"The Final Book in the Wake Trilogy"

Janie has graduated from high school and is spending her summer with Cabel. Everything should be okay but she is starting to wonder what her future holds for her. Being pulled into people's dreams is really starting to take its toll and she doesn't really want to spend her life that way. So spending time with the guy she is in love with is giving her a chance to think things through. That is until things get complicated.

She has always wondered who her father is but she never thought she would meet him under such circumstances. Trying to figure out who he is and what he has done the last eighteen years isn't easy and her alcoholic mum isn't much help. As Janie uncovers his past, she starts to realise that she has a big decision to make. The consequences are huge and she needs to decide soon. Otherwise she could be too sick to decide otherwise.

The first thing that hit me when I got this book in my hands were the words on the cover. 'The Final Book in the Wake Trilogy' wasn't what I was expecting to see. If I had known this was only going to be a trilogy then I had conveniently forgotten about it. A little bummed about this series coming to an end already, I decided that if Wake and Fade are anything to go by then Gone should be amazing.

How wrong. Sure this was a good read but it wasn't anywhere near as special as Wake or Fade. To be completely honest I am slightly disappointed that this was the last book. There wasn't any real final ending and there are quite a lot of questions left open. Sure it was nice to find out more about Janie's parentage but her future is what I personally want to hear more about.

If you have already read Wake and Fade then you have to read Gone. There is no way around it. I would highly recommend Wake and Fade to anyone because they were amazing reads. I mean the concept alone is reason enough to check these books out. That all said I wonder what others think of Gone. I don't have the heart to say 'don't read it' because it is worth reading. Maybe my expectations were just too high.

Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted March 6, 2010


The third and final book in the paranormal teen series that includes The New York Times bestseller Wake and Fade.

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...

He reaches toward her, his fingers black and bloody, his eyes deranged, unblinking. Janie is paralyzed. His cold hands reach around her neck, squeezing tight, tighter, until Janie has no breath left. She's unable to move, unable to think. As his grasp tightens further around Janie's neck, his face turns sickly alabaster. He strains harder and begins to shake.

Janie is dying.
She has no fight left in her.
It's over.

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Psychic

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(Sequel to Fade)
by Lisa McMann

Simon & Schuster (Simon Pulse)
February 1, 2010
Available: February 9, 2010
ISBN #1416979182
EAN #9781416979180
224 pages
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