but who can blame me? Nicholas Sparks has a way with tragedies. Another reason being the fact THIS IS THE LAST BOOK IN THE SERIES.  I may go hoard a jar of Nutella and sink into depression. Cinda Williams Chima has easily become one of my favorite authors with these beautifully written books, though I think this novel was my favorite. There would be times I would tear up, and only a page later I would be smiling at myself like an idiot! Hence the "bipolar mess." Also, Kayla is now telling me I need to go see someone...hmph. Not my fault the author had written a story that pulls your heart in different directions! The ending...my heart melted. This is hard, attempting to write this review without spoiling anything. The book has definitely put me at ease for as far as relationship problems go. There's no longer that love...square between Han, Micah, Amon, and Raisa. It's just Han and Raisa now. 

In this book I must admit Raisa's father and grandmother got on my nerves. They were using Raisa to get what they wanted, not caring whether she would like it or not. Of course, Raisa wouldn't let this happen and put a stop to their plans immediately. There are still things that haven't changed. "Copperheads and jinxflingers" are still at odds, though they come together with a common purpose to help the Queen. 

Raisa is still strong and capable, but she is no longer a naive, shelted, little girl seeing what the world is like for the first time. She has grown so much into a ruler who cares about the citizens of Fells. Instead of taking the easy way out of situations (though she has thought about it), she decides she wants to unite her people who have been in an uneasy relationship since the Breaking more than a thousand years ago. 

Han, he's still has that arrogant personality who has so much confidence in himself. But it's what makes me love him! Micah, I love you too. Maybe you can marry me instead. He tries so hard to do the right thing, especially if Raisa is in danger. On multiple occasions, he was at odds with his father because of this, and put his own life at risk to save people he doesn't even like. I really wish there were more books in Micah's point of view, in order to keep the story going. Maybe he would finally get the romance he deserves.

In honor of this being the last book, I'm going to put a few of my favorite quotes from each of the books...I obviously can't list them all because I would end up putting whole books!

The Demon King:
"Well, I believe she went in to rescue some Raggers from the pits,” Cuffs said. “She wasn’t all that specific.”
“She went in to rescue — why would she do that?” Amon gripped the ironwork, studying the streetlord’s face. Was he lying? And if so, what was the purpose?
“Guess she’s kind of taken with us,” Cuffs said. “You know, the glamor of the gang life and all. Getting beat up every other day, arrested for crimes you didn’t commit, long nights in gaol, sleeping in the cold and wet. It’s...seductive.” He raised an eyebrow."

The Exiled Queen:
"Whoa, Rebecca," Talia said smiling even wider, "Walking on the wild side, are we?"
Raisa seemed to think the situation needed more explaining. "He - uh - I'm tutoring him."
"She is," Han said solemnly. "She's very good. I'm learning a lot."
Pearlie snickered. "What's she teaching you?"
"Well," Han said, "we're jumping around a lot."

The Gray Wolf Throne:
"It was a peculiar marriage of interests- Lord Averill and Captain Byrne and Lord Bayar and Han Alister agreeing on anything was as rare as gold in Ragmarket."

The Crimson Crown:
"The next chamber is full of songbirds, if I remember right. Their music is like turtleweed. It will put you to sleep if you listen to it. They sleep most of the time, so the best thing is to pass through without waking them up. If they do awaken, then you must sing loud enough to drown out their music."
"Great," Han said. "Whose idea was that?"
"It seemed like a good idea at the time," Crow said. "I was an excellent singer."
"She could Captain to his Your Majesty any time."

I've grown so attached to the characters in this series, the hardships they had made me sad, and the joy they experienced made me happy. Cinda Williams Chima is a true artist in her writing, and I hope to read more of her books soon.

Ah! I keep forgetting to post. I need to set a reminder or something...
Book Nerd and Proud,
C.J.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Review: Fade by Lisa McMann

SOME NIGHTMARES NEVER END.

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....



Title: Fade
Series: Dream Catcher #2
Published: February 10th 2009 by Simon Pulse
ISBN: 1416953582 (ISBN13: 9781416953586)

Again, I had a hard time putting this book down, and found it even more interesting than the last because now Cabe and Janie attempting to find the sexual predator within their school using two phone calls from an anonymous student. Even though some parts of the investigation are easy to guess, it doesn't ruin the book, because the parts that I didn't see coming were stunning.

I absolutely adored Cabe and Janie’s relationship, and I’m really happy that there’s not a love triangle. I can see why their relationship would be strained, with all they have both gone through, now Janie might be used as bait for a predator, and the future for Janie, but I also feel like if anyone could make it with everything against them, it would be Cabe and Janie.As for the future for Janie…well, let’s just say it makes me scared to read the next book. She’s grown on me (her and Cabe) and I really want the series to end happily (-sigh- but with this story, I’m not so sure it will).

The book was fast paced, and kept me hooked the entire time. The writing style was the same, and I still love it.

The review for the last book will be better.
Book Nerd and Proud,
K.G.