The Last Equation of Isaac Severy

The Last Equation of Isaac Severy

*Book of the Month Club Selection *Indie Next Pick ?Hugely entertaining? The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is full of delight. Though Ms. Jacobs?s writing has echoes of Thomas Pynchon, Nathanael West and J.D. Salinger, her terrific book displays in abundance a magic all its own.? ?The Wall Street Journal The Family Fang meets The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry in this literary m *Book of the Month Club Selection *Indie Next Pick ?Hugely entertaining? The Last Equation ...

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Title:The Last Equation of Isaac Severy
Author:Nova Jacobs
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:1501175122
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:337 pages pages

The Last Equation of Isaac Severy Reviews

  • David
    Jun 13, 2018

    i dont normally pick up books randomly, but this was showcased at my local library and i have been in a mood for mystery books this past week - so i thought ?why not?? for this book to be described as ?a novel in clues,? i was expecting more of a ?whodunnit? like premis...

    This book begins with an intriguing opening line, "On the morning he was to die, the old man woke early and set about making breakfast". The book did not fail to deliver and I found myself not wanting to put it down but yet wanting to make it last as long as possible. A famous mathemat...

    Mathematical genius and patriarch of the dysfunctional Severy family has died of apparent suicide by electrocution. The Severy family of geniuses is undone by Isaac Severy's sudden death. Adopted granddaughter Hazel receives a letter, dated before his death, asking her to perform a dau...

    When I first started reading this, it seemed as if was going to be a treasure hunt of a novel. The treasure belonging to a highly touted mathametician, and the treasure a brilliant equation, which many seek. When Isaac died under suspicious circumstances his granddaughter is left a let...

    This book totally surprised me. I was expecting a fun, lighthearted adventure/mystery story?which it definitely was?but also got a novel about death and the universe and family. The main characters (because the story focuses on more than just Hazel like the blurb leads you to belie...

    Gotta love Goodreads for letting me rate my own book. It?s been such a thrilling launch. Much appreciation to all the Book of the Month Club members who chose Isaac Severy (and are posting such gorgeous pictures!), and to all the readers out there who took a chance on the Severy fami...

    You can read this and all of my reviews at Lit∑Wit∑Wine∑Dine. The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a delightfully fresh literary mystery. It was just the thing to get me out of a the little slump I'd been in. I wasn't in the mood for something terribly heavy or terribly morbid. I...

    Why I Love It By BOTM Guest Judge Sophia Bush Everything in nature follows mathematical patterns: Planets follow elliptical orbits, flowers follow the Fibonacci sequence, and snowflakes crystallize with complex symmetrical elegance. Clues to the intricacy of the universe, if you wi...

    Imaginative premise and superb writing could not save this story from being overwhelmed by its themes. Predictive mathematical models, chaos theory, dysfunctional family dynamics, child abuse, vigilante justice and a pseudo-incestuous relationship just to name a few. Throw in a multitu...

    ?Three will die. I am the first.? A spark is lit in struggling bookseller Hazel?s life after she receives a surprising and mysterious posthumous letter from her mathematician genius grandfather Isaac. Isaac is thought to have committed suicide in his Jacuzzi with Christmas li...

    Hazel Severy has been set on a quest by her recently deceased grandfather, Isaac Severy, a renown mathematician. His letter to her stresses secrecy and suspicion of everyone else within the family and without. This charming narrative poses puzzles and clues to help her solve find his l...

    3.5-4 stars The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is an entertaining read. I majored in math in college and loved that aspect of the book. Hazel is a likeable if somewhat naÔve protagonist, and her hunt for her grandfather?s secret last equation kept me reading. I waited a few days t...

    Mr. Penumbra? A.J. Fikry? Eleanor Oliphant? If any of these names make your heart do a whimsical little flip, you're going to want to get acquainted with ISAAC SEVERY. So much love for this fantastic debut novel! ...

    I got this because I saw it described as an adult Westing Game. It's not. This was a huge letdown. It was messy and anti-climactic. I didn't enjoy it very much at all. ...

    This book was not at all what I was expecting. I thought there would be a mystery but instead it was primarily about Isaac's large dysfunctional family. It wasn't what I was looking for. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. ...

    1.5/5 To call this book the "adult Westing game" is a farce, and is truly a disservice to both books. The Westing Game was probably my favorite, most-read book as a child. I believe it just appeared one day in my little library and I read it back to front a million times. It was...

    The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a clever, witty, and fun novel from Nova Jacobs. When Isaac Severy, patriarch of the rather eccentric Severy family, is found dead of an apparent suicide, it is up to Severy's adopted granddaughter, Hazel, to untangle the clues he has left behind...

    "The unpredictable and the predetermined unfold together to make evrything the way it is." After attending the funeral of her adoptive grandfather, Isaac, Hazel Severy receives a cryptic letter from him. Dated before his supposed suicide, Isaac asks Hazel to find his last equation a...

    3.5 stars. I am the polar opposite of a mathematical person, but when I read the premise of this book, I was sucked in and knew I had to read it! Mystery, family drama and secrets, clues for the character (and for us as readers), wittiness with a side of bookstore owner?! Yes pleas...

    This is an entertaining story by a new novelist, Nova Jacobs. It is the tale of a dysfunctional family and their relationships with one another. It is also a mystery. The patriarch of the family dies, and leaves behind a note to his daughter Hazel, giving her a difficult task of findin...

  • Ali Edwards
    Mar 31, 2018

    i dont normally pick up books randomly, but this was showcased at my local library and i have been in a mood for mystery books this past week - so i thought ?why not?? for this book to be described as ?a novel in clues,? i was expecting more of a ?whodunnit? like premis...

    This book begins with an intriguing opening line, "On the morning he was to die, the old man woke early and set about making breakfast". The book did not fail to deliver and I found myself not wanting to put it down but yet wanting to make it last as long as possible. A famous mathemat...

    Mathematical genius and patriarch of the dysfunctional Severy family has died of apparent suicide by electrocution. The Severy family of geniuses is undone by Isaac Severy's sudden death. Adopted granddaughter Hazel receives a letter, dated before his death, asking her to perform a dau...

