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Fade (Wake Trilogy Series #2)

Fade (Wake Trilogy Series #2)

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by Lisa McMann, Ellen Grafton (Read by)

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The sequel to Wake, the bestselling YA series about a girl who gets sucked into other people's dreams.


The sequel to Wake, the bestselling YA series about a girl who gets sucked into other people's dreams.

Editorial Reviews

Janie and Cabel have a dangerous new assignment. At their high school, rumors are rampant that teachers are using date-rape drugs on students. Called in to investigate, the pair tap into the nightmares of a troubled female classmate. Alarmed by what they discover, they decide to probe deeper, using Janie as bait. This extreme strategy endangers Janie, but as they soon discover, that's only the half of it….
School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up

This intriguing, if not quite stand-alone, sequel to Wake (S & S, 2008) follows undercover investigators and high school seniors Janie Hannagan and her partner/boyfriend Cabel as they attempt to unmask and trap a sexual predator teaching at Fieldridge High. Janie is a dream catcher-she has the ability to be sucked into another person's dreams-and her job is to glean clues to the culprit's identity from her classmates and to act as bait. The latter task annoys protective Cabe, and their relationship, already strained by a scarcity of alone time and the need for secrecy (their last case might be jeopardized if they are seen together), is further stressed. Furthermore, Janie receives documents from her now-deceased dream-catcher mentor promising to detail the fate in store for her, and she's not sure she wants to know the truth. While there are few surprises in the main plot arc, the spare but effective narrative holds readers' attention, especially when Janie delves into the chilling truth of her ability. Teens who like the supernatural-tinged drama of shows like Ghost Whisperer and Medium may be tempted by this series.-Christi Esterle, Parker Library, CO

Kirkus Reviews
On the heels of assisting the police in a cocaine bust in 2008's Wake, senior Janie Hannagan, a dream catcher-she is involuntarily pulled into other people's dreams-is now working directly for the local police, alongside her narc boyfriend, Cabel, in this tension-filled sequel. This time the pair must identify and catch a sexual predator working as a teacher in their school. Although their romance has moved to a new level, their love is tested by Janie's risky new role and deteriorating health. Through Janie's dreams and a journal left behind, the deceased Miss Stubin, a former dream catcher, teaches the teen how to control dreams. In a bittersweet ending, she also reveals the incredible power of dream catching and the toll it will ultimately take on Janie. The quick-paced, present-tense narration and realistic dialogue that gripped readers in the first book resume here. While the wild events at a teacher's party may seem exaggerated, the effects of GHB, the "date rape" drug, on both females and males will both frighten and enlighten. Fans will clamor for a third title. (Fiction. YA)
Children's Literature - Toni Jourdan
Janie and Cabel’s relationship has grown stronger, and it’s easier for Janie to have someone to confide in since she’s still falling into other people’s dreams. Janie has been pulled into the dreams of others since she was eight years old and she’s finding it more and more difficult to keep her life and the dreams separate. High school has always been stressful, but then Janie finds herself in a real life police drama. It turns out that Cabel has been working with the local police department and has been passing on information about Fieldridge High School students. In fact, he and Janie helped crack open a drug ring run by the father of one of their peers. Now Janie is helping Captain Komisky with an anonymous Crimebusters call that seems to involve a student and an unnamed teacher. Can Janie infiltrate the dreams of her classmates and identify the teacher? Can she stay safe, even under Cabel’s watchful eye? At the same time, Janie has been dreaming of Martha Stubin, the lovely old blind woman from the Heather Home. Janie’s gotten so much closer to her since she passed away. Martha is able to speak with Janie during her dreams. It’s strangely comforting, but she seems to have a message for Janie that will change Janie’s life, and not necessarily for the better. Is Janie unique, or are there others who share her strange ability? The second engaging book in the “Wake” trilogy, which gives the reader more opportunities to walk in the shoes of a dream reader. A unique story with strong, appealing characters. Reviewer: Toni Jourdan; Ages 14 up.

Product Details

Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
Wake Trilogy Series , #2
Edition description:
Library Edition
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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Cabel's Library Letter

March 24, 2006, 2:28 p.m. (parallel to pages 204-05 in Fade, after Durbin's party and the breakup)

Dear nobody,

I can't even concentrate these days.

There's an old fireplace here in the front corner of the school library, but there's never any fire in it. Probably against code now or whatever. In front of it is a big grate, but there are still some ashes deep inside from a million years ago after this part of the school was built. I sit by it now, stare into it anyway, wishing for it. Wishing for something to warm me up inside.

It's so cold here in this corner.

