The Blonde Bookworm: Art Boss by Kayla Cagan -- Review

Art Boss by Kayla Cagan -- Review

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Title: Art Boss 
Author: Kayla Cagan 
Pages: 384
Publishing: October 2nd 2018 by Chronicle Books


Artist Piper Perish has moved from her hometown of Houston, Texas, to New York City. Her days are spent exploring; her nights are filled with painting. It's her lifelong dream come true . . . . Except life in the city isn't as glamorous as it looks from afar. Piper's high-pressure work as an assistant to a famous modern artist takes away time from her own art. And Piper's new friend Grace, a budding activist, has Piper beginning to wonder if making great art is really enough.

In a story that stands alone but can be read as a companion novel to Piper Perish, acclaimed author Kayla Cagan returns with Piper's powerful and utterly authentic journey of growing up into a strong, independent young woman—as she learns how to make life about art, and how to make that art matter. Art Boss will have readers asking big questions along with Piper. What is art for? What can art do? And how can a young artist change the world?


I LOVED Piper Perish so I was really excited when Chronicle sent me a copy of Art Boss. I was so excited to see where Piper's career would take her in New York! unfortunately, it fell a little flat for me. I felt like Piper's character was a little more annoying than I remembered and I felt like she complained a lot. I wasn't a huge fan of the other characters either. The drama between Piper and the other characters felt a little forced and silly. 

All in all, it was entertaining enough, but it just didn't keep my attention. I think if Piper's character was toned down a little, I might have enjoyed it more. Thank you to Chronicle Books and NetGalley for sending this novel in exchange for an honest review. 



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