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4.11  ·  Rating details ·  243 ratings  ·  183 reviews
As sweet as a macaron from Laduree, with writing as crisp as a freshly baked baguette, this romantic novel set in Paris about an American ballerina and a charming French boy is parfait for fans of American Royals and Netflix’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.

Sixteen-year-old Mia, an American girl at an elite summer ballet program, has six weeks to achieve her dreams: to
Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: April 6th 2021 by Delacorte Press
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Nilufer Ozmekik
Aug 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
OMG! Quel merveilleux voyage! C’est si romantique, charmant, reconfortant! 🇫🇷
What a marvelous journey! This so romantic, sweet, heartwarming!

Can you imagine a book takes place at the most inspiring city make you feel everything at the same time: tastes of delicious, mouth watering pastries, deserts that make you believe you see real heaven on earth! And you just smell the varied flowers filled the glamorous botanic gardens. The museums are full of art exhibitions that bring out complex emotions:
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Aug 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Kisses and Croissants is a sweet, fun summer romance between two teenagers in Paris.

Mia's passion is ballet. When she is accepted to an elite summer ballet program in Paris, she knows this is her chance to achieve her dream: an audition for the American Ballet Theater in New York. Then she meets Louis (pronounced in the French way, of course), but she cannot let him distract her from her goal. Ballet requires total and complete focus.

I loved Mia's passion, but also her willingness to let go and
I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Kisses and Croissants was filled with so many cute things. In it, you will meet Mia and she is completely and utterly passionate about one thing: Ballet. Which kind of sucks because her mom isn't too happy with her for going to Paris for ballet. Once there, she runs into Audrey who she is pretty familiar with since they both do ballet. Of course there's some tension but along the way they manage to break down each other's w
Maria F.
Sep 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Just finished this sweet read and I absolutely loved it... my heart feels so full of hope and love 😍
Kisses and Croissants is a romantic and sweet read perfect for those of you with wanderlust in your veins 💛
This book is about self discovery and forging your own destiny, the importance of chasing your dreams, forgiveness, friendship, and most of all LOVE. I could just hear la vie en rose playing in my head the whole time I was reading this treasure
I could smell the sweet scent of Paris, taste th
Literary Soirée
Ah, Paris, the city of my dreams and the heart of KISSES AND CROISSANTS, a charming story of dance and romance.

Mia, 16, comes to the City of Light from NYC to study ballet in an elite summer program. She’s hoping to join the renown American Ballet Theatre afterward. But soon she meets a young Frenchman who introduces her to the gorgeous city AND l’amour délicieux. Will she keep dancing? Will their love last? An enchanting YA read!

5 of 5 Stars

Pub Date 06 Apr 2021

Thanks to the author, Random House
This book was so cute!! I’m discovering that I love to read romances set in Paris, it’s a magical setting. Reading the descriptions of the paintings Mia went and saw, and the sites she visited made me want to book a flight to Paris!

Kisses and Croissants follows Mia, a ballerina looking to go professional. Spending the summer at a dance camp in Paris, she finds first love, friends, and challenge. Training for Swan Lake, and hoping to score an audition with an apprentice program, her summer turns
Oh to be a ballerina in Paris wandering through art museums, sipping on espressos at the infamous Cafe de Flor, and traveling to the French countryside with an overseas lover!

I’ve never seen anything like it, and my heart fills with delight as I look all around me. Is this what it’s always like to discover a foreign place? Experiencing not just new sights, sounds, and smells, but feeling every moment differently, like your life started anew? Or is it just the Paris effect?

I remember seeing a qu
Aug 21, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2021-releases
August 21, 2020: that cover is giving me pink fever but I'm not complaining because the story sounds so cute ...more
yahaira ✰
Oct 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2021, summer, arcs, young-adult
thank you netgalley for this arc in exchange for an honest review.

just your typical feel good summer love story! i am such a sucker for these cheesy insta love stories. this was such a quick read i enjoyed it very much.

first of all, the cover is so simple but so pretty!! the color is what first drew me in.

second of all, PARIS!! BALLET!! sign me UP!!
oh to meet someone in the city of love...

i really admired mia's passion and dedication to her dream. i adored louis SO. MUCH. i loved everything ab
Aug 23, 2020 marked it as to-read
the way i hardy ever read contemporary but am head over heels excited for this book-
Aug 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5/5 stars!

