Friday, November 25, 2011

Wake Unto Me by Lisa Cach Review

Name: Wake Unto Me
Publisher: Speak
Release Date: March 31st, 2011
304 pages

A haunted castle, a handsome young man dead for four hundred years, one heck of a scary portrait of a witch, and a treasure hunt -- not to mention a princess for a roommate! -- all await 15 year old American girl Caitlyn Monahan when she earns a scholarship to a French boarding school.

There are secrets behind the stone walls of Chateau de la Fortune, buried for centuries along with the mystery of who killed Raphael, the charming ghost who visits Caitlyn at night. But as Caitlyn unearths the history of the castle, nothing scares her as badly as the secret she learns about herself, and the reason she was chosen to come to the Fortune School.

And nothing breaks her heart as badly as falling in love with a dead guy.

My Review:
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!
The first fifty pages or so, however, I could not find myself getting into the book! I had to put this one down a few times and go back to it. After the the initial struggle however, I really got into this book and I really enjoyed it! I am very happy that I didn't to decide to give up on this book because I would have regretted it!

One of my favorite parts about this book was the paranormal romance! I am really getting into books with ghosts in it so I was happy to see that in this book!
I also liked the history aspect of this book, it was interesting to see the history of Chateau de la Fortune and all of the mystery that surrounds it!

Overall, at first this was a struggle, but in the end I really enjoyed this book!

My Rating: Four out of Five Stars


  1. I haven't read your full review but I love the blurb and am excited you gave it 5 stars! I'm definitely checking this one out, I LOVE books with boarding schools too :D

    Thanks for visiting my blog too, I'm going to follow you via RSS :)

    April @ my shelf confessions

  2. It's frustrating not to get into a book, but it's nice when it turns out well. Kudos to you for sticking with it. I give up too often.

  3. OMG! I loved this book! I agree, it was hard to get into, but I loved the way it flowed and wrapped up. I also love books that involve boarding schools (like Haven by Kristi Cook, Taste by Kate Evangelista). I like the suspense that the boarding school setting adds. I loved the characters in this book. Caitlyn and Raphael were definitely likable and memorable characters. Soooo glad for this book! Thanks for the review!

    Alyssa Susanna


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