The day Isla Martin’s universe explodes at the hands of Josh Wasserstein is here! Isla and the Happily Ever After is out TODAY! Josh has been a favorite of mine since Anna and the French Kiss, and although I didn’t read any of these books until three weeks ago, I was beyond ecstatic that not only does Josh get a book, but so does another familiar face — Isla (whom we met in Anna and the French Kiss). This final book kind of brings it full circle. It brought us back to where we first started and our lovely characters from the first two books made cameos, so the gang are all together and the trifecta is complete. What I like about the series (other than the swoony guys and locations) is that we get a beginning of a love story (ANNA), the middle (LOLA), and the happily ever after ending (ISLA). All you HEA-lovers will eat this up. And that you don’t have to read the other books in order to understand this one…but will want to. Like the first two, I’ve also created a Story Diary for Isla and the Happily Ever After. There will be wonderlust-y photos of NYC and Paris and Spain, favorite quotes and more that may or may not be spoiler-y. So, proceed at your own risk. We are at the last leg of the #IslaIsComing readalong that is hosted by Andi’s ABCs, Cuddlebuggery (who made the lovely banner above), The Perpetual Page-Turner, Paperiot and A Bookish Sinister Kid, and what a fun event it has been.
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
Contemporary Romance, Young Adult
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.
The Metropolitan Museum of the Art
Saint-Jacques, Paris, France
Pont d’Arcole Bridge
Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Metz
Figueres, Catalonia, Spain
Passeig de Gracia
Isla and Josh have an interest in comic books, and Josh is a really artistic painter who appreciates a good classic art by some legendary artists.
Joann Sfar comics
Van Gogh self-portrait
Well, hello! I’m Stephanie Perkins, and I write novels for teens (and for adults who aren’t afraid to admit that teen books are awesome). I was born in South Carolina, raised in Arizona, attended universities in San Francisco and Atlanta, and now I live in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. My best friend is my husband Jarrod. Our house is almost a hundred years old, and every room is painted a different color of the rainbow. We share it with a cat named Mr. Tumnus. I’ve always worked with books—first as a bookseller, then as a librarian, and now as a novelist. On weekdays, you’ll find me at my desk, typing away, downing cups of coffee and tea. On the weekend, you’ll find me at the movies, waiting for the actors to kiss. I believe all novels and films should have more kissing. For more information, please check out my F.A.Q.