I can't see her from here, and it bothers me more than I feel like admitting. But I made the stupid move over here from my regular library table, and I really can't go back now. It would be admitting defeat, and I'm not ready for that. Not ready to cave. Plus, I can't. I just . . . See, I figured out I'm just not wired for love. It's too hard. Too hard when they go away, or fuck with me. Or disappear. I'm done with that. I'm better off this way. It'll get easier eventually. Like it was before.

And shit, anyhow. Can't a guy take a nap without worrying? Without having somebody watching everything, getting too close? I don't do close. Not anymore. Tried that once and it messed up everything.

But what if she falls again? What if somebody sees her like that? What if she . . . I just force myself not to stand up, not to go, not to walk by to make sure. This sucks, it really does. Because I can't sit here, nervous for her anymore. It's wrecking me.

It's true. I did what I had to. The best thing for me is to just keep doing what I'm doing. Stay away from her. Don't let her catch my eye again . . . no way. Because damn, that's brutal. I can't stand looking into her eyes anymore. I just need to look down, get past this. Slog through it. Graduate and get the hell out of Fieldridge. Away.

Find something else to fix me. Or just go numb.

Before I choke. And my gut turns to ash, like that stupid cold fireplace.

Meet the Author

Lisa McMann is the New York Times bestselling author of the middle grade dystopian fantasy series The Unwanteds, the YA paranormal Wake trilogy, and several other books for kids and teens. She lives with her family in the Phoenix area. Check out Lisa's website at LisaMcMann.com, learn more about The Unwanteds Series at UnwantedsSeries.com, and be sure to say hi on Instagram or Twitter (@Lisa_McMann), or Facebook (Facebook.com/McMannFan).

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Fade 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 657 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
As one case closes another one opens. Janie Hannagan returns, this time using her abilities of being swept into a person's dreams to solve a sex scandal at her school.

Several calls have been made on Fieldridge High School's anonymous phone line. Although inaudible at times, the messages result in the assumption that certain faculty members and students at Fieldridge have been fooling around. So Captain and her agents use their closest resources to try and crack the case, meaning Janie and Cabel will have to figure out what is going on. Objection at first by Cabel, but Janie gives the final decision and both are on the case.

While the investigation continues, Janie is given the chance to finally see what lies ahead for her. Hardly given any information about her ability, Captain gives Janie a box full of papers written by Martha Stubin that not only contains her secrets and past, but the positive and negative effects of helping others with their dreams. Although she may have a clue with what these effects are, Janie isn't so sure she is ready to confirm what she already knows.

With the intensity of the case and her outcome, Cabel isn't so sure he can handle the danger that Janie puts herself in, and their relationship begins to weaken. Will they be able to get through this case peacefully or will it tear them apart?

As a highly anticipated sequel to WAKE, FADE certainly lives up to expectations. Along with Janie, readers will be able to delve deeper into the enormity of Janie's ability and the strain that it causes not only on her but also on Cabel.

