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Wake Unto Me Paperback – March 31, 2011
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From the Back Cover
He comes from
a different time,
a different place,
a different reality.
But there is something that connects us.
We are supposed to be together--bound by the heart of another.
But that's not possible... or is it?
About the Author
Top Customer Reviews
I waited a while before writing this review because I was hoping the words would come to me. I could easily say that this book was amazing, or incredible but those seem so simple compared to what the book really was. This book was...Stunning. It soared way beyond the expectations I had for it. There are so many characteristics about this book that I loved.
The Storyline: I obviously loved the book because of it's unique storyline, but Lisa Cach created something so much more than a simple story. She created such a beautiful world that it was nearly impossible to stop reading. You are whisped away back and forth between 16th century and 21st century France. The more Caitlyn learns and discovers of the castle and her surroundings, the more the book comes alive.
Characters: It has been a long time since I came across such incredibly vivid characters in a book. Each character had something to offer to the story and the book itself. It would have been incomplete had just one character been missing. It is hard to believe that Caitlyn, Raphael and the Chateau de la Fortune are fictional. They were so vibrant and alive. I immediately fell in love with Caitlyn and Raphael, it is hard to put into words what kind of characters they are. They are truly special, and will stay with you long after you've finished reading the book.
It's magical. The author created an enchanting, ghostly world, while taking you on a intense hunt for treasure. My mind was running wild trying to figure out the clues and mystery myself. Each time I would think I had figured it out, a twist came out of nowhere and took me in a completely different direction. The most magical aspect of this book though is the love story.Read more ›
MY THOUGHTS: When I first read the back cover of Wake Unto Me, I had my doubts about the book. It seemed like an average paranormal romance. Well, I'm happy to say that Wake Unto Me was much, much more than I expected.
Wake Unto Me has its (crazy adorable) moments of romance, but its main focus is on solving a mystery. The pieces of the puzzle were well researched and rounded; I found myself amazed at the solution to each clue. It was exciting to read about Caitlyn and Raphael's deductions, and the references to the Knights Templar made my history-loving heart sing.
Caitlyn was a great protagonist; though I didn't enjoy the fact that she was always moping around after not being able to see Raphael, she was otherwise very solid. I liked that even though she was an outsider, she didn't have a jaded outlook on life; she was always thinking positively. Caitlyn's powers were really neat, too; I enjoyed her dreams and the eventual revelation as to what she truly was.
Lisa Cach's writing in Wake Unto Me is gorgeous.Read more ›
Wake Unto Me has a little bit of everything. Mixed in the unique paranormal elements are bits of European history, some real, some created by the talented author and a gorgeous castle setting in rural France. This story is not what I expected. It starts a little slow, but the mystery behind it keeps you reading and it does pick-up. I don't want to give too much away, the novel's mysteries are best discovered layer by layer.
Something that bothered me was how depressed Caitlyn got. She felt so unloved in Oregon and even though she does not have a very emotional relationship with her father, her stepmother and friends were very affectionate but Caitlyn made no effort to reciprocate. It seems like she chose to be lonely. It's hard for me to read that a 15-year-old decides to give up on her (loving) family and prefers to use some tarot cards her dead mother deals her in a dream to guide her through her life instead. She also gets very depressed toward the end of the book as well, not healthy behavior.
Wake Unto Me is a haunting story with a satisfying ending. I am not sure if there will be a sequel, but it works as a standalone book.
Content: Profanity (in French), Caitlyn uses someone else's prescription drugs to help her fall asleep and induce dreams.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book was a bargain buy ,( $1.99) at my local bargain store called Ollie's. Now I've never heard of this author before but the blurb sounded awesome and well, you couldn't beat... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Josephine's Library
I liked this book. It was a really different story, which was good. But, I did have two problems 1) pacing - the story really drags in a lot of places through the first 2/3 of... Read morePublished on February 20, 2014 by SafjSmith
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Quick & Dirty: Caitlyn never knows when she goes to sleep if she will be gripped by her nightmares or a gorgeous Italian boy in her... Read more
Caitlyn Monahan is different than her peers. Ever since she started to dress goth, she's been called Moan-n-Groan. She doesn't feel like she belongs. Read morePublished on August 11, 2012 by Amy @ Books, College, and Other Random Things
I was really excited for Wake Unto Me and was really happy when I finally got to sit down and read it. Read morePublished on June 11, 2012 by DforDarla
OMG I just finished the book and it was great. If you start reading and you think its slow its ok it gets better. Read morePublished on April 23, 2012 by Jessica Porter
Wake Unto Me ended up being completely different than how I thought it would be and I loved it! Instead of just being about a girl falling in love with a ghost (like the cover... Read morePublished on April 2, 2012 by Jessica (Peace Love Books)
I love young adult books that are set at boarding schools, so of course I was very excited when I first heard about this book! Read morePublished on February 26, 2012 by sarah@catchingbooks
Fifteen-year-old Caitlyn Monahan feels misunderstood by everyone in her small Oregon town. Nicknamed "moan-and-groan" for her constant depressive mood, Caitlyn wants nothing more... Read morePublished on December 19, 2011 by Amazon Customer