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Wake Unto Me by Lisa Cach
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Read from December 07 to 12, 2011

Caitlin Monahan described herself as freaky. Even though she has friends and a family who loves her, she still felt she didn’t belong because of her freakiness.

Dreams were always a constant companion of Caitlin. She never knew or understood what it meant so she kept a journal for her dreams. Her dreams were mostly nightmares, ghastly figures who scream at her which was why she called them Screechers.

Everything changed when she received a scholarship to a prestigious school in France. Her dreams were becoming more and more real like Raphael, the gorgeous adoptive son of Bianca de Medici who was burned at stake as a witch.

The longer that Caitlin stayed at Chateau de la Fortune, the more she learns about the mystery of the castle, the people who owned it and herself.

Wake Unto Me definitely was one of the most interesting books I have read so far.

Really interesting!

At first, I thought it was another YA paranormal ghost story.

It’s not!

Ms Kach gave a whole new twist to the concept of ghosts. I was surprised at how much I thought it was possible to be dead and alive at the same time. It was just gorgeous. How everything came together at the end of the book was fantastic. I never expected it to end the way it did. At first I thought, Caitlin just was time travelling and this book would somehow be similar to one of my favorites, Timeless, but its not. She was time travelling but there was more to the story than just that.

This book was full of all my favorite genres: romance, mystery, the gothic feel and history. At the author’s notes at the back of the book, she gave her sources of information and which ones were based on true historical facts and which weren’t. If I didn’t read that, I wouldn’t have guessed that some of the historical snippets from the book were just fiction. That was how well-woven everything was in this book.

At first I didn’t really like Caitlin much. She thinks so badly of herself. She felt like she didn’t belong and nobody wants her and stuff like that but as the story progressed she became a very likeable character.

Raphael was well… Unbelievably gorgeous! Hahaha. Well, I always fall for the guys rather than the girls in books I read. One thing I like about his was his faith in people. I admired him more because of that.

Caitlin’s friends, Amalia and Naomi, were too hmmm… How would I say it? Excited? They weren’t skeptical as most people would be when you tell them about something supernatural. It wasn’t normal. Well anyways, I liked them so I’ll stop at that.

Ms Kach’s writing style was impeccable. She described Chateau de la Fortune precisely as if it was real. As I was reading it, I felt sort of an ache to see the place for myself. Also, I loved her new take on how ghost were like. It was UNIQUE. There were so many things in this book that I wasn’t expecting which is totally an awesome thing!

I would like to congratulate Ms Kach for doing a great job. Most of the books released nowadays were series, it’s a good thing this one wasn’t. This book was so rich with everything that I got me curious as to how she made everything fit in just one book.

4.5!
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