Most Owned Authors

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Hey Guys! For today’s post, I thought I’d do something a little different and give you a look at my bookshelves! So, i’m, going to share with you the top ten authors I own the most books from!

Isn’t my book shelf beautiful(to the left)? I absolutely love it. From all my beautiful books to my WWE figures proudly displayed on top, it’s my favorite thing in my bedroom, if not even in my whole house. I mean, just look at it in all it’s beauty! I have no shame in admitting that sometimes I just stare at it.

 

10.) J.K Rolling

Who doesn’t have at least one Harry Potter book on their shelf? I have four of them! I plan to buy the rest of the series as I read them. Fun Fact: I didn’t start reading Harry Potter books until I was eighteen. And I’m on the fourth book, so no spoilers.

9.) Joanna Philbin

I read the daughter’s books as they came out. The very first one, I read in 2010 and it’s been a story that’s stuck with me. I still think about Lizzie and her modeling adventures.I have the four books in the Daughter’s series.

8.) Gayle Foreman

I read If I Stay before the movie came out a few summers ago BUT it had been on my list of books i’d been needing to read forever. I read it in one sitting, finishing it at two in the morning and then I went and found my e-reader that I never use and bought the sequel and finished it the next day. I was lucky enough to meet Gayle at Teen Book Con the same year I met Ally Carter. She was key note speaker and her speech was amazing. I have four of Gayle’s books.

  • Sisters in Sanity
  • If I Stay
  • Just One Day
  • Just One Year

7.) Jenny Han

CAN WE JUST TAKE A MOMENT AND TALK ABOUT THAT THERE IS GOING TO BE ANOTHER BOOK ABOUT LAURA JEAN. I’m excited, can’t you tell? I really love that character. I have four of Jenny’s books.

6.) John Green

Who doesn’t own or read at least one John Green book? He’s like the most known YA author around these days. I have 5 of John’s books

  • Looking for Alaska
  • An Abundance of Katherines
  • Paper Towns
  • The Fault in Our Stars
  • Will Greyson, wil greyson (Co-written with David Levithan)

5.) Ally Carter

I started reading Ally Carter when I was in middle school. Those were some of the first books I was really excited about reading. I’m excited to pick the series back up, hopefully sometime soon. I was lucky enough to meet Ally at Teen Book Con 2015 and it was a fan girl moment. I have seven of Ally’s books.

  • The Heist Society
  • The Gallager Girl Series
    • If I Told You I Love You, The I’d Have to Kill You
    • Cross my Heart and Hope to Spy
    • Don’t Judge a Girl by her Cover
    • Only the Good Spy Young 
    • Out of Sight Out of Mind
    • United We Spy

4.) Emily Giffin

I discovered Emily Giffin last summer when Where We Belong  was recommended to me on Goodreads. I’d actually already had Something Borrowed because it was my mom’s. I decided to give it a read before I bought Where We Belong. I loved it and ended up reading all of her novels by the end of 2015.  I have all of Emily’s novels, seven in total, that are out and I am dying for her newest book that comes out at the end of June, First Comes Love.

3.) Lauren Conrad

I have almost all of Lauren Conrad’s books! I read them thorught high school as they were coming out. I got to meet her my sophomore year in high school when she went on a book tour for The Fame Game. I’ve been meaning to pick up her newest book Celebrate since it came out this past march. I have eight in total.

  • The L.A Candy Series
    • L.A Candy
    • Sweet Little Lies
    • Sugar and Spice
  • The Fame Game Series
    • The Fame Game
    • Starstruck
    • Infamous
  • Style 
  • Beauty

2.) Sarah Dessen

I love Sarah Dessen’s books almost as much as I love Lisi Harrison’s. It’s funny how she comes in as my second most owned author. I started reading her books at the end of my junior year and high school. I love her books. Heck, I drove four hours to meet her last spring when Saint Anything came out. I have all of Sarah Dessen’s Novels, there are twelve in total, plus a short story.

  • That Summer
  • Someone Like You
  • Keeping the Moon
  • Dreamland
  • This Lullaby 
  • The Truth About Forever 
  • Just Listen
  • Lock & Key
  • Along for the Ride
  • Infinity (Short Story)
  • What Happened to Goodbye
  • The Moon and More
  • Saint Anything

1.) Lisi Harrison

It’s funny how she comes in at my most owned author because she’s my favorite author. I started reading Lisi’s book in 2009 the summer between my seventh and eight grade years of middle school. I got to meet her in 2010 and it’s still one of the happiest days of my life. I can’t fully express how much I love this woman. I own all of the books that Lisi has written. That’t 32 books. So i’m not going to list those out like I did with all of the other books but I will list out the series.

