I am so glad I read this fantastic novel. It was so unbelievably happy, exciting, breathtaking and overall just so happy! I haven't read a truly happy book in so long and I glad I finally talked myself into picking this up. I just can't believe I wasted so much time over contemplating if I should read it or not but I ended up flying through it. It took me about 4-5 hours, not even. I just enjoyed all of it so much.
The characters, all of them, felt so unbelievably real. Even the characters that were barely there (Like St. Claire's parents) still felt real when we got glimpses of them. I love how contemporary novels excel at this. I feel I could go to France and find Anna and St. Claire just sitting on top of Notre Dame.
The story at first did seem a bit iffy as it was being set up. I was scared about being let down, but about 30-40 pages in I was captured and I could not stop reading. So if you are one of those people that feel the same do not stop reading!
I felt all of Anna's emotions. The contemporary genre has this amazing aspect of making you feel certain emotions stronger than other genres and this did not fail.
The friendships formed, the family relationships, basically all the relationships felt so real. St Claire was by no means perfect but that helped his character just be so gosh darn charming, the same with Anna. When she noticed her flaws and picked out it wasn't all her fault it was so brave and I really respected her for that.
I know this is an awful review so I am sorry because I just finished it but 5 stars. Just.. ah! Perfect. Just what I needed.