GONE by Lisa Mcmann
February 9, 2010
Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Simon Pulse (February 9, 2010)
ISBN-10: 1416979182
ISBN-13: 978-1416979180

REVIEW YYY out of 5

This third and final installment of Lisa McMann's Dream Catcher trilogy begins shortly after WAKE ended were we learn about Janie's disheartening future.

Gone begins with Janie and Cabel on vacation trying to enjoy a few days of peace and relaxation due to the stressful trial of which Janie was the main witness. Now she is known around town as a narc. As if possessing a crippling gift and having an alcoholic mother is not enough to deal with already.

Janie continues to struggle with her relationship with Cabel and their future together, or rather their future apart. Yet, before she can devote more time to the saddening subject a stranger comes into her life that she is not prepared for; an individual that turns her world inside out with the information that they possess. Janie learns of an alternative choice to her existence and with that the decision that would change her life forever.

Can Janie make a choice when both options are hopeless and filled with despair? She will need to make a decision soon for her time is running out...

I have to say that this series by Lisa McMann was one of my favorites and I could not wait until this last installment, but I was left disappointed. I disliked the numerous times that Janie kept insinuating that she wanted to be with Cabel yet every time they were together all she kept thinking about was leaving him and how that would hurt. I understood her character's reasoning but it became a bit over repetitive for me.

Then as the results of her contemplated isolation come to light she was faced with a "Mortan's Fork" decision. While I could appreciate the storyline twist I found it to be sad and anticlimactic unlike it's predecessors. This story is quite bleak, even as Janie makes what is considered the "better" choice.

Despite my upset I can say that I admire Lisa's writing style, it is quick and edgy, to the point and effective with deliverance i.e. Janie's inner turmoil. I only wish that that I did not finish reading this book feeling as crestfallen as i did and wanting more.

6 comments on "REVIEW: GONE by Lisa McMann"

6 comments:

  1. Eeeek, I'm sad when final books in a series aren't as good as the previous! :(

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'm not a huge fan of the series but the last book made me really want to know what would happen to Janie. I don't like how the Janie/Cabel seems to be. I'm looking forward to seeing how it ends though.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I loved Wake so passionately I was so excited to read Fade and it was a subtle let down I can only imagine how Gone is going to be. I doubt I will even read it. I like HEA series.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great review! I read this and really enjoyed it, just like the previous two. It is pretty bleak but I liked it; for me, it still felt like the tone of the previous books.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I felt pretty much the same way. I know the ending makes sense for the series, but DAMN it's depressing...

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Dani. wrote:
December 29, 2009 at 8:28 PM

Eeeek, I'm sad when final books in a series aren't as good as the previous! :(


6 comments:

  1. Eeeek, I'm sad when final books in a series aren't as good as the previous! :(

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'm not a huge fan of the series but the last book made me really want to know what would happen to Janie. I don't like how the Janie/Cabel seems to be. I'm looking forward to seeing how it ends though.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I loved Wake so passionately I was so excited to read Fade and it was a subtle let down I can only imagine how Gone is going to be. I doubt I will even read it. I like HEA series.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great review! I read this and really enjoyed it, just like the previous two. It is pretty bleak but I liked it; for me, it still felt like the tone of the previous books.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I felt pretty much the same way. I know the ending makes sense for the series, but DAMN it's depressing...

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Adriana wrote:
December 29, 2009 at 9:03 PM

I'm not a huge fan of the series but the last book made me really want to know what would happen to Janie. I don't like how the Janie/Cabel seems to be. I'm looking forward to seeing how it ends though.


