Gone by Lisa McMann Review + Giveaway!

Posted February 12, 2010 by shooting in Uncategorized / 62 Comments

Gone by Lisa McMann

Review by: Lauren

Book Source: Publisher

Summary (from Amazon): Things should be great for Janie–she has graduated from high school and is spending her summer with Cabel, the guy she’s totally in love with. But deep down she’s panicking about how she’s going to survive her future when getting sucked into other people’s dreams is really starting to take its toll. Things get even more complicated when she meets her father for the very first time–and he’s in a coma. As Janie uncovers his secret past, she begins to realize that the choice thought she had has more dire consequences than she ever imagined.


Gone is the third and final novel in the Wake series and personally, I believe this was quite a good novel. Janie has a big decision to make and her thought process felt realistic for someone in her position who didn’t choose what life has given her, especially given that she’s a teenager.

Cabel is still a wonderful literary boy that I would love to date, but he is a little less perfect in this novel…and I felt this was good. Sometimes I hate how great guys in books seem because it doesn’t match up to a lot of people in real life. However, in Gone, Cabel is still a good guy who doesn’t want to upset Janie by voicing his worries but he’s a little more likely to snap and say the wrong thing at the wrong time…like guys, and girls, can do at times.

Just like the rest of the series, Gone is a fast read. There isn’t a lot of mystery to this one…beyond what Janie will ultimately decide. I did like that we got a new look into Janie’s mom beyond a drunk lady who happens to share the same house as our heroine. It gave us a way to feel more sympathy for this lady beyond the fact that she is sick.

Next part could be slightly spoilery!

It would have been cool if Janie and Cabel had another undercover mission, since the only one Janie was actually involved in occured during Fade. I can see why it wouldn’t have fit in the overall premise of Gone but a selfish part of me still wishes we saw a little more of that aspect of the series.

Overall, I did enjoy Gone and I’m sad to see the end of Janie’s journey. I’m really glad that Lisa McMann has a lot more books ready for us…it’ll be nice to see something new from her for the first time! I can’t wait!!

Giveaway (books from the publisher, will be mailed by me):

To Enter: Why do you like/want to read this series?

Open To: U.S. only I’m afraid. Shipping sucks these days!!

Ends: March 15

Winners: 2
Prize: Both winners will get a paperback copy of Wake and a hardcover of Fade (you’ll have to find a copy of Gone on your own!)

Note: If I can, I’ll try and get at least one book for each winner autographed by Lisa on March 2 when I see her in person!!!

Extra: 2 extra entries (leave TWO NEW comments) if you enter this giveaway:

REMEMBER!! You do not need to enter the White Cat giveaway if you do not want the book…you can get extra entries JUST FOR entering the Holey Donuts giveaway with my blog name as your referral. But if you want the ARC, you need to enter the donut giveaway too. This ends on February 28 though, so enter fast or you forfeit extra entries for this giveaway!

Giveaways going on for Gone:

62 responses to “Gone by Lisa McMann Review + Giveaway!

  1. I want to read Fade and Gone because I recently read Wake, thinking it was a interesting story idea and couldnt put it down. Finished the book in one night. Now really want to get my hands on the next 2.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  2. Id like to readthis series becuase I never have it sounds good after reading your review and such I never heard of it before now so would be awesome to win

  3. I wanna read this series because dreams have always been something that intrigue me. I Just found out about this series a few weeks ago (I must be living under a rock)… So excited for the books though. :]

    ~Erin D.

  4. I've been seeing great reviews on this series for a while, and I keep meaning to get this series so I would love to win it!


  5. I want to read this series because the cover of Wake caught my eye on Amazon many moons ago, and I haven't had the chance to pick it up yet. Wake and Fade are sitting patiently on my wish list.

    whatinabox at gmail dot com

  6. I want to read this series because I've seen it many times in the library, and have seen many different good reviews on them. I'm very anxious to read it, and review it myself. (:
    thatgirlisme_x at to the yahoo to the dot to the com.

  7. Kelsey O

    I really like this series because I've always found dreams fascinating. They're so unique, unusual, and just plain weird. The first book is my favorite: I read it in one sitting.


  8. I have heard a bit about this series already. I am interested, definately. I work part time as a librarian and am always looking for new series and authors to entice the kids.

  9. I have heard a bit about this series already. I am interested, definately. I work part time as a librarian and am always looking for new series and authors to entice the kids.

  10. OMG, OMG, OMG! I am soooo excited for this contest. I've always wanted to read this series because it's so popular in blogs and on Amazon. Plus, it seems different from all the other supernatural books in the market. 😀


  11. I love the cover art. I think the idea of entering into dreams is so interesting. I'd love to see how Lisa McMann handles it & where she takes her plot.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. I want to win these books because they sound very interesting. I have heard lots of positive comments about the books.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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