ARC Review: Kisses and Croissants by Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau

  • Title: Kisses and Croissants
  • Author: Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press
  • Release Date: 4/6/21
  • Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult, Romance, Rom Com
  • Age Range: Young Adult  
  • Rating: ★★★★

Kisses and Croissants was a charming and fun read that was exactly what I needed in this time.

The book follows Mia, an aspiring ballerina, who heads to Paris for an exclusive summer dance program. She also hopes to find out if the family legend that the famous painter, Edgar Degas, painted her anscestor at the Paris Opera is true. She also starts a romance with Louis, who happens to be the son of the director of her dance program.

This book reads like a love letter to Paris. The descriptions of the Parisian museums and landmarks transported me there. I could practically taste the buttery croissants that Mia was eating. I have been missing traveling as I’ve been stuck inside for the past several months, so this “trip” to Paris was very appreciated.

Kisses and Croissants was a quick and easy read. The writing was vivid and descriptive and made me want to keep reading. Mia was a very likable main character, and I respected that she tried to find a balance between wanting to follow her dreams of being a ballerina and having a social life. I really felt like I was with her on her journey the whole way through.

I highly recommend picking up this book and a croissant to eat while you read.

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