Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Cabel ...

It’s Cabel Strumheller’s birthday. Who the heck is Cabel, you ask? He is one of the characters in my favorite trilogy by Lisa McMann (

Wake, published in 2008, begins the story of a teen named Janie Hannagan. Janie, as we soon learn, gets “sucked” into peoples’ dreams. She meets and befriends Cabel Strumheller who becomes the first person Janie shares her secret with.

My sister first suggested I read this book because she fell in love with Janie and Cabel. (She suggested Twilight to me so I figured I could trust her judgement.) I was immediately hooked. I was instantly drawn into Janie’s world, identifying with her struggles (and falling for the bad boy, because I love me a bad boy). I simply could not put Wake down. I needed to know what happened. I was fascinated by the idea of entering someone else’s dreams. And I am a sucker for a love story. While I would definitely not call this novel a romance, the relationship between Janie and Cabel made me fall in love with them both.

Fade, published in 2009, continues Janie’s story as she learns more about this “gift”. Another page turner that I just couldn’t put down.

Gone, the third and final installment, will be released in 2010. And I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy!! I want Borders to open at midnight so I can get it!!

I love Lisa McMann’s style of writing. I like the way she increments the story. You will need to read it to see what I mean. She is funny and she is serious. Her characters are so real that you feel like you already know them when you meet them.

The novels are written for the Young Adult audience, yet the story is so intriguing, adult readers will enjoy them as well. I look forward to reading more of Ms. McMann’s work in the future!

Take the time to read the books. Click here to purchase them. If you buy both, you can get free shipping! What's not to love??

After you have devoured them, come back and let me know so we can discuss! See you in a few days!


Chief said...


still here....

Where's the new post? you've been away too long

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

I'll have to check that out.

Dumb Mom said...

I have been desperately searching for a new book to read. And, since you seem to have great taste in books (Go Edward!), I may just have to take your advice and read these. And, thanks for coming back to check out the dudes. But, they will only marry girls from dysfunctional families who lack mother's they love and want to be around. It's the only way I can ensure that they don't ever leave my side:)