    When I first started reading this, it seemed as if was going to be a treasure hunt of a novel. The treasure belonging to a highly touted mathametician, and the treasure a brilliant equation, which many seek. When Isaac died under suspicious circumstances his granddaughter is left a let...

    This book totally surprised me. I was expecting a fun, lighthearted adventure/mystery story?which it definitely was?but also got a novel about death and the universe and family. The main characters (because the story focuses on more than just Hazel like the blurb leads you to belie...

    Gotta love Goodreads for letting me rate my own book. It?s been such a thrilling launch. Much appreciation to all the Book of the Month Club members who chose Isaac Severy (and are posting such gorgeous pictures!), and to all the readers out there who took a chance on the Severy fami...

    You can read this and all of my reviews at Lit∑Wit∑Wine∑Dine. The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a delightfully fresh literary mystery. It was just the thing to get me out of a the little slump I'd been in. I wasn't in the mood for something terribly heavy or terribly morbid. I...

    Why I Love It By BOTM Guest Judge Sophia Bush Everything in nature follows mathematical patterns: Planets follow elliptical orbits, flowers follow the Fibonacci sequence, and snowflakes crystallize with complex symmetrical elegance. Clues to the intricacy of the universe, if you wi...

    Imaginative premise and superb writing could not save this story from being overwhelmed by its themes. Predictive mathematical models, chaos theory, dysfunctional family dynamics, child abuse, vigilante justice and a pseudo-incestuous relationship just to name a few. Throw in a multitu...

    ?Three will die. I am the first.? A spark is lit in struggling bookseller Hazel?s life after she receives a surprising and mysterious posthumous letter from her mathematician genius grandfather Isaac. Isaac is thought to have committed suicide in his Jacuzzi with Christmas li...

    Hazel Severy has been set on a quest by her recently deceased grandfather, Isaac Severy, a renown mathematician. His letter to her stresses secrecy and suspicion of everyone else within the family and without. This charming narrative poses puzzles and clues to help her solve find his l...

    3.5-4 stars The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is an entertaining read. I majored in math in college and loved that aspect of the book. Hazel is a likeable if somewhat naÔve protagonist, and her hunt for her grandfather?s secret last equation kept me reading. I waited a few days t...

    Mr. Penumbra? A.J. Fikry? Eleanor Oliphant? If any of these names make your heart do a whimsical little flip, you're going to want to get acquainted with ISAAC SEVERY. So much love for this fantastic debut novel! ...

    I got this because I saw it described as an adult Westing Game. It's not. This was a huge letdown. It was messy and anti-climactic. I didn't enjoy it very much at all. ...

    This book was not at all what I was expecting. I thought there would be a mystery but instead it was primarily about Isaac's large dysfunctional family. It wasn't what I was looking for. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. ...

    1.5/5 To call this book the "adult Westing game" is a farce, and is truly a disservice to both books. The Westing Game was probably my favorite, most-read book as a child. I believe it just appeared one day in my little library and I read it back to front a million times. It was...

    The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a clever, witty, and fun novel from Nova Jacobs. When Isaac Severy, patriarch of the rather eccentric Severy family, is found dead of an apparent suicide, it is up to Severy's adopted granddaughter, Hazel, to untangle the clues he has left behind...

    "The unpredictable and the predetermined unfold together to make evrything the way it is." After attending the funeral of her adoptive grandfather, Isaac, Hazel Severy receives a cryptic letter from him. Dated before his supposed suicide, Isaac asks Hazel to find his last equation a...

    3.5 stars. I am the polar opposite of a mathematical person, but when I read the premise of this book, I was sucked in and knew I had to read it! Mystery, family drama and secrets, clues for the character (and for us as readers), wittiness with a side of bookstore owner?! Yes pleas...

    This is an entertaining story by a new novelist, Nova Jacobs. It is the tale of a dysfunctional family and their relationships with one another. It is also a mystery. The patriarch of the family dies, and leaves behind a note to his daughter Hazel, giving her a difficult task of findin...

    I received an ARC of this novel from Touchstone Books via my position as a bookseller for Barnes & Noble. I picked it up mostly because the back blurb name drops Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore which I absolutely adore. Let me say up front that that comparison is wonderfully apt. ...

    4.5 rounding up. Imagine my surprise when I had just left the library placing a hold for a Nancy drew book, I read them all too many decades ago to share, but I loved the thrill of those mysteries and wanted to see what I think of one as adult now. I had no idea what this book was abou...

    I am a self-proclaimed math nerd and I do love the subject, though I feel a bit inadequately compared to the characters in this novel. For these reasons, it made me love this book even more. However, taking that out of the equation (ha, see what I did there), I thoroughly enjoyed this ...

    This one took a long time to hook me - not sure if that was due to my sporadic reading this month or the story itself. I almost moved on 1/2 way through but decided to give it one more try over a weekend getaway and I was glad I did overall (but also happy to move on to the next story)...

  • Jessica
    Mar 11, 2018

    i dont normally pick up books randomly, but this was showcased at my local library and i have been in a mood for mystery books this past week - so i thought ?why not?? for this book to be described as ?a novel in clues,? i was expecting more of a ?whodunnit? like premis...

    This book begins with an intriguing opening line, "On the morning he was to die, the old man woke early and set about making breakfast". The book did not fail to deliver and I found myself not wanting to put it down but yet wanting to make it last as long as possible. A famous mathemat...

    Mathematical genius and patriarch of the dysfunctional Severy family has died of apparent suicide by electrocution. The Severy family of geniuses is undone by Isaac Severy's sudden death. Adopted granddaughter Hazel receives a letter, dated before his death, asking her to perform a dau...

    When I first started reading this, it seemed as if was going to be a treasure hunt of a novel. The treasure belonging to a highly touted mathametician, and the treasure a brilliant equation, which many seek. When Isaac died under suspicious circumstances his granddaughter is left a let...

    This book totally surprised me. I was expecting a fun, lighthearted adventure/mystery story?which it definitely was?but also got a novel about death and the universe and family. The main characters (because the story focuses on more than just Hazel like the blurb leads you to belie...