The simplicity of the writing and the creativity of the plot will leave an imprint of the reader, causing it to never FADE from their mind.
Debbie-J-1970 More than 1 year ago
I was completely blown away by Wake, the first book in this series, so I had incredibly high expectations for Fade. Lisa McMann has worked her magic once again! I LOVED Fade, and it may be just as good, if not better than Wake! The storyline of Fade moved at a such a quick pace, I found myself not wanting to put away the book! I was intrigued from beginning to end and as cliche as it sounds, I was on the edge of my seat trying to figure out what was going to happen next. And trust me, I never saw the ending coming at me! I was pleasantly shocked and loved that I was left stunned! My favorite thing about the Wake books are the characters! Lisa's characters are unforgettable. I absolutely adore Janie. Of all the characters I've read about, Janie is one person I can totally relate to. She's the fun, smart, humble, down-to-earth girl you want to befriend. And don't get me started on Cabel! I mean he should win some greatest boyfriend or boyfriend-of-the-year award. It is so adorable how much he cares for Janie, and he takes such good care of her! His vulnerability is touching, and I just find him irresistibly sweet! Miss Stubin, Captain, Carrie, Stacey...each is memorable and adds something special to this incredible novel. This book is absolutely phenomenal! If you haven't read Wake, get started now! If you've read Wake, but not yet read Fade, what are you waiting for? This book is chocked full of everything--mystery, suspense, crime, drama, humor, romance...you name it, this book's got it!
JoanneLevy More than 1 year ago
WOW!!! Another amazing read! FADE continues the story of Janie, a teen who can see inside the dreams of others. Full of suspense, sexy (Cabe!) and a super fast read, FADE is even better than the first book, WAKE. I caught myself holding my breath several times while reading this book. You¿ll be at the edge of your seat from the very beginning. This is one of those books that pulls you in and doesn¿t let you go until you close the back cover, desperate for more. I can¿t wait for the third book in the series!
LJBoldyrev More than 1 year ago
FADE, book 2 in the Dream Catcher Trilogy, is the continued story of Janie Hannagan-Dream Catcher. Janie is sucked in to the mind of the dreamer, an ability that has always haunted her, but now Janie is learning to control it. Not only can she pull out of the dreams, but she can help to change them. Janie's ability lands her a job with the police. The only other person outside of the police force who knows about her, or cares, is Cabel--her partner and the boy she loves. But Janie's newest assignment, to bait a suspected sexual predator, could push Cabel to far and Janie is learning that dream catching comes at a high price. I love this series. It's fast paced and holds your attention from page one. Janie and Cabel have had such hard lives you can't help but want a happy ending for them, and with all the twists and turns they take, you have to keep reading to be sure it ends well. This book is a bit darker than WAKE. There's mention of sex, more graphic than in most of the YA I've read, but nothing over the top. If you've followed any of my previous book reviews and we have similar tastes, you'd probably enjoy this one.
haven55 More than 1 year ago
i really like this book to but i like the first one way better at the end it confuesed me and it made me cry becuz of that whole going blind thing i no its not really but the book hauned me for days i just had to know if she still falls into dreams or if she went blind all i know is i have to wait till feb 2010 and i will
SaraBaBara More than 1 year ago
Wake and Fade are two of the best books I have ever read. I was a bit skeptikal of reading them at first, but I am so glad I did. I read them both in a day each, I couldn't put the down. I was laughing and crying and reading like crazy. Terrific Books!
queso16 More than 1 year ago
Janie is beginning to learn how to control the dreams she enters and gets sucked in to. When unexpected criminals arise in the school, the students still ignorant to the danger, Janie and Cabel are assigned to the case. Janie knows this will put her in danger, but when it comes to peoples' lives isn't it worth it? This author uses some literary devices such as: Imagery- The names and schedules of Chem. 2 students are burned into Janie's brain. Simile- She focuses on his fingers, thinking how weird fingers are. Like little animals, all their own. Simile- Only a few lingerers remain in the building that now feels like a rain forest after a downpour. The best part of the book is during the party. Janie has been drugged, like so many other students and teachers at the party. Things begin to come out in fuzzy pictures. She can't remember why she's there. It's when the teachers begin to touch her when she hears a voice in her head. She slowly begins to remember. Janie takes back control, unlike the other students who are ignorant to what's really happening. She uses her self-defense against the teachers and gets help. She stayed strong and true to whom she was and didn't let them control her. The worst part of the book is, although it's amazing that she can enter others' dreams, she will lose her sight and the use of her hands if she continues. She knows she has to choose between helping people while losing her sight or she can isolate herself, forever alone but unharmed. Her life is so complicated, and she never even asked for it. She becomes faced with problems no teenager, or any person whatsoever, should have to go through. The only person who ever understood her pain was Miss Stubin and now she's dead. So who does she really have? I would recommend this book most definitely. It shows that no matter who you are or what you've been through there can always be hope. There can always be love. There is no such thing as a 'nobody.' Everyone has a purpose here. This book takes you on a journey with Janie. You become a part of her, rooting her on and hoping a better life for her. People enter her life and she slowly begins to understand love and dreams; dreams both literal and in theory. This is Janie's journey, and no matter what anyone can be anything.
Bookworm360 More than 1 year ago
The first book captivated me at the start. Cabe's love for Janie to me was just WOW! It made me love Cabe's character so much, and in this second book, it's no different. This second installment went more in depth with Cabe and Janie's relationship and the struggles the two faces together as they catch a sexual predator. This novel was exciting, thrilling, and oh so romantic. Definitely one of my favorite book series.
acsimps More than 1 year ago
This book was great! I once again read this book in one sitting. This book was a lot more adult then the last book in the series (Wake). Janie and Cabel's relationship is really solidified in this book. This book is the first look into Janie's ability to use her gift (if you want to call it that) to help solve crimes. This assignment puts a strain on her relationship with Cabel since she has to put herself in harms way to solve it. Janie also discovers the very troubling physical consequences of her ability. Gone will be released Feb 9th 2010! Cant wait th finish the series and find out which path Janie chooses..I bet it leads to Cabel! Wink wink
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought both books of this series and couldn't put them down! After i read them, i passed them on to my friends and they all wanted to read the third one to see would happen next! Its a great realistic fiction and McMann does a great job in description and being relatable to the reader. This series, by far is one of the best i've read and its a break from all the classical book for school.
BrightAngelSM More than 1 year ago
When i first read Wake, i wasn't really certain that it would be something that i would like but i ended up loving it, and then when i heard there was going to be another one i was excited to jump at the chance to read it... Fade was definitely worth the wait!! It was so good, and such a fast read, There are so many things that happen that make you want to get through it as fast as you can to finally read what happens in the end, i would definitely recommend this book to anyway who loves a nail biting, amazing story, and the relationship with Cabel and Janie in this book just grows and becomes even more addicting!! READ IT!
bookieMR More than 1 year ago
this book is the sequal to Wake, and is very entertaining, and fun to read. i have read it in a day because it was so good. its a very simple read and a very fun read as well. there is action and romance, and fantasy, and is an overall page turner that i will definitly read again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the first book and was thrilled to read the second one and now all I wanna do is read the 3rd one. It has me wanting more!! I love the characters and Cabel and Janie are so cute!!
brockin6906 More than 1 year ago
I loved the first one and was anticipating this ones release. I loved these books and i would suggest them to anyone. I hope you all enjoy this series as much as i did. :)
JKs_Library More than 1 year ago
A wonderful sequel to "Wake". As a High School Librarian, I think that Lisa McMann has a beautiful way of describing what is going on around her characters, with a unique writing style and beautifully keeps her audience interested. I would highly reccomend this book to 14-19 year old girls (not really a "guy" book). Although I thought the first one was better due to the fact that this one was a bit predictable. The last couple of chapters were very intense and kept you on the edge of your seat. Enjoy!
Smart_Azn_Girl More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put it down!! I finished in only a couple of hours! I hardly ate while I was at a restaurant. I only read. I love this book. It's amazing. I highly recommend reading this. The story just got real better. Totally better than Wake.
J_C More than 1 year ago
Fade has to be one of the most memorible and enticing book I have ever read. It kept me on the edge of my seat after every word, every sentence, every page, and every paragraph. It's so overwhelmingly addictive that I finished it in less than 3 hours. This book will keep you screaming for a sequel!!!
Angieville More than 1 year ago
After finishing the wonderfully creepy WAKE, I couldn't wait to extend my time with Janie and Cabel in FADE. The story picks up shortly after the end of WAKE. Janie and Cabel are finishing up school, looking forward to the day when they can leave Fieldridge High behind and try the freedom (and anonymity) of college life on for size. And if there are a few key, seemingly insurmountable obstacles in their way, well, what's the use of letting your worry play on an endless loop? Particularly when real, peaceful, be-who-we-are moments are so few and far between.

