Wednesday 28 March 2012

Book Review: Graffiti Moon By Cathy Crowley

Name: Graffiti Moon
Author: Cath Crowley
UK Publisher: Hatchette (Hodder)
UK Release Date: 5th July
Summary: It’s the end of Year 12. Lucy’s looking for Shadow, the graffiti artist everyone talks about. His work is all over the city, but he is nowhere. Ed, the last guy she wants to see at the moment, says he knows where to find him. He takes Lucy on an all-night search to places where Shadow’s thoughts about heartbreak and escape echo around the city walls. But the one thing Lucy can’t see is the one thing that’s right before her eyes

Review: Wow. I'm actually speechless after reading this novel. Lately I've really gotten Into contemporary romances and this is one of my favorites of 2012 

I Love that this story is set in Australia i haven't read many YA set there so it was really refreshing. One thing I can't miss out is how much art and art interruption was present in this accomplished book! The way Cathy describes art is so atmospheric and you can literally close your eyes and it's like your swimming in a warm sea of words. 
The plot is so original  graffiti and romance put together in a beautiful tremendous package. I would never have thought of putting those two together but Cathy Crowley has done is spectacularly. To fall in love with someone just by looking at their art work before seeing them in person is such an intense story.

Like I said before love the amount of art used in this novel. I've never had a book make me go to Google so much and do my research on the art that was mentioned!  I also loved the amount of beautiful poetry that was used I Loved between each chapter theres a poem from Leo aka poet it brings a nice touch.

Il say that the characters were so likeable. If you enjoy funny, sexy, mysterious characters you can relate to then this is a book for you. I loved Lucy and Ed aka Shadows relationship so much that their one of my favorite YA couples of all time!  One thing I've come away with in this novel is next time I pass graffiti on the wall I am not just going to look at it....I'm really going to LOOK at it.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched ...but in this book you can defiantly feel it in your heart. 

Read this book guys! 5 stars!


Giselle said...

There must be like 300 covers for this book! I see a different one on every review I've seen I think haah. I enjoyed this too it was very sweet and real! Great review!

Dark Readers said...

haha yes me too! but this IS the official UK cover :)

serendipity_viv said...

I can't believe you have read it already? LOL. I look forward to reading it soon.

Anonymous said...

I haven't heard of this one before - but it sounds really good, fab review :)

Nikki - Notes of Life said...

Here from the What Shall I Read? book group on GoodReads...

I haven't heard of Graffiti Moon before, but having read your review it certainly sounds like one to pick up. Thanks :)

Raimy from Readaraptor Hatchling said...

youve read this already?!!? I cant wait to read my copy now though! :D

Penelope Sanchez said...

Crowley is a literary genius. The words flowed like poetry, complimenting each image described. The love was so heart felt, real, and pure. The story? Magical.

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