Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Review: Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

Title: Graffiti Moon
Author: Cath Crowley
Publisher: Knopf Books
Publication Date: February 14, 2012

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.

Verdict: Awwwwwww........... Graffiti Moon is ahhhh-mazing! When I read the premise, I thought to myself, "Well this should be a cute story!" And it was cute- it was freakin' adorable! But it was more than that too- it was a story that warms the heart and puts butterflies in your stomach. It also addresses serious issues and has a realistic plot. The story is told from the alternating view points of Lucy and Ed. Lucy is a glass-blower and absolutely obsessed with finding Shadow, a graffiti artist that paints gorgeous things on the sides of buildings. Nobody really knows who he is- they just see the work he and his partner in crime, Poet, leave behind on the walls. Lucy's best friend is Jazz, a psychic. Ed is an absolute sweetie, but he's dirt-poor and has dropped out of school to get a job so he can help his mom pay rent. Ed's best friend is Leo. The characters were all awesome! And the story was just *sigh*. I can't even really explain it, but Cath Crowley- I applaud you, because I am now officially WAY more interested in art than I was before I started reading this masterpiece, and it takes skill to reach out to a person through a book and change them in any way! (Once I finish this review, I'm off to Google some graffiti art! :P) I've got to be really honest with you: I wouldn't mind having more Shadow a sequel, so ya know...... *hint-hint*. There is really nothing more I can say without giving away anything spoilery. (<--- Look, I invented a word.) But I can tell you this: I absolutely loved every page of this book and I cannot recommend it enough. So, you need to go out and get your very own copy (the cover is gorgeous!) and read it. Trust me- you don't want to miss this! <3

An ARC was provided by the publisher via Netgalley.

Rating: 5/5 Stars

-Kristen ♥

2 comments:

  1. I am always so happy to read a review of Graffiti Moon, especially from someone overseas! It was one of my fave books of 2011 :)

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  2. Awesome review! I think this book sounds fabulous- the fact that you thought it was amazing says a lot. I also love the title and think the cover is so intriguing (I know, don't jusge a book by its cover- but...). This book is definitely on my TBR list!

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