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SOME NIGHTMARES NEVER END.

For Janie and Cabel, real life is getting tougher than the dreams. They’re just trying to carve out a little (secret) time together, but no such luck.

Disturbing things are happening at Fieldridge High, yet nobody’s talking. When Janie taps into a classmate’s violent nightmares, the case finally breaks open — but nothing goes as planned. Not even close. Janie’s in way over her head, and Cabe’s shocking behavior has grave consequences for them both.

Worse yet, Janie learns the truth about herself and her ability — and it’s bleak. Seriously, brutally bleak. Not only is her fate as a dream catcher sealed, but what’s to come is way darker than she’d feared.

Great follow up to Wake, I loved that the darkness and grit was still there, and the depths of Janie and Cabel’s selves. Those two work great together, but they are so flawed individually and it’s really interesting to watch their struggles.

This book delves deeper into Janie’s ability and her journey to try and learn to control it. We also get a new crime the two of them are helping solve that puts Janie in the middle of a twisted sexual predator’s cross-hairs. We really see how reckless Janie can be, how protective Cabel is of her, and how determined Janie is to prove her worth to others. It’s so much more psychological than the first, and it made me love this book even more than the series premier.

The conclusion of this book left me pretty satiated. Janie and Cabel are continuing to work on their relationship and have reached a new level of devotion to each other. Janie seems content in the repercussions of her ability, and determined to continue to work with the police to help people with her gift, and both she and Cabel are going to college.

Now, against my usual serial series reading, I am not going to read the last book in this series. The  general consensus is either you love it or you hate it; and all the reviewers I follow hated it, so I feel like I would too. From what I read about the last book, it doesn’t seem like it really fits with these two. I wonder if it was a “your books are doing well, why don’t you add another” kind of thing, and I have to wonder why this series wasn’t just made into one average length book instead of several very short ones; especially since there isn’t a time lag between the first two at all.

 

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