  • The Clique Series including The Summer Collection, The Cliquetionary, The Clique Prequel Charmed and Dangerous The Rise of the Pretty Committee and The graphic novel adaptation of The Clique.
  • The Alphas Series
  • The Monster High Series
  • The two books from out from the Pretenders Series

I hope you liked this! I’ve been brain storming on things I could post other than book reviews, just to change things up a bit! If you have any ideas on some posts I could do, please tell me!

Much Love,

Kait

 

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Most Owned Authors

Wish You Were Italian 

img_6751In the debut album by Kristin Rae, it’s the summer before Pippa’s senior year of high school and by far the most important summer of her life. She’s looking forward to spending the summer with her best friend, Morgan, and spending time with her Gram. Last minute, Pippa’s mother sends her to Italy to study in an art program. Unhappy, Pippa goes to Italy but once she gets there, she decides to ditch the art program and explore Italy on her own for the summer. Soon Pippa finds herself in a bit of a love triangle, between a hot Italian named Bruno and Darren, this American guy who she keeps bumping in to everywhere she goes.

Basically this novel is Anna and the French Kiss meets The Lizzie McGuire Movie. And I must warn you before picking up this book, you will crave ice cream/ gelato while reading. It took me about two days to read this book and I ate ice cream twice during that period.

Wish You Were Italian was a cute story. The writing was pretty good and the boys were cute. It’s what you’d expect from this kind of love story.

I want to be honest when I write my book reviews, witch is why this is hard for me to write: I did not like this book. It wasn’t the book though, it was me.

Let me explain. Part of it has to do with the fact, I was over this book before I even started reading it. The archetype of a girl going to a foreign country and falling in love is something I read a lot of last year and I got sick of it. Some of those books I loved, like Just One Day by Gayle foreman and Hello, I Love You by Katie M. Stout. I really did try to push that out of my mind when I was reading this. I never fell in love with the characters. I was half way through and not only did I not care what happened, I really had to force myself to finish the book. Though I will say the last 40 pages had me drawn in. I should have been drawn in before the last 40 pages though.

I’m not saying this is a bad book and I’m not saying that you shouldn’t read it. I think you should give it a try and decide for yourself. I think later on down the road, I might give this book a second chance. I’ll definitely be picking up Kristin’s second book What You Always Wanted that just came out.

But with all things said above, I did give it two out of five stars.

Have you read Wish You Were Italian? What were your thoughts?

Wish You Were Italian 

Teen Book Con 2016!

IMG_6839This past weekend, I got to go to Teen Book Con! Teen Book Con is a book festival held in Houston. This was my second year to go and I had such a great time! I’m already counting the days until next year 🙂

IMG_6840The day started off with Ruta Sepetys (pictured to the right)  as the key note speaker. I had hear of Ruta before, all the booktubers talk about her but have not read one of her books. I absolutely loved listening to her speak. She talked about fighting dragons. Fighting dragons being a metaphor for over coming obstacles.  She also talked about telling stories and how telling stories gives a voice to not just you but to the people of the stories you’re telling. I’m usually not a fan of historical fiction, but after listening to her speak, i’m dying to pick up one of her books, especially her newest, Salt To the Seas. Her speech left me feeling inspired and was a great way to kick off the day!

Once keynote was finished, it was time to break out in to panels. There was a total of six panels to choose from. Of course, I went in to the day with a game plan, knowing exactly what panels  I wanted to go to and when.

IMG_6841The first panel I went to of the day was SHIP IT. This panel consisted of Jesse Andrews (pictured to the left), Tina Connolly, Samantha Mabry, Meredith Moore and Kristin Rae.After having read Me and Earl and the Dying Girl last week, this was probably my most anticipated panel of the day. It didn’t disappoint. I might even go as far as to call this my favorite panel of the day (and that’s a super hard call). This panel was moderated by Jennifer Matheu, author of The Truth About Alice and Devoted. She had recognized me from when I went to the launch party for Devoted last year. I thought that was super cool! I’m glad she was there because i’ve been wanting to tell her how much I loved Alice (you might remember I mentioned this book in my Christmas Song Book Tag as a book I think that everyone should read). I loved how much this panel made me laugh. I love Jesse’s since of humor and if you’ve read one of his books, you know what i’m talking about. Also, I really enjoyed seeing Samantha Mabry from this panel. She was witty and bubbly and also very funny. She and Jesse played great off each other.

