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Rating: 4/5

Goodreads Summary: 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: I’m BACK. It’s been 2 months since I’ve done a review. Part of the reason why is I’m still super busy with school and college applications. The other part is I’ve been having major blogger’s block. (Is that even a thing?) Either way, I’m glad to be back. 🙂

This book was essentially everything I needed it to be. It was quirky, moving, and ALL THE FEELS. I don’t think anything can beat Anna and the French Kiss, however this one was pretty close to amazing.

Isla has been enamored with Josh since she could remember, yet she’s barely talked with him, and is almost certain he doesn’t even know she exists. Isla runs into Josh while high on Vicodin (she had her wisdom teeth surgery), and therefore begins her romance with him.

It was a very enchanting read, and I loved that their relationship was a more private one, in a very sweet way that isn’t easy to explain. The clichés were the good kind which made the book even more enjoyable and as I reached the end of the book I couldn’t really comprehend my thoughts anymore.

It’s funny because in Anna and the French Kiss you don’t really even notice Isla (at least I didn’t). If you haven’t read the book as many times as I have you may not even notice her. And Josh, he was a great secondary character and side kick to St. Clair, but not someone you really thought about. Even though I had my doubts about the character selection, I was super excited when I learned these were our two leads in Isla and the Happily Ever After. There was something that fascinated me about what I did know about them and it peaked my curiosity.

I can’t believe that I doubted Isla and Josh in the beginning. I found myself a lot in Isla. Isla and I are both shy, somewhat awkward, but passionate individuals. I even swooned over Josh. As I learned more about his character and his story, I understood why Stephanie chose him as the male lead character. 🙂 Another thing that Perkins does well is the secondary characters. Isla had some great people in her life that taught her things that made her grow as a person separate from her connection with Josh. Kurt was a fascinating addition that was able to be Isla’s voice of reason. He told her things she didn’t want to hear about herself but needed to hear.

Finishing Isla was bittersweet because this trilogy, all of these characters, mean something to me. It sounds weird but reading Isla and the Happily Ever After was the end of an era. It was like graduating and leaving everything behind. I almost felt like Josh did, all alone after losing my friends. Even though Anna, Lola, and Isla’s stories have reached an end, I’m glad they each got their own “happily ever after.” 🙂

Until next time….

Catcha later bookworms!


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WOW.

That is all I have to say about The Keatyn Chronicles.

I’ve followed Keatyn on her journey for so long and I’m unbelievably proud of all she’s done.

Jillian Dodd did an amazing job with the series which makes it so hard to say goodbye..

The drama, the characters, and everything else in between was divine chaos.

Perfect. Divine. Chaos.

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Aiden, Dawson, Riley, Maggie, Katie, Dallas, and even Whitney grew on me and I found myself fall in love with their drama, their relationships, and their hearts.

I don’t want to give too much away because I highly HIGHLY recommend you read the series. But I will tell you that you will be on a never-ending rollercoaster of emotions.

Goodbye Keatyn and see you the next time I re-read the entire series. 🙂

Until next time….

Catcha later bookworms!

 

Stalk Me.  (Bookwormstothemax Review)

Kiss Me (Bookwormstothemax Review)


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This week’s Waiting On Wednesday is Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins! Okay, I have to admit that I was disappointed with Lola and the Boy Next Door (Review coming soon!). I had high expectations for it and Lola just let me down. I hope that Isla and the Happily Ever After redeems the series. After Anna and Etienne, there are some large shoes to fill. I can’t wait to continue on with the series!!

Goodreads Summary: 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.

Until next time….

Catcha later bookworms!


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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is the Top Ten Books/Authors that got you back into reading.

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. Check them out!

I actually love this particular category because each of these books/authors play a BIG part in my love for reading.

Hope you enjoy this week’s Top Ten!

1. Book: Hopeless by Colleen Hoover: This book plays a big part in my reading journey. If I did not read Hopeless, I don’t think I would be writing this post right now on my own blog. Hopeless inspired me to venture out to different books and authors. You can check out my review of Hopeless here.

2. Author: Simone Elkeles: Simone is ,definitely, my favorite author by far. She’s spunky, down-to-earth, and obviously writes the best books I’ve ever read. The Perfect Chemistry series is so special to me. It made Alex and the other Fuentes brothers have a special place in my heart.

3. Book: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green: I mean WHO DOESN’T love The Fault in Our Stars? I probably cried over 100 times throughout reading TFIOS. There are wet spots on the pages to prove this. TFIOS changed the way I thought about life, love, and loss. If you have not read this book, READ IT NOW!

4. Author: Jessica Park: Jessica Park writes the best romance books, I swear. I mean her books are the only books that makes me cry, giggle, and swoon ALL AT THE SAME TIME. Weird right? Left Drowning and Flat-Out Love = works of art.

