Nov 29, 2011

#153 - "Graffiti Moon" by Cath Crowley (ARC)

Title: Graffiti Moon

Author: Cath Crowley

Publication date: February 14th, 2012

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Imprint: Alfred A. Knopf BFYR
ISBN: 9780375869532
Read on November 29th, 2011 from e-copy acquired from NetGalley!

My rating: 5 of 5
An all-night cityscape moonlit love story.

Senior year is over, and Lucy has the perfect way to celebrate: tonight, she's going to find Shadow, the mysterious graffiti artist whose work appears all over the city. He's out there somewhere—spraying color, spraying birds and blue sky on the night—and Lucy knows a guy who paints like Shadow is someone she could fall for. Really fall for. Instead, Lucy's stuck at a party with Ed, the guy she's managed to avoid since the most awkward date of her life. But when Ed tells her he knows where to find Shadow, they're suddenly on an all-night search around the city. And what Lucy can't see is the one thing that's right before her eyes.

 My thoughts on the book:
Graffiti Moon is amazing book. I always love books where the characters are artists & they talk or think about their art & here there was plenty of that, from alternate point of views. Ed a.k.a Shadow is graffiti artist, and from the descriptions, his graffitis sound amazing. Lucy is a glass-blower artist & her work sounded really interesting, too & I do wish I could see some of Al's work. Leo a.k.a Poet writes poetry of course, and his poems cracked me up through out the book & Jazz (although we don't see anything from her point-of-view) wants to be actress, so another artist. All the characters were great & really lovable & even with everything they've went through, really fun. They really made me laugh. I really cared for each of them: Ed, Leo, Lucy, Jazz, Daisy & Dylan. The first thing that cracked me up in this book, the story about Ed & Lucy's first date, it was so funny, yet when it was told from Ed's point of view, I really felt for him, because he really did like her, and that's when I started to love him as a character. All the characters were well-developed & they do grow up as the story progresses. The chemistry between the characters was really great, too & I enjoyed every second of it. Let's just say that I never wanted to end. The  writing style was amazing & I absolutely fell in love with, so I have to read more books from Cath Crowley. Graffiti Moon is sweet & heart-warming story, a little sad, a little happy, yet at the same time quite an adventure, too, which I just couldn't put it down. One of my favorite books this year, that goes on my must-buy list & I highly recommend it.

1 comment:

  1. I've been in a real YA book mood lately and this sounds like a very enjoyable one. I'm going to go over to NetGalley right now and request it, if it's still available. Thanks for the review!