Saturday, 31 December 2016

NIGHT OWLS

Author: Jenn Bennett
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publishing date: 2015
Pages: 294


Beatrix has a really problematic family life, and instead she's trying to concentrate on her art which she takes very seriously. Everything goes just fine untill one night she meets this mysterious guy Jack who's probably the person behind gold graffiti signs that has started to show all over San Francisco. Beatrix knows she should stay back from him, and yet she's vigorously drawn to him ever since their first meeting...

"Mom says you should never ask for advice you aren’t willing to take. I wasn’t sure I agreed. Having an unbiased pair of eyes point out a sensible solution was helpful. But the sensible thing and the right thing weren’t always the same choice, and no one but you could truly understand the difference."

This book was such a surprise to me. I bought it on a total whim because I just tought it looked cool and there was a bus on the cover which kind of reminded me of my favourite book Eleanor & Park, so I thought I would try it. I didn't expect too much from it, though, for I was usually disappointed by book when its cover was so pretty. But this was not the case. It actually happened to be one of the best books I've read in a genre of New Adult so far. And I am so happy I gave it a chance.

I was practicaly sold for it from the very first mention of Leonardo da Vinci and his drawings of dissect bodies. I studied this a lot when I was on high school, and it's something that has really stuck to me ever since. He's my all time favourite artist, and it was really nice to find out that the main character Beatrix liked his work, too. She was such a weirdo and she reminded me of my younger self a lot, except she had much cooler hair than me. But anyway, I really grew fond of her and enjoyed reading a story of her finding her own expression of art as well as love. Plus it was really beautifully written and very funny sometimes. I would definitely recommend this book to everybody who likes Colleen Hoover's books. It has got the same kind of addictive vibe to it...

Rating: 5/5

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