Isla and the Happily Ever After

February 25, 2016

I'm sad that this is the final book of the series, I'm truly obsessed with these books! If you haven read my reviews on Anna and the French Kiss (click here) and Lola and the Boy Next Door (click here), go check them out!

The Plot.
Isla Martin has been in love with Joshua Wasserstein since she first saw him in ninth grade, but between Isla’s shyness and Josh’s misunderstanding of her relationship with her best friend Kurt, the two never managed to get on the same page. 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 St Clair and Lola and Cricket, whose paths are destined to collide in a sweeping finale certain to please fans old and new.

Book Review. 
Isla and Josh go through realistic life obstacles and insecurities in their relationship, and it’s not always pretty, but it always feels authentic. Every obstacle that comes their way you find yourself wanting to step in and fix it. Their relationship was intense but so cute seeing how it unfold. I loved Kurts role in this story, he was more than a high functioning autism character. He was portrayed on a much deeper level. It was just wonderful to have Perkins to write a character like Kurt and it personally means so much to see this diversity and representation. I hope more people will be aware of high functioning autism and how it effects a person who has it when they read this story.

I also loved the Paris setting like in Anna and the French Kiss, it was wonderful to revisit it with Isla and Josh. I’m thrilled that the book took us on a journey to NYC and Barcelona, and once again we get to do it alongside a couple who are falling for each other as much as they are with the cities they’re exploring. As a New Yorker, I loved how realistic Stephanie Perkins wrote about the city which made the book feel real while reading it. It was so great to see everything really wrap up and also tie all three books together.In the meantime I’m very happy to re-read this series again (probably sooner rather than later, let’s be honest).

Lola and the Boy Next Door

Anna and the French Kiss

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Until the next post!
-WanderlustBeautyDreams ♡ 

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