Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (77)

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris — until she meets √Čtienne St. Clair: perfect, Parisian (and English and American), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home.
As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near-misses end with the French kiss Anna — and readers — have long awaited?

I'm at the point in my reading career where I'm swearing off flashy paranormal premises for a while. For today, I wanted to feature something contemporary, quieter, more thoughtful, introspective... but then I kept coming back to this book. It's contemporary, sure. But, if this book is anything like Stephanie's magnificent blog, which I love to pieces, then it sure won't be quiet--in a good way! The book reminds me of a romantic comedy movie, which is my favorite type of movie. Plus, I've heard nothing but wonderful things about it. Much like how I'm always searching for the next keeper in my collection of romantic comedy DVDs, I'd be thrilled if this one's a keeper too. I'm counting down the weeks until this one's available!

Anna and the French Kiss will be published in hardcover by Dutton Juvenile on December 2, 2010.


  1. This sounds like a great book, it caught my eye a while back!

  2. This book is amazing Steph! It sure is so far one of my favorites this year!! :)
    Great pick :P

  3. I WoW this some months back and have since been hearing such wonderful things about it. It's definitely in the top 10 books I want to read!

  4. I keep hearing lots of great things about this one! Sounds like a sweet story!

  5. I've read several positive reviews about this book, and it's not even released yet! Needless to say, I'm looking forward to its release.

  6. Nice pick. I'm looking forward to this book as well.

  7. You're right, there should be a break from paranormal YA. This seems like a cute, quiet and fun read.

    Great pick!

  8. I'm liking the sound of this one too, for similar reasons. Great pick, and I'm interested to see how swearing off 'flashy' paranormal goes. I'm not quite ready to swear off it, but I'm definitely ready to broaden my reading horizons some more.

  9. I'm really looking forward this, too!
    St. Claire sounds like a real hottie, no?!
    Love, Hannah

  10. I've been seeing quite a bit of buzz on this one on Twitter. I think I'll add it to my wishlist it sounds fun and sweet.


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