Saturday, March 26, 2011

Abducted by Anna and the French Kiss


I'm going to start by saying... I hated this book!

Yep that is right! I said it! I am so mad at this book it is ridiculous!!!

Three reasons...

1. This book was just so freaking adorable it makes you sick!!!

2. I will never be able to write something as freaking adorable as this book!!!

3. Because this book is so freaking adorable I can't say anything about it!!! How infuriating is that!?!

With so many other people out there raving about how freaking adorable this book is, we run the risk of turning people off. It will be like when people tell you "Oh, this one is so funny!" "Oh, this one is so scary!" "Oh, this one will make you bawl your eyes out!" and then you finally read what they are talking about and you are like "That's it?"

OR...

Because so many people are raving about this book other readers will read it and purposefully try to find fault with it so they can feel like the superior book lover because they didn't surrender to all of this books freaking adorableness.

Conundrum

Here is how I plan on rectifying this problem. I'm only going to blog about all the lame things about this book. People may disagree with my approach but I have to do what I think is best.

So here we go...

1. Our main character has a hobby of reviewing movies. She has her own blog where she writes about the movies she sees and through out the novel she mentions her some of her favorites. And I would say that at times her quick references to her favorite movies might come across as pretentious.

2. I'm a little odd about nicknames. Personally, I'm not a fan. It has taken me many years to get to a point where I can be tolerable of people calling me "Court" instead of "Courtney" and yet, even though I do my best to not react on the outside, inside I'm cringing. What is weird though is I love when people use their last name as a nickname. Odd right? I know.

So, when they call Etienne, St. Clair, I actually really liked that one. But all of the "Banana" stuff was a little annoying. But what was really irksome was that she called her little brother "Seany" all the time. Ugh! I hated that! I get when you have a little brother who is like 5, you call him Seany when you are playing with him or whatever. BUT when you are on another continent and just talking to your friends and you are going off about "Seany this..." or "Seany that..." Seriously?

3. Our main character suffers from the all to common flaw of not being able to see the obvious right in front of her. By this I am referring to her relationship with her friend Bridgette and how Anna does the same thing to a friend in Paris that she get's mad at her friend Bridgette for doing.

Which again, is what we as humans do sometimes, so I guess in a way it was a little touch of reality. But, still, for some reason when characters do this in books it get's a bit annoying.



***NOW, for those of you who have not read this book yet and fear you may be the type of reader that may get your hopes too high OR that you may sub-consciously, look for reasons to hate this book, when so many others choose to surrender to its charms, PLEASE QUIT READING***







I loved loved LOVED this book! I love that St. Clair was afraid of heights all the time, it was adorable. Like Ron Weasley and his fear of spiders. I love the chapter when they were on winter break and all the emails were going back and forth! I smiled so much my teeth hurt! I LOVED the ending where they actually talked about things instead of glossing over it all.

I know that above I listed all those flaws in the book but I swear that they didn't really bother me that much, I was just making a point. This book could not have been cuter or more perfect! I really loved it!

4 comments:

Kate said...

Best review ever of Anna and the French Kiss! Now I super want to read this book! Ooooh... maybe for readathon?!

fakesteph said...

Haha, Kate. I was just about to say the same thing. This is an adorable review. And I can't wait to read this book. It's definitely on my list for the readathon.

Bittner said...

Thank you guys! I'm so glad you liked it, I had a lot of fun writing this one!

andreamantis said...

I guess I'm going to have to read it now, too, seeing as you loved it so much and so did Mandy, and Tracy's reading it right now. Maybe we should make it a random book club pick like we did for Mockingjay? I mean, half of book club's already read it! ;)

 
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