Up next I went to the I’m New Here panel. This panel included Sean McGinty, Julie Murphy, Becky Wallace and Jeff Zentner. This panel was called i’m new here because of all of the authors in the panel only have one or two books out. What drew me to this panel, was Julie Murphy. I loved listening to her talk about her writing process. Something  else I enjoyed about this panel, was listening to Becky Wallace talk about how creepy certain aspects of Sleeping Beauty are. I agree with her one hundred percent when she says that dancing with strangers in the forrest is creepy and something we should not be teaching our daughters.

After lunch, I went in to the Life is Rough panel. I got to see E.K Johnson, Amber Smith, IMG_6842Ray Villareal, Nicola Yoon and Amy Zhang. I loved this panel because all of the author’s stories are strong character driven stores- my favorite kind. Also, I was the only one in that room who had heard of the undertaker (I love WWE!). I learned this when Ray mentioned he had a book called My Father, the Angel of Death, a book about a boy whose father is a wrestler named the Angel of Death. He mentioned that the Angel of Death was heavily inspired by the undertaker. Naturally, I added this to my TBR on goodreads right away. I loved hearing Nicola Yoon’s story about how her book got it’s tittle Everything, Everything. As a young writer, I love hearing about authors who have published books at a young age. Any Zhang published her first book when she was still in high school. It gives me hope. Plus, when I got to meet her in the signing lines that afternoon, she gave me some great advice on getting my query letter written.

For my last panel of the day, I went to Back in The Day with authors Ruta Sepetys, Jennifer Donnelly, Monica Hesse, Katherine Howe and Steve Sheinkin. All of the authors write either nIMG_6843on-fiction or historical fiction. Now as an adult reader, i’ve never gravitated to historical fiction, witch I find hilarious because as a kid, the American Girl books were practically all I read. What I loved about this panel was hearing about how the authors get inspired by real life events and how they want to tell the stories about things that happened that aren’t in our history books. This panel started a spark in me to pick up some young adult historical fiction.

The closing session of the day a local high school improve group preformed along with author Michael Buckley, an author in a panel I didn’t get to make it to. They were great performers and was it was a neat way to close out the day.

IMG_6846They very last part of the day was book signing!  Unforunately, as a broke college student, I wasn’t able to buy nearly as many books as I wanted to but I did make it out with a pretty awesome stack.  I don’t think you guys even realize how much I can’t wait to dive in to this pile of books and start reviewing them! Also, I can’t wait to go and pick up more books from some of the authors I saw today.

I had a blast and I would definitely say that Teen Book Con 2016 was a success! Have you guys read any of the books I bought? Tell me witch one I should read first because I can’t decide.

Much Love,

Kaitlyn

Teen Book Con 2016!

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

Hadley Sullivan misses her flight to London, for her fathers wedding, by four minutes. Luckily, she’s able to get on another flight that takes off a few hours later. While she’s waiting to catch her next flight and trying not to think about the wedding that’s she’s been dreading for the last year, she meets Oliver, a cute and charming British boy, who also ends up not only being on her flight, but having the seat next to hers. What Hadley finds in the twenty-four hours that follow, is that those four minutes changed her life forever.

I’m going to say it up front, my favorite part about this book was the last page. I can’t say what happens, obviously, because that would be a spoiler (and we at Book Alphas don’t approve of spoilers). But I will say it was absolutely adorable  and it was where the tittle of the book comes from.

So, I will say that this story follows Hadley and what happens after she and Oliver separate at the airport.  The summary on the back of the book didn’t make that so clear. I was relieved to find this out, because there’s only so much that can be done with the two sitting on the air plane.

I do wish there would have been last time spent on the air plane. That was about the first half of the book and at times, I felt like it was moving a bit slow. My favorite part was the second half of the book, where Hadley was at the wedding/ running around London. I loved seeing the effect that her such short time with Oliver had on her.

I love Jennifer E. Smith’s writing style. I’m typically not such a huge fan of third person but I love the way she does it. This is the second book i’ve read by her (the first being This is What Happy Looks Like.) and I am still blown away with how beautiful her writing is.

I did enjoy reading this book. It was a fun quick read and everything that’s good about young adult contemporary.

Also, I know that The Statistical Probability of Love at Fist Sight is being adapted in to a movie! I’m not sure exactly when it’s coming out but I do look forward to it. I think it’s going to make a cute chick flick. And, Hailee Steinfeld is going to be playing Hadley. I’m super excited about this because I loved her in Barely Lethal.