    Gotta love Goodreads for letting me rate my own book. It?s been such a thrilling launch. Much appreciation to all the Book of the Month Club members who chose Isaac Severy (and are posting such gorgeous pictures!), and to all the readers out there who took a chance on the Severy fami...

    You can read this and all of my reviews at Lit∑Wit∑Wine∑Dine. The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a delightfully fresh literary mystery. It was just the thing to get me out of a the little slump I'd been in. I wasn't in the mood for something terribly heavy or terribly morbid. I...

    Why I Love It By BOTM Guest Judge Sophia Bush Everything in nature follows mathematical patterns: Planets follow elliptical orbits, flowers follow the Fibonacci sequence, and snowflakes crystallize with complex symmetrical elegance. Clues to the intricacy of the universe, if you wi...

    Imaginative premise and superb writing could not save this story from being overwhelmed by its themes. Predictive mathematical models, chaos theory, dysfunctional family dynamics, child abuse, vigilante justice and a pseudo-incestuous relationship just to name a few. Throw in a multitu...

    ?Three will die. I am the first.? A spark is lit in struggling bookseller Hazel?s life after she receives a surprising and mysterious posthumous letter from her mathematician genius grandfather Isaac. Isaac is thought to have committed suicide in his Jacuzzi with Christmas li...

    Hazel Severy has been set on a quest by her recently deceased grandfather, Isaac Severy, a renown mathematician. His letter to her stresses secrecy and suspicion of everyone else within the family and without. This charming narrative poses puzzles and clues to help her solve find his l...

    3.5-4 stars The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is an entertaining read. I majored in math in college and loved that aspect of the book. Hazel is a likeable if somewhat naÔve protagonist, and her hunt for her grandfather?s secret last equation kept me reading. I waited a few days t...

    Mr. Penumbra? A.J. Fikry? Eleanor Oliphant? If any of these names make your heart do a whimsical little flip, you're going to want to get acquainted with ISAAC SEVERY. So much love for this fantastic debut novel! ...

    I got this because I saw it described as an adult Westing Game. It's not. This was a huge letdown. It was messy and anti-climactic. I didn't enjoy it very much at all. ...

  • Sue Em
    Apr 23, 2018

    i dont normally pick up books randomly, but this was showcased at my local library and i have been in a mood for mystery books this past week - so i thought ?why not?? for this book to be described as ?a novel in clues,? i was expecting more of a ?whodunnit? like premis...

    This book begins with an intriguing opening line, "On the morning he was to die, the old man woke early and set about making breakfast". The book did not fail to deliver and I found myself not wanting to put it down but yet wanting to make it last as long as possible. A famous mathemat...

    Mathematical genius and patriarch of the dysfunctional Severy family has died of apparent suicide by electrocution. The Severy family of geniuses is undone by Isaac Severy's sudden death. Adopted granddaughter Hazel receives a letter, dated before his death, asking her to perform a dau...

    When I first started reading this, it seemed as if was going to be a treasure hunt of a novel. The treasure belonging to a highly touted mathametician, and the treasure a brilliant equation, which many seek. When Isaac died under suspicious circumstances his granddaughter is left a let...

    This book totally surprised me. I was expecting a fun, lighthearted adventure/mystery story?which it definitely was?but also got a novel about death and the universe and family. The main characters (because the story focuses on more than just Hazel like the blurb leads you to belie...

    Gotta love Goodreads for letting me rate my own book. It?s been such a thrilling launch. Much appreciation to all the Book of the Month Club members who chose Isaac Severy (and are posting such gorgeous pictures!), and to all the readers out there who took a chance on the Severy fami...

    You can read this and all of my reviews at Lit∑Wit∑Wine∑Dine. The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a delightfully fresh literary mystery. It was just the thing to get me out of a the little slump I'd been in. I wasn't in the mood for something terribly heavy or terribly morbid. I...

    Why I Love It By BOTM Guest Judge Sophia Bush Everything in nature follows mathematical patterns: Planets follow elliptical orbits, flowers follow the Fibonacci sequence, and snowflakes crystallize with complex symmetrical elegance. Clues to the intricacy of the universe, if you wi...

    Imaginative premise and superb writing could not save this story from being overwhelmed by its themes. Predictive mathematical models, chaos theory, dysfunctional family dynamics, child abuse, vigilante justice and a pseudo-incestuous relationship just to name a few. Throw in a multitu...

    ?Three will die. I am the first.? A spark is lit in struggling bookseller Hazel?s life after she receives a surprising and mysterious posthumous letter from her mathematician genius grandfather Isaac. Isaac is thought to have committed suicide in his Jacuzzi with Christmas li...

    Hazel Severy has been set on a quest by her recently deceased grandfather, Isaac Severy, a renown mathematician. His letter to her stresses secrecy and suspicion of everyone else within the family and without. This charming narrative poses puzzles and clues to help her solve find his l...

  • Maxwell
    Mar 14, 2018

    i dont normally pick up books randomly, but this was showcased at my local library and i have been in a mood for mystery books this past week - so i thought ?why not?? for this book to be described as ?a novel in clues,? i was expecting more of a ?whodunnit? like premis...

    This book begins with an intriguing opening line, "On the morning he was to die, the old man woke early and set about making breakfast". The book did not fail to deliver and I found myself not wanting to put it down but yet wanting to make it last as long as possible. A famous mathemat...

    Mathematical genius and patriarch of the dysfunctional Severy family has died of apparent suicide by electrocution. The Severy family of geniuses is undone by Isaac Severy's sudden death. Adopted granddaughter Hazel receives a letter, dated before his death, asking her to perform a dau...

    When I first started reading this, it seemed as if was going to be a treasure hunt of a novel. The treasure belonging to a highly touted mathametician, and the treasure a brilliant equation, which many seek. When Isaac died under suspicious circumstances his granddaughter is left a let...

    This book totally surprised me. I was expecting a fun, lighthearted adventure/mystery story?which it definitely was?but also got a novel about death and the universe and family. The main characters (because the story focuses on more than just Hazel like the blurb leads you to belie...

