Book Review: Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss #1)

Posted October 17, 2014 by booksbeautyandcoffee in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

Anna and the French KissBook: Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss #1)

Author: Stephanie Perkins

Published: December 2, 2010

Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Summary: 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 Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming,beautiful, Étienne has it all…including a serious girlfriend.

But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?

My Review: I love comfort food. I love cupcakes, mashed potatoes, and lots and lots of mac and cheese, too, can’t forget the mac and cheese. With that said, this is my comfort food in book form. This book is the cutest book I’ve read in what seems like a billion years. I just finished a book that was wasn’t terrible but it left a bad taste, so when I picked this up it was as if it were meant to be.

First, the cover. I have a tendency to judge books by their covers. I know, I know, it’s something frowned upon in the world of readers, but I have to admit it, I do it. A lot. I mean, it’s pink and there’s a heart. What’s not to love? The first cover was completely cheesy and if I had seen the original cover first I probably wouldn’t have read it. I’m so glad these new covers finally came out. With Lola and the Boy Next Door the cheesy cover was still a thing, but I read it despite that. I mostly read it anyways because it was on my Kindle and I didn’t have to acknowledge the lame cover.. Nonetheless, I’m glad that I read it and I’m glad that I picked this book up because good god this book is adorable.


This book has practically everything I look for in a cutesy book. It’s funny, practically all of the characters are adorable together, and the guy in this book is totally swoon-worthy. I fell in love with just his name: Etienne St. Clair. Well, at first I thought the name was ridiculous and I couldn’t figure out how someone could come up with it. And then slowly but surely I fell in love with the name and him as well. Not only did I love this boy, but the protagonist, for once, didn’t completely annoy me to death like the last book I read. And them together was just the best. Ever.


The plot is honestly pretty cliche and cheesy, but I loved it for some reason. I’d never read a book where a girl got shipped off to boarding school full of hot English people, but now that I have I realize that I’ve always wanted to.

Side note: I have absolutely no idea where I’m going with this review, but I’m rolling with it. 

I think if I go on and on about every character this will be a never ending review. So I’m just going to sum all of this up. It’s the perfect chick-lit book to read when you’re trying to get over a book hangover. I actually did read this because of a book hangover, so I’m speaking from experience.

Rating: 4 pumpkin cats

Four pumpkin cats