Wake Unto Me (ARC) by Lisa Cach
Pub. Date: March 31st, 2011
Age Level: 14+
Source: For review from author.
Disclaimer: Please note that this is an ARC and passages and quotes below are subject to change in the final copy.
Synopsis via Goodreads
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.
Caitlyn and Amalia; pg. 144
"If any of you die an untimely death," Amalia said, "make me one promise."
"Anything!" Caitlyn said.
"Promise me you won't spend eternity looking for a guy who doesn't want to be found!"
Caitlyn and Raphael; pg. 183
"No, I wouldn't paint you like that," Raphael said softly. "I'd make you a spirit of the air, treading the clouds. A goddess."
Caitln dropped her wrist, embarrassed. "No one's ever compared me to a goddess before."
"Shouldn't all women be treated as such?"
She gave him a sideways, suspiscious look. "It's a good thing you didn't get out of the workshop much. The girls of Rome would have been in trouble!"
Caitlyn and Raphael; pg. 211
"But that is what makes the love of a mother: whether she understands you or not, she loves you. A mother is the only person in your life who will ever love you that way."
"You're making me cry!"
"Then I will cry with you," Raphael said. "If you cannot weep for your mother, for whom can you weep?"
Wake Unto Me is a stunning YA debut from Lisa Cach and I hope these passages have inspired you to pick it up and read it for yourself. For more on my thoughts, check out my Review.
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