A huge thank you to NetGalley and Delacorte Press for sending me an E-ARC for an honest review.

To say I was excited about this book would be an understatement! I always love picking up contemporary romances that are set in Paris; 1) because I can then take pictures of them around the city, and 2) I love reading travel romances that take me to new and romantic places all around the world.

I ended up ABSOLUTELY LOVING this book! This book was so cute, so fun, so romantic, so funny, and
Caitlin Reads
Sep 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars! This was definitely a light and fluffy read but I did love being transported to France. It reminded me of Anna and the French Kiss but not quite as good. Mia is spending the summer before her senior year in an advanced ballet program in France. Kisses and Croissants did have romance but it wasn’t the main focus of this novel. It was the story of Mia growing and finding love and support through her friends and love of ballet. This book was also a love affair with Paris which I could fu ...more
Oct 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
I needed this cute, fun book in my life! It's a sweet story, with adorable characters and it's set in Paris in summer, what more do you need?

Mia has a passion for ballet and is so excited to be in Paris for an exclusive ballet school. I loved the way she described her feelings while dancing, it really helped us see into her head. She's also friendly and gets along with others and her friendship with Audrey was great. The romance was so well written, it had a lot of flirting and Louis is pretty
Oct 03, 2020 rated it did not like it
1.5 stars

Kisses and Croissants is about Mia, a 17 year old ballet dancer who enrolls in a 6 week long dance program in France. She comes from a long line of dancers in her family, and ballet is her biggest passion in life. Mia quickly meets a boy named Louis, and they experience a whirlwind romance as she tries to find out more about her family's past.

I expected to like this, however I feel like it was just targeted at too young of an audience for me. I'm sure other people will enjoy it a lot mo
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
First off, I am so thankful for this review copy of Kisses and Croissants by Anne-Sophie via Netgalley. All thoughts and opinions in this review are my own.

This lovely book was such a wonderful read and I got all the Anna and The French Kiss/Love and Gelato vibes from this quaint book. This was such a great read to escape the craziness of the world at the moment and I can't recommend it enough for those wanting something simple and sweet in their life at the moment.

Really quickly, here is the su
I'm All Booked Up  YA
Nov 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: europe-ya
*We received this book in exchange for an honest review.*

Mia loves ballet more than anything and has six weeks to prove she can make it in an elite company. Mia travels to Paris for a summer program. At the end of summer, companies assess the final performance and make offers to join.

Mia’s ecstatic to travel to the city of lights, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t problems. 1. Her nemesis in New York, Audrey, will be her summer roommate. 2. Her mom isn’t supportive of her career. 3. The charmin
Sep 26, 2020 rated it liked it
Finally!! A book set in France without any grammar issues or errors copied and pasted from Google Translation. Woohoo, we have a winner on that account. If anyone's curious, I'm French and live in France so whenever authors use french in their book, they mess up 90% of the time and I just hate it so much. Naturally, I had to go check on the author's website and it turns out she was born and raised in France which makes a lot of sense.

Now, Kisses and Croissants was a contemporary story with some
Samantha Hastings
Oct 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
J’aime Kisses and Croissants! It’s the perfect YA romcom pastry! It combines sweet and bitter, perfection and error, expectations and delicious surprises.

