Starry Nights PH Blog Tour: Review

Wednesday, August 14, 2013



Welcome to my stop for Starry Nights PH Blog Tour!

Starry Nights
Author: Daisy Whitney
Release date: Septembre 13th 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Series: N/A
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy Romance
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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. (via Goodreads)


First off, many thanks to Dianne of Oops I Read A Book Again for organizing the blog tour for Filipinos bloggers! Come on, send her your love!

I've always been an Art fanatic in general. May it be music, literature, drama, cinema, architecture, sculpture or even painting. Even though it doesn't love me back. Art basically draw me to itself like some kind of charge. So yeah, I'm always fascinated by it. That's why I became so interested in this one. And duh! A girl trapped in a painting? That's one way to catch the readers' attention. Also, who doesn't want to read about a seventeen-year-old boy being a romantic? That's not a common thing in YA.

Can I just tell you that Starry Nights was such a magical read with a touch of art? Everything about Julien and Clio was magical. The way they met, the way the fell in love, the way they tried to be together, the way they tried to not to be together and the way they have a happy ending. It's not a secret that this is a love-at-first-sight one, right? Even if it was, it didn't feel awkward. I actually think there's something about Paris that makes people fall in love. Like crazy. Because as crazy as it seemed to be, Julien was head over heels with Clio. Well, that wasn't hard to understand. I guess Julien's love with Clio was just so pure that he was so willing to sacrifice it for Art. And that was just so sweet. So now we see why Julien was such a romantic! Seriously, though! Where are the Juliens my age?

Honestly, everything was sort of expected. But it didn't spoil my fun in reading it. I bet it won't yours too. It was enjoyable finding out the secrets behind the curse, unraveling them and putting them together. These secrets weren't really much of a surprise considering we were talking about art here. I guess if you read enough about art and history, you wouldn't be surprised too. Otherwise, it'll be all new for you. Whichever way it is, it'll be fun discovering them. The things that Julien and his friends had to do just to help take out the curse and to help Clio out of the painting were really clever and funny. Especially with characters such as Sophie and Bonheur who helped Julien all the way. I swear you wouldn't regret reading this especially when you meet Bonheur. He's the friend you think you do not want but you actually do want. 

Starry Nights is such a magical romantic read set in Paris which will make you love it more. It's light, funny and interesting. The touch of Art won't fail to impress you. 




  About the Author 
Daisy Whitney
By day, Daisy Whitney is a reporter and ghostwriter. At night, she writes novels for teens and is the author of THE MOCKINGBIRDS and its sequel THE RIVALS (Little, Brown). Her third novel WHEN YOU WERE HERE releases in June 2013 (Little, Brown), and her fourth novel STARRY NIGHTS (Bloomsbury) hits shelves in September 2013. When Daisy's not inventing fictional high school worlds, she can be found somewhere north of San Francisco walking her adorable dog, watching online TV with her fabulous husband or playing with her fantastic kids.  A graduate of Brown University, she believes in shoes, chocolate chip cookies and karma.  You can follow her writing blog and new media adventures at DaisyWhitney.com. (I don't rate books on GoodReads, nor do I check the site so please friend me on Facebook instead.)


2 comments:

Arra A. said...

I love this kind of books wherein art are brought to life and you get to also travel and see places without even really going there. Just use your imagination! I agree with you when it comes to art. I'm really fascinated with them. On how the artists get to create a beautiful story in their own way. I don't have that kind of talent specifically in painting and drawing that's why I get to appreciate them more. :)

Arra
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Nina Waters said...

You shall definitely get a copy of this when it comes out! You will really enjoy it! Oh, me too. I actually don't have any artistic talent - not that I know of. Especially in drawing and painting too! ;)

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