6 comments:

  1. Eeeek, I'm sad when final books in a series aren't as good as the previous! :(

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'm not a huge fan of the series but the last book made me really want to know what would happen to Janie. I don't like how the Janie/Cabel seems to be. I'm looking forward to seeing how it ends though.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I loved Wake so passionately I was so excited to read Fade and it was a subtle let down I can only imagine how Gone is going to be. I doubt I will even read it. I like HEA series.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great review! I read this and really enjoyed it, just like the previous two. It is pretty bleak but I liked it; for me, it still felt like the tone of the previous books.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I felt pretty much the same way. I know the ending makes sense for the series, but DAMN it's depressing...

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Casse AKA Catholic Kittie wrote:
December 29, 2009 at 10:21 PM

I loved Wake so passionately I was so excited to read Fade and it was a subtle let down I can only imagine how Gone is going to be. I doubt I will even read it. I like HEA series.


6 comments:

  1. Eeeek, I'm sad when final books in a series aren't as good as the previous! :(

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'm not a huge fan of the series but the last book made me really want to know what would happen to Janie. I don't like how the Janie/Cabel seems to be. I'm looking forward to seeing how it ends though.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I loved Wake so passionately I was so excited to read Fade and it was a subtle let down I can only imagine how Gone is going to be. I doubt I will even read it. I like HEA series.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great review! I read this and really enjoyed it, just like the previous two. It is pretty bleak but I liked it; for me, it still felt like the tone of the previous books.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I felt pretty much the same way. I know the ending makes sense for the series, but DAMN it's depressing...

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

BookChic wrote:
December 30, 2009 at 6:05 AM

Great review! I read this and really enjoyed it, just like the previous two. It is pretty bleak but I liked it; for me, it still felt like the tone of the previous books.


6 comments:

  1. Eeeek, I'm sad when final books in a series aren't as good as the previous! :(

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'm not a huge fan of the series but the last book made me really want to know what would happen to Janie. I don't like how the Janie/Cabel seems to be. I'm looking forward to seeing how it ends though.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I loved Wake so passionately I was so excited to read Fade and it was a subtle let down I can only imagine how Gone is going to be. I doubt I will even read it. I like HEA series.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great review! I read this and really enjoyed it, just like the previous two. It is pretty bleak but I liked it; for me, it still felt like the tone of the previous books.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I felt pretty much the same way. I know the ending makes sense for the series, but DAMN it's depressing...

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Lenore wrote:
December 30, 2009 at 8:09 AM

I felt pretty much the same way. I know the ending makes sense for the series, but DAMN it's depressing...


6 comments:

  1. Eeeek, I'm sad when final books in a series aren't as good as the previous! :(

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'm not a huge fan of the series but the last book made me really want to know what would happen to Janie. I don't like how the Janie/Cabel seems to be. I'm looking forward to seeing how it ends though.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I loved Wake so passionately I was so excited to read Fade and it was a subtle let down I can only imagine how Gone is going to be. I doubt I will even read it. I like HEA series.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great review! I read this and really enjoyed it, just like the previous two. It is pretty bleak but I liked it; for me, it still felt like the tone of the previous books.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I felt pretty much the same way. I know the ending makes sense for the series, but DAMN it's depressing...

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Thuê xe Hoàng Quân wrote:
April 11, 2016 at 2:37 AM

HOANG QUAN Transport brings the best service today http://thuexe16chorenhat.com, http://thuexedulich45cho.com/.


Post a Comment

We would love to see what you have to say :)

“Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I've accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it's a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it's a way of making contact with someone else's imagination after a day that's all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss.”

Nora Ephron, I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman

The Ravenous Readers

Grab Our Button

Email Twitter RSS Feed

Contact Us

We are avid readers from Northern California and if you are a publisher and would like to have your YOUNG ADULT or NEW ADULT book reviewed, please email us. We accept ARCs, as well as books that have already been released. We are also more than happy to do author interviews, guest posts, and contests to promote your book as long as they are in the Young and New Adult genre. Please check our review policy prior to sending me an email, thank you. talesoftheravenousreader
(at)gmail(dot)com

Follow by Email

Followers

What Nancy is Reading

What Christy is Reading

Christy's Currently Reading


goodreads.com

Net Galley

Professional Reader

**GIVEAWAYS**

**GIVEAWAYS**
Click Here for All Current Giveaways

Upcoming YA Bay Area Book Events

We have compiled all the SF, bay area YA events in this section. If you know of any events that we have failed to post, please let us know. Also, please keep in mind that some events may change and it is always best to verify any event prior to attendance.