I liked this book but it didn’t blow me away. I also found the plot very predictable and because of that I gave it 3/5 stars.

Have you read The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight? I’d love to hear your thoughts! Or have you read any of Jennifer E. Smith’s other books? Tell me about those too because I can’t decide what one I should pick up next.

Much Love,

Kate

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

Books We’re Thankful For:2015

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Hey guys! It’s thanksgiving week, and it’s a time where everyone give thanks. Here at Book Alphas, we’re thankful for books! So today, we thought we’d tell you exactly what books we’re thankful for.

And before we get in to it, we want to take a second to apologize for our inconsistent posting. We’ve been crazy busy with projects and finals and basically college life. We’re going to be more consistent in the new year, we’re even looking at twice a week!

Five:

Tina’s Pick-

The Clique Series by Lisi Harrison. Some of the very first books I ever read were the books in the Clique Series. Following the adventures of Massie Block and her friends showed me how reading could be a fun experience that transports you to another world. Not only did these books help spur my love of reading when I was younger, but they also helped bond me to one of my favorite people and best friends, Kate. This series not only impacted my life but truly helped me fall in love with reading.

Kate’s Pick-

The Fame Game by Lauren Conrad. I really love all of Lauren Conrad’s books because they got me in to reading again after I finished the Clique Series. However, I choose this book specifically because it was The Fame Game book tour that I got to meet Lauren Conrad. She complimented my dress and I was ecstatic. She also thought I was cute because I had all of her books with me and she’s a super sweet person. I wish she’d write another series!

Four:

Tina’s Pick-

Two Little Girls in Blue, by Mary Higgins Clark. I read this book when I was in the sixth grade for an author project. For years, I could not get it out of my head and kept trying to find it in every bookstore. I finally found it when I saw it and remembered the title about a year ago in a Goodwill. This book is about a family whose two twins are kidnapped. When one is returned for ransom and the other believed to be dead, the mother refuses to believe in her other daughter’s death because it seems the twin at home can communicate with her sister. The book as a whole is an edge-of-your-set thriller that is written beautifully, definitely worth searching for a few years to find.

Kate’s Pick-

Heart of The Matter by Emily Giffin. I only read this book for the first time back in October but it was soo good, I had to put it on this list. This book tells the story of two women, Tessa and Valerie whom have absolutely nothing in common until one night where a tragic accident connects their lives. The story is told in alternative points of view of Tessa and Valerie and tells a very unique story. I read it in like three days and if you’re a fan of Something Borrowed, there’s a update on Rachel and Dex in this book!

Three:

Tina’s Pick-

The Crank Trilogy by Ellen Hopkins. I know I wrote about another book by Hopkins awhile ago but I am going to sing her praises again because she is one of my favorite authors ever. Crank and its subsequent two sequels was some of the first more grown up books I decided to read, and I am glad every day I did. Not only did these books scare me from doing drugs forever, it reminds me every time I read it the importance of not losing sight of what is important in life.

Kate’s Pick-

So I know I’ve talked about this book in a previous post but that’s not going to stop me from mentioning this book again, If You Have To Cry, Go Out Side and Other Things Your Mother Never Told You by Kelly Cutrone. I’ve now read this book twice and i’ll probably read it a few more times. Kelly Cutrone has really influenced my life through this book. The first time I read it I was in tenth grade and I didn’t realize how much it stuck with me until earlier this year when I reread it and kept saying to myself, that’s where I got this from. I love Kelly’s outlook on life and she gives some great advice in this book. I firmly believe that it’s a book that every woman should read at least one in her life.

Two:

Tina’s Pick-

The Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling. Hands down my favorite series ever, which is no surprise to anyone who knows me. I am the biggest Harry Potter fan. I have seen all the movies, read all the books, gone to as many midnight premieres as possible, and will be getting a season pass to the Universal in LA just so I can go the HP World there all the time. Harry Potter has brought some of the best people into my life through Quidditch (I play at my college). This series has impacted my life so deeply and makes me beyond happy every day.

Kate’s Pick-

Lock & Key by Sarah Dessen. This was the second Sarah Dessen book I read and one of the few books i’ve finished reading and said “this is my favorite book.” I think about this story all the time, and this book and Sarah’s writing has really influenced  my own writing. I guess I like this book because I’m a sucker for this kind of series. It’s about Ruby who was living with her mom until she disappeared. Once it was discovered she was living by herself, she is sent to live with her other sister, Cora, and her husband, Jamie. The story is about Cora and Ruby rebuilding their relationship and them growing closer together. Yes, it’s amazing and I love it and I cant say enough good things about it.

