Janie has an unusual problem. Whenever someone near her is dreaming, she is somehow sucked into the dream with them. At times, the dreamers see her and ask her to help them, but she can't seem to figure out how. She's never told anyone about her ability, or her curse; but that changes when her classmate Cabel gets sucked into one of his own dreams along with Janie. As Janie learns to control the dreams, she struggles to help the dreamers find peace. But can she also find a way to help Cabel in the dangerous life he's chosen for himself?
The premise of this book is one I don't remember seeing before, and it pulled me in immediately. Lisa McMann's writing style is the perfect complement to the story. Wake is both exciting and emotionally engaging, and I can't wait for the sequel. Fade, the second book in a proposed trilogy, will be released February 10, 2009.