Author: Lisa McMann
Series: Dream Catcher Trilogy
Previous Book in the Series:
Date Started: December 21
Date Finished: December 25
Format: Paperback from local library
Janie has never been normal because of what she calls the ‘curse.’ Whenever she’s asleep and by someone who is also asleep she goes into their dreams or nightmares. Before, she thought that because of this curse she was going to be forever alone, but then Cabel walked into her life and everything changed. Especially when he told her that she could use her gift for good and had her meet his boss a police Captain who has seen this gift before. After helping the police with a drug bust a month ago, Janie is now a part of the squad and this time around there’s a bigger case afoot.
Someone called the high school’s anonymous tip line but despite using some of the best technology they can’t make out what the person is saying other than some kind of party and rape. The police think it’s a teacher at Janie and Cabel’s high school and assigns Janie to go undercover to find the culprit. But while doing that she also has to figure out more to this dream catching thing, even if that means figuring out all the consequences that go with her ability.
Okay, look, I’ve probably said it before when I was reading Wake, but this series of books is not for the people who are looking for well written literature. The language and prose are basic. The story line sometimes gets a little wooky and repetitive, but…if you just want to disappear for a few hours and take your mind off of your problems, this is definitely the series for you. The writing may be kind of lazy, but the story is really good especially the relationship between Janie and Cabel although it did get put through the wringer a lot in this book.
Final Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. If you’re looking for a quick read that has an interesting story and great romantic subplot, pick this series up. I’m curious to see what happens in the final novel now that Janie has learned the truth about what her ability is doing to her.
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