  • Heather
    Mar 24, 2018

    i dont normally pick up books randomly, but this was showcased at my local library and i have been in a mood for mystery books this past week - so i thought ?why not?? for this book to be described as ?a novel in clues,? i was expecting more of a ?whodunnit? like premis...

    This book begins with an intriguing opening line, "On the morning he was to die, the old man woke early and set about making breakfast". The book did not fail to deliver and I found myself not wanting to put it down but yet wanting to make it last as long as possible. A famous mathemat...

    Mathematical genius and patriarch of the dysfunctional Severy family has died of apparent suicide by electrocution. The Severy family of geniuses is undone by Isaac Severy's sudden death. Adopted granddaughter Hazel receives a letter, dated before his death, asking her to perform a dau...

    When I first started reading this, it seemed as if was going to be a treasure hunt of a novel. The treasure belonging to a highly touted mathametician, and the treasure a brilliant equation, which many seek. When Isaac died under suspicious circumstances his granddaughter is left a let...

    This book totally surprised me. I was expecting a fun, lighthearted adventure/mystery story?which it definitely was?but also got a novel about death and the universe and family. The main characters (because the story focuses on more than just Hazel like the blurb leads you to belie...

    Gotta love Goodreads for letting me rate my own book. It?s been such a thrilling launch. Much appreciation to all the Book of the Month Club members who chose Isaac Severy (and are posting such gorgeous pictures!), and to all the readers out there who took a chance on the Severy fami...

    You can read this and all of my reviews at Lit∑Wit∑Wine∑Dine. The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a delightfully fresh literary mystery. It was just the thing to get me out of a the little slump I'd been in. I wasn't in the mood for something terribly heavy or terribly morbid. I...

    Why I Love It By BOTM Guest Judge Sophia Bush Everything in nature follows mathematical patterns: Planets follow elliptical orbits, flowers follow the Fibonacci sequence, and snowflakes crystallize with complex symmetrical elegance. Clues to the intricacy of the universe, if you wi...

    Imaginative premise and superb writing could not save this story from being overwhelmed by its themes. Predictive mathematical models, chaos theory, dysfunctional family dynamics, child abuse, vigilante justice and a pseudo-incestuous relationship just to name a few. Throw in a multitu...

    ?Three will die. I am the first.? A spark is lit in struggling bookseller Hazel?s life after she receives a surprising and mysterious posthumous letter from her mathematician genius grandfather Isaac. Isaac is thought to have committed suicide in his Jacuzzi with Christmas li...

    Hazel Severy has been set on a quest by her recently deceased grandfather, Isaac Severy, a renown mathematician. His letter to her stresses secrecy and suspicion of everyone else within the family and without. This charming narrative poses puzzles and clues to help her solve find his l...

    3.5-4 stars The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is an entertaining read. I majored in math in college and loved that aspect of the book. Hazel is a likeable if somewhat naÔve protagonist, and her hunt for her grandfather?s secret last equation kept me reading. I waited a few days t...

    Mr. Penumbra? A.J. Fikry? Eleanor Oliphant? If any of these names make your heart do a whimsical little flip, you're going to want to get acquainted with ISAAC SEVERY. So much love for this fantastic debut novel! ...

    I got this because I saw it described as an adult Westing Game. It's not. This was a huge letdown. It was messy and anti-climactic. I didn't enjoy it very much at all. ...

    This book was not at all what I was expecting. I thought there would be a mystery but instead it was primarily about Isaac's large dysfunctional family. It wasn't what I was looking for. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. ...

    1.5/5 To call this book the "adult Westing game" is a farce, and is truly a disservice to both books. The Westing Game was probably my favorite, most-read book as a child. I believe it just appeared one day in my little library and I read it back to front a million times. It was...

    The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a clever, witty, and fun novel from Nova Jacobs. When Isaac Severy, patriarch of the rather eccentric Severy family, is found dead of an apparent suicide, it is up to Severy's adopted granddaughter, Hazel, to untangle the clues he has left behind...

    "The unpredictable and the predetermined unfold together to make evrything the way it is." After attending the funeral of her adoptive grandfather, Isaac, Hazel Severy receives a cryptic letter from him. Dated before his supposed suicide, Isaac asks Hazel to find his last equation a...

    3.5 stars. I am the polar opposite of a mathematical person, but when I read the premise of this book, I was sucked in and knew I had to read it! Mystery, family drama and secrets, clues for the character (and for us as readers), wittiness with a side of bookstore owner?! Yes pleas...

    This is an entertaining story by a new novelist, Nova Jacobs. It is the tale of a dysfunctional family and their relationships with one another. It is also a mystery. The patriarch of the family dies, and leaves behind a note to his daughter Hazel, giving her a difficult task of findin...

    I received an ARC of this novel from Touchstone Books via my position as a bookseller for Barnes & Noble. I picked it up mostly because the back blurb name drops Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore which I absolutely adore. Let me say up front that that comparison is wonderfully apt. ...

    4.5 rounding up. Imagine my surprise when I had just left the library placing a hold for a Nancy drew book, I read them all too many decades ago to share, but I loved the thrill of those mysteries and wanted to see what I think of one as adult now. I had no idea what this book was abou...

    I am a self-proclaimed math nerd and I do love the subject, though I feel a bit inadequately compared to the characters in this novel. For these reasons, it made me love this book even more. However, taking that out of the equation (ha, see what I did there), I thoroughly enjoyed this ...

    This one took a long time to hook me - not sure if that was due to my sporadic reading this month or the story itself. I almost moved on 1/2 way through but decided to give it one more try over a weekend getaway and I was glad I did overall (but also happy to move on to the next story)...

    Wow! I can?t believe this is a debut novel! Really great premise and the delivery was spot on. Several characters and perspectives done really well. Highly recommended!! ...

    This novel ended up being rather different from what I expected. Instead of a somewhat wild and exuberant romp, it was instead a measured and character driven tale more reminiscent of Allegra Goodman than Thomas Pynchon or Jess Kidd. There is quite of bit of family dynamic involved, ea...

    Read my review on my blog: http://ivoryowlreviews.blogspot.com/2... **I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I received no additional compensation** I'll be recommending this to everyone who says they are in a reading slu...

