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Review: Isla and the Happily Ever After

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Title: Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss #3)
Publisher: Dutton Books
Release Date: August 14th 2014
Pages: 339
Genre(s)Young Adult, Romance
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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.❞

As much as I hate to admit it, I didn’t like Isla and the Happily Ever After  nearly as much as the other two books in the series. I cared less for the characters and I felt less invested in the plot. 
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Review: Lola and the Boy Next Door

912ZVPZ0q7L._SL1500_Title: Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss #2)
Publisher: Dutton Books
Release Date: September 29th 2011
Pages: 384
Genre(s): Young Adult, Romance
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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. ❞

I was afraid that I wouldn’t like Lola and the Boy Next Door as much as Anna and the French Kiss. I had nothing to worry about though, because it was just as great. Perhaps (dare I say it?) I even liked it a little more. I even finished it in less than a day!
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Fanmix Friday

Fanmix Friday: Anna and the French Kiss

In Fanmix Friday, literature and music are combined. Some scenes in books make me think of certain songs. I collect these ideas and incorporate them in a fanmix for a particular piece of literature. In this case, for Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.

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Review: Anna and the French Kiss

9200000024984052Title: Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss #1)
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Release Date: December 2nd 2010
Pages: 372
Genre(s): Young Adult, Romance
Purchase: The Book Depository | Amazon

Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris–until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all…including a serious girlfriend.

But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?

Pretty much everyone and their neighbor has read Anna and the French Kiss and are ecstatic about it. I’m incredibly late to the party, but I can safely say that the hype that surrounds this book is completely justified. It’s adorable and contains everything you could possibly desire from a romance/chick-lit book. Bonus points: the writing is considerably better than in the average chick-lit! 

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