Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Review: STARRY NIGHTS by Daisy Whitney

Starry Nights
By: Daisy Whitney
Published by: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books
Publication Date: September 3, 2013
Source: Digital ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for honest review.

A star-crossed love story with shades of The Thomas Crown Affair from critically acclaimed author Daisy Whitney.

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.

This book is an absolute gem! It’s every bit an artistic masterpiece as the paintings mentioned in the book. Starry Nights is not only well written, but the story is so beautiful you will fall in love with it and imagine Julien stepping out of the pages just like the paintings in the Musée d’Orsay.

Daisy Whitney has a special way of bringing her characters to life, and Starry Nights takes it one step further. Julien is such a loveable character with true passion for art. He has a heart of gold and will make you fall in love with art yourself. There are many other very colorful characters in this books including an interesting boy who wears women’s clothes, a guy who draws caricatures on the steps of the Musée d’Orsay, and of course, Clio, who is trapped in one of the museum’s paintings. Each character has his or her role and will touch your heart in a different way.

The story in Starry Nights is beautifully creative. Imagine the movie Night at the Museum only with classic art and a charming love story. This is a read you won’t want to miss, and I strongly suggest buying a printed copy so you can enjoy the beautiful art.

Starry Nights is available at AmazonBarnes & NobleIndieBound, IBooks and in independent bookstores.
About the Author
Daisy Whitney is also the author of The Mockingbirds novels and When You Were Here. She lives in San Francisco, California with her fabulous husband, fantastic kids, and the two best dogs. She spends her days reporting on television, media, and advertising for a range of news outlets, and her nights dreaming of Paris, the most wonderful city in the world. Daisy earned a degree in art history at Brown University and has always believed paintings have great stories to tell. www.daisywhitney.com.

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