Monday, May 20, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I was looking around for more blog hops to do, and  I came across this one, and I liked it! Its hosted by Shelia over at Book Journey. This is where we can share the books that we've read last week and the books we are planing to read this week!

This Week:

I must admit, this is not something that I would normally go and pick up to read. I have heard so much about this book from a lot of my friends that I decided to give in and see what all the fuss was about it. 

I'm actually enjoying it so far, but its quite a bit of a challenge to read.

What are you all reading?

Friday, May 10, 2013

Anna and the French Kiss--Review

Author: Stephanie Perkins
Publisher: Speak
Pages: 400

Synopsis: Anna can't wait for her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a good job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. So she's not too thrilled when her father unexpectedly ships her off to boarding school in Paris--until she meets Etienne St.Clair, the perfect boy. The only problem? He's taken, and Anna might be too, if anything comes of her crush back home. Will a year of romantic near-misses end in the French kiss Anna awaits?


Review: Its taken me a really long time to get this review out. It had taken me a really long time to actually get around to purchasing the book, and then actually reading the book. When I finally got around to it, I absolutely loved it!
The story follows Anna, who is an average American teenager who has been shipped off to a boarding school in Paris. I found Anna to be a very relatable character, and I think that has something to do with why I enjoyed her as much as I did.

In terms of characters, I absolutely enjoyed all of them, especially Etienne. The English accent definitely helps, and makes him out to be that much more attractive. Of course he is also clever, witty, and smart. I think the other reason that I fell in love with him because he was actually a good guy love interest. I wish there were more male characters like St.Clair! One of the things that I enjoyed so much about Etienne, was the chemistry that he had with Anna.

The setting was also a wonderful part of this book. Of course, I really enjoyed the romance, but the setting is what really did it for me. Perkins has done such a wonderful job at recreating Paris, and explaining details that I actually thought I was there. Although I have never been Paris, I now have a better understanding of what it must be like. It was also refreshing to read a book that has a completely different setting, I have not read many books that have been set in Paris.

I immensely enjoyed Perkins' style of writing. Her writing style made this book such a witty, and fun read. This book was so well paced, it just kept me reading and wanting more. When I started to read this book, I was in a bit of a reading slump and this is what pulled me out of it.

Overall, this was such a fantastic read, and I highly recommend it! I'm looking forward to getting around to Lola and the Boy Next Door.


Friday, March 22, 2013


Hey Everyone! 

I wish I could have kept my last promise and say that I will be around a lot more. The truth is, right now is my last full week of school for the semester, so I'm sure you all know what that means. Final assignments and then exams. 

Apart from all of the reading that I've been doing for school, I've not been able to do much reading of my choice. Granted I survive this next week and a half, the reviews will start coming, and I do hope to spend a lot more time with this blog :) 

I hope you're all well. 

Happy Reading! 

Friday, January 11, 2013

Update of Sorts

Hey everyone,

I've been away for a little while. I hope that everyone had a great Christmas and a wonderful New Year! School has recently started back for me, so my time for reading will be limited for a little while. But I have a few reviews coming soon!! :)