I finished reading Starry Nights by Daisy Whitney on Thursday.
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.
If you're into Art then this mystery is probably right up your alley. Unfortunately, I don't like art so this one had a hard time keeping my attention. I will say that reading this book right now after all the events in Paris felt a little weird.
The art coming alive was unique and I think I would have enjoyed it more if I actually liked the paintings that were mentioned. And the romance was weird. Too sudden and all consuming. I mean, for half of the time, she was stuck in a painting. It just didn't work for me.
Overall, it was just okay. It wasn't horrible but it wasn't one I'll remember.
I gave this book a rating of 3/5.
*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free for an honest review as part of the Around the World Tours.