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REVIEW: Wake Unto Me by Lisa Cach


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.

From the Back Cover

I see him in my dreams, this mysterious boy.
He comes from
a different time,
a different place,
a different reality.

But there is something that connects us.
We are supposed to be together--bound by the heart of another.
But that's not possible... or is it?

About the Author

Lisa Cach lives in the Pacific Northwest.


  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Speak (March 31, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0142414360
  • ISBN-13: 978-0142414361


 A true time travel romance that will appeal to all of us girls everywhere. There are bits of Romeo and Juliet mixed with a modern approach that time travels back in history.  The story reminded me a bit of Libba Bray's series, but I liked this one a bit more since the descriptions are to the point and not overly wordy.  I am more of a dialogue person and the conversations are very realistic.

I have read several of Lisa Cach's other stories and she is excellent at mixing up her characters and their actions.  This was a quick read for me and I think those that enjoy a good clean romance will enjoy this one.  There is also a touch of historical and gothic elements which I think are the next big thing. 

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