September 1, 2014

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins Review!


     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. (Goodreads)

     The book is honestly one of my favorite contemporaries ever. I'm completely obsessed with it. From the very first page I was hooked. I knew I would like this book because I loved Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door, but I had no idea I would love it this much. I instantly connected with the characters and from then on I fell in love with them. I related to Isla so much and that made the story that much sweeter. She was just so down to earth.  I love the fact that this contemporary is more than just a love story; it's a story of two people finding love and finding themselves in the process. Although this story isn’t just about Isla and Josh’s relationship, this book doesn’t lack in romance. The love between Isla and Josh just about made me cry because it was so sweet and swoon worthy. It was adorable yet realistic.  Josh ruined me for any man that's for sure. The things they did and the antics that ensued in this book had me laughing and wanting more. I love how adventurous this book is. We go all over the world in one book. It's so amazing and it just made the journey with Isla and Josh that much more special. I was never bored when I was reading, and that is something that I love about Stephanie’s writing.  I LOVED seeing Anna, Ètienne, Lola, and Cricket too. I fangirled so hard when I read the last part of this book. I think Stephanie was trying to kill me. I adore this book and I have to say it's one of my top favorite contemporary novels. This is the easiest five out of five stars I have given yet.