The Unexpected List Review – Aaay Puns

IMG_2148Genre: Ya | contemporary
Goodreads rating: 4.17
My rating:  ★★★★

 

 

 

 

 

 

summary

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? (Goodreads)

review

Okay so it’s been a while since I finished this (I feel like it’s been a month, but my sense of time has been off ever since I finished school) and thus my memory is failing me a bit. Which means I’ll be doing a list review!

Whatiliked

  • FRIENDSHIP. So much friendship I loved it. And the friends weren’t pushed aside once the relationship started. I loved their interactions, text messages, traditions and inside jokes
  • FAMILY. Andie’s relationship with her dad developed beautifully. When the book starts they barely know each other, by the end they’re a lot closer and comfortable with each other again which is great to see. It was also great to see her father become more of a human being and a Dad and less of a polished politician
  • CUTE LOVE INTEREST AND HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP. Remember my discussion on the romanticisation of abusive relationships? I’m so glad that Morgan Matson portrayed not just a realistic relationship, but also a healthy one. Their first date was super awkward because they didn’t know each other that well, but they started to talk more and more, getting to know each other better, ‘writing’ their own story together (which is super cute) and joking around. Also said love interest is a writer. Which was super cool
  • EMOJIS. How could I have not realised before that a lot of YA books taking place during our time should use these? Not only was it fun, it also made it a lot more realistic
  • DOGS. Dogs are always a plus. Unless they die. I’m looking at you certain author who broke my heart and traumatised me, you know who you are

whatididn'tlike

  • SLOW PACE. While I wasn’t necessarily bored and the scenes sure were entertaining and cute to read, it was a bit too long. The plot definitely didn’t need that
  • Speaking of which, there wasn’t much plot. It’s mostly character driven as it focuses on Andie’s growth of a character, her relationship with her dad, with Clark and with her friends. While I sure enjoyed it, it didn’t feel like much happened
  • LACK OF THE PUG. HE’S ON THE BOTH THE FRONT AND BACK OF MY EDITION. YET HE PLAYS A MINIMAL ROLE. DON’T WORRY PUG I STILL LOVE YOU (obviously this wasn’t a MAJOR setback lol, but I sure felt deceived)

I’m sure I would’ve had some tiny other points if I had reviewed it a bit sooner, but these are my most important points. This was my first Morgan Matson book, and certainly not the last!

Have you read The Unexpected Everything? What did you think? Were you also offended by the lack of the pug? Don’t get me wrong, Bernie is adorable. BUT PUG. STAND UP FOR THE PUGS. 

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The Weekly Hufflepuff #34

I can’t believe my first full week of the holidays is already over! I really hope the rest of my holidays won’t fly by this fast, even though I had a good week haha.

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I finished Monsters of Men and am not okay. Damn was this a rollercoaster of emotions. Every time it looked like things were going to be alright, I looked at the amount of pages I still had left and just

I started The Unexpected Everything yesterday and am enjoying it so far. Friendship, family, dogs and a cute love interest. Plus there’s a pug. But it looks like the pug won’t play a big role. I feel kind of betrayed because it’s on both the cover and back of the book so I expected it to play a bigger role.

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This was such a relaxing week. No deadlines, no homework, no exam… I could read, blog and write as much as I wanted. I’ve been keeping up with all the blogs, which makes me feel so accomplished haha. I’ve been searching for a job as well. Oh and I’ve been putting books on Marktplaats (a Dutch website where you can sell old stuff), so basically I feel like I’ve been very productive this week.

Yesterday we celebrated the birthday of a friend of my mom’s, where I ate waaay too much. I hadn’t eaten that much yet when we got there, so yeah

This was me

And today we’ll be booking our flight and hotel for our trip to London! My aunt and cousin should be here in less than two hours, so that should be fun.

Oooh and oh my God do any of you watch The Fosters because it was INTENSE and I need the next episode now (which looks like a horror movie like what even?? I’M SO SCARED).

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It feels so good to be able to add this section again! I’ve been working on the outline for my contemporary wip that I mentioned here and it’s been so much fun. I also shared a snippet of it for Snippet Sunday. Hopefully I’ll be able to write a lot this week as well.

I’m still debating whether or not I should participate in Camp Nano, and if so, what wip to work on. I really want to finally finish The Army of Quermo, but then again I’m also really in the mood to work more on the contemporary woops. Are you participating in Camp Nano?

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So how has your week been? What books have you been reading? Have you been writing? Are you participating in Camp Nano? Let me know in the comments!

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