Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (46): Isla and the Happily Ever After

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Visit Breaking The Spine to see more entries!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins 
Release Date: September 17th 2013 by Dutton
Format: Hardcover

 Goodreads Summary:
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.
 Reasons I want to read & own this book:
1. The author. Stephanie Perkins. Thanks to her, I learned to appreciate young adult contemporary/realistic fiction. I completely fell in love with Anna and the French Kiss & Lola and the Boy Next Door. Her novels always have the perfect mix of realness and romance AND despite having a lot of depth, they tend to feel light. They are like magic on paper.

2. The settings. Paris and NYC. 'Nuff said. Stephanie Perkins has the amazing talent of making the cities in her novels a total character of their own. She did it in Anna and Lola. I know she will in Isla.

3. The secondary characters. Cricket Bell and Étienne St. Clair are in this novel. Two of my all time favorite male characters in books EVER. Made famous of course in Anna and the French Kiss & Lola and the Boy Next Door. I can't wait to read more of Cricket and his adorably sweet ways and about the hilarious, sophisticated and witty Étienne St. Clair and... his British accent. Le sigh ;)

What do you guys think? :)


  1. Super excited for this! I especially can't wait to see Cricket again! Love that boy! I don't really like the new covers though.
    My WOW

  2. Even though I haven't read the second book, I'm already excited for this one! I adored Anna and the French Kiss!

  3. Nice puck! I am sure this one will be a big hit. Thanks for sharing!

  4. No matter how many times I read it over, it just doesn't get me. But I hope you're going to enjoy, it really does sound like your kind of story, Jen. xoxo
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  5. I feel like we've been waiting FOREVER for this book! Cannot wait to finally read this! Great pick. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

  6. Oh I can't wait to read this book. I loved the first two about Lola and Anna so I can't wait to meet Isla. Gret pick! :)

    Our WOW

  7. I've heard so many great things about these books but haven't got around to starting them yet :)

  8. I. Want. This. Book. Like so bad!!! How can I wait until September?!

  9. Yes YES! Completely concur with all your reasons!!

  10. Great pick :D Not sure if this book would be for me, since I hated Anna :p but it does sound kind of sweet :) Hope you'll love it. <3
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

  11. I only jumped onto this bandwagon after everyone else had read the first two books, though I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed Perkins' writing! I can't wait to read this one now. Also thrilled to hear that the previous characters will feature in it too. Great pick! :)

  12. Oo I've never heard of this author but will have to give her books a go :) sound good! X

    1. They are so good. Very addictive reads. Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

  13. Ooohhh Stephanie Perkins!! I didn't know about this book! Definitely going to add this on to my TBR list!! Thanks for bringing it to my attention!!! Excited :D

    Magen Corrie

  14. I am SOOO very excited for this one too. I can't wait. I love Stephanie Perkins too and so happy this is set in Paris! Great pick!

    1. Yay.

      She's awesome, right?

      I am right there with you. I am incredibly excited about this being set in Paris.

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Christina! :)


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