Friday, July 27, 2012

Praise Puns- Anna and the French Kiss

Welcome to this week's edition of Praise Puns.

Mandatory introduction:

You ever notice that when real reviewers are reviewing books, they always make puns?

Well, we here at Wake Up at Seven have a sense of humor, and will take the liberty to make fun of those who are too clever for their own good. We're going to point out any puns that are pasted on the back of YA books, whether they're from another author or from Kirkus reviews.
Anna and the French KissToday we're looking at:

Anna and the French Kiss

"Smart and sensual, Anna and the French Kiss is everything your heart is longing for. You'll want to live inside this story forever." -Lisa McMann

"Very romantic. You should date this book." -Maureen Johnson

"Anna and the French Kiss charms [readers] with its Parisian setting and a trés bien boy."

 Not a whole lot of great ones, although the paperback has a total of eleven blurbs. Yes. Eleven. They really want you to buy this book.

However, I actually like that there isn't a lot of punniness, because most of the praise is true. Although there's a lot of "magicals" and "charmings" and related synonyms, I'm happy to say these outlets meet my approval.

So that was the short segment for today. 

Leave a comment if you found any praise puns in other books, and tweet this post if you're a trés bien boy.

Don't forget to check out last week's month's edition- Anna Dressed in Blood.


  1. Maybe it's just me but I generally cringe whenever I hear a pun, especially in reviews. I don't know, it just leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

  2. My favorite blurb is from Cassandra Clare although it isn't very punny. "Magical. Anna and the French Kiss really captures the feelings of being in love."