Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Isla and the Happily Ever After - Stephanie Perkins

Even though this book can be read without any prior knowledge of Perkin's earlier books, it's still tied to a series that wonderfully began with Anna and the First Kiss.  Fans of the first book waited several years for this book to be released.  I'm sad to say Isla and the Happily Ever After is yet again another finale in a book series that is incredibly disappointing.


Yes, I expected fluff and some teen angst but the storyline is essentially two rich kids from New York fall in love in the mere span of the week and their greatest conflict is how to make out or have sex with each other at their super pretentious boarding school without getting caught. 


Seriously.  That's all we get???  I honestly expected more than this shallow and juvenile romance that leans more in the direction of obsessive lust than actual love.  Josh and Isla's prevalent "I love you" declarations may be sweet at first but it quickly gets old.  The lack of plot and immature behavior of the characters made it very hard to finish this book.