    Just right for my mood, a nice cerebral mystery. Apparently it?s difficult to impossible nowadays to describe a new novel without referencing another, however tangentially connected, but really this one is very much its own book. Seriously, yes the protagonist owns a bookstore, but i...

    This is one of the few books I would consider reading again (I just really don't do that very often...I find subsequent experiences are usually less powerful, so why bother?) just because I'm left feeling like I maybe missed a few things here and there? Or maybe I just want to see how ...

  • Onceinabluemoon
    Mar 17, 2018

    i dont normally pick up books randomly, but this was showcased at my local library and i have been in a mood for mystery books this past week - so i thought ?why not?? for this book to be described as ?a novel in clues,? i was expecting more of a ?whodunnit? like premis...

    This book begins with an intriguing opening line, "On the morning he was to die, the old man woke early and set about making breakfast". The book did not fail to deliver and I found myself not wanting to put it down but yet wanting to make it last as long as possible. A famous mathemat...

    Mathematical genius and patriarch of the dysfunctional Severy family has died of apparent suicide by electrocution. The Severy family of geniuses is undone by Isaac Severy's sudden death. Adopted granddaughter Hazel receives a letter, dated before his death, asking her to perform a dau...

    When I first started reading this, it seemed as if was going to be a treasure hunt of a novel. The treasure belonging to a highly touted mathametician, and the treasure a brilliant equation, which many seek. When Isaac died under suspicious circumstances his granddaughter is left a let...

    This book totally surprised me. I was expecting a fun, lighthearted adventure/mystery story?which it definitely was?but also got a novel about death and the universe and family. The main characters (because the story focuses on more than just Hazel like the blurb leads you to belie...

    Gotta love Goodreads for letting me rate my own book. It?s been such a thrilling launch. Much appreciation to all the Book of the Month Club members who chose Isaac Severy (and are posting such gorgeous pictures!), and to all the readers out there who took a chance on the Severy fami...

    You can read this and all of my reviews at Lit∑Wit∑Wine∑Dine. The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a delightfully fresh literary mystery. It was just the thing to get me out of a the little slump I'd been in. I wasn't in the mood for something terribly heavy or terribly morbid. I...

    Why I Love It By BOTM Guest Judge Sophia Bush Everything in nature follows mathematical patterns: Planets follow elliptical orbits, flowers follow the Fibonacci sequence, and snowflakes crystallize with complex symmetrical elegance. Clues to the intricacy of the universe, if you wi...

    Imaginative premise and superb writing could not save this story from being overwhelmed by its themes. Predictive mathematical models, chaos theory, dysfunctional family dynamics, child abuse, vigilante justice and a pseudo-incestuous relationship just to name a few. Throw in a multitu...

    ?Three will die. I am the first.? A spark is lit in struggling bookseller Hazel?s life after she receives a surprising and mysterious posthumous letter from her mathematician genius grandfather Isaac. Isaac is thought to have committed suicide in his Jacuzzi with Christmas li...

    Hazel Severy has been set on a quest by her recently deceased grandfather, Isaac Severy, a renown mathematician. His letter to her stresses secrecy and suspicion of everyone else within the family and without. This charming narrative poses puzzles and clues to help her solve find his l...

    3.5-4 stars The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is an entertaining read. I majored in math in college and loved that aspect of the book. Hazel is a likeable if somewhat naÔve protagonist, and her hunt for her grandfather?s secret last equation kept me reading. I waited a few days t...

    Mr. Penumbra? A.J. Fikry? Eleanor Oliphant? If any of these names make your heart do a whimsical little flip, you're going to want to get acquainted with ISAAC SEVERY. So much love for this fantastic debut novel! ...

    I got this because I saw it described as an adult Westing Game. It's not. This was a huge letdown. It was messy and anti-climactic. I didn't enjoy it very much at all. ...

    This book was not at all what I was expecting. I thought there would be a mystery but instead it was primarily about Isaac's large dysfunctional family. It wasn't what I was looking for. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. ...

    1.5/5 To call this book the "adult Westing game" is a farce, and is truly a disservice to both books. The Westing Game was probably my favorite, most-read book as a child. I believe it just appeared one day in my little library and I read it back to front a million times. It was...

    The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a clever, witty, and fun novel from Nova Jacobs. When Isaac Severy, patriarch of the rather eccentric Severy family, is found dead of an apparent suicide, it is up to Severy's adopted granddaughter, Hazel, to untangle the clues he has left behind...

    "The unpredictable and the predetermined unfold together to make evrything the way it is." After attending the funeral of her adoptive grandfather, Isaac, Hazel Severy receives a cryptic letter from him. Dated before his supposed suicide, Isaac asks Hazel to find his last equation a...

    3.5 stars. I am the polar opposite of a mathematical person, but when I read the premise of this book, I was sucked in and knew I had to read it! Mystery, family drama and secrets, clues for the character (and for us as readers), wittiness with a side of bookstore owner?! Yes pleas...

    This is an entertaining story by a new novelist, Nova Jacobs. It is the tale of a dysfunctional family and their relationships with one another. It is also a mystery. The patriarch of the family dies, and leaves behind a note to his daughter Hazel, giving her a difficult task of findin...

    I received an ARC of this novel from Touchstone Books via my position as a bookseller for Barnes & Noble. I picked it up mostly because the back blurb name drops Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore which I absolutely adore. Let me say up front that that comparison is wonderfully apt. ...

    4.5 rounding up. Imagine my surprise when I had just left the library placing a hold for a Nancy drew book, I read them all too many decades ago to share, but I loved the thrill of those mysteries and wanted to see what I think of one as adult now. I had no idea what this book was abou...

  • Cindy Burnett
    Dec 05, 2017

    i dont normally pick up books randomly, but this was showcased at my local library and i have been in a mood for mystery books this past week - so i thought ?why not?? for this book to be described as ?a novel in clues,? i was expecting more of a ?whodunnit? like premis...

    This book begins with an intriguing opening line, "On the morning he was to die, the old man woke early and set about making breakfast". The book did not fail to deliver and I found myself not wanting to put it down but yet wanting to make it last as long as possible. A famous mathemat...

