Monday, March 7, 2011

Gossip TIme...Wake

Do you remember your dreams? I'm pretty sure I dream, but I honestly can say that I don't remember a majority of them. The last dream I had though, helped me figure out an important plot point in my current manuscript, although the dream didn't have anything to do with the story I'm writing. I know. Weird.

Can you imagine what it would be like if you were constantly being sucked into other people's dreams? This is what seventeen year old Janie has to deal with in Lisa McMann's novel Wake, the first book in a three book series.

I know this novel came out in 2008, so I'm a bit behind on the hype, but I'm so glad I finally got around to reading (aka listening) it. I love Lisa McMann's style of writing. It is very to the point and powerful. She creates characters, that as a reader, you become very sympathetic too. These teens are real and the books shows the harder side of what it likes to be a teen. There is language, but it is not gratuitous at all, and makes the characters seem even more authentic. I know when I was in high school & college I developed a potty mouth. I don't know why. But, I did. And then as I got older I expanded my vocabulary to use words that didn't begin with S, D, or F. I guess it's part of growing up.

Lisa McMann has a pretty cool website. According to her blog, she'll be on TV on the Oprah Wynfrey Network on March 7, 2011 9pm Eastern.

If you're looking for a good read, I highly suggest this series.


  1. I haven't read this. Sounds intriguing though. It's funny - I had a terrible potty mouth in junior high and than I curbed it in high school. I swear more now than I did than, but never the F word. Too foul for my ears. I always hate how people refer to bad language as adult language. Like you said - growing up should mean we no longer speak that way. Anyway - have a good day.

  2. I always get caught by the striking cover of Wake. And it sounds so good! It's definitely on my To Be Read list :)

  3. I dream every night and remember them all, to the great amusement of those who hear about them. There's definitely a storyteller in my head, that's for sure.

    I've heard about Wake a couple of times--I guess this is my cue to stop hearing and start reading!

  4. The second book in the series, FADE, is even better! Just finished it yesterday.