Isla and the Happily Ever After Synopsis
The cafe is boiling. The atmosphere is clouded with bittersweet coffee. Three years of desire rip through my body and burst from my lips: Josh! His head jolts up. For a long time, a very long time, he just stares at me. And then...he blinks. Isla? Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on brooding artist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And, after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer break, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to face uncertainty about their futures, and the very real possibility of being apart. Set against the stunning backdrops of New York, Paris and Barcelona, this is a gorgeous, heart-wrenching and irresistible story of true love, and the perfect conclusion to Stephanie Perkins's beloved series.
Isla and the Happily Ever After Press Reviews
Magical...really captures the feeling of being in love - Cassandra Clare on Stephanie Perkins; 'Stephanie Perkins's characters fall in love the way we all want to, in real time and for good' - Rainbow Rowell; 'Best-selling Stephanie Perkins adds a new chapter to a romantic series she began with Anna and the French Kiss' -Lovereading4kids; 'If YA book lovers are looking for a swoon-worthy romance novel... Isla and the Happily Ever After should be next on your reading list. The characters are honest and realistic while maintaining a fairy tale-like essence that will keep you up all night. You will fall in love with the artistic male lead, Josh, and the ending will break you down into a crying, joyous mess' - Buzzfeed; 'This adorable YA romance is half New York love story, half Parisian romance, and fully prepared to make your heart melt quicker than a gelato dropped on a sidewalk. Between sexy English expat Etienne St. Clair, and hottie west-coast intellectual inventor Cricket Bell, Stephanie Perkins is already the creator of two of the greatest fictional boyfriends we've ever had the pleasure of sweating over. But, pssssst, you guys: you know that good things come in threes, right? Which is why we're so excited for 'Isla and the Happily Ever After,' the long-awaited follow-up finale to 'Anna and the French Kiss' and 'Lola and the Boy Next Door' - MTV; 'So, was Isla worth the wait? Do you really have to ask? I loved this book. Loved it' - Daisy Chain Books; 'I devoured it in a matter of hours and loved every single page... I cannot fault it' - Cheezyfeet Books; 'Perkins dishes up the perfect mix of full-on, bright lights Manhattan love affair with the subtle, moonlit tones of amour Parisian style as hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh are forced to confront the heart-breaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren't always forever' - Lancashire Evening Post; 'Stephanie Perkins is one of the best Young Adult authors in the world' - Emma Lou Book Blog; 'If I could rate this book a million stars I would... It was perfect! I loved Anna and St Clair, Lola and Cricket but I loved Josh and Isla the most. .. This was an incredible, beautiful end to an amazing series' - Reading Away the Days; 'A spellbinding and swoon-worthy romance novel' - Buzzfeed Books; 'A truly perfect ending to a perfect series. Hats off to the queen of sugary romance' - BookBlogBuzz; 'Dazzling and full of raw emotion...With a smooth plot, colorful characters and witty dialogue, Perkins further establishes herself as an expert writer whose career is sure to be long and full of bright things' - Top Pick