Review * Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

August 18, 2014 Reviews 4 ★★★★★

Review * Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie PerkinsIsla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
Series: Anna and the French Kiss #3
Published by Dutton on August 14, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 339
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
Also in this series: Lola and the Boy Next Door, Anna and the French Kiss
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five-stars
From the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit rooftops of Paris, falling in love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year in France, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren’t always forever.

Their romantic journey is skillfully intertwined with those of beloved couples Anna and Étienne and Lola and Cricket, whose paths are destined to collide in a sweeping finale certain to please fans old and new.

What I Thought…

• Obviously Isla was a long time coming, but it was well worth the wait. I devoured Isla in one sitting and it’s definitely my favorite of the three books.

• Isla is a quieter story, there is less outside drama (though there is some internal drama). The story focuses on Isla and Josh and pretty much nothing else, which I really liked. It’s still intense at times, especially near the end.

• Of the three girls Anna is still my favorite, but I really liked Isla. She’s pretty normal and is going through normal things and dealing with the fact that she has been in love with Josh for some time.

• Josh was the one who stole this book for me. He squeaks out Etienne by just a little bit. I loved that he drew all the time and did graphic novels (especially the two specific graphic novels). I liked they way he regarded his family (his dad is a politician) and that deep down he did know why he was doing the things he was doing, and why he didn’t want to admit it.

• Isla and Josh were also cute together.

• Page 313!!!!

• And chapter 32. This was where Josh officially overtook Etienne.

Overall Isla and the Happily Ever After was well worth the wait! I recommend Isla to all the people!

Kimberly

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