Wake Unto Me

Wake Unto Me

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by Lisa Cach
     
 

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Caitlyn Monahan knows she belongs somewhere else. It's what her dead mother's note suggested, and it's what her recurring nightmares allude to. Desperate to flee these terrifying dreams-and her small town-she accepts a spot at a boarding school in France. Only, when she arrives, her nightmares get worse. But then there are her amazing dreams, so vivid and so real,

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Caitlyn Monahan knows she belongs somewhere else. It's what her dead mother's note suggested, and it's what her recurring nightmares allude to. Desperate to flee these terrifying dreams-and her small town-she accepts a spot at a boarding school in France. Only, when she arrives, her nightmares get worse. But then there are her amazing dreams, so vivid and so real, with visits from an alluring, mysterious, and gorgeous Italian boy from the 1500s. Caitlyn knows they are soul mates, but how can she be in love with someone who exists only in her dreams? Then, as her reality and dream world collide, Caitlyn searches for the real reason why she was brought to this school. And what she discovers will change her life forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142414361
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
03/31/2011
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
545,922
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Lisa Cach lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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Wake Unto Me 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
BrianJackson More than 1 year ago
This is a must read. Forget the classifications: YA, paranormal romance. This is quite simply an enjoyable read. Not being a typical reader of this genre, I was skeptical but soon won over by the beautiful language and compelling story. This is a story teller at the peak of her skills. I highly encourage others to join me and take the plunge. You're welcome, to those who do.
Sensitivemuse More than 1 year ago
First of all, bonus points to a very beautiful cover. Really loved it. Second, I really liked this book. The best of it was the setting description of the boarding school and the overall mood throughout the book. It was dark, it was gothic, and it held a lot of secrets ready to be revealed. Caitlyn overall, was a good character to read. She wasn’t over the top whiny or moody like some protagonists I’ve come across. She’s realistic and likable. The chemistry she has between herself and Raphael is well done (and Raphael is VERY crushworthy). The plot does develop a little slower than some. The descriptions of France and its’ buildings is well done so picturing the setting is easy and establishes the story so readers will have a clear picture. I liked how the story carries the reader through different time periods, but also it’s like time traveling through dreams. It’s interesting, for sure and the transitions aren’t confusing, it’s pretty much clear and easy to read. The ghost story part of the book was very well done. I wasn’t expecting the outcome and it caught me entirely off guard. The treasure hunting aspect (yes, there’s a lot to pack into this plot!) was good and interesting, and it wasn’t too overdone. There was one thing that really did bother me, and that was towards the ending. It got a little too convenient and well to be frank, rather cheesy. I thought it should have been done differently or..perhaps that particular event with Thierry just should not have happened. In my opinion, I found that part to be just so predictable and if the rest of the book hadn’t been so great, the score based on that ending alone would have been lower. Great for YA fans who want a little bit of everything (a ghost story, a romance, a treasure hunt, and a bit of historical fiction). It’s worth the read. Some might be put off with the slow development of the plot so this might not be for some who prefer something fast paced.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I know that there is a second book in this series and i cant wait for it to come out this book is slow in some parts but fast in others
Marcie77 More than 1 year ago
Wake Unto Me by Lisa Cach came highly recommended on twitter by Savannah from Books With Bite. Since I'm a fan of paranormal, I thought this book might be a good fit for me. This story is centered around an unusual girl named Caitlyn Monahan. She has been plagued with nightmares for years. No one seems to get her. Caitlyn is offered a scholarship at a prestigious school in France, the Chateau de la Fortune. From almost the moment that she steps foot in France strange things start to happen to her. A mystery that crosses time starts to unfold. I really like the setting of this book. Who wouldn't want to go to France and live in a castle? It also gives off an aire of mystery and a sense of history as well. The castle is turned into a boarding school. Caitlyn is also surrounded by an interesting group of people. Some of her fellow classmates are even royalty. The headmistress is very mysterious as well. Lisa Cach did a great job with the paranormal element of Wake Unto Me. I found myself quite often wondering what was real. One of the things I liked most about this book is that it takes place not only in the present day but also in the past. There is quite a bit of mystery that not only surrounds the Chateau de la Fortune but also some of the castle's past residents. I liked the historical element in this novel. I found it very interesting and intriguing. It has a great deal of mystery but at times it is a bit predictable. I'm not sure if there is going to be a sequel or not. Lisa Cach definitely left the possibility open.
eanubis89EB More than 1 year ago
I have to say this book had lots of twist & turns. What i most liked about it was the history based on true facts and how she got to a school that allowed her to see she belgons . Insted of a normal high school.
Lislaine More than 1 year ago
First thing that came to my mind when I read this synopsis? The Mediator Series and Jesse-hotty love of my life! Thankfully to the blog International Book Tour I had the opportunity to read this book. The story is about Caitlyn, a girl just like any other (or not!) that can't handle anymore her boring life in Oregon. To become worse, her mother died when Caitlyn was 4 and now she lives with her dad, her stepmother and 3 half-brothers. So, when an opportunity to study in France arises, she won't think twice to fill in the forms. And obviously she's accepted and also wins a full scholarship (obviously because if it hadn't happened there'd be no story LOL). That's when the story really begins, and we're going to meet Caitlyn, her new friends from the boarding school (the princesses Amalia and Naomi), Château de la Fortune, Raphael and his family, but mainly the period in which Raphael lived in Château de la Fortune (1500's). That's because Caitlyn is not like the other girls, she has premonitory dreams and when she is not visited by the Screechers, she's visited by Raphael. With him will come up some mysteries, details about Caitlyn's life as well, and she'll risk being expelled from the boarding school just to help Raphael find where is the treasure left by the first family that bought the castle. The reading is very fast and easy to be done; the story happens in 2011 and also in the 1500's. The historic part is the thing that attracted me the most, because the authoress leaves you really curious and wanting to google all the time about the characters, paintings, facts, places. I just loved to know more about the Templars; learn a little bit of French, Italian and even Latin; imagine the old France and all those wonderful castles throughout Europe. After all, everything enchanted me! Interesting fact is that Lisa wrote in third person, but she makes you feel so absorbed in the story that you follow the rhythm like it was being narrated by Caitlyn herself. Every time you wonder about what's real and what's dreamy, but the narration is so well built that it's impossible to get lost during the reading even with these changes.
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I would have never thought that the beginning she would be put into that cool scenary in the past and when he comes back for her I want to cry
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