Tag: Stephanie Perkins


Book Review: ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER by Stephanie Perkins

Book Review: ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER by Stephanie Perkins

Posted August 7, 2014 by jenniferstrand in book review, Uncategorized / 1 Comment

ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER by Stephanie Perkins Release date: August 14, 2014 Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Publisher: Dutton Pages: 352 Source: ARC 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. Fictitious Delicious Rating: 5+ So, here it is. The end of […]

2013 Reading Rewind: Week Three

2013 Reading Rewind: Week Three

Posted December 16, 2013 by jenniferstrand in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Welcome to week three of the 2013 Reading Rewind. My name is Jen and I DID NOT epically fail at week two. Nikki and I spent the week sending texts to each other swooning over those beautifully amazing Fisher boys. No matter if you’re team Jere or Conrad, the Summer series by Jenny Han is made of pure awesome.  I seriously wanted to start reading them AGAIN when I finished book three. Unlike week one, THIS series is holding through the test of time for me.  I’m on the verge of finishing up SUCH A RUSH tonight since I couldn’t finish by Sunday. Silly life getting in the way, yadda yadda yadda. I just have to finish it, though. At 150 pages in, I’m having […]

2013 Reading Rewind

2013 Reading Rewind

Posted October 30, 2013 by jenniferstrand in Uncategorized / 3 Comments

For the second year in a row, my friend Nikki and I are using the month of December to re-read some of our favorite books.  Last year we read The Black Dagger Brotherhood series for the fourth time together. While it’s always fun to go back to Caldwell, NY, the best part about reading this series last year was the giggling and swooning we did. As a group.  See, we have friends that learned about our intentions and joined us and turned our re-read into a party! It was one of my favorite reading events of the year. (We still have a “secret” Facebook group in which we post completely appropriate content and pictures.) This year, Nikki and I […]

Top 10 Books to Look Forward to in 2012

Top 10 Books to Look Forward to in 2012

Posted December 30, 2011 by jenniferstrand in Uncategorized / 10 Comments

We are happy to be participating in the “TOP 10 of 2011 A week of looking back… and looking forward” feature, hosted by Jessica @ Confessions of a Bookaholic, Lisa @ A Life Bound By Books, Rachel @ Fiktshun & Jaime & Patricia @ Two Chicks on Books.  Today the topic is… eepp!  Books to look forward to!! There is nothing quite like waiting for a book you are DYING to read.  It’s like Christmas!!  Only with Christmas, sometimes waiting and planning are more fun than the actual day.  NOT SO, my friends, with book releases!  They are the gifts that keep on giving!   Some books on my list are a given, but I HAVE to mention them.  Others are books […]

Top 10 Books Read in 2011

Top 10 Books Read in 2011

Posted December 26, 2011 by jenniferstrand in Uncategorized / 18 Comments

We are happy to be participating in the “TOP 10 of 2011 A week of looking back… and looking forward” feature, hosted by Jessica @ Confessions of a Bookaholic, Lisa @ A Life Bound By Books, Rachel @ Fiktshun & Jaime & Patricia @ Two Chicks on Books. We’re kicking off the week by discussing a favorite topic of late: TOP 10 Books Read in 2011  Making a top ten list is tough, yo.  Go ahead and try it if you don’t believe me… How do you pick the top ten books you’ve read in a year when you’ve read nearly eighty books total?  You sigh a lot and pick ten books from the list of those […]

Hero/ine of the Week: Episode 14

Hero/ine of the Week: Episode 14

Posted September 5, 2011 by jenniferstrand in Uncategorized / 8 Comments

Delicious fictional characters are one of our favorite cravings here on the blog. Each week we’ll feature TWO helpings of stick-worthy hero/ines: our Baby Ruth and Hot Tamale of the Week. We hope you’ll love them so much, you’ll come back for seconds. As with all of our limericks, spoilers abound. Please ignore our silliness if you haven’t read the book and wish to remain spoiler free. This week’s stick-worthy characters are… Étienne St. Clair and Anna Oliphant from Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (click here to read our spoiler-free review) Ricky Ullman as Etienne St. Clair and Emma Roberts as Anna Oliphant (sans blond stripe) “An English hottie sometimes called St. Clair Lives in a country that cooks […]

Book Review: LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR by Stephanie Perkins

Book Review: LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR by Stephanie Perkins

Posted August 30, 2011 by jenniferstrand in book review, Uncategorized / 6 Comments

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins Release Date: Sept 29, 2011 Publisher:  Dutton Books Format: ARC Source: The stunning made of awesome Brooke from Brooke Reports.  (THANK YOU, BROOKE!!!) Read a summary on Goodreads! Fictitious Delicious Rating: 5+ It’s official.  I am in love with Stephanie Perkins.  Not just like.  No. LOVE.  I LOOOOVE her.  I love the way she writes and the way her writing makes me feel.  I love her quirkiness and her quirky characters.  I love the absolute fulfillment of a perfect ending.  I love feeling like I’m in love for the first time.  And right now, I’m in love with the Boy Next Door.   You know, I think it […]

Waiting on Wednesday: LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR by Stephanie Perkins

Waiting on Wednesday: LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR by Stephanie Perkins

“Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. At Fictitious Delicious, this week’s most-anticipated read is… Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins Release date: Sept 29, 2011 In this companion novel to Anna and the French Kiss, two teens discover that true love may be closer than they think. Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion . . . she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit—more sparkly, more fun, more wild—the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down […]

Book Review: ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS by Stephanie Perkins

Book Review: ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS by Stephanie Perkins

Posted July 6, 2011 by jenniferstrand in book review, Uncategorized / 5 Comments

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins Release date: December 2, 2010 Publisher: Dutton Format:  Hardcover Source:  Personal Collection Read a summary on Goodreads! Fictitious Delicious Rating: 5+ ANNA is quite possibly my favorite book this year.  I have never read something so sweet and heart-melting in my entire life! And it was so funny! And the characters were SO great! I LOVED Anna.  In fact, I loved the portrayal of all the characters because they felt like real teenagers.  They were not stereotyped or trivialized or taken from the stock YA shelf at all.  Each one had a distinct personality.  And I loved the humor in this book.  Humor is one of my favorite aspects […]