    Mathematical genius and patriarch of the dysfunctional Severy family has died of apparent suicide by electrocution. The Severy family of geniuses is undone by Isaac Severy's sudden death. Adopted granddaughter Hazel receives a letter, dated before his death, asking her to perform a dau...

    When I first started reading this, it seemed as if was going to be a treasure hunt of a novel. The treasure belonging to a highly touted mathametician, and the treasure a brilliant equation, which many seek. When Isaac died under suspicious circumstances his granddaughter is left a let...

    This book totally surprised me. I was expecting a fun, lighthearted adventure/mystery story?which it definitely was?but also got a novel about death and the universe and family. The main characters (because the story focuses on more than just Hazel like the blurb leads you to belie...

    Gotta love Goodreads for letting me rate my own book. It?s been such a thrilling launch. Much appreciation to all the Book of the Month Club members who chose Isaac Severy (and are posting such gorgeous pictures!), and to all the readers out there who took a chance on the Severy fami...

    You can read this and all of my reviews at Lit∑Wit∑Wine∑Dine. The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a delightfully fresh literary mystery. It was just the thing to get me out of a the little slump I'd been in. I wasn't in the mood for something terribly heavy or terribly morbid. I...

    Why I Love It By BOTM Guest Judge Sophia Bush Everything in nature follows mathematical patterns: Planets follow elliptical orbits, flowers follow the Fibonacci sequence, and snowflakes crystallize with complex symmetrical elegance. Clues to the intricacy of the universe, if you wi...

    Imaginative premise and superb writing could not save this story from being overwhelmed by its themes. Predictive mathematical models, chaos theory, dysfunctional family dynamics, child abuse, vigilante justice and a pseudo-incestuous relationship just to name a few. Throw in a multitu...

    ?Three will die. I am the first.? A spark is lit in struggling bookseller Hazel?s life after she receives a surprising and mysterious posthumous letter from her mathematician genius grandfather Isaac. Isaac is thought to have committed suicide in his Jacuzzi with Christmas li...

    Hazel Severy has been set on a quest by her recently deceased grandfather, Isaac Severy, a renown mathematician. His letter to her stresses secrecy and suspicion of everyone else within the family and without. This charming narrative poses puzzles and clues to help her solve find his l...

    3.5-4 stars The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is an entertaining read. I majored in math in college and loved that aspect of the book. Hazel is a likeable if somewhat naÔve protagonist, and her hunt for her grandfather?s secret last equation kept me reading. I waited a few days t...

  • Karen
    Mar 08, 2018

    i dont normally pick up books randomly, but this was showcased at my local library and i have been in a mood for mystery books this past week - so i thought ?why not?? for this book to be described as ?a novel in clues,? i was expecting more of a ?whodunnit? like premis...

    This book begins with an intriguing opening line, "On the morning he was to die, the old man woke early and set about making breakfast". The book did not fail to deliver and I found myself not wanting to put it down but yet wanting to make it last as long as possible. A famous mathemat...

    Mathematical genius and patriarch of the dysfunctional Severy family has died of apparent suicide by electrocution. The Severy family of geniuses is undone by Isaac Severy's sudden death. Adopted granddaughter Hazel receives a letter, dated before his death, asking her to perform a dau...

    When I first started reading this, it seemed as if was going to be a treasure hunt of a novel. The treasure belonging to a highly touted mathametician, and the treasure a brilliant equation, which many seek. When Isaac died under suspicious circumstances his granddaughter is left a let...

    This book totally surprised me. I was expecting a fun, lighthearted adventure/mystery story?which it definitely was?but also got a novel about death and the universe and family. The main characters (because the story focuses on more than just Hazel like the blurb leads you to belie...

    Gotta love Goodreads for letting me rate my own book. It?s been such a thrilling launch. Much appreciation to all the Book of the Month Club members who chose Isaac Severy (and are posting such gorgeous pictures!), and to all the readers out there who took a chance on the Severy fami...

    You can read this and all of my reviews at Lit∑Wit∑Wine∑Dine. The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a delightfully fresh literary mystery. It was just the thing to get me out of a the little slump I'd been in. I wasn't in the mood for something terribly heavy or terribly morbid. I...

    Why I Love It By BOTM Guest Judge Sophia Bush Everything in nature follows mathematical patterns: Planets follow elliptical orbits, flowers follow the Fibonacci sequence, and snowflakes crystallize with complex symmetrical elegance. Clues to the intricacy of the universe, if you wi...

    Imaginative premise and superb writing could not save this story from being overwhelmed by its themes. Predictive mathematical models, chaos theory, dysfunctional family dynamics, child abuse, vigilante justice and a pseudo-incestuous relationship just to name a few. Throw in a multitu...

    ?Three will die. I am the first.? A spark is lit in struggling bookseller Hazel?s life after she receives a surprising and mysterious posthumous letter from her mathematician genius grandfather Isaac. Isaac is thought to have committed suicide in his Jacuzzi with Christmas li...

  • Rebecca
    Feb 24, 2018

    i dont normally pick up books randomly, but this was showcased at my local library and i have been in a mood for mystery books this past week - so i thought ?why not?? for this book to be described as ?a novel in clues,? i was expecting more of a ?whodunnit? like premis...

    This book begins with an intriguing opening line, "On the morning he was to die, the old man woke early and set about making breakfast". The book did not fail to deliver and I found myself not wanting to put it down but yet wanting to make it last as long as possible. A famous mathemat...

    Mathematical genius and patriarch of the dysfunctional Severy family has died of apparent suicide by electrocution. The Severy family of geniuses is undone by Isaac Severy's sudden death. Adopted granddaughter Hazel receives a letter, dated before his death, asking her to perform a dau...

    When I first started reading this, it seemed as if was going to be a treasure hunt of a novel. The treasure belonging to a highly touted mathametician, and the treasure a brilliant equation, which many seek. When Isaac died under suspicious circumstances his granddaughter is left a let...

    This book totally surprised me. I was expecting a fun, lighthearted adventure/mystery story?which it definitely was?but also got a novel about death and the universe and family. The main characters (because the story focuses on more than just Hazel like the blurb leads you to belie...

