Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Review GONE by Lisa McMann

By, Lisa McMann


published February 9th 2010 by Simon Pulse (first published January 2010)

Hardcover, 214 pages

Placement in Pile:

Middle of the Stack


Janie thought she knew what her future held. And she thought she’d made her peace with it. But she can’t handle dragging Cabel down with her.

She knows he will stay with her, despite what she sees in his dreams. He’s amazing. And she’s a train wreck. Janie sees only one way to give him the life he deserves: She has to disappear. And it’s going to kill them both.

Then a stranger enters her life — and everything unravels. The future Janie once faced now has an ominous twist, and her choices are more dire than she’d ever thought possible. She alone must decide between the lesser of two evils. And time is running out....


Hmm... this is the final book of the WAKE trilogy. I was intrigued by WAKE (although for anyone who hasn't read it, be warned that it has language and sexual content, and the sequel FADE is even more disturbing IMO). But they were well done and held my attention. GONE, while still good, unforunately fell flat for me. It was too much in Janie's head. The whole book felt like one big drawn out thought process. Should I do this, or this? It was good, but not great. It ended pretty well, all things considered. After the intensity of the previous two books though, this one just felt really different.

If you've read it, what did you think?


Aubrey said...

I haven't read this series yet, but I am interested. It is sad when a series kindof fizzles.

Thanks for the review Guinevere!