Monday, March 22, 2010

Review: Sing Me to Sleep by Angela Morrison



Beth has always been “The Beast”—that’s what everyone at school calls her because of her awkward height, facial scars, and thick glasses. Beth’s only friend is geeky, golden-haired Scott. That is, until she’s selected to be her choir’s soprano soloist, and receives the makeover that will change her life forever.


When Beth’s choir travels to Switzerland, she meets Derek: pale, brooding, totally dreamy. Derek’s untethered passion—for music, and for Beth—leaves her breathless. Because in Derek’s eyes? She’s not The Beast, she’s The Beauty.


When Beth comes home, Scott, her best friend in the world, makes a confession that leaves her completely torn. Should she stand by sweet, steady Scott or follow the dangerous, intense new feelings she has for Derek?


The closer Beth gets to Derek, the further away he seems. Then Beth discovers that Derek’s been hiding a dark secret from her …one that could shatter everything.

Grade: A


Oh my goodness.  This book was reallllly good.  In the beginning, I will admit, I was a little hesitant because it seemed slow to me.  However, as it kept going I was hooked and I couldn't stop reading it.

This is one of those novels where it's like you kinda sorta know what's coming, but when it comes you're still like OH MY GOODNESS, WHAT?!  I know that happened to me a few times.  And I was also thinking 'why did that have to happen?! nooo!' haha. =)

This is also one of those stories that will have you bawling your eyes out by the last chapter.  I know I did... definitely keep your box of tissues nearby for this one.

This is a retelling story at it's best.  All the similarities to Beauty and the Beast are there, especially with how Beth sees herself... she actually calls herself "The Beast" for a good majority of the novel.

Morrison's writing is very poetic and I enjoyed reading Sing Me to Sleep very much.  I can't wait until I can get to reading Morrison's previous novel, Taken by Storm.  Overall, Sing Me to Sleep was an amazing novel, and I definitely recommend it to you.



Anonymous said...

I so agree with this review. It made me cry but it was very well worth it.

Maria said...

Great review! I've only read Taken by Storm, which is awesome, but I am looking forward to reading this one as well :)

Anonymous said...

I loved this book sooooo much!!!!! <3
It's my new fav. It was cute and drew me in so that I couldn't stop reading. By the end i was bawling my eyes out :P