    Gotta love Goodreads for letting me rate my own book. It?s been such a thrilling launch. Much appreciation to all the Book of the Month Club members who chose Isaac Severy (and are posting such gorgeous pictures!), and to all the readers out there who took a chance on the Severy fami...

    You can read this and all of my reviews at Lit∑Wit∑Wine∑Dine. The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a delightfully fresh literary mystery. It was just the thing to get me out of a the little slump I'd been in. I wasn't in the mood for something terribly heavy or terribly morbid. I...

    Why I Love It By BOTM Guest Judge Sophia Bush Everything in nature follows mathematical patterns: Planets follow elliptical orbits, flowers follow the Fibonacci sequence, and snowflakes crystallize with complex symmetrical elegance. Clues to the intricacy of the universe, if you wi...

    Imaginative premise and superb writing could not save this story from being overwhelmed by its themes. Predictive mathematical models, chaos theory, dysfunctional family dynamics, child abuse, vigilante justice and a pseudo-incestuous relationship just to name a few. Throw in a multitu...

    ?Three will die. I am the first.? A spark is lit in struggling bookseller Hazel?s life after she receives a surprising and mysterious posthumous letter from her mathematician genius grandfather Isaac. Isaac is thought to have committed suicide in his Jacuzzi with Christmas li...

    Hazel Severy has been set on a quest by her recently deceased grandfather, Isaac Severy, a renown mathematician. His letter to her stresses secrecy and suspicion of everyone else within the family and without. This charming narrative poses puzzles and clues to help her solve find his l...

    3.5-4 stars The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is an entertaining read. I majored in math in college and loved that aspect of the book. Hazel is a likeable if somewhat naÔve protagonist, and her hunt for her grandfather?s secret last equation kept me reading. I waited a few days t...

    Mr. Penumbra? A.J. Fikry? Eleanor Oliphant? If any of these names make your heart do a whimsical little flip, you're going to want to get acquainted with ISAAC SEVERY. So much love for this fantastic debut novel! ...

    I got this because I saw it described as an adult Westing Game. It's not. This was a huge letdown. It was messy and anti-climactic. I didn't enjoy it very much at all. ...

    This book was not at all what I was expecting. I thought there would be a mystery but instead it was primarily about Isaac's large dysfunctional family. It wasn't what I was looking for. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. ...

    1.5/5 To call this book the "adult Westing game" is a farce, and is truly a disservice to both books. The Westing Game was probably my favorite, most-read book as a child. I believe it just appeared one day in my little library and I read it back to front a million times. It was...

    The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a clever, witty, and fun novel from Nova Jacobs. When Isaac Severy, patriarch of the rather eccentric Severy family, is found dead of an apparent suicide, it is up to Severy's adopted granddaughter, Hazel, to untangle the clues he has left behind...

    "The unpredictable and the predetermined unfold together to make evrything the way it is." After attending the funeral of her adoptive grandfather, Isaac, Hazel Severy receives a cryptic letter from him. Dated before his supposed suicide, Isaac asks Hazel to find his last equation a...

    3.5 stars. I am the polar opposite of a mathematical person, but when I read the premise of this book, I was sucked in and knew I had to read it! Mystery, family drama and secrets, clues for the character (and for us as readers), wittiness with a side of bookstore owner?! Yes pleas...

    This is an entertaining story by a new novelist, Nova Jacobs. It is the tale of a dysfunctional family and their relationships with one another. It is also a mystery. The patriarch of the family dies, and leaves behind a note to his daughter Hazel, giving her a difficult task of findin...

    I received an ARC of this novel from Touchstone Books via my position as a bookseller for Barnes & Noble. I picked it up mostly because the back blurb name drops Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore which I absolutely adore. Let me say up front that that comparison is wonderfully apt. ...

  • Stephanie Cowart
    Mar 19, 2018

    i dont normally pick up books randomly, but this was showcased at my local library and i have been in a mood for mystery books this past week - so i thought ?why not?? for this book to be described as ?a novel in clues,? i was expecting more of a ?whodunnit? like premis...

    This book begins with an intriguing opening line, "On the morning he was to die, the old man woke early and set about making breakfast". The book did not fail to deliver and I found myself not wanting to put it down but yet wanting to make it last as long as possible. A famous mathemat...

    Mathematical genius and patriarch of the dysfunctional Severy family has died of apparent suicide by electrocution. The Severy family of geniuses is undone by Isaac Severy's sudden death. Adopted granddaughter Hazel receives a letter, dated before his death, asking her to perform a dau...

    When I first started reading this, it seemed as if was going to be a treasure hunt of a novel. The treasure belonging to a highly touted mathametician, and the treasure a brilliant equation, which many seek. When Isaac died under suspicious circumstances his granddaughter is left a let...

    This book totally surprised me. I was expecting a fun, lighthearted adventure/mystery story?which it definitely was?but also got a novel about death and the universe and family. The main characters (because the story focuses on more than just Hazel like the blurb leads you to belie...

    Gotta love Goodreads for letting me rate my own book. It?s been such a thrilling launch. Much appreciation to all the Book of the Month Club members who chose Isaac Severy (and are posting such gorgeous pictures!), and to all the readers out there who took a chance on the Severy fami...

    You can read this and all of my reviews at Lit∑Wit∑Wine∑Dine. The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a delightfully fresh literary mystery. It was just the thing to get me out of a the little slump I'd been in. I wasn't in the mood for something terribly heavy or terribly morbid. I...

    Why I Love It By BOTM Guest Judge Sophia Bush Everything in nature follows mathematical patterns: Planets follow elliptical orbits, flowers follow the Fibonacci sequence, and snowflakes crystallize with complex symmetrical elegance. Clues to the intricacy of the universe, if you wi...

    Imaginative premise and superb writing could not save this story from being overwhelmed by its themes. Predictive mathematical models, chaos theory, dysfunctional family dynamics, child abuse, vigilante justice and a pseudo-incestuous relationship just to name a few. Throw in a multitu...

