Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3)
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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...more
Hardcover, 339 pages
Expected publication: August 14th 2014 by Dutton
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Mara
Jan 02, 2013 Mara marked it as to-read
Shelves: must-read-2014
BLOODY HELL GET THEE ON MY BOOKSHELF ALREADY.
Who else can't wait for another fictional guy to swoon over?
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Regina just doesn't understand us

Basically me when reading about every one of Stephanie's beautiful so god damn beautiful guys:
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And then when I finish I'm like:
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Edit 12/11/2012:
IT HAS A SYNOPSIS!
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MORE Anna/Etienne and Lola/Cricket? THANK YOU MS. PERKINS! I CAN WATCH MY HUSBANDS BABIES GROWING UP!
Melannie :)
Jun 03, 2011 Melannie :) marked it as to-read


*tries to pull off an Etienne St. Clair*

I CAN'T BLOODY WAIT!




Emily
Jan 21, 2012 Emily marked it as to-read
Shelves: wishlist
For those who don't follow Stephanie's blog, here's her reason for Isla not being released until 2013...

"Finishing Lola was the hardest thing that I have ever done. It left me mentally, physically, and spiritually barren. I was close to quitting . . . everything. It's taken me a long time to recover, and I'm only feeling like myself again now, about six months later. As I've learned with many hard situations in life, the only thing that can really heal a person is time.

What I'm saying is this: I...more
Kat
Mar 01, 2013 Kat marked it as to-read
They've changed the cover style?? NOOOO!! I mean, the new covers are gorgeous, but... my matching set... and this one is different... noooo....
Ariana
Jun 18, 2014 Ariana marked it as soon-to-come
Shelves: 2014
I really can't wait for this book and I hope to love it just as much as I loved Anna! (which btw, is quite a whole damn lot!)


Taken from the author's blog - this will be my Josh from now on :D

So, I read this today...
"Finishing Lola was the hardest thing that I have ever done. It left me mentally, physically, and spiritually barren. I was close to quitting . . . everything. It's taken me a long time to recover, and I'm only feeling like myself again now, about six months later. As I've learned wi
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Claudia
Dec 03, 2013 Claudia marked it as to-read
Shelves: accio
The cover's so pretty it makes me want to cry <3
And I'll have this book my hands in just...



THEY MOVED THE PUBLICATION DATE SIX MONTHS (!!).

Excuse while I cry my time out...
Zemira Warner
Mar 01, 2013 Zemira Warner marked it as to-read
I like the cover. I just wish we got to see Isla and Josh on the cover just like we did with previous couples.
Wendy Darling
4.5 stars Ridiculously adorable, and a lovely, note-perfect ending to this series.

Review to come.

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The ARC is sooo pretty!



And for those interested, you can get these cute buttons + decals (and possibly a tote) by pre-ordering the book at one of these stores: http://penguinteen.tumblr.com/post/88...
Jena
Jul 08, 2011 Jena marked it as to-read
Shelves: wishy-list
STEPHANIE PERKINS NEEDS TO WRITE STORIES FOR EVER. Because they are just PERFECT. <3
Bethany
Jan 23, 2011 Bethany marked it as to-read
*Talks like Amanda*


OMG. This book is going to be amazing. I wonder if Josh is in there, too. I hope so...

Nora Harrington
Jul 09, 2012 Nora Harrington marked it as to-read
Ok so I was so in love with Anna and the French kiss but then lola and the boy next door came out and I was sooooooo excited to read it.........but when I read it.....wellll let's just say it wasn't very good......but I kinda feel like since Anna and the french kiss was AMAZiNG maybe the second was just not fully ready or something. So I'm still going to read the third book and hope it's as good as the first (doubtful)!!!! Cross my finger though =)
Valerie
Nov 07, 2012 Valerie marked it as to-read
Shelves: unreleased
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omg!!!!!!! It IS Isla and Josh's story!!!!!!!!!!!! BEST NEWS EVER!!!!!!!!!!! :D

Back to Paris <3

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It's Isla from "Anna and the French Kiss" right?
OMG! I'm so excited for this book!
Alannah
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!

I DON'T GET LIKE THIS FOR ALL BOOKS...
BUT WHEN ITS STEPHANIE PERKINS

I FUCKIN' FREAK OUT.
Shannon
AHHHHHH OH MY GOD. 5am and I have finally finished this beauty, I could not put it down. Freaking fantastic.
Jessica
She did it. Again.
My heart is so happy. <3

Full review to come!
Olivia
Mar 09, 2014 Olivia marked it as to-read
May. May. May. May... 2013!!!!!

HOW CAN I WAIT THIS LONG!!

I loved, loved, loved Anna and the French Kiss AND Lola and the Boy Next Door. I hope Isla is just as good, which i am sure it will be, because Stephanie Perkins is amazing. If there was ever a writer i wish to be like, it's most certainly her.

CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS BOOK!!!!

This is currently what I'm feeling...

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I CANNOT WAIT UNTIL 2013!!!!! IT'S JUST TOO LONG!!!!!!

WHY MUST I WAIT!?!?!?!

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And now it has a small blurb!!!! Ahhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!

