Monday, January 25, 2010

Sing Me to Sleep Review

Sing Me to Sleep by Angela Morrison
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: March 4, 2010
Source: Author
Other books by this author: Taken By Storm


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.


Sing Me to Sleep was heartbreaking, raw, and original. It was a retelling at it’s best. Now I haven’t seen Beauty and the Beast in a long time, but the connections were definitely there. Beth was made fun to no end, and some of the teasing took an extreme turn, and her nickname was “The Beast”. From the first page, Beth’s personal look into her life drew me in and I was cringing while Beth held her head high when the bullying got particularly fierce. Beth was a very strong and likable main character. The reader felt for her, and her raw narrative made me like the book that much more. Morrison has a fantastic writing style that doesn’t hold back. The descriptions were amazing, and transported me into the book, I could picture everything that was happening. I loved the song lyrics as well, I’m even more impressed by Angela Morrison’s writing ability after reading the lyrics! The choirs added so much to the novel, I loved reading about Beth’s adventure’s with the choir and the girls in the choir.

The romance in Sing Me to Sleep was amazing. Torn between Scott and Derek, Beth is forced to make a choice. I really liked Scott, he loved Beth even when she supposedly looked like “The Beast” and he stuck by her side through all the teasing and tormenting. I also liked Derek, too. He was a real and sweet. I never saw the ending coming, but wow! I cried my eyes out!

There are a lot of tears shed throughout this novel. It’s an emotional read, that draws you in and spits you out at the end in complete shock. I’ve never read anything like Sing Me to Sleep and I’m really looking forward to reading Morrison’s debut novel, Taken By Storm, which is eyeing me from my TBR pile right now! I’d highly recommend this book to anyone, but be prepared with a box of tissues! Great writing, great characters, and an excellent plot- Sing Me to Sleep is definitely making my favorites list of 2010. I know I didn't really do this novel justice in my review, but all I can say is, come March, this is one you need to rush out and buy on its release date!

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars

*Also click here to read my interview with the author!


  1. This sounds so sad yet so incredible. I'll have to buy this one when it comes out in March.

  2. Great review! Wow, this sounds like such a moving read. I wanted to read it before, but now I'll DEFINITELY have to read this one. Thanks, and I'll be sure to have the tissues ready! :D

  3. What a great review! This book is immediately going on my wishlist at Amazon. I can hardly wait until the middle of March.


  4. I've been wanting this book since I heard of it. So excited for this to come out! :)

  5. Great review Kel, I still have to read it, I sure hope I get to it soon! :)

  6. Awesome review! I really am looking forward to this list and your review just make me want it more. =)

  7. I have read the book and I totally agree with you..the book is worth all the acclamation that I am sure it will get!!!

  8. Wow! This is something I wanted to read and now I can't wait! But now I'm worried b/c I hate sad ending!!!

  9. This is a beautiful review, Kelsey. Thanks so much. It will be hard to pick just one blurb to post on my website. You started my tour off with a bang. I appreciate all your support.

  10. Great review! I'm on a tour for this, and I cannot wait to read it. I've heard nothing but good things. =]

  11. beautiful Revies, I am really impressed. Thanks for sharing this post with us.....


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