    ?Three will die. I am the first.? A spark is lit in struggling bookseller Hazel?s life after she receives a surprising and mysterious posthumous letter from her mathematician genius grandfather Isaac. Isaac is thought to have committed suicide in his Jacuzzi with Christmas li...

    Hazel Severy has been set on a quest by her recently deceased grandfather, Isaac Severy, a renown mathematician. His letter to her stresses secrecy and suspicion of everyone else within the family and without. This charming narrative poses puzzles and clues to help her solve find his l...

    3.5-4 stars The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is an entertaining read. I majored in math in college and loved that aspect of the book. Hazel is a likeable if somewhat naÔve protagonist, and her hunt for her grandfather?s secret last equation kept me reading. I waited a few days t...

    Mr. Penumbra? A.J. Fikry? Eleanor Oliphant? If any of these names make your heart do a whimsical little flip, you're going to want to get acquainted with ISAAC SEVERY. So much love for this fantastic debut novel! ...

    I got this because I saw it described as an adult Westing Game. It's not. This was a huge letdown. It was messy and anti-climactic. I didn't enjoy it very much at all. ...

    This book was not at all what I was expecting. I thought there would be a mystery but instead it was primarily about Isaac's large dysfunctional family. It wasn't what I was looking for. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. ...

    1.5/5 To call this book the "adult Westing game" is a farce, and is truly a disservice to both books. The Westing Game was probably my favorite, most-read book as a child. I believe it just appeared one day in my little library and I read it back to front a million times. It was...

    The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a clever, witty, and fun novel from Nova Jacobs. When Isaac Severy, patriarch of the rather eccentric Severy family, is found dead of an apparent suicide, it is up to Severy's adopted granddaughter, Hazel, to untangle the clues he has left behind...

    "The unpredictable and the predetermined unfold together to make evrything the way it is." After attending the funeral of her adoptive grandfather, Isaac, Hazel Severy receives a cryptic letter from him. Dated before his supposed suicide, Isaac asks Hazel to find his last equation a...

    3.5 stars. I am the polar opposite of a mathematical person, but when I read the premise of this book, I was sucked in and knew I had to read it! Mystery, family drama and secrets, clues for the character (and for us as readers), wittiness with a side of bookstore owner?! Yes pleas...

    This is an entertaining story by a new novelist, Nova Jacobs. It is the tale of a dysfunctional family and their relationships with one another. It is also a mystery. The patriarch of the family dies, and leaves behind a note to his daughter Hazel, giving her a difficult task of findin...

    I received an ARC of this novel from Touchstone Books via my position as a bookseller for Barnes & Noble. I picked it up mostly because the back blurb name drops Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore which I absolutely adore. Let me say up front that that comparison is wonderfully apt. ...

    4.5 rounding up. Imagine my surprise when I had just left the library placing a hold for a Nancy drew book, I read them all too many decades ago to share, but I loved the thrill of those mysteries and wanted to see what I think of one as adult now. I had no idea what this book was abou...

    I am a self-proclaimed math nerd and I do love the subject, though I feel a bit inadequately compared to the characters in this novel. For these reasons, it made me love this book even more. However, taking that out of the equation (ha, see what I did there), I thoroughly enjoyed this ...

    This one took a long time to hook me - not sure if that was due to my sporadic reading this month or the story itself. I almost moved on 1/2 way through but decided to give it one more try over a weekend getaway and I was glad I did overall (but also happy to move on to the next story)...

    Wow! I can?t believe this is a debut novel! Really great premise and the delivery was spot on. Several characters and perspectives done really well. Highly recommended!! ...

  • Lindsey
    Mar 14, 2018

    i dont normally pick up books randomly, but this was showcased at my local library and i have been in a mood for mystery books this past week - so i thought ?why not?? for this book to be described as ?a novel in clues,? i was expecting more of a ?whodunnit? like premis...

    This book begins with an intriguing opening line, "On the morning he was to die, the old man woke early and set about making breakfast". The book did not fail to deliver and I found myself not wanting to put it down but yet wanting to make it last as long as possible. A famous mathemat...

    Mathematical genius and patriarch of the dysfunctional Severy family has died of apparent suicide by electrocution. The Severy family of geniuses is undone by Isaac Severy's sudden death. Adopted granddaughter Hazel receives a letter, dated before his death, asking her to perform a dau...

    When I first started reading this, it seemed as if was going to be a treasure hunt of a novel. The treasure belonging to a highly touted mathametician, and the treasure a brilliant equation, which many seek. When Isaac died under suspicious circumstances his granddaughter is left a let...

    This book totally surprised me. I was expecting a fun, lighthearted adventure/mystery story?which it definitely was?but also got a novel about death and the universe and family. The main characters (because the story focuses on more than just Hazel like the blurb leads you to belie...

    Gotta love Goodreads for letting me rate my own book. It?s been such a thrilling launch. Much appreciation to all the Book of the Month Club members who chose Isaac Severy (and are posting such gorgeous pictures!), and to all the readers out there who took a chance on the Severy fami...

    You can read this and all of my reviews at Lit∑Wit∑Wine∑Dine. The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a delightfully fresh literary mystery. It was just the thing to get me out of a the little slump I'd been in. I wasn't in the mood for something terribly heavy or terribly morbid. I...

    Why I Love It By BOTM Guest Judge Sophia Bush Everything in nature follows mathematical patterns: Planets follow elliptical orbits, flowers follow the Fibonacci sequence, and snowflakes crystallize with complex symmetrical elegance. Clues to the intricacy of the universe, if you wi...

    Imaginative premise and superb writing could not save this story from being overwhelmed by its themes. Predictive mathematical models, chaos theory, dysfunctional family dynamics, child abuse, vigilante justice and a pseudo-incestuous relationship just to name a few. Throw in a multitu...

    ?Three will die. I am the first.? A spark is lit in struggling bookseller Hazel?s life after she receives a surprising and mysterious posthumous letter from her mathematician genius grandfather Isaac. Isaac is thought to have committed suicide in his Jacuzzi with Christmas li...

    Hazel Severy has been set on a quest by her recently deceased grandfather, Isaac Severy, a renown mathematician. His letter to her stresses secrