Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop by Roselle Lim

Berkley, 2020


Paris. Magical fortune telling. I feel like I should have loooooved this book but…I didn’t. I liked it, but I didn’t love it.

The premise is really fun. But I just kept waiting for…more I guess? The food descriptions and the exploring of Paris is delightful. I loved the infusion of magic with a tight-knit family, lovingly obnoxious family.

Something about the central romance here just didn’t grab me though. I wanted more substance there. Sure, frolicking around Paris is a great beginning. But more development and connection would have sold this couple for me..

This author is funny and has a bright, engaging writing style so, as I haven’t yet read her debut novel, I’m still looking forward to that one.

Thank you Berkley and Netgalley for the opportunity to read an advanced copy. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book and all thoughts and opinions are my own