- Page Count: 339
- Release Date: August 14, 2014
- My Rating: 2.5 stars
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.
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.
Ok so the first two books were super cute and definitely some of my favorite YA contemporaries (even if I wasn’t a fan of how Lola treated Cricket). I flew through those and would totally reread them.
This… was a bit of an effort to get through. I didn’t particularly care about the characters OR their story. The only thing I really kept reading for was any mention of Anna, Etienne, Lola, Cricket, or the familiar SOAP setting.
But otherwise the main story is how Isla finally gets to date the guy she’s had a crush on forever but isn’t sure if she’s worth being loved. Something about their romance was more irritating than cute, though…. I was honestly pretty bored and disconnected from the whole thing. The characters weren’t as strong as in previous books, they didn’t have as much development, aaaand there wasn’t much of a plot overall. I kept waiting for the story to start.
BUT seeing the small scenes with the old characters from other stories made me so happy 🙂