Gone by Lisa McMann

7124095Title: Gone
Author: Lisa McMann
Series: Dream Catcher Trilogy
Previous Books in the Series:
1. Wake
2. Fade
Date Read: December 26
Format: Paperback from local library

Janie knows that she is a dream catcher. She has the weird ability to go inside people’s dreams and change them if they ask for her help. But with this strange ability comes a price. If she uses it too long, she will eventually go blind like the others before her – most before their twenty-fifth birthday. She will also lose the mobility of her hands and legs. But she has accepted that fact.

What she hasn’t accepted is the fact of what this will do to her boyfriend Cabel who has been there for her over the last nine months. He’s having dreams about what her disabilities are going to do to him and it’s scaring her. Enough that she’s thinking about breaking up with him, leaving the police force, and finding isolation somewhere where she can be safe. But even that might have its own problems she soon learns when her mother gets a phone call that changes Janie’s plan…

Okay, so here is my big complaint about this book. There wasn’t enough of Cabel in it. I understand that he wasn’t in it because Janie was trying to make this huge decision, but c’mon. The girl needs to listen to the Captain and talk to him about what’s going on with her. He can’t read minds. As for the revelation about Janie’s father I kind of had mixed feelings about that. It was good to finally see who he was and get his story, plus the whole dream catcher thing is from his side of the family, but at the same time I was disappointed that the only reason he came back into Janie’s life was because he was about to die. Talk about a sad book to be reading the day after Christmas.

Final Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. It could just be me, but this book felt like more of a novella than the final book in the trilogy. Not a lot was going on compared to the last two and the ending was sort of lackluster for me.

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