First, thank you so much to each and every person that wished me a Happy Birthday! It was wonderful and relaxing day. Thank you so much for the calls and texts with well wishes!
Just last month I joined Book of the Month, a subscription service that sends you a book each month for $14.95/month. When I signed up, I had the chance to redeem two credits so today I am reviewing one of the books I just finished!
The Last Equation of Isaac Severy was a wonderful read, and I loved the page turning events. Here is the synopsis from Book of the Month’s website:
Just days after mathematician and family patriarch Isaac Severy dies of an apparent suicide, his adopted granddaughter Hazel, owner of a struggling Seattle bookstore, receives a letter from him by mail. In it, Isaac alludes to a secretive organization that is after his final bombshell equation, and he charges Hazel with safely delivering it to a trusted colleague. But first, she must find where the equation is hidden.
While in Los Angeles for Isaac’s funeral, Hazel realizes she’s not the only one searching for his life’s work, and that the equation’s implications have potentially disastrous consequences for the extended Severy family, a group of dysfunctional geniuses unmoored by the sudden death of their patriarch.
As agents of an enigmatic company shadow Isaac’s favorite son—a theoretical physicist—and a long-lost cousin mysteriously reappears in Los Angeles, the equation slips further from Hazel’s grasp. She must unravel a series of maddening clues hidden by Isaac inside one of her favorite novels, drawing her ever closer to his mathematical treasure. But when her efforts fall short, she is forced to enlist the help of those with questionable motives.
I loved mathematics in high school and college, and this book brings that love back. You do not have to do calculus while reading, but like our mathematics teacher use to teach us, it shows you how math is used all around us. How math connects the world outside of the classroom. The patriarch of the family has developed an equation that could bring about disastrous results if fallen in the wrong hands, but through the quest to find and hide it, his family discovers what they need to fix in their own lives.
You will love each chapter as you start to connect the clues, and you will have a hard time setting the book down! This will be a perfect read on a Saturday while relaxing, just don’t have too many distractions around so you can focus on the mystery.
Also, check out Book of the Month! This is a great way to discover new books, and build your collection at a great price!
Have a wonderful weekend!