Monday, February 22, 2010
Gone by Lisa McMann
Release Date: Available Now from Simon Pulse
Source: Personal Collection
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. . . .
What a great way to end a fantastic series!! I've really enjoyed reading these books. McMann has created such believable characters in Janie and Cabel. Sure crazy things happen to them, but their reactions to these events just make them all that much more real.
McMann was able to bring this story full circle in Gone. We all knew that Janie had difficult decisions ahead and McMann has taken us on this journey with Janie. We, the reader, get to experience every excruciating decision as Janie makes them. It's not an easy series, by any means, but it's a really rewarding read all the same.
We get closer to Janie in this book than we ever have before. We get to see glimpses of what might have been and what might still be in store for her. I just can't stress enough what a truly satisfying read these books are.
We have lots of great McMann books to look forward to in the future including, The Unwanted in Fall 2011, and Dead To You in Spring 2012. From what I've read, both of these titles look very exciting. It's good to know that there's more on the way from this talented author.