Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Trading Faces by Ann Herrick

What if you went to sleep plain 
and woke up beautiful--or vice versa?

An "Ugly Betty" and a Popular Beauty wind up trading faces--and lives--and the situation is not what either one expected!

When 15-year-old Darcy Doane wakes up as Cybil Sheffield, she is thrilled. Cybil is everything Darcy has ever wanted to be. Pretty. Popular. Only... all the attention isn't exactly what Darcy expected. Especially when her own brother, Joey, is crushing on her. Gross.  But then there's Devon, the real Cybil's boyfriend....

Cybil is shocked when she looks in the mirror and sees a face she totally doesn't recognize. She thought not always being the center of attention might be a good thing, but being invisible is hardly bearable. Even her boyfriend, Devon, looks right through her! How can she survive when the only people (except a family of strangers) who even know she's alive are three dipsticks she can't remember ever seeing before? And why hasn't she ever noticed her new "brother," Joey, before?

With the school play, potential boyfriends and an A-List party coming up, Darcy and Cybil have a lot to work out. There's a learning curve for both of them, especially after they are caught fighting at school and forced by the principal to help her at a Return-to-Work project for displaced women.

Trouble is, how do they get their own lives back? And who ends up with what guy?

Review:  5 STARS

"Who hasn't wished for the impossible? To be in someone else's shoes? To have what someone else possesses? Life is always greener on the other side, right? But how many people get their wish? When Darcy and Cybil wonder what it would be like to live a life totally different from the one they live now, their wishes come true...
..a fun read that explores an old idea of wanting to be someone else. This universal theme of switching places takes a fresh turn when romance is introduced and Darcy and Cybil realize that what they wanted was right in front of them the whole time. Good read!"
~Reviewed by Lisa McCombs for Readers Favorite

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  1. Ann, this looks like an appealing story. It's great that you write novels for young adults.

  2. Cute idea! Good luck with Christmas marketing. :)

  3. Great idea! Great cover too!

    Morgan Mandel

  4. Best wishes, Ann! Sounds like a great YA book.

  5. Hi Ann,
    I love the idea of waking up beautiful. If only I could.
    Best of luck with Trading Faces. Love the title.



  6. Hi, Ann,

    Congratulations on the 5 stars! This sounds like a thoughtful book that will definitely speak to teens, who all too often want to be different from the way they are.


  7. This is a great presentation, Ann! I've always loved this cover, and the 5 star rating speaks for itself.