Mini-Book Review: Starry Night by Isabel Gillies

Starry Night
Author: Isabel Gillies
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary
Released: September 2nd 2014
Review Source: Farrar, Straus and Giroux | Netgalley

Sometimes one night can change everything. On this particular night, Wren and her three best friends are attending a black-tie party at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to celebrate the opening of a major exhibit curated by her father. An enormous wind blasts through the city, making everyone feel that something unexpected and perhaps wonderful will happen. And for Wren, that something wonderful is Nolan. With his root-beer-brown Michelangelo eyes, Nolan changes the way Wren’s heart beats. In Isabel Gillies's Starry Night, suddenly everything is different. Nothing makes sense except for this boy. What happens to your life when everything changes, even your heart? How much do you give up? How much do you keep?

I was looking forward to read this book and to say I am disappointed, well yeah this is was a letdown. Love is crazy, love is stupid, love is amazing. This book seems to be a book of romance, a story of crazy love. To say the least, this was not it. Frankly, my dear, love is stupid at times but it doesn’t make it immature.

Starry Night is about a girl name Wren. On the night of a gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art she meets her brother's new friend, Nolan. This is the night her life turns upside down.

Okay, this “love” is not love, in my opinion. I don’t even know what to call it. Starry Night was just a letdown. It was too immature for my taste. Wren is 15, but acted like she was five. I had such a hard time getting through. With this said, I wouldn’t recommend this book.


  1. Bummer. It has such a great cover and title.

  2. Oh no. :( This is the second review I've read about people not caring for the book. It sucks you didn't like either. My anticipation of this book is fading, which is incredibly sad because I love the title, the setting, the premise and the cover. Ugh, maybe I'll feel differently than you though. I'm not sure. I had no idea the main character was only 15, when I read the summary, I figured she'd be at least 16 or 17 since she's going to a black tie museum event. Ah, well.

    --Amber @ YA Indulgences


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