Saturday, May 7, 2016

Week 19 Review: This Is My Brain on Boys

From Goodreads:
Jane Austen's Emma meets The Rosie Project in this quirky, irresistible, romantic comedy from Sarah Strohmeyer, the author of Smart Girls Get What They Want.

Addie Emerson doesn't believe in love. Not for herself anyway. With one year left of high school, she's more interested in snagging a full scholarship to Harvard than a full-time boyfriend.

That doesn't mean she's oblivious to the ways of the heart. Or, rather, the head. Because after months of research, Addie has discovered how to make anyone fall in love. All you need is the secret formula.

But will her discovery be enough to win the coveted Athenian Award and all its perks? (See above, full scholarship to Harvard.) Or will she be undone by Dexter, her backstabbing lab partner, who is determined to deep-six her experiments at their exclusive private school?

Those are the least of her problems now that she's survived a death-defying flight with a mysterious, dark-haired boy, who has delicious chocolate-brown eyes and a few secrets of his own.

With an experiment to mastermind, an infatuated exchange student on her hands, and at least one great white shark (more on that later), can Addie's prefrontal cortex outwit her heart? Or will she have to give in to her amygdala and find out, once and for all, if this thing called love is more than just her brain on drugs? 

My Review:
It was so awesome to read this book! It was fully, and Addie was so interesting to read about with her scientific mind, the facts that she knew, the expressions and sayings that didn't make sense to her. It was such a great book!

Loved Addie's theory about love and the brain. That being put into stressful situations with a member of the sex you're attracted to can fall in love because of the hormones secreted. And that she tested it, in multiple ways, was really great! Loved the experiments and how it all turned out!

Addie was something of an evil genius. We knew she was plotting something with Ed, because of the dropped hints. But it wasn't till the end that we found out what was going on! Which was really great, and I think they all deserved that! I just wish that the other two were punished more-they should've been paying money, not Kris, it wasn't fair! Gah!

My one complaint, and it's small, is that I wish that we'd seen more about what bullying Kara had done to Addie. It was there, but it didn't really have any substance, and if we'd known more, then it would've added just that touch extra!

Loved this book, it was hilarious and awesome and loveable! I want more Sarah Trohmeyer books!

Author: Sarah Trohmeyer
Read: May 6th, 2016
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and it's a SAC 2016 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Expected Publication: May 10th 2016
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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