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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Noteworthy Passages: Wake Unto Me

Wake Unto Me (ARC) by Lisa Cach
Publisher: Speak
Pub. Date: March 31st, 2011
Pages: 304
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.

Noteworthy Passages

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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PLEASE NOTE: This is a feature hosted here at my blog in which I present you with selected passages or quotes that I deem Noteworthy from a book I've just reviewed. My hopes are of course, that these passages will make you want to pick the book up and read it. This feature was started and created by me in January in hopes of making my blog more unique. That being said, I would like to kindly request that you do not use this feature as it was intended to be for my blog only and is not a meme. If you see some one else using it, please know it is without my permission. Thank you.


Alexa said...

Those are some awesome quotes you have certainly made me want to read it.

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

I really love this feature. It always gives me a better feel for the book. The second passage is my favorite. I did notice the excessive use of exclamation points though. Even the short passages show that, so I'm hoping if I read it, the exclamation points don't bother me too much.

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