While I was on holiday in Portugal, I took quite a few books (3 books and a Kindle). After I read The Iron King by Julie Kagawa, I asked the Person I'm With what I should read next: The Name of The Star by Maureen Johnson, The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor and a few that were on my Kindle and, when I said this, he and I agree that we should read this as this book was recommended via Twitter and because it would a random yet fun read.
And I read this in over a day. So, I have no idea if I read this or speed-skimmed it. *shrugs* Oh well…!
Anna has been forced (against her will - blame her dad) to spend a year in Paris and study at a American board school in Paris. But when she's there, she finds herself lusting after Etienne St. Clair. Which is fine. Expect he's dating someone and Anna might be seeing someone who's back in the USA. But will she find love in Paris?
Now, after chatting to a few twitter pals who describe this book like a mug of hot chocolate, I can totally see it. The read is a fast, sugary read. It's mind-candy. You read it, you turn into a junkie while reading it and then, once you've read it, you would go into sugar withdrawals.
There is one or two things that bothered me (one or two things I saw coming a mile off and Anna, for the first few characters, sounded really spoiled until I realised that she was angry with her dad [for sending her halfway round the world in the middle of a country where she can't speak the language!] and, because of that, I liked her as she was flawed!), but I like reading this highly sugary, highly addictive romantic story. Will wait and see what will happen in this author's next novel, Lola and the Boy Next Door. But because of the high sugar level (this book, like the Twilight Saga, should have a health warning!), I need to recover and read something dark now…
PS - Anna in the book has a bleached streak through her hair and yet, Anna on the cover doesn't. How odd.
PPS - I saw this picture and got very excited. This is the Star at Point Zero and it features in the book several times. It's kinda important, and I say nothing more than that...!