Summary from Goodreads:
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.
THE LOVE AFFAIR
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.
THE IMPOSSIBLE CHOICE
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."
My review: *****= 5 Stars
First off, I have to admit that this isn't the type of book I usually read. Most of the books on my shelves contain some level of paranormal activity/creatures, mythology or something of that sort. I have been thinking about what I would say in this reivew all morning. To come up with words to describe this book just isn't possible, but i'll give it a try. Exciting, romantic, heartbreaking, breathtaking are just a few words that come to mind when I think of the brilliance that is Sing Me to Sleep. I wanted to be able to tell you all how this book made me feel. I don't know if its because I don't usually read books like this, or what but something about it just grabbed me and never let me go, and it still hasn't. I've been thinking about the characters in this story, the changes in them, everything about it, since I stopped reading it at 11:30 last night. I can't say much without giving away a spoiler so I will keep this review short and simple. I want everyone who reads it to feel like I did after I read it. I felt such raw emotion, and I don't know the last time I truly felt this way after reading a book. I get extremely excited about some books that I love, and I get into the emotions of those books, but something in the way Angela writes makes me feel like i'm going through what those characters are going through. I don't have enough good things to say about it, so I guess I just recommend that you pick this book up when it is released. You won't regret it!
Come back by on the 18th for my interview with Angela as a part of her blog tour for Sing Me to Sleep!