Release Date ~ August 28, 2011
E-copy received from author for review
When a self-conscious young woman discovers the boy in drama class is actually the immortal who painted the world into being, she becomes the target of another painter who hates humanity. The Earth Painter is a Young Adult Supernatural Romance set in the small mill town of Chesnee, SC. It revolves around Holly Scruggs, who's family has just moved back to Chesnee after her dad lost his job along with pretty much everything they owned. Her image conscious parents correct her to the point of brokenness until she meets Theo. He is the artist responsible for all the beauty of the land and he thinks Holly is beautiful too. Together they will fight against Fritz, the water painter who hates humans and is hiding a secret under the high school.
- Theo-Theo is by far my favourite character in this book. He's a bit strange, but he is really sweet, especially to Holly. He starts to mend what Holly's parents(well, her mother) have broken. She learns to love herself again. She doesn't in a really need way, though. She doesn't depend on Theo to shower her with compliments. He brought out the best in her. I thought it was really cool the way he explained to her about his world. He's a bit socially awkward, but he doesn't even notice. He is adorable.
- Fascinating Concept- I thought the idea that there were these beings called "Earth Painters" painted the world was really a fascinating concept. It was so cool that all the different sciences were personified. Geology, Biology, and all the others are mentioned here. The painters created the world and everything in it, except for humans. This was a really unique idea that I thoroughly enjoyed.
I devoured this book in the span of two days. I read around 30% of it one day, and then I devoured the rest the next night. This book was a truly captivating experience and I am anxiously waiting for the next book to come out.