Monday, August 8, 2011

Review: Wake by Lisa McMann

Title: Wake
Author: Lisa McMann
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 210
Rating: 4/5 Stars

A very unusual and fun read. Also, a very quick read. I think it took me two days to finish it. Like Vampire Academy I deeply appreciate how the teens are written as teens, complete with all their vices, bad language and irrational behavior.

McMann does an excellent job of writing the females of the piece, but I'm not sure I'm totally sold on her depiction of Cabel. He's a little more quick to emote than I expected. Granted, he's letting his guard down with Janie, but still. Just a touch much, methinks.

The law enforcement twist was unexpected and on the one hand I love it. On the other I'm still a little bemused by the convenience of it in making the hero a total hero. Judging from the end and the teaser of Fade, Wake seems to be a build up to the law enforcement angle all along, so I'm going to go with it.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I have this one on my TBR pile. Don't tell me the heroine is another Rose (from Vampire Academy)? I thought she was one of a kind! xD