The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson | An Unexpected great read!

December 14, 2016 | Posted by Amanda in Book Reviews | 19 Comments

Hey, guys! Genesis here! I’m so beyond excited to have Amanda as a co-blogger. She’s beyond amazing and I know I made the right choice. I had only read half of her application when I knew I wanted to have her on the blog. For now, this will be a mini introduction and in January, she will be officially introduced and she’ll tell you all about herself 🙂


Hello, Latte Nights Readers!

My name is Amanda, and I am so excited to join Genesis here at Latte Nights Reviews!

As I am sure you read in Gen’s Latte Nights Rewind, I am moving some reviews from my blog (My Patronus is a Coffee) to this one through the month of December before officially beginning here in the new year!! I can also tell you that in the new year, Gen and I will be unveiling a whole new look here on Latte Nights in celebration of all the awesome newness that 2017 is bringing! Yay!

I am so excited to be here and I cannot wait to get to know all of you and for you to get to know me! So without further ado, here is my review of The Unexpected Everything!

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson | An Unexpected great read!The Unexpected Everything
by Morgan Matson
Genres: Contemporary, Humor, Romance, Young Adult
Publication Date: May 3rd 2016 by Simon & Schuster
Pages: 517
Format: Paperback
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4 Stars
Source: Purchased

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 review originally appeared on My Patronus is a Coffee, September 09, 2016.

Having coincidentally finished this book days before unexpectedly deciding to start my own blog, it seemed very obvious that this is our very first post!
(this line really was the first line on my blog – who knew it would be so fitting again!)

This YA novel is about a high student named Andie and the unexpected turns her life takes during the summer before senior year.

I don’t want to bore you with more of a synopsis than that – you google, you could find that yourself from anywhere! Heck, you might be reading this review on Goodreads, in which case the synopsis is on the same page as this review! I want to give you the reasoning behind my four 🌟 rating AND convince you to come back to the blog!

This book defines summer read for me; it takes place in the summer, it talks about summer, it is light and easy to breeze through, and it tugs at your heart strings! I think my favorite thing about The Unexpected Everything is that it is that anyone, of any age, especially at this end-of-the-summer time of year, can relate to Andie! Even if you are not going back to or starting school / work, the end of August / beginning of September always makes you feel like you are! Of course, there are parts of this book that are a tad on the fantastical side – her summer love happens to be a bestselling author (yes please), she lives in a gated community, she and her friends partake in a yearly scavenger hunt…. I mean come on, is this like anyone’s real life? But I bought into it!

I really did not expect to like this book, I bought it because it was all over Bookstagram this summer and I am the type of person who needs to know what all the fuss is about! Seriously, there are advertisement executives out there making millions of dollars off the fact that I exist. Lol!

Morgan Matson is a great writer; a fact I am sure goes without saying. I enjoyed this story so much that I immediately bought her book Since You’ve Been Gone and put it on my TBR!

Additional awesome:

  • adorable boy you’ll wish you’d dated!
  • adorable puppy you wish you owned!
  • serious squad goals!
Latte Nights Readers:
Have you read The Unexpected Everything?
What did you think? Have you or will you read another Matson?

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First, and most importantly, Amanda is a mom! Her son was born in April 2016, and his name is Spencer Scott Albus; named after Spencer Reid, her father, and the greatest Headmaster Hogwarts has ever seen!
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  • Oh this looks beyond adorable!

    • Why thank you!
      Oh wait you mean the book, not me!! Lol. (just joking, I knew that!)
      It really is a cute read! Even the descriptions of the puppies are cute!

    • Amanda Mitchell

      Thank you! I worked hard on it!
      Oh wait, you mean the book?! Lol, just joking!
      It really is an adorable read! Cute puppies, cute boys, what’s not to love?

  • I liked this one even though I thought it was sooooo long! The audio was 17 hours, YA contemp audios are usually 9 or 10 hours so I felt like this one went on forever. Welcome 🙂

    I can also tell you that in the new year, Gen and I will be unveiling a whole new look here on Latte Nights in celebration of all the awesome newness that 2017 is bringing! Yay!

    • Oh my gosh that is a long audiobook!!
      Have you listened to Love and Gelato?! There will be a review up on here from me of that book, and I listened to it on Audible 😉

      Thank you so much for the warm welcome!! I could not be happier to be here and I am SUPER excited to get to know everyone!!

    • Amanda Mitchell

      Ohmygosh that is a long audiobook!!! I listen to book on Audible too – keep an eye out for my review of Love and Gelato – and I totally understand how you feel!! I was definitely a little scared when the book arrived and it was so big!!

  • I’ve heard good things about this one, but I just can’t ever get into Morgan Matson books. Her writing style really isn’t for me. 🙁

    But yay, welcome Amanda! 😀 Can’t wait to see the new look.

    • Not every author is for every reader!! I was honestly shocked that I got into this book! At the time, I was just coming out of a Dean Koontz binge read, so this was waaayyyy out there! Lol!

      Thank you, thank you, thank you for your warm welcome!! I am super excited to be here, and Gen and I have so many plans that we are super thrilled for you all to see!!!

    • Amanda Mitchell

      Not every writer is for every reader!!
      Thank you so much for the warm welcome and for reading this review even thought you don’t like the book!!! Yay!!! I am so excited to be here and to get to know everyone!!

  • Oh yes Clark. He is definitely one I loved!! This book was awesome and I need to read more of her books. Great review!

    • Amanda Mitchell

      Yay! Thank you so much! I am so glad you liked the review and the book!!

  • Jolene Wilson

    Welcome! I look forward to more reviews from you!.

    • Amanda Mitchell

      Thank you, thank you!! I am looking forward to sharing more with you!!!

  • I really, really just need to place this at the top of my tbr list!! Also, I hope you enjoy Since You’ve Been Gone! 😀

    • Amanda Mitchell

      You definitely do! It’s a good read, and I actually read it pretty quick!
      Thank you!! I need to put that one on the top of my TBR – it has been sitting unread for so long! Poor book!

  • Hi Amanda – great review! You had me sold with “adorable boy.” LOL I’ve yet to read anything by Matson even though I own at least two by her. Maybe this is the one I need to start with.
    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    • Amanda Mitchell

      Hi Tanya!!! Thank you so much for reading!! I really enjoyed this book and writing this review!! If you like reading about adorable boys, this is the one for you – I didn’t even mention all the cutie non-main boys!! Hehehe

  • Welcome! I can’t wait to see the new look! I haven’t read The Unexpected Everything yet, but I have heard good things! Great review!

    • Amanda Mitchell

      Thank you so much!!! I am so happy that you liked what I wrote!!!
      I’m excited to be here and to share my reviews, and to chat with everyone!!!