SEPTEMBER


SCOTT WESTERFELD
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Monday, September 26 @ 7pm

SCOTT WESTERFELD
Copperfield's in Santa Rosa
Tuesday, September 27 @7pm

LISA McMANN
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, September 28 @ 7pm

DAVID ARNOLD in conversation with JANDY NELSON

Books Inc. in Palo Alto
Wednesday, September 28 @ 7pm

OCTOBER

LEIGH BARDUGO

Linden Tree Books in Lost Altos
Sunday, October 2 @ 4pm
(there are very specific rules for this event so please visit the link and check it out beforehand)

ANNE BISHOP
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Sunday, October 2 @ 7pm

MELISSA DE LA CRUZ

Kepler's hosted event at Redwood Shores Library
Wednesday, October 5 @ 7pm

RICHARD PECK
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Wednesday, October 5 @ 3pm

MICHAEL DI MARTINO in conversation with GENE LUEN YANG
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Monday, October 10 @ 7pm

LitQuake YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy Panel: TIM FLOREEN, PARKER PEEVYHOUSE, TRICIA STIRLING, TRACI CHEE
The Sports Basement in San Francisco
Thursday, October 13 @ 7pm

MARGARET STOHL
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Friday, October 14 time TBA

KRISTEN CAST and P.C. CAST
Borderlands Books in San Francisco
Sunday, October 16 @ 3pm

MARIE LU
Mrs. Dalloway's North Branch of the Berkeley Public Library
Tuesday, October 18 @ 6:30

MATTHEW KIRBY
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Tuesday, October 18 @ 7pm

MARIE LU

Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, October 19 @ 7pm

JENNIFER NIVEN, BRENNA YAVANOFF, TERESA TOTEN and KATHLEEN GLASGOW
A Great Good Place For Books
Friday, October 21 @ 7pm

RACHEL COHN & DAVID LEVITHAN

NYMBC event Books Inc. in San Francisco
Saturday, October 22 @ 2pm

JENNIFER NIVEN, BRENNA YAVANOFF, TERESA TOTEN and KATHLEEN GLASGOW

Hicklebees's in San Jose
Saturday, October 21 @ 7pm

NYMBC Presents: KIERSTEN WHITE, ARWEN ELYS DAYTON & JESSICA CLUESS
Books Inc. Laurel Village in San Francisco
Tuesday, October 25 @ 7pm

JAY KRISTOFF, AMIE KAUFMAN, KIERSTEN WHITE, ARWEN ELYS DAYTON & JESSICA CLUESS
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, October 26 @ 7pm

NOVEMBER

SJ KINCAID Book Launch for THE DIABOLIC

Hicklebee's in San Jose
Tuesday, November 1 @ 7pm

JAY ASHER

Rakestraw in Danville
Wednesday, November 2 @ 7pm

TARA SIM book launch for TIMEKEEPER
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, November 2 @ 7pm

JAY ASHER
Copperfields's in Petaluma
Thursday, November 3 @ 7pm

KRISTEN-PAIGE MADONIA, TAMARA IRELAND STONE
Books Inc. in Palo Alto
Wednesday, November 9 @ 7pm

GORDON JACK

Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, November 9 @ 7pm

Rating System

♥♥♥♥♥ Love it! A must read

♥♥♥♥ Great, give it a try

♥♥♥ Okay, a decent read

♥♥ Meh, read at your own risk

Would not recommend

DNF=Did Not Finish

Book Tour Host

Blog Archive

Blog Stats

Blog Designer