“Waiting On” Wednesday 2.13.2013: ‘Isla and the Happily Ever After’ by Stephanie Perkins

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine. This meme spotlights upcoming releases that are eagerly anticipated.

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I had the pleasure of reading Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins at the end of last August. Coming off of eight months of reading a lot of fantasy and science fiction, I picked up this little beauty from the library. I’ll admit it; it was the cover that did me in. I wanted to know those people on the cover, heck – I wanted to be them. And being watched over by the Eiffel Tower insures a winning romance, non?

Next came Lola and the Boy Next Door, another great romance with a quirky girl, a cute neighbor and San Francisco. The best part? We see some familiar faces from Anna. You see, Ms. Perkins has created a trio of companions. It’s absolutely lovely to be able to see that so-and-so from the first volume is OK and what’s-her-name is still cool. N’est-ce pas?

Though it is supposed to be the last of the “series,” (and that will make many of us weepy), I can’t wait for it to come out so I can find some new friends and see some of the old ones again.

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Isla and the Happily Ever After
By Stephanie Perkins
Publication Date: September 17, 2013

Here’s the description from Goodreads:

Falling in love in the world’s most romantic city is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year at the School of America in Paris, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to deal with 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.

There’s no book trailer that I can find, but I did unearth this lil blooper reel of Ms. Perkins:

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