Review for ‘Isla and the Happily Ever After’ by Stephanie Perkins
The Synopsis: “Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on introspective cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to confront the challenges every young couple must face, including family drama, uncertainty about their college futures, and the very real possibility of being apart. ”
The Review: Fluff. Fluffy fluff fluff. I am a big fan of Stephanie Perkins’ style of romance writing, and this book did not disappoint. Staying true to the theme and style of the first two books in this group, she kept this one full of swoon-worthy moments as well as some heartbreaking drama. However, for those of you who pick this one up without reading ‘Anna and the French Kiss’ or ‘Lola and the Boy Next Door’ (the first and second books in this trilogy), it’s actually enjoyable without reading them. There are reoccurring characters in all three books, but it is not a requirement to read any of them to understand the others. I really like that about this series in general. Please be aware when going into this that there is a bit of ‘insta love’, which some of you out there in the reader’s community can’t stand. That being said, the characters are likable and there is an underlying theme of self discovery. I finished this one with a smile on my face and warm fuzzies in my heart.
The Conclusion: Read this if you’re into: Fluffy romance, falling in love quickly, and happy endings
Don’t read this if you can’t stand: ‘Insta love’, teenage drama, or large amounts of romance (and kissing!)
The Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars because I love a fluffy romance that leaves me blushing and sighing with happiness. 🙂
Author’s Goodreads Page: Stephanie Perkins Goodreads