When Captain hands them a new case to pursue, Janie and Cabel have no idea how far it will take them from those peaceful moments together. Cabel, particularly, begins to doubt the worth of their involvement when he realizes the case centers around a possible sexual predator(s) at Fieldridge High. That and the fact that Captain intends to dangle Janie out there as bait. What Cabel doesn't know is Captain has also handed Janie a folder. One that holds the contents of her predecessor's experiences and warnings as a dreamcatcher. Emphasis on the warnings. They are dire. As Janie works day and night to catch the predator and understand her abilities, Cabel tries to help but finds most of his time taken up worrying over Janie.

My favorite thing about FADE is that spare, distilled writing Lisa McMann excels at. It's a pleasure on ice to turn the pages and simply absorb the clean, concise lines of the story. I did find myself wanting a bit more in some areas. Janie's mother remains all but nonexistent and one begins to wonder just why she's there at all. And how she could possibly be that much of a nonentity, scores of empty bottles notwithstanding. I keep feeling like she's going to play a larger role at some point, but it must be yet to come. I also felt that everyone around Janie should have seen the eventual crisis coming from a mile away. (I did). And so I spent the last portion of the book gripping the pages, internally ranting that this shouldn't. be. happening. And wishing someone would listen to Cabe and not let her go there! That said, any scene Janie and Cabe are in together is breathless and lovely. And I really liked the developing relationship between Janie and Captain. Girl needs some halfway decent adult taking an interest in her life. The third and final book, GONE, will be out February of next year.
GinevraWeasly More than 1 year ago
was absolutely amazing.

i couldn't even put it down.

i read it in an hour and a half.

i have waited for FADE forever.

dont pass up a chance to get this book when it comes out AND WAKE as well.

absolutely one i would reread.
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All im saying is that ive read all of her books in the wake series that i have no idea what janie and cabel look like :c great book though
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