Wake (Dream Catcher #1) by Lisa McCann

Published: March 4, 2008
Genre: Fantasy-Paranormal
My Rating: 2/5

For seventeen-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people's dreams is getting old. Especially the falling dreams, the naked-but-nobody-notices dreams, and the sex-crazed dreams. Janie's seen enough fantasy booty to last her a lifetime.
She can't tell anybody about what she does they'd never believe her, or worse, they'd think she's a freak. So Janie lives on the fringe, cursed with an ability she doesn't want and can’t control.
Then she falls into a gruesome nightmare, one that chills her to the bone. For the first time, Janie is more than a witness to someone else's twisted psyche. She is a participant.
So where do I start? There is a lot of things that is wrong with this book. Bear with me on this one.
This book confuses the heck out of me. First of all, the character development is nil. So where does Janie comes from? So who is this hunk of guy, Cabel that seems to fall from the sky? So he is the guy that is suppose to be swoon worthy? Create a sob story for him so we girls will love him? Would have work if executed properly but it's not so instead of making me feel sorry for the guy, I felt nothing for him. He is as flat and uncharacteristic as a 2-D flat cardboard. Also, why did Janie fell for the guy anyway? Just because they are in the same boat? Or was it because the guy suddenly became hot in senior year and she seems to be the only one who recognize him as before he was hot? Grrr... Janie is as shallow as the cheerleaders she mocked.

When there is a teenage person who has an amazing or unique abilities, usually there is going to be a secret government involve. Well, in this case there were none. There is some kind of a secret-rogue-drug fighting-club going on though. That is one thing I have not seen coming! It's not a good twist though. It just adds to the what-the-heck list. Also, what kind of name is Captain Fran Komisky anyway? She sounds more like a drug lord than a drug fighting mumbo. 

So if someone tells you that they have the ability to see your dreams filled with your deep and darkest and filthy secrets, I don't think you'd just sit there and say "oh,okay", but that what Captain Weirdo did. I don't know if that was supposed to make her badass or something but it didn't work. Same thing with Janie. Was she surprised to find out who her boyfriend actually is? She didn't even break a sweat! 

This book has so many plot holes. Things happen for no reason or for reasons that doesn't even makes sense! I was like "wait,whaaatt?" half the time. 

It's such a dissapointment because this book could have been great. But poor execution and unclear plot lines ruined it for me. It's such a short read and I finish reading this book in 3 hours! That's a lot of time wasted though. 
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