Book Review: “The Unexpected Everything” by Morgan Matson

Hey everybody!

I finished reading “The Unexpected Everything” by Morgan Matson.

Overview from GoodReads:

Andie had it all planned out. When you are a politician’s daughter who’s pretty much raised yourself, you learn everything can be planned or spun, or both. Especially your future. Important internship? Check. Amazing friends? Check. Guys? Check (as long as we’re talking no more than three weeks). But that was before the scandal. Before having to be in the same house with her dad. Before walking an insane number of dogs. That was before Clark and those few months that might change her whole life. Because here’s the thing—if everything’s planned out, you can never find the unexpected. And where’s the fun in that?

This was definitely a book that I really enjoyed reading. It may have taken me a while to read, but it was definitely a book that was worthwhile.

Until my next post,

Stephanie

ARC Book Review: “Overlooked” by Simone Sowood and Lulu Pratt

Hey guys!

I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

Overview from GoodReads:

She’s the closest thing I ever had to a sister. Our parents are best friends and neighbors. We were raised together. But one look at her naked body in the window and I’m hard. How did I never notice her this way before? Too bad she’s forbidden fruit. She doesn’t deserve to be in my trail of one and done women. Plus it would ruin 25 years of friendship between our parents. But my body craves her. The longer she stands in the window, the less I’m able to resist. Screw it. Before I leave, I’ll give her a few good nights to she’ll never forget.

I could not put this down once I started reading it – it is definitely a recommended book to read. The suspense!
Not recommended for anyone under the age of 18.

Until my next post,

Stephanie

Book Review: “The Ruby Circle” by Richelle Mead 

Hey guys!

So, I finally finished the Bloodlines Series by Richelle Mead. I am so upset that it is over, but all good things must come to an end.

Overview from GoodReads:

Their forbidden romance exposed, Sydney and Adrian find themselves facing the wrath of both the Alchemists and the Moroi in this electrifying conclusion to Richelle Mead’s bestselling Bloodlines series. When the life of someone they both love is put on the line, Sydney risks everything to hunt down a deadly former nemesis. Meanwhile, she and Adrian becomes enmeshed in a puzzle that could hold the key to a shocking secret about spirit magic, a secret that could shake the entire Moroi world and alter their lives forever.

This book was just so amazing! I almost cried at the ending. This was just a wonderful ending to a wonderful series.

Book Review: “Chuck Yeager Goes Supersonic” by Alan W. Biermann

Hello everybody!

My sister had bought this book for me while we were at the Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. over the weekend.

Overview from GoodReads:

Young readers will love the legend of the great American aviator, Chuck Yeager, who grew up from humble beginnings to become the first person to fly a plane faster than the speed of sound. This beautifully illustrated book shows scenes of Chuck as a boy in rural West Virginia, describes his wild flights as a test pilot in the U. S. Air Force, and recounts the terrifying bumping and rattling flights as he neared the “sound barrier.” The book presents a chapter on what the sound barrier is and why it is so dangerous. The reader can experience, with Chuck, the beautiful moment of success as his rocket plane breaks through to supersonic speeds. Young people will remember always this heroic story and the legendary pilot who took the world of aviation into a new era.

I really enjoyed reading this book and, although it seems like a children’s book, it was very informative and the drawings were just outstandingly done!

Until my next post,

Stephanie

Book Review: “Silver Shadows” by Richelle Mead

Hi everybody!

I finished reading “Silver Shadows” by Richelle Mead! Finally! One more book to go!

Synopsis from GoodReads:

In The Fiery Heart, Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists. Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive. For Sydney, trapped and surrounded by adversaries, life becomes a daily struggle to hold on to her identity and the memories of those she loves. Meanwhile, Adrian clings to hope in the face of those who tell him Sydney is a lost cause, but the battle proves daunting as old demons and new temptations begin to seize hold of him. . . .

Just like all the other Richelle Mead books, this book was absolutely incredible! I love the romance between Sydney and Adrian and it really shows in this book. I cried when I read the parts about when Sydney was in the re-education facility – nobody should ever have to go through that.

Until my next post,

Stephanie

Book Review: “Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Love & Friendship” by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Kimberly Kirberger 

Hello everyone!

I had recently finished reading “Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Love & Friendship” by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Kimberly Kirberger.

I had gotten this book back in high school, I believe, and it’s taken me a while to finish it, but I did it.

Synopsis from GoodReads:

As a teen, you know that these are possibly the most challenging years of your life. Your relationships with your family and friends are constantly changing, and you face tough choices about the people you want to hang out with. New friendships begin as others fall by the wayside. Love interests may come and go, and friends become like family. Your parents are “the enemy” today, your best friends the next. This book offers support in navigating the perils and jjoys of these relationships. The stories in this latest serving of Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul explore the topics nearest and dearest to your heart: love and friendship. They show how teens just like you feel about their closest releationships, breakups, friends, family, falling in love, tough times and growing up. Teens describe the happiest moments of their lives and the darkest days they struggle to put in these stories and will learn valuable lessons about the true meaning of love and friendship. Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Love & Friendship will inpsire you to make the most of the time you spend with your loved ones and friends.

 

This book is such an amazing book for teenagers and young adults. It teaches so many life lessons. I highly recommend it for all teenagers and young adults.

Book Review: “Octopus! The Most Mysterious Creature in the Sea” by Katherine Harmon Courage

Hi guys!

I had gotten this book last year while at the National Aquarium in Baltimore and I only just finished reading it (I know…took long enough).

Synopsis from GoodReads:

No one understands the octopus. With eight arms, three hearts, camouflaging skin, and a disarmingly sentient look behind its highly evolved eyes, how could it appear anything but utterly alien? Octopuses have been captivating humans for as long as we have been catching them. Many cultures have octopus-centric creation myths, art, and, of course, cuisine. For all of our ancient fascination and millions of dollars’ worth of modern research, however, we still have not been able to get a firm grasp on these enigmatic creatures. Now, Katherine Harmon Courage, a veteran journalist and contributing editor for Scientific American, dives into the mystifying underwater world of the octopus. She reports from around the globe of her adventures in Spain, Greece, and even Brooklyn, inviting us to experience the scientific discoveries and deep cultural ties that connect us to the octopus. You’ll discover: The oldest known fossilized octopus is estimated to have lived 296 million years ago—even before the first dinosaurs emerged. Government agencies are funding research labs around the world to re-create the octopus’s naturally occurring camouflage techniques. About two thirds of an octopus’s brain capacity is spread throughout its eight arms, meaning each one literally has a mind of its own. Octopuses have aced numerous intelligence tests, including opening childproof bottles, solving mazes, and even recognizing individual people. The octopus can change colors and textures within milliseconds to vanish against its background—yet we have no evidence that it can see in color. Courage deftly interweaves personal narrative with interviews with leading octopus experts. The result is an entertaining yet scientifically grounded exploration of the octopus and its infinitely complex world.

 

I found this book to be very insightful of the octopus. There were some parts that I had to skip because of reasons, but I do highly recommend this book.

 

Until my next post,

Stephanie