One:

Tina’s Pick-

Thirteen Reason’s Why by Jay Asher. If you have ever read this novel, then you understand why I have chosen it for my number one book I am most thankful for. I plan on writing a long blog post soon talking about it, because I cannot express in just this short amount of space how amazing this book is. It makes you think about every action you take and how it affects others. It will make you feel happy and sad and emotional. It will make you question mankind’s kindness, but then feel overjoyed at our capacity to learn. I can honestly say this book changed the way I see the world, and for anyone who reads it, I hope it changes your world too.

Kate’s Pick-

Like Tina, I pick The Clique series but I am going to pick a specific book in the series Revenge of the Wannabes. This is my favorite book in the series and it’s still one of my favorite books ever (and it’s one of the other books I closed and said ‘this is my favorite book’). I just loved everything about this book, especially how it’s one of the few books in the series that’s told in a point of view other than Massie and Claire. This is one of the books I took with me when I met Lisi Harrison and i’ve read this book so many times, i’ve lost count of the exact number of times i’ve read it. Really this series means everything to me (as do all of Lisi’s other books) but this book specifically, is the one I keep coming back to.

So what books are you guys thankful for? Did any of our picks make the list? Tell us!

Much Love,

Tina & Kate

Books We’re Thankful For:2015

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before & P.S I Still Love You

I recently read To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S I Still Love You by Jenny Han and I thought it would be perfect to talk about the duo in one post. I’ll talk about each book individually but I will quickly say that I really loved both of these books!

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before:

Lara Jean has loved five boys before in her life and she has written a love letter to each one. She pours her hear in to these letters, like no one will ever read them- because no one ever will. She writes them to help her move on from these boys that she has absolutely no chance in dating. That is until one day, these letters get mysteriously gets mailed out putting her in a tough place between two of the boys, Peter- a boy she’s likes since eight grade, and Josh- her next door neighbor and her older sister’s ex-boyfriend.

I love basically everything about this book.

I love Lara Jean. I haven’t related this much to a character in such a long time. I mean, she’s basically me in a book. Like me she’s scared of driving, she’s lost her mom and she has to help out around the house with her sister. She doesn’t go out on Friday nights an prefers it that way. She loves her family and she doesn’t have a lot of friends. It’s so nice that there’s a character I relate so much too. I’m 19 so it feel like the characters in the YA novels I read are too young for me to fully relate to and the characters in the characters in the other books I read are too old for me to fully relate to. Not that this takes away from the stories- I still love them and I still fall in love with these characters but it’s just so nice that there is finally a character that I can see so much of myself in. Can Lara Jean be real so we can be real life besties?

This book is one of the special books that I give a 5/5 stars to. I love everything about it and I think it’s a book that all girls should read. So stop reading this post and go buy this book. Actually no, finish reading this post and then go buy a copy of this book.

P.S I Still Love You:

I don’t want to go too much in to the plot about this book because if I do, it will give away the ending of the first book and spoilers aren’t cool man. But I will say that this book pick up where the first one left off and like the first book, you won’t be able to put it down.

So something I really liked loved about this book was the side story about Lara Jean’s friendship with Genevieve and figuring out where and how it fell apart. We all go though those friendship losses and they do effect us. Especially in the transition between middle school and high school (where Lara Jean and Gen lost it) and after you graduate high school (I pretty much talk to no one from high school and i graduated a year ago). It amazes me still how you cab be so close to one person and one day you look at them and know nothing about them. So many young adult books focus on the first romantic relationship and how those change us. And yes, they do change us, these friendships change us just as much if not more. I mean, my besite and I are super close and is probably the most meaningful relationship I have- ya’ll know her, she’s the lovely other writer for Book Alphas.

I love the Song Girls but Kitty stole the show in the book. She made me laugh out loud. You never know what she’s going to say and there’s something about her whit and humor that you can’t help but love. I’d love to see a spinoff of maybe a middle grade novel about her. I would read it.

I loved this story, and it was so fantastically written. Not just with the main story line but with the side stories too. I give it 4/5 stars and I’m officially adding Jenny Han my list of favorite authors.

Have you read these books? Do you love them as much as I do? Tell me in the commits below!

