Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday  is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. Click the link to see the original post plus a whole slew of links to other blogs. After you read this one, of course.


This week's choice is:

 
Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3) Title: Isla and the Happily Ever After
Author: Stephanie Perkins 
Release Date: September 17, 2013
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile 
   
Synopsis as found on Goodreads

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.


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Why I'm excited: 

Um, because it is the new Stephanie Perkins! I loved Anna and the French Kiss. It is one of my top go-to happy books. I also loved Lola and the Boy Next Door (although to a lesser degree). Stephanie Perkins is a brilliant YA author and has definitely earned her place in many a reader's auto-buy category. I'm excited that this book could be a stand-alone, but that old favorites will be popping up.

What about you? What's the book you are most excited for? Leave a comment below. It's Wednesday; Friday will be here before we know it! Happy reading, everyone!

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59 comments:

  1. I loved Anna and the French Kiss too! And I have to say I love these new cover designs. Great choice, thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Thanks, Tammy. Anna is the best and I do like the new cover designs, too.

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  2. I have yet to read anything by Stephanie Perkins, but she does have quite a following! I know I need to read at least one of her books eventually. This one sounds good, and I do love that cover. :)

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  3. It feels like I've been waiting on this forever. I literally cannot wait!!! Fantastic pick :)

    Come check out my WoW! Jen @ YA Romantics

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    1. I know! I feel like it's been on the horizon forever. I checked out your WoW pick. It looks interesting!

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  4. I haven't read anything Stephanie Perkins yet, but I know I need to!!! I like the cover of this book a lot too :)

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  5. I finally read Anna and the French Kiss last month and it's my goal to read Lola and the Boy Next Door before this one comes out. Great pick!

    And thanks for visiting my blog :)

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    1. Lola is good, too, but not quite on the same level, imo.

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  6. I have heard so many great things about Anna and the French Kiss, but I haven't read it yet. I know, I know. I need to get on that! This sounds wonderful, though. Just added to my to-read shelf. Thanks for stopping by my WOW!

    ~Meg

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    1. Ahem, you really should read Anna! I hate to be a broken record, but IT'S SO GOOD!

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  7. This looks really good. Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi at Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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    1. Me, too. I keep crossing my fingers it will show up on an ARC site so I can snag it early. Nothing yet.

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  8. A fabulous pick! Sounds like a great read and a chance for some armchair travel to one of my favorite cities. Enjoy!

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  9. YES!!!! I had this up a few weeks ago as my WoW too. And I just finished reading Anna this week. Loved it! Totally can't wait for this!

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  10. A lot of people are really excited about this one! I guess that means I should start reading Stephanie Perkins then? Anna here I come :)

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  11. I've heard so many things about Stephanie Perkins books. It sounds like a great pick!
    Thanks for stopping by :)

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  12. I am so excited for this one as well. Anna and the French Kiss is one of my favorite books. Great pick!

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  13. I haven't read anything by Stephanie Perkins (yet!) but the book sounds like it would be REALLY good read. :D

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  14. Thanks for stopping by my WOW. I've read Anna and the French Kiss, but I haven't read the 2nd book in the series. Popular choice.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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  15. I didn't know she was writing a new book! I still have yet to read Anna and the French Kiss, but I will get to it someday :) Nice pick!

    My Wow

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  16. Ooh! I loved Anna and the French Kiss! This sounds good!

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  17. I just recently read Anna and LOVED it! Now I need to get my hands on Lola! But I liked meeting Isla in the first book (even if it was super brief). Can't wait for this one either!

    Thanks for stopping by my WOW! New GFC Follower!

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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  18. I do need to give Stephanie Perkins a chance I guess, they just don't sound like my kind of book, but everyone loves them so much! I'm a new GFC follower.
    Check out my WOW

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  19. This was my WoW a couple of weeks ago! I can't even begin to tell you how excited i am for it. I love Stephanie Perkins!

    Thanks for stopping by and following! I'm a new follower too :)

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    1. Thanks, Jessica! I'm sure this book is a popular WoW choice. How could it not be?

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  20. OMG, yes! We've been waiting far too long for this installment.

    Check out my WoW!

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  21. I definitely want to read this one...along with Anna!!

