It’s that time of the week again and I’m back with two new books from last year that recently were added to my TBR and I could not be more excited about them. I’m always thrilled when I find amusing books and the nice thing about this week’s post is that at least one of the books below is bound to turn out being absolutely hilarious. I can’t wait for it.
Have any of you heard of Freak ‘N’ Gorgeous by Sebastian J. Plata? I’m just going to say, point blank, that this book sounds absolutely brilliant. Apparently there’s a phenomenon, for lack of a better term, in this universe where people can basically swap looks? At least, that’s my understanding of it. So one morning the nice guy who doesn’t look all that great wakes up gorgeous and the beautiful, yet snotty (I’m assuming) girl wakes up ugly. And then chaos naturally ensues. And somewhere along the way, apparently feelings might get involved? I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this book and hopefully some of you will be excited for it, too.
Everyone is ugly sometimes.
In a world not unlike our own, there is a phenomenon called the Inexplicable Development—a somewhat rare occurrence that causes permanent consequences.
Average-looking under-the-radar sixteen-year-old Konrad Wolnik’s life is turned upside down when one morning he wakes up stunningly attractive—he has washboard abs, a chiseled chin, and is no longer sporting his dad’s giant nose.
On that same day, Camilla Hadi has her own transformation; the lean, pretty athlete is now devastatingly ugly.
The teens face the cruel world of high school from very different perspectives. Konrad shoots to the top of the pecking order, Camilla slips into pariah status. But soon the school starts rallying around Camilla and Konrad’s sudden popularity sours as people blame him for her transformation. And, the truth is, so does she.
All he wants is for everyone to like him. All she wants is to destroy his perfect life.
So what if they could use each other for personal gain?
And then the unexpected happens—he starts to fall for her. Will sparks fly or will their relationship end in a Carrie-like disaster?
I have to admit, I’m a little anxious about reading another gender bent Robin Hood retelling since I was exceedingly disappointed with the last one I read, Sherwood by Meagan Spooner. So, I don’t know whether or not I’m going to like The Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell. I really can’t determine if I’m holding out a whole lot of hope for this one. Its summary is quite short and doesn’t really leave a lot for you to determine exactly what’s going to happen. Also, maybe it’s just me but I don’t know if I feel too happy about the fact that her name doesn’t sound anything like Robin.
When sixteen-year-old Sylvie’s brother takes over management of their family’s vast estates, Sylvie feels powerless to stop his abuse of the local commoners. Her dearest friend asks her to run away to the woods with him, and soon a host of other villagers join them. Together, they form their own community and fight to right the wrongs perpetrated by the king and his noblemen.
So, that’s all for this week. I hope at least one of these books was interesting enough for you to consider adding it to your TBR. Which book do you think sounds better? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!