Sunday, November 24, 2013

Starry Nights [Book Review]

Disclaimer: I received a e-copy from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinions.

Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published September 3rd 2013 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
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Seventeen-year-old Julien is a romantic—he loves spending his free time at the museum poring over the great works of the Impressionists. But one night, a peach falls out of a Cezanne, Degas ballerinas dance across the floor, and Julien is not hallucinating.

The art is reacting to a curse that trapped a beautiful girl, Clio, in a painting forever. Julien has a chance to free Clio and he can't help but fall in love with her. But love is a curse in its own right. And soon paintings begin to bleed and disappear. Together Julien and Clio must save the world's greatest art . . . at the expense of the greatest love they've ever known.

Like a master painter herself, Daisy Whitney brings inordinate talent and ingenuity to this romantic, suspenseful, and sophisticated new novel. A beautifully decorated package makes it a must-own in print.

My Thoughts:
Disclaimer: I received a e-copy from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinions.

Here is what really really bugged me about Starry Nights, the writing isn't awful! I am notorious for DNF books that don't appeal to me by 10% or a few chapters. I was 40% through this book and still not liking it, but the writing was perfectly fine. I just kept on going. The writing is great, but the story and characters - MEH. I feel like the setting could've been done way better than it was - did this happen in Paris? Or did a few Parisian foods get mentioned and that qualifies it to be set in Paris?

I wasn't big on the whole premise - Night in the Museum - classy style - that was going on. It was kind of creepy to me that Julien was falling in love with a girl from a picture. Julien didn't read like a teenage boy to me either and that kinda bugged me. I also thought a better ending would've been him ending up with Emilie, who I actually really liked.

Overall, this book just left me underwhelmed and really surprised that I managed to read the whole thing. I had hoped it would redeem itself :(

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