5. Book: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead: Vampire Academy is the book that made me fall in love with the Young Adult Fantasy genre. If it wasn’t for Vampire Academy, I would not have the opportunity to read so many amazing fantasy novels!

6. Book: It’s Kind Of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini: This book helped me overcome so many hardships in my life. It taught me that through my struggles, there will always be light and hope. RIP Ned Vizzini.

7. Author: Jillian Dodd: Her books are just BE-AUUU-TIFUL! If it wasn’t for Keatyn, I wouldn’t have the great fashion sense I have now. 🙂

8. Books: The Twilight Saga: I know you guys will hate me for saying this, but I really enjoyed these books as well as the movies. Twilight is what actually got my foot into the door of reading. I wouldn’t have this blog right now if I did not read the Twilight books!

9. Book: Marked by P.C. Cast: Okay, I have a reason why I have this book on my list…. I hated this book so much that it inspired me to do reviews on books and give my honest opinion. Who knew good things come out of reading such terrible books? 🙂

10. Book: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher: This book taught me that you should always be there for people when they are in a rough place. You can’t ignore them when company is the most important thing they need. We have to be considerate of others and take care of those around us. Absolutely loved this book!


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My last March book haul!

 Some of these books I’ve read before, like Flat-Out Love and Flat-Out Matt, but I just wanted my own hard copy. Some I got for my birthday (March 24th!). I can’t wait until I share my reviews of these books with you guys!

March Book Haul

1. Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park: Something is seriously off in the Watkins home. And Julie Seagle, college freshman, small-town Ohio transplant, and the newest resident of this Boston house, is determined to get to the bottom of it. When Julie’s off-campus housing falls through, her mother’s old college roommate, Erin Watkins, invites her to move in. The parents, Erin and Roger, are welcoming, but emotionally distant and academically driven to eccentric extremes. The middle child, Matt, is an MIT tech geek with a sweet side … and the social skills of a spool of USB cable. The youngest, Celeste, is a frighteningly bright but freakishly fastidious 13-year-old who hauls around a life-sized cardboard cutout of her oldest brother almost everywhere she goes.

And there’s that oldest brother, Finn: funny, gorgeous, smart, sensitive, almost emotionally available. Geographically? Definitely unavailable. That’s because Finn is traveling the world and surfacing only for random Facebook chats, e-mails, and status updates. Before long, through late-night exchanges of disembodied text, he begins to stir something tender and silly and maybe even a little bit sexy in Julie’s suddenly lonesome soul. To Julie, the emotionally scrambled members of the Watkins family add up to something that … well … doesn’t quite add up. Not until she forces a buried secret to the surface, eliciting a dramatic confrontation that threatens to tear the fragile Watkins family apart, does she get her answer.

2. Flat-Out Matt by Jessica Park: Matt is a junior at MIT. He’s geeky, he’s witty, he’s brilliant. And he’s also very, very stupid.
When beautiful, cool, insightful Julie moves in with Matt’s family, why (oh why!) does he pretend to be his absent brother Finn for her alleged benefit? It seems harmless enough until her short-term stay becomes permanent. And until it snowballs into heart-squeezing insanity. And until he falls in love with Julie, and Julie falls in love with Finn.

But … Matt is the right one for her. If only he can make Julie see it. Without telling her the truth, without shattering them all. Particularly his fragile sister Celeste, who may need Julie the most. You saw Matt through Julie’s eyes in FLAT-OUT LOVE. Now go deeper into Matt’s world in this FLAT-OUT MATT novella. Live his side of the story, break when his heart breaks, and fall for the unlikely hero all over again. Take an emotional skydive for two prequel chapters and seven Flat-Out Love chapters retold from his perspective, and then land with a brand-new steamy finale chapter from Julie.

3. Every Day by David Levithan: Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl. There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere. It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day.

  4. Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle: Sparkling white snowdrifts, beautiful presents wrapped in ribbons, and multicolored lights glittering in the night through the falling snow. A Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms one small town into a romantic haven, the kind you see only in movies. Well, kinda. After all, a cold and wet hike from a stranded train through the middle of nowhere would not normally end with a delicious kiss from a charming stranger. And no one would think that a trip to the Waffle House through four feet of snow would lead to love with an old friend. Or that the way back to true love begins with a painfully early morning shift at Starbucks. Thanks to three of today’s bestselling teen authors—John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle—the magic of the holidays shines on these hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and breathtaking kisses.

5. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins: Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion…she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit–more sparkly, more fun, more wild–the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded 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.

6. The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa: Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey—ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her.

Worse, Meghan’s own fey powers have been cut off. She’s stuck in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can’t help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart.

Tomorrow is Book Review Monday! This Monday’s review will be…Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park! Come back tomorrow to see the review!

Until next time….

Catcha later bookworms!


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Wow. I can’t believe I’m nominated for the Liebster Blog Award! Thank you to Lauren M for nominating me! This is an award where you recognize fellow bloggers and help people discover new blogs.

