Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Book Review: Wake Unto Me
TITLE: Wake Unto Me
AUTHOR: Lisa Cach
CATEGORY: Young adult
GENRE: Romance, fantasy
SHORT PREMISE: A girl time travels back and forth finding her true love.
MY REVIEW: Pretty much the summary is what this was about. Honestly this book was very dull and predictable once one got the gist of what the author wanted to do. Characters were flat, the writing was amateurish (especially when one realizes this author has written over twenty adult books apparently). In short it was uninteresting.
Granted the historical research in it was nice and I did find that interesting. But everything else? Not so much. Seriously, can we stop this time traveling to find your true love business? It didn't work in the Time Traveler's Wife, it didn't work in Timeless, and it doesn't work here. Find a new plot device authors, please.
Sorry, I'm just getting really tired of all these unimaginative plots I keep running into this year. It probably doesn't help that I read this after The Iron Thorn which was ten times more creative. Skip this one unless you really like time travel romances and even then I say just check it out from the library.
WHO SHOULD READ: romance fans, fans of the Time Traveler's Wife
MY RATING: Two and a half out of Five watches