Book Review – Starry Nights

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starry nightTitle: Starry Nights

Author: Daisy Whitney

Genre:  Young Adult/Fantasy

Source:  NetGalley

Goodreads Rating: 3.84 stars

My Rating: 2 stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

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.

Reaction:

I wanted to love this story: Paris, famous art work coming to live, romance, etc. but it was lacking the spark to keep me interested. I found I couldn’t connect with Julien and didn’t care what happened to him or the girl in the painting. I felt like Paris wasn’t painted in the gorgeous kind of light that would make me want to go back and see it all over again.

I always try to finish books to see if they get better or find out what happens, but I decided it wasn’t worth it to me to finish this one when I had so many other things waiting on my pile.  It wasn’t awful, but the magic just didn’t pull me in. Maybe you’ll find you like it more.

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