'Isla and the Happily Ever After' is the third and last book of Stephanie Perkins's series that starts with 'Anna and The French Kiss'.
'Anna and The French Kiss' is absolutely one of my favourite books all the time.
I feel horrible saying this but 'Isla and the Happily Ever After' just didn't do it for me. The author could have done so much better. Maybe if I didn't expect something as good as Anna or Lola, I would have been able to see the story in an other light.
I had some problems with the main-characters, Josh and Isla.
Isla annoyed me even though she was sometimes quite relatable. I couldn't shake the feeling that there were already a billion of (better) stories written about Isla.
I knew Josh was secretly a cutiepie but during the whole book, he came over as a narcissitic, egocentric, spoiled brat. However, I was a fan of his artistic side and his badass-attidude. (that was only temporary though)
Even though I didn't like the storyline or the characters, I still kept turning those pages. (thanks to Stepanie Perkins's fantastic writing-style)
The absolute adorable parts of Anna and St. Clair and Lola and Cricket made a lot of things good and left me all happy and warm inside.
Beside all the frowning I did while reading this book, I turned into a real-life heart-eyed emoji, laughed out loud and got a little bit damped eyed.
“A blank canvas...has unlimited possibilities.”