Much Love,

Kaitlyn

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before & P.S I Still Love You

Anna, Lola & Isla

 By now you’ve probably heard of Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door and, Isla and the Happily Ever After. The series of companion novels by Stephanie Perkins has gotten a lot of attention this year and today I’m going to give you my thoughts on the novels. These novels stand alone, meaning that you can read Isla without having read Anna and the story will make since. However, if you do read them in order, like I did, you pick up on little references from the other stories and you get more out of them.

Anna and the French Kiss:

Anna loves her life in Atlanta Georgia. She has her best friend, Bridget, the love spending time with her mom and her little bother and there’s her cute co-worker, Trohp, from the movie theater who she likes. Anna can’t wait to start her senior year of high school, until her  parents decide to send her to SOAP, School of America in Paris.While she hates it at first, Anna makes some awesome new friends, including Étienne St. Clair, who she becomes best friends and definitely likes as more than a friend. with. It’s too bad he already has a girl friend.

As I started reading this story, I initially liked it but as it went on, I wasn’t as in to it. It was a cute story but it’s very predictable. I read this book after I had read Gayle Froman’s Just One Day so I had kind of high standards, i guess due to the similar story lines.

I never really fell in love with Anna and falling in live with the main character. I thought she was acting like a brat most of the novel. Yeah, i get that you were mad that you had to change schools your senior year but’s it’s France. Do I need to emphasize that anymore? FRANCE.  Get over it and eat some pasta with a macaroon.

Come to think of it, I never really grew to like St. Clair either. He was friendly with Anna and don’t get me wrong, i though they were adorable together. I didn’t like how he led her on while he was still with his girlfriend.

This novel did have some excellent side characters. I loved Meredith, one of Anna’s friends and next door neighbor. She’s the kind of friend you’d hope to have not just in high school but at any point in your life.

Overall, I liked this book but because of the predictability of the ending, I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Lola and the Boy Next Door:

There are three things that Lola wants most in her life: 1.) To walk in to her winter formal dressed as Marie Antoinette, 2.) For her Dads to accept her boyfriend and 3.) To Never see Cricket Bell again. And things are going great in Lola’s life until Cricket Bell and his family move back in to their house next door to Lola’s. Lola and Cricket start to rebuild their friendship and start to realize that they like each other but things are complicated by Lola’s boyfriend and Cricket’s twin sister, Calliope.

This is by far my favorite novel out of the three. I loved everything about it. Lola was the most adorable thing ever. I loved how she was so unique, always dressing up in different costumes and wigs. Then we have Cricket who was just as adorable, if not more adorable than Lola. I even loved how San Francisco was a character in the novel. (Tina, you’d like that).

I was very happy with this book and read it in two days. I had to know what happened. I give it 4/5 stars even though i really enjoyed it, you gotta save 5 stars for the books that are just really special.

Isla and the Happily Ever After:

Isla (pronounced eye-la) is a hopeless romantic and has had a crush on Josh since their freshman year of high school at SOAP. When they bump in to each other over the summer at home in Manhattan Isla just might get her happy ending. But things get hard with Josh and Isla with family, friends, Josh’s past relationship and college coming up. Things olny get harder when Josh gets expelled from SOAP and he has to go back to Manhattan. Josh and Isla’s relationship might not survive.

I was kind of disappointed to see that Stephanie Perkins decided to take the story back to Paris. Probably because by time i got around to reading Isla, I had read a couple more of the ‘girl goes to a foreign county and falls in love’ books. (Apparently this is a theme in YA contemporary novels these days.) Would have loved to see a Manhattan love story.

I didn’t like how quickly the relationship between Josh and Isla formed. It went very quickly and felt very unrealistic. I would have loved to see it start off as a friendship and build in to the relationship they had.

I did love Isla and I loved Isla and Josh together. I am in love with her red hair and her loyalty to her best friend, Kurt. And Josh and Isla make such a cute couple.

I was pleased with the ending of this book too! I don’t want to say much because i don’t want to spoil you but, it’s like the tittle says…

Over all, I give this book a 3.5 out of 5 stars. I felt like while cute, the relationship between Josh and Isla moved too fast and at times, I felt the story needed to be moved along.

As far as the series goes, over all I did like the books. I don’t necessarily think that they’re worth all the hype they’ve been getting but I do recommend all three books. They are fun light reads, perfect for reading beach or if you want a fluffy romance novel.

Have you read Anna, Lola & Isla? Tell me what you thought!

Much love,

Kate

Anna, Lola & Isla