Anna, Lola & Isla – Stephanie Perkins


Original Title : Anna and the French Kiss
Author : Stephanie Perkins
First published in : 2010
Genre : young adult
Edition : Speak
Pages : 372
Status : read from 03/05/16 to 03/16/16
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Synopsis : Can Anna find love in the City of Light?
Anna is happy in Atlanta. She has a loyal best friend and a crush on her coworker at the movie theater, who is just starting to return her affection. So she’s less than thrilled when her father decides to send her to a boarding school in Paris for her senior year.
But despite not speaking a word of French, Anna meets some cool new people, including the handsome Étienne St. Clair, who quickly becomes her best friend. Unfortunately, he’s taken —and Anna might be, too. Will a year of romantic near misses end with the French kiss she’s waiting for?

Review : Wow, this book was simply amazing ! At first, I wasn’t really sure I would love this kind of book because I was afraid it was for a younger reader, but I was wrong. Love stories always warm my heart and I fell once again in love with this sort of plot.
The plot by itself is well written. I love how Stephanie Perkins keeps the suspense from the beginning until the end. I almost died a million times during my reading, always wondering what would happen next. I’m really glad with this happy end 🙂



Original Title : Lola and the Boy Next Door
Author : Stephanie Perkins
First published in : 2011
Genre : young adult
Edition : Speak
Pages : 338
Status : read from 03/16/16 to 03/20/16
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: Lola Nolan is a budding costume designer, and for her, the more outrageous, sparkly, and fun the outfit, the better. And everything is pretty perfect in her life (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood. When Cricket, a gifted inventor, steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.

Review : Wow… I didn’t think I would read this book this fast. The first 100 pages were pretty long in my opinion and it was hard for me to go deep into the story. But I kept going through it and I finally loved it. Once again, Stephanie Perkins succeeded in keeping the suspense until the end of the novel. I love how she builds the relationship between the main characters. I also love the personality she gives to her characters. They all are themselves but we can identify ourselves to them and this is, I think, the main reason why we all love her books.
Once again, this novel is a great reading !



Original Title : Isla and the Happily Ever After
Author : Stephanie Perkins
First published in : 2014
Genre : young adult
Edition : Speak
Pages : 339
Status : read from 03/20/16 to 04/06/16
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: Love ignites in the City That Never Sleeps, but can it last?
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.
Featuring cameos from fan-favorites Anna, Étienne, Lola, and Cricket, this sweet and sexy story of true love—set against the stunning backdrops of New York City, Paris, and Barcelona—is a swoonworthy conclusion to Stephanie Perkins’s beloved series.

Review : Woah ! I already loved Anna and Lola books and Isla and the Happily Ever After is definitely my favorite one! I took my time to read this because I didn’t want it to end. As I already said in my updates, I love how Stephanie Perkins deals with the description of the relation which links Isla to Josh. I wish I could have the same experience. Maybe one day, we don’t know ^^
Whatever… I also loved the fact that all of the characters are here at the end of the book. This is a good idea to give some news about them because I always want to know if the happy end is a real one and thanks to this trilogy, I can be sure that Anna and St Clair, Lola and Cricket, Isla and Josh will have a great future.
This trilogy made me feel lots of feelings and this is why I loved it so much. When I read, I want to escape reality to discover a better world. Stephanie Perkins really succeeded with her novels.
If you haven’t read this trilogy yet, well… What are you waiting for ?

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