    - Jessica @ Book Sake

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  22. I reeeeeally need to read Anna and the French Kiss! I'm betting if I had, I'd be super excited for this one as well... ;)

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    1. Nikki, you have to read it!...I mean, you don't HAVE to...(but you have to!)

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  23. I'm trying not to think about this one because it will make the wait that much longer. Stephanie Perkins' books are FANTASTIC. I think I need to reread them for the third time before Isla comes out.

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  24. I'm always a little embarrassed to admit that I haven't read this series yet, but as soon as the new covers are on sale, I'm picking all three up!

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  25. Oh my God! I'm seriously looking forward to this one!!! ISLA AND JOSH! And we get to see more St Clair. ETIENNE ST CLAIR!!! (You can probably tell I'm a tad excited about this book)
    Thanks for stopping by!
    Nara @ Looking for the Panacea

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  26. I did not know about this book but this book sounds like Just One Day by Gayle Forman, one of my all time books and authors!!!! Definitely going to add it to my Goodreads.

    Thanks for stopping by :)
    -New GFC Follower
    Jahzeiah @ Mermaed Books

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  27. I died waiting for this one. Awesome pick!

    Thanks for droppin by my WoW!

    Michelle Shouts Random

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  28. I had this as my WOW last week, lol ;) This sounds so incredible. Great pick!

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  29. Haven't heard of this yet but I'll check it out soon :)

    new GFC follower and bloglovin follower

    follow back?

    My WOW

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  30. This sounds like such a cute book!

    Stephanie @ Chasm of Books

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  31. I agree! I adore everything about this series...so this one will be an immediate buy for me. Great pick :)

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  32. I can't believe it. This is the book I was highlighting next week, LOL. I started reading Stephanie's stuff this week and love it!

    Thanks for checking out my WoW at YA Book Crush :)

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  33. I've started Anna and the French Kiss but it just wasn't the right time to read it for me so i need to get back to it. Especially with this one coming out! Great pick!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW as well :) Love your blog- i'm definitely following!

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  34. Yes you should def read throne of glass it was a kick butt book. And Isla, I can't wait to read this book either. Great pick! Thanks for stopping by today.

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  35. Awesome pick, Natalie! I think a lot of us are going to love this when it's released. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and I just added you via bloglovin'

    Have a great day :)

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  36. I can't wait for this one either! I love Steph's books, and I can't wait to see which other charcters show up in this one. :)
    Kelsey @ Behind Closed Covers

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  37. Ah, I actually haven't read any Stephanie Perkins' books, though I've heard nothing but good things. Definitely need to read these books soon!

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  38. I've never read any of Perkins' books! I hope you like this one when you get the chance to read it!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  39. You know, I've got signed copies of Perkins' first two books sitting on a shelf ten feet from me, and I haven't read them yet! I know they're both going to be great, and I hope to get around to them soon. I'm sure I'll be buying Isla, too! Thanks for visiting.

    Stephanie (Go Flash Go) @ Read, Rinse, Repeat

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  40. I'm ashamed to admit that I have yet to read anything by Anna Perkins. I don't know what's keeping me from reading Anna and the French Kiss since everyone seems to love it. I will definitely have to pick up one of her books asap. I hope you love this one as much as the other two!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and following Natalie! Following back :) love your background btw.

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  41. Ooh, this is an awesome pick! I LOVE Stephanie Perkins' books!! I've got this book pre-ordered, and I know I'll be reading it as soon as I get my hands on it. =)

    Thanks so much for stopping by and following my blog! I'm following you as well! I look forward to reading your posts. =D

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  42. Great pick! <3 Stephanie Perkins! I am still not quite sure about the cover change though...

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  43. I still need to read Lola, but I'm definitely looking forward to this as well. Nice pick!

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  44. I just recently pre-ordered this one! I'm really excited for Isla because I miss the giddy feeling I always get when I read a Stephanie Perkins book. Great pick! And thanks so much for stopping by my WoW. I'm a new follower. :)

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  45. Thanks for stopping by! Nice pick!

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  46. I'm SO excited for this one too! I haven't read Lola yet, but I will soon! I will definitely be checking this one out!
    Great pick :)

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