Saturday, May 29, 2010

Gone by Lisa McMann

Book review #42
Gone by Lisa McMann
Rating: Four stars (refer to the rating system on the right)

Summary: (taken from Goodreads)


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.... 

I just spent the last two hours watching Janie making the important decision of her life. It definitely was one intense ride. I went in not excepting to love Gone due to the mixed reviews, but it thankfully exceeded my expectations. I'm still not quite sure how I feel though. One thing is for sure though-I'm sad that the series is over. Good-byes are definitely not my thing and it was hard saying bye to one of my favorite couples.

Janie has a lot going on lately. After discovering some important information about her ability that could affect her life forever, she is left having to make the biggest decision ever. Having amazing Cabel by her side is making it even harder to decide. While vacationing with Cabel she receives a panicked phone call from her friend warning her that her  mom is in the hospital. Rushing over there she discovers it isn't her mom that's in trouble, but another family member.With Janie having someone like this reappearing her life- things aren't ever going to be the same...

The aspects that I love from Wake and Fade weren't there, but they were replaced with other things just as wonderful. Gone didn't have the crime scenes that I loved or the intense drama. But there were way more dreams that were intense as ever- I was even a bit scared. And surprisingly there was some humor added.

The best part was getting the chance to discover more of Janie's personal life and internal conflicts. You got a better look at her mom, who was kind of crazy. You also got a lot of background information on her family history. The added character was a really nice touch, I thought it really completed the series. Janie and Cabel were still going strong, despite the heavy conflicts they faced.

There were a minor problem I had with Gone. I literally fell in love with Wake and Fade which distracted me from the unique writing style. Since there wasn't much action in this one, I noticed the writing more...which kind of bothered me. It just took awhile to get used to.

Overall, Gone was an awesome ending to a truly wonderful series. I personally enjoyed the ending. I'm so happy that I got a chance to read this series. I recommend reading this series to anyone! It is so unique and extraordinary that it's a shame for you to miss out on.


Ky said...

*weeps* I still need to buy this. God. Just thinking about Janie and Caleb makes me want to cry. So sad! Love those two! I don't want it to end! And I totally know what you mean with the writing style. I kind of like it though. It's different and the story is still told well so I have no problem with it.

Lorielle said...

I loved the other two books and haven't gotten to this one yet. Thank you for the great review!

Audrey; (AyC) said...

I was okay with the other two, but I think i'll read this one after your great review :) nice to know how it all ends!

Kelley Vitollo said...

I haven't read these. Is there much romance in the stories?

Blueicegal ♥ said...

Sara!! hey hun,i was wondering where you had gotten of to, great review, ive been thinking about reading this series for some time now :)

Erika said...

i never really thought of reading the series, but i think i may be missing out :\ the books are going on my TBR!

Sara said...

Thanks for the comments guys!

Ky: I feel the same way! I didn't mind the writing in the first too, but I thought it was more noticeable in this one.

Kelley: Yes there is some awesome in romance in this series! Janie and Cabel are amazing together.

Aly: Thanks girl! You should definitely try them. :D

Erika: You are missing out. I hope you give them a chance. I'll be looking forward to seeing what you think.

Kari (Flamingo1325) said...

Stopping in from Sat Network. Awesome blog and very sweet review! I read the first two- they weren't bad. I was a little disappointed with book 1 just because it was diff than what I expected but I think book 2 helped pull things together more. They are also such a great couple- can't wait to see what's in store with this book. =0)