Thursday, May 20, 2010


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.

Beth says 4 Stars...
I've enjoyed this series and am sad to see it close. Again, the unique style employed by McMann took a little getting used to, but then became enjoyable. The issue I had was that it took the first third of the book to get anywhere at all. It didn't feel as though there was a plot, and the book had no direction. It was just kind of angsty and Janie just moped around. Once it got going it was really enthralling, and because of the writing style it moved so rapidly

The characters developed just enough. They could have grown more, but I wasn't left feeling severely disappointed. It was great that Janie's mother played a larger role and that their relationship, though dysfunctional to say the least, was explored. Of course, Janie and Cabe were a major focus. There were a couple of things that really surprised me that were a part of the book.

Overall this was a fun book. I've enjoyed the series and am sad to see it come to a close. This was a fitting end, although with a very different plot point from particularly the second book. If you've read the other two definitely grab this one to see how it all ends. I'm actually not quite clear on precisely what happened in the end, but it works. A good quick read for the summer.


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