March 13, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #11


Isla and the Happily Ever After
Title: Isla and the Happily Ever After
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Series: Companion to Anna and the French Kiss, #3
Publisher: Speak
Publication Date: September 17, 2013
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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 those of beloved couples Anna and √Čtienne and Lola and Cricket, whose paths are destined to collide in a sweeping finale certain to please fans old and new.
Hello, companion to Anna and the French Kiss? Surely you've heard of it! (And hopefully you've read it!) I can't say that I'm a fan of the cover redesigns, but the cover can be hideous and the story be awesome.... right? I really hope that this one is amazingly awesome, so I can justify my fangirlishness over it. *sigh*

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  1. I'm not really a fan of the cover redesigns either. I wonder how much of Anna and Lola we'll see as I thought we saw too much of Anna in Lola's story...

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    1. I don't know, some people like them and all, but I really liked the originals. They seemed to fit the story better, and these ones kind of look adult-ish, you know? I don't know-- it's weird, since Isla is in France, technically we shouldn't see Lola...I wonder how that'll happen? And I'm rambling...sorry.

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  2. A series that I definitely need to begin!

    Our WoW is at Book Sake. –Jessica

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  3. Uh oh.. I see another series being added to my TBR list! :-) Thanks so much for sharing!

    Thank you for stopping by My WoW also.

    Toni @ My Book Addiction

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    1. Haha, I know what you mean! You're welcome, and it's no problem! (:

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  4. I do actually like these covers, though I totally prefer the original ones. Anyway, I loved Anna and I enjoyed Lola so I can't wait to read Isla, this is one pick that I can totally agree on!


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    1. That's me too-- I like them to a point, but I feel like the originals worked better for the content, LOL! Anna is one of my favorite reads! Lola was okay, but I didn't love it. Thanks!

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  5. I've not heard of this one before. Sounds awesome though! And who would want to spend their senior year in France :)

    Janina
    My WW!

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    1. You haven't? Anna and the French Kiss was fabulous! Uh, me. LOL! :D

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  6. Here's a confession: I haven't read Anna and the French Kiss yet. *hides in shame* So many people gush about the book, I guess I just worried what would happen if I dislike the book LOL. xD I desperately want to meet Etienne though - he sounds like perfect book boyfriend! x) I'm glad that you're excited for this book, Megan! Hopefully there is just perfect dose of Anna and Lola in the story, so it won't clutter the main story! :)

    Fabulous pick, Megan! :)

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    1. THE HORROR!! LOL, I know what you mean. I had that for TFiOS, which I didn't really enjoy. Then everyone else was like, "A BAZILLION STARS FOREVER!!" I was just really disappointed. But I hope that Anna isn't like that for you! Etienne really is fabulous. ;D I'm really excited, LOL. I hope so too! Thanks! (:

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  7. I do want to read this one too! but I still don't know how I feel about the cover change...
    Great pick this week :) Happy reading!

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    1. It looks fab, doesn't it? I like them, but I don't, you know? Thank you! (:

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  8. I actually haven't read Anna and the French Kiss or Lola and the Boy Next Door yet. Maybe I should get on that. Anyway, I don't like the new covers, the others were much better in my opinion.

    Great pick!

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    1. You totally should, Sarah! They're so awesome! The others were better at communicating what the story was about, I believe. Thanks! :D

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  9. Megan, I am with you on this book - I feel like I NEED it already. It about killed me when the publication date was pushed back, because I was hoping it would be out in May so it could be my beach read but it looks like I'll have to find something else. Still though, I LOVED Anna, and enjoyed Lola, so I really need to break down and pre-order this one. I'm not a fan of the new covers either, mainly because now my set won't match!

    Molli | Once Upon a Prologue

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    1. I need it too, LOL! I'm with you there-- I've been waiting FOREVER. Isla was just so sweet and awesome in Anna, so it's one of my top wanted reads EVER. Aww, well, there's always time for a re-read, right? ;) Eh, Lola wasn't my cuppa, but this looks amazing. I should pre-order too! That's exactly it! :D

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  10. THis sounds awesome.
    Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi’s WoW

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  11. Yes! Yes! I can't wait for this one too! Anna's story was fabulous and I'm dying to get my hands in Isla's book. The cover redesigns don't bother me that much because I bought the first two books in kindle, but I feel bad for those who have and won't have a matching cover. Though I really wanted to see who they would pick as Isla on the cover.

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    1. Yay! Anna was awesome! Haha, that makes sense. The big hoopla is all because we won't match, LOL! That just kills me. I want to see who Isla would be too! (:

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  12. I'm not a fan of the cover redesigns either (the originals were so colorful!) but I am so excited by the idea of reading something new by the author! :D

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    1. The originals were really cute, LOL! And colorful, I agree! (:

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  13. This one's a choice for a lot of bloggers this week! I have not read a book in this series, nor by the author, but I know a lot of people are huge fans of this one. I really don't like the cover design, like most people here. I hope you enjoy it when you get to read it!

    Here is my WoW post!

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    1. Heeheehee. We all think alike at some point, LOL! You really should, Alyssa, they're absolutely awesome! I hope that I like it too. (:

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  14. I've been dying for this one!! And I liked the old covers - curious why they redid them, although I like the new ones too.

    Jen @ YA Romantics

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    1. Me too! I really liked the old covers best, because the new ones are a bit "meh" for me.

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  15. Awesome pick!!! I'm really excited for Isla!! Though I'm not the biggest fan of the cover changes either. I mean I don't think they look bad, but I'm disappointed Isla wont match my hardcovers of Anna and Lola!

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    -Brittani :)

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    1. Thanks! I am too, LOL! I agree with that statement-- it's mostly that they won't match. I hate cover changes in the middle (or end) of series'.

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  16. I absolutely loved Anna but am yet to read Lola, however this is still very high on my wishlist!
    The new covers have grown on me but I think I prefer the older ones still.

    Great pick!

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    1. Me too! Lola was kind of disappointing, but I have high hopes for Isla! I know exactly what you mean. Thanks! (:

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  17. I have heard of the series but i haven't read it it yet, I don't normally read much contemp but I am trying to broaden my horizons ! New GFC follower by the way, and thanks for stopping by my WOW ! - Katie @ Inkk

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    1. It's absolutely fabulous, you should totally read it! Aww, thank you girly! It was no problem. ;)

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  18. I'm quite glad they changed the covers before I bought the books. I think these look like fun reads but I'm not sure when I'll get around to them since they're not my typical style :)

    Ellen @ Elle-Osophy
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    1. Haha, at least if you buy them they'll all match! ;) They're fantastic, but I understand if they're not your style. Thanks for stopping by! (:

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  19. Seems like a lovely read :D

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