When Mia Jenrow arrives in Paris to attend ballet school, she is in for a lot more than she expected. Family, love, ballet, and friendship all come into play as Mia discovers new things about herself, things she loves, and things she hates. I gave *Kisses and Croissants* 3.5 stars, enjoying the way it was a cute young adult romance set in Paris. I’ve been
Book: Kisses and Croissants by Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau
Publication Date: April 6, 2021
(Thank you NetGalley for this e-ARC in exchange for an honest review)
**While this book has already been out I did receive it early so thank you again NetGalley!**
Tags: Young adult, romance, travel abroad, ballet
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Read: April 22, 2022 to April 28, 2022
Seventeen-year-old Mia, an American girl at an elite summer ballet program, has six weeks to achieve her dreams: to snag an audition with one of the world’s best ballet companies. But there’s more to Paris than ballet—especially when a charming French boy, Louis, wants to be her tour guide—and the pair discover the city has a few mysteries up its sleeve.
In the vein of romances like Love and Gelato, this is the perfect summer adventure for anyone looking to get swept away in the City of Love.
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When Mia Jenrow arrives in Paris to attend ballet school, she is in for a lot more than she expected. Family, love, ballet, and friendship all come into play as Mia discovers new things about herself, things she loves, and things she hates.
I gave Kisses and Croissants 3.5 stars, enjoying the way it was a cute young adult romance set in Paris. I’ve been really enjoying books that are set in Europe and this one was really cute. I found that Mia and Louis were really cute together and that they’re adventures in Paris really made me miss vacations to France.
The one thing that I found to be quite irritating was the way this book concluded. Now there won’t be any spoilers so don’t worry. The one thing I didn’t like was how abrupt the end was. I found it really unsatisfying and just found my stomach sink in disappointment. I was riding on a high throughout the book, really loving the way this brought me to Paris all over again as if I were by Mia’s side, but, as we got towards the end, the way things happened in Mia’s life were simply put in a bad way. She ended her ballet program in probably the worst there was.
I ended up not really being a fan of that ending and the way that Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau had decided to leave that ending. I had been confused as to whether I was reading the peak issue and that this book was longer, but, it was really the end of the book. I had anticipated to give this a high rating, seeing as how many people loved it, but, the ending was something I couldn’t get past.
Rating Kisses and Croissants 3.5 stars was something that was a last minute change after I had neared the end. It is unfortunate to say this but I really do wish that Mia’s life did not happen that way.
That being said, I had a fun time overall reading Kisses and Croissants. If there was ever a part two, perhaps I would love to read it but for now, I’m going to have to stick with what we have out in the world.
Thank you again to NetGalley and Delacorte Press for inviting me to read Kisses and Croissants and for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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