Set in Paris, 16yo Mia is attending a summer ballet program. She’s determined to become a professional ballerina, despite her mom’s lack of enthusiasm back in the USA. She didn’t plan on meeting a handsome young Frenchman named Louis. He helps her connect with her distant French relatives and try to solve the mystery of the ballerina Degas pai
Nicole Lesperance
Dec 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Are you feeling down about not being able to travel these days? Then you should read this book! It was like taking a mini vacation to Paris. I adored how vividly the city was described, and how much the main character, Mia, gets around despite having a grueling ballet schedule to manage as well. As a former ballet kid, I always love dance books and movies, and this one did not disappoint! It was really satisfying to see how hard Mia worked and to see that paying off for her, and I especially enj ...more
Oct 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
The romance and allure of Paris lit the way for a summer of change for an American dreamer in the pages of this new, adorable contemporary romance, Kisses and Croissants.😍

Mia lives and breathes ballet. It’s in her blood and soul. So when she gets an opportunity to spend a summer at a prestigious ballet program in Paris, she is determined to show to her family and herself that she can make a career out of her passion for dance.🩰

This book was fun, charming, and made me crave croissants like crazy!
Aug 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is so sugary sweet I swear I could get a cavity from reading it, the enemies to friends relationship between thr main character and Audrey was so relistic and dont even get me started on the location... PARIS its so magical and fulfilling (this coming from someone in CA). Liuis is also very very charming I love their relationship and when he gave her flowers at the airport when she came back made my heart melt 🥺
Aug 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Netgalley ♥️ Mia is trying to race to other side of Paris. I like the name Mia. She is part of an elite ballet program in Paris. Audrey is also a part of the program and far from friends. Miss mom thinks her balletf should be just a hobby. I was hooked from beginning. I didn't think the tone was too cutesy. Mia is trying to get along with Audrey and meet new friends in Paris. I loved the characters. Mia meets a cute boy Louis who is the son of a ballet teacher. I loved mias interest in ballet. I ...more
Sep 23, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: netgalley
Can't believe I got approved for an eArc, so excited!!
˗ˏˋ saoudia! ˎˊ˗
Sep 30, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: april-2021
the cover is beautiful and the plot is charming but i cant help but feel like this is gonna be a book with 0 diversity
Angela Branham
Sep 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Mia heads to France for the summer to dance: she lives and breathes ballet. But after she meets Louis, she knows life just got sweeter... until she finds out who his father is anyway. Needless to say, Mia continues meeting with Louis ... hopefully, her dancing won't suffer too much! Can she manage her new full life?! Cute YA romance. ...more
Sep 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh. My. God. This is the cutest fluffiest YA story I’ve read since To All the Boys & Love & Gelato!

This light hearted summery romance was just what I needed. I absolutely adored our main characters Mia & Louis, and loved the new friendships Mia made through her ballet journey in Paris. I felt as though I was there with them eating the delicious croissants, discovering Paris’ hidden gems & dancing grueling hours as a ballet dancer. Now more than ever I want to visit Paris and see the destination
Aug 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I devoured Kisses and Croissants. Everything about it was perfection. I especially loved the descriptions of Paris, my favorite city! It was as if I was actually sitting at Cafe De Flore sipping a latte. Everything was so detailed and authentic; you can feel the author’s love and deep familiarity with the city. It’s no surprise that I read this in one sitting. 7 hours to be exact. What I wasn’t expecting was the ballet storyline. I was sold on the cover and title, of course. But everything about ...more
Jennie Wexler
Dec 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
KISSES AND CROISSANTS made me want to hop on the next plane to Paris. This book is full of vivid description (seriously, where can I get a good croissant?), swoony romance, and a main character you can root for.

Mia is a gifted ballerina who attends a prestigious ballet program in Paris for the summer. The premise alone hooked me. Mia’s passion for dance lifts off the page and I found myself cheering her on as she trained for her coveted spot in the showcase. She meets Louis, a charming Parisian
Sep 28, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: arc
ooo boy have i got a lot to say about this arc.

this book follows a girl named mia who has been accepted to a prestigious ballet program in paris. upon arrival, she immediately becomes enemies with a girl she's known of but only spoken to a handful of times before. she also instantly makes two friends who are not described beyond their names, ages, and what "level" of the program they are in. she starts wandering the streets of paris BY HERSELF (something i, as a female, would never ever feel com
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