Friday, November 12, 2010

Greetings from Paris

That's right. I'm not sitting around huddled over my laptop like usual but stuffing my face with croissants (okay, okay with eclairs, baguettes, pain de chocolates, and a couple glasses bottles of wine too!), attempting to speak French, and loving life in the city of lights!

So this blog post is brought to you courtesy of Blogger's amazing pre-posting capabilities. I'm praying all is going off without a hitch!

It seemed fitting given my trip abroad that I highlight Stephanie Perkin's soon-to-be-released (as in December 2!) book Anna and the French Kiss.

Here's a little about the plot line:

Anna was 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. So she's less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris — until she meets √Čtienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, √Čtienne 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? Stephanie Perkins keeps the romantic tension crackling and the attraction high in a debut guaranteed to make toes tingle and hearts melt.

And it's been receiving rave reviews by everyone who has been able to get their hands on an ARC. I think my favorite quote comes from New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson: "Very sly. Very funny. Very romantic. You should date this book."

If you don't believe her you can read reviews here, and here, oh yeah and here, here, and here! Crazy, I know.

It's not often I see this much excitement about a book that hasn't even hit the shelves but as far as YA novels go, Anna and the French Kiss is definitely drumming up some serious groundswell so get ready, get set, and on December 2 go to your bookstore and pick this up!

I want to hear from you though. Do you think you'll run out and get this book and, if not, what books are you putting on your Christmas wish-lists?

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