Friday, February 10, 2012

Graffiti Moon - Cath Crowley

Synopsis: 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. (From Goodreads)


I have so much love in my heart for Graffiti Moon. Everything about it was just so perfectly executed. It takes place in one night and its one of those nights that you always wish you had, or if you did have a night like this, it lives on repeat in your memory. Not because it was extraordinary (even though this night could probably be considered extraordinary) but because it marked a transition from one chapter of your life to another. This is about one of those nights where you are celebrating the end to something major, and you find all the ways you've been changing over time, suddenly colliding and confronting. 


The story is great, the characters are so captivating. I loved Lucy, and I loved Ed - but they'd be pretty average if it weren't for the cast of secondary characters surrounding them. Lucy's friends and Ed's friends are hanging around in the background, providing color, humor, and dimension. I liked the moments Lucy and Ed were off on their own - but I loved the moments the whole gang was together. 


To top it all off, the writing is gorgeous and elusive. There were moments that I wanted to hold on to or write down, but I would go back to grasp them and they wouldn't quite be the same. It's as if the moment only happens once and then it's gone. I was so impressed by this writing technique that I would spend time just re-reading passages trying to catch something and I wasn't really sure what. This book is a stunning work of art-  fitting to the artistic characters and and the object of Lucy's pursuits. 


It will be released in the US on Valentine's Day, which is kind of perfect. Because if I ever had a chance to choose my own love story, I think it'd be pretty close to this (don't hold me to that though! I change my mind. A lot.) 

5 comments:

  1. I loved Grafitti Moon so much. I read it last November and I thought it was great. It had a bit of everything in it!
    Carmy. :)

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  2. Your review for this one is so awesome too! I keep seeing this title all over the place but for some reason I always forget about it. I don't know how! It sounds like a truly magical yet completely real-life type of story. I must read this one ASAP!
    -Katelyn

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    1. Yes! Read it as soon as you can! It's amazing. I've read so many books since this one and I'm STILL thinking about it.

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  3. I absolutely loved this one. The writing was so beautiful!! The poetry was just perfect. I need more from this author.

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  4. I've heard about this book even before it was published in the U.S. I'm so happy that your review is positive.
    I can't wait to read it!

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Graffiti Moon - Cath Crowley

Synopsis: 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. (From Goodreads)


I have so much love in my heart for Graffiti Moon. Everything about it was just so perfectly executed. It takes place in one night and its one of those nights that you always wish you had, or if you did have a night like this, it lives on repeat in your memory. Not because it was extraordinary (even though this night could probably be considered extraordinary) but because it marked a transition from one chapter of your life to another. This is about one of those nights where you are celebrating the end to something major, and you find all the ways you've been changing over time, suddenly colliding and confronting. 


The story is great, the characters are so captivating. I loved Lucy, and I loved Ed - but they'd be pretty average if it weren't for the cast of secondary characters surrounding them. Lucy's friends and Ed's friends are hanging around in the background, providing color, humor, and dimension. I liked the moments Lucy and Ed were off on their own - but I loved the moments the whole gang was together. 


To top it all off, the writing is gorgeous and elusive. There were moments that I wanted to hold on to or write down, but I would go back to grasp them and they wouldn't quite be the same. It's as if the moment only happens once and then it's gone. I was so impressed by this writing technique that I would spend time just re-reading passages trying to catch something and I wasn't really sure what. This book is a stunning work of art-  fitting to the artistic characters and and the object of Lucy's pursuits. 


It will be released in the US on Valentine's Day, which is kind of perfect. Because if I ever had a chance to choose my own love story, I think it'd be pretty close to this (don't hold me to that though! I change my mind. A lot.) 

5 comments:

  1. I loved Grafitti Moon so much. I read it last November and I thought it was great. It had a bit of everything in it!
    Carmy. :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Your review for this one is so awesome too! I keep seeing this title all over the place but for some reason I always forget about it. I don't know how! It sounds like a truly magical yet completely real-life type of story. I must read this one ASAP!
    -Katelyn

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes! Read it as soon as you can! It's amazing. I've read so many books since this one and I'm STILL thinking about it.

      Delete
  3. I absolutely loved this one. The writing was so beautiful!! The poetry was just perfect. I need more from this author.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I've heard about this book even before it was published in the U.S. I'm so happy that your review is positive.
    I can't wait to read it!

    ReplyDelete