Rules:

  • You must link back to the person who linked you
  • Answer 11 questions from the person who nominated you
  • Nominate 11 new bloggers and come up with 11 new questions to ask
  • You cannot nominate the person who nominated you
  • You must let the person you nominated know you nominated them

 

The questions I was asked:

My questions:

1. What is you favorite song/band?

I like a lot of punk/rock type of music. Ever since I was little, I’ve always listened to punk rock and I still do! I’m a true girly girl, but when it comes to music, I’m a die-hard punk rocker! My favorite bands are/were Simple Plan, Blink 182, Yellowcard, Good Charlotte, Panic! At the Disco, Fall Out Boy, and I have so much more but we would be here forever if I listed all of them!

2. If you could have any power what would you choose?

I would love to have the power to transport anywhere! It would make life so much easier. Imagine if I wanted to go to Paris, I could transport there instantly and not have to pay a plane ticket or anything! Cool right?

3. Who is the one author you want to meet the most?

This is hard! My number one dream would be to meet John Green. His books changed my life, even hoe dramatic they seemed. I’ve never felt so impacted before than I did when I read his books. He is definitely an inspiration and it would be amazing to meet him!

4. What’s your favorite childhood book(s)?

I honestly don’t remember that much of what I read when I was little. I kind of remember reading the Amelia Bedelia books when I was super little. They were so funny! When I got older and moved on to little chapter books, I really liked the Nancy Drew books!

5. If you could have lunch with on character (from book/TV show/movie etc…) who would you choose?

OMG. I cannot possible name only one character to have lunch with! Well, I would love to have lunch with Rush Finlay ( Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines) because he’s TOTALLY HOT and he is an amazing singer! Perfect Package right? Another character I would like to have lunch with is Keatyn Douglas (Stalk Me. by Jillian Dodd). She is totally cool and I already feel like we are best friends!

6. What’s your favorite quote?

My favorite quote is a quote my mother has always told me. I’m not quite sure who wrote the quote, but It has really changed my life.

You can do anything anyone else can do, only YOU can do it better.

This quote has really motivated me through high school and made me very confident. High school can be a time of self-discovery and since my mother continues to remind me of this quote, I’m motivated to succeed.

7. Where do you want to travel to the most?

This summer, I am taking a trip to Europe with some of my friends from my school! I’m so excited to visit Rome, Milan, Florence, London, Paris, and so much more! When I come back, I will definitely share with you guys my trip!

8. Favorite book for this year so far?

I really liked Panic by Lauren Oliver. It recently came out about 5 days ago and I have not put it down! It’s such a rush and just amazingly written! Check it out when you get the chance!

9. What fandoms are you part of?

Oh Gosh, this is going to take forever! Okay, I’m part of Percy Jackson, Divergent, Hunger Games, the Maze Runner, Vampire Academy, Delirium, and so many others!!

10. Do have any OTPs and if so who? (Can be from TV show/book/etc…)

My favorite OTPs would be Tris and Four (from Divergent), Rose and Dimitri (from Vampire Academy), and Percy and Annabeth (Percy Jackson).

11. Who is your favorite character? Why?

This is an easy one. Hazel Grace Lancaster. She is one of those characters that left an impact on my soul. She is such a strong and beautiful character. She actually didn’t even feel like a character because she felt so real. I felt like I was there every step of the way going through life. She will always and forever be my favorite character!

 

Thank you again Lauren M for nominating me! It is such an honor to have a fellow blogger acknowledge and take pride in my blog. It means so much!

I nominated:

  1. Cool Girls Read Too
  2. Little Bookling
  3. Littleonionwrites
  4. Lostinbooksncoffee
  5. Blethering Books
  6. Book Gossips
  7. Books and Iced Coffee
  8. Rainy Tree Reader
  9. Imaginative Minds
  10. The Bittersweet Bookworm

 

Your Questions are:

1. What is your number 1 bookish dream (meeting a character/author, being a character in a book, and etc.)?

2. If you could have any power what would you choose?

3. Who is the one author you want to meet the most?

4. What’s your favorite childhood book(s)?

5. If you could have lunch with on character (from book/TV show/movie etc…) who would you choose?

6. What’s your favorite quote?

7. Where do you want to travel to the most?

8. Favorite book for this year so far?

9. What fandoms are you part of?

10. Do have any OTPs and if so who? (Can be from TV show/book/etc…)

11. Who is your favorite character? Why?

 

 Until next time,

Catcha later bookworms!


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Hey Bookworms! So this week’s Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish is Top Ten Tuesday Rewind!

This Tuesday I will be doing Top Ten Books I’ve Read (AND LOVED) But Never Done a Review!

Maybe this is also a little preview of upcoming reviews! (:

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Have you read any of these books? Let me know what you think of them!

Until next time….

Catcha later bookworms!!



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