Title: Wake Unto Me
Author: Lisa Cach
Release Date: March 31st , 2011
Number of Pages: 304
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.
Okay, I wasn’t really expecting that kind of story when it started. I really thought it was only a romance, but it was more than that.
The story was really good. Once I got into the story, I had to keep on reading to know what would happen next. There are still a couple of things that I don’t understand, but I still really enjoyed the story. There’s a mystery to solve, which was really interesting to follow. It added a little something to the romance. The ending surprised me, but I was really happy with it. I closed that book with a smile.
The characters were great. Caitlyn was a fun character to follow, eve though I something got lost in what was real and not. I found strange that Raphael sometime had reactions that seemed out of time, but I still liked him as a character. I thought Madame Snowe was kind of strange, but I liked her. Overall, they were nice.
The writing was great, fun and easy to follow. The pace wasn’t too slow, which made it a really nice book to read.
I really enjoyed this book, which is why I would give it a 4/5