Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader
Overall Rating: 3 Stars
Starry Nights by 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.
Starry Nights was an interesting story, one that I never really read anything like it.
It was about paintings coming to life with magic muse dust and other events that relied heavily on fantasy. It takes place in Paris. When Julien makes a new friend Bonheur, he realizes he is not going as crazy as he thinks and he soon comes to realize that his love for art is now in a whole new perspective.
Not only does he discover that he plays a big role in the art world, but he also discovers that the paintings are alive and the painted people are coming out of their frames! One girl, in particular, comes out of her painting at night in the museum like all other paintings do.
The terrible part is that she is trapped and Julien is falling for her. And the paintings are dying.
Overall this book wasn’t one of my top favorites. I wish there was a little more to Clio and Julian’s relationship.
I think this was an interesting story that I, ultimately, enjoyed reading.
Butterfly Rating: 1 star
I didn’t get any butterflies.
Book Boyfriend Rating: 3 stars
Age Recommendation: 12+
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