Publication date: March 31st, 2011
Published by: Speak
Genre: YA Paranormal, Ghosts
Eligible for Debut Author Challenge 2011
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.
The idea and story behind Wake Unto Me was very good but the execution was very bad, I 'm afraid.Wake Unto Me intrigued me for the very first moment I read its summary: ghosts wondering around castles in Paris. Awesome, right? And it was, at the beginning. Actually the first 20-30% of it was quite good. But then things started to get really complicated for no apparent reason.