AN...more
Mel
May 17, 2014 Mel marked it as to-read
Shelves: to-continue
Recordemos este fragmento de Anna and the French Kiss:

(...) El profesor golpea otro escritorio, y la chica con cabello rojo a mi izquierda salta y deja caer todos sus papeles. Me inclino para ayudarla a recogerlos, y estoy sorprendida al descubrir una página entera de garabatos de un tatuaje de calavera familiar. Miro hacia arriba en sorpresa, y su cara se enciende como su cabello rojo. Miro hacia Josh y luego levanto mis cejas hacia ella. Sus ojos se amplían en horror, pero sacudo mi cabeza y...more
Logan
Oct 21, 2011 Logan marked it as to-read
This wouldn't happen to be the Isla from Anna and the French Kiss, would it? That'd be awesome. She deserves a happily ever after. Possibly with Josh?
Kassiah
Perfect Book is Perfect. I loved it SOOOOO much! You can read the first five chapters here: https://bitly.com/ReadISLA ♥♥♥

Full review to come!
Sushmita

UPDATE: Read the first 2 chapters here: http://www.mtv.com/news/1822614/exclu...


Wait.The release date of this book got postponed to next year?Now I have to wait for a whole year to read this book?This is too much.



I read from Stephanie's blog that release date has been pushed back to May 15, 2014—a full year from now.Well its not an official date but a placeholder date.Lets pray and hope that the releasing date will be moved forward.




YAY!!COVER has finally been REVEALED.This book is among the most...more
Yen Yen
Aug 12, 2012 Yen Yen marked it as to-read
I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I loved Anna and the French kiss so much!!

As for Lola and the boy next door... It was good too but I liked the first book more...
I enjoyed the book because it gave me a glimpse of Anna and Étienne :)

I bet this would be about Isla (from Amanda's gang, the one who defended Anna when she went for Amanda after calling Mer a dyke...remember?) and Josh!!! ( Rashmi's ex).

I could remember the part where Anna picked up some of Isla's paper when it fell and she saw doodles of J...more
Jenn
Dec 27, 2012 Jenn marked it as to-read
OMG THE SUMMARY!!!!!!!!!!

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Erika
Jan 01, 2011 Erika marked it as to-read
2013 Update: ooo, there's a description now... Isla and Josh... "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..." ...now I *really* can't wait!


My earlier prediction: I seem to remember Isla from the Paris setting of Anna and the French Kiss. Anna & St Clair and Lola & Cricket will be helping out Isla while visiting Calliope at the Olympics in Paris? *can't wai...more
Sophia.
Oct 22, 2012 Sophia. marked it as waiting-for
So I've just re-read Anna and the French Kiss and this is the last thing Anna says about Josh :
"Josh … well, he still has to come to terms with the fact that we’re leaving and he’s staying. And he is staying. He squeaked by again, barely.
He’s losing himself in his drawings, and his hands are in a constant state of cramps. Truthfully, I’m worried. I know how it feels to be alone. But Josh is an attractive, funny guy. He’ll make new friends."

How awesome does that sound? I can't wait. *Sigh* Ten...more
Josephine
Dec 11, 2013 Josephine marked it as desperately-need
Isla and Josh....
(I'm not sure if this is a spoiler but its from a previous book... So it wouldn't be... Right... RIGHT ?)
But:
"The teacher bangs another desk, and the redhead to my left jumps and drops her papers.
I lean over to help her pick them up, and I'm startled to discover an entire page of doodles of a familiar skull tattoo...
I glance towards Josh and then raise my eyebrows at her....
They're both shy. It's a shame, because they'd look cute together....
Why is it that the right people never...more
Becca
Jan 02, 2014 Becca marked it as to-read
Oh Isla, when will we get to see your cover?

I'm hoping it'll have navy blue. That would look pretty on my shelf. Anna in purple and green, Lola in pink and teal, Isla in navy blue and... peach! Yes, navy blue and peach with a cute redhead on the cover. *Sigh*... when will 2013 get here?

ETA:

OMG. May 7th. MAY 7TH EVERYBODY.

I'm more excited for May 7th 2013 than I am for my 2013 birthday. Psshh, birthdays, they happen every year. New Stephanie Perkins books? HAPPENS NEVER.

ETA2:

Wait.

"September 7th...more
Angela (:
Mar 05, 2014 Angela (: marked it as to-read
THERE IS NOW AN OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE!

August 14.


Not that soon, but hey, at least it's not 2015. And it'll publish before my birthday. <3

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For all you people angry about the release date being changed read this (taken from Stephanie's blog):
Hello friends,

This is an incredibly difficult post to write. Those of you who have pre-ordered Isla and the Happily Ever After have most likely received an email telling you that the release date has been pushed back to May 15, 2014—a full year from now.

Th
...more
Nina ♥
Dec 03, 2013 Nina ♥ marked it as to-read
Shelves: to-be-released
I think this might be about Isla Martin and Josh from Anna and the French Kiss.
Riv
Mar 03, 2012 Riv marked it as to-read
Hm. Don't know why I haven't added this yet. Maybe because I really disliked Lola and the Boy Next Door?
Maybe.
But Anna and the French Kiss was FRAWESOME. And I can't wait for Isla!
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