Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publishes: 14th February 2012
Main Characters: Lucy, Ed
Date Started: 6th February 2012
Date Finished: 11th February 2012
Rating Given: ****
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.
I stumbled across this book on Netgalley and it sounded different but in a good way so I knew I had to try it. Then while waiting for it I found a couple of reviews which was good and they wasn't wrong.
This is a completely different book for me as the whole book is the duration of a night I never read a book that doesn't go over at least a week in time which I really liked as I felt like I was getting more of an explanation of what the characters was feeling even though the length of the book is shorter than some books that I have read before. The book was also set in Australia and I have only read a couple of books set in this place.
I loved the way everything was explained as I got the sense of where they were living. Just the description of all of there surroundings and the art was just stunning I could really see the art in my head which I really enjoyed.
The only reason why I couldn't give the book the full five stars (which I was very close to doing) was because the beginning for me was hard to get into and especially because of the style of writing I am not used to things being described in so much depth which some people may love it just was hard to get used to.
I loved Lucy's character she was so funny especially the punch one of the best scene's of the book. She is such a strong female character.
I also loved Ed's character the interaction between him and Leo and him and Lucy was brilliantly funny and emotional. He like Lucy is a strong character with the things he has had to go through you just understand why he is the way he is.
I love the way we get to know what each of the main characters are feeling with some of the story repeating itself but from the others perspective, it could have been annoying but the way it's written just makes sense.
You get a real sense of what these character's about which is kind of a surprise as in some series you still don't get that feeling until the last book.
After reading this by Cath Crowley I must take a look at her other books as this was a brilliantly beautiful written book which I would definitely recommend to anyone who is thinking about reading it to read it now!