July 14, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Back Home Edition

This meme is hosted by Jill.

I am excited about Stephanie Perkin's ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS, originally known as ANNA AND THE BOY MASTERPIECE. The current release date is December 2, 2010.

Anna and the French Kiss

Here's the blurb on Perkin's site:

Directly between my feet is a coppery-bronze octagon with a star. Words are engraved in the stone around it: POINT ZÉRO DES ROUTES DE FRANCE.

"Mademoiselle Oliphant. It translates to 'Point zero of the roads of France.' In other words, it's the point from which all other distances in France are measured." St. Clair clears his throat. "It's the beginning of everything."

I look back up. He's smiling.

"Welcome to Paris, Anna. I'm glad you've come
. . . Now make a wish."

Anna was looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. So she's less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris — until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all . . . including a serious girlfriend.

But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss? Stephanie Perkins keeps the romantic tension crackling and the attraction high in a debut guaranteed to make toes tingle and hearts melt.

Plus, the author blurbs include Maureen Johnson and Justina Chen. They know good, romantic YA.

Bonus! If you're doing the Debut Author Challenge hosted by The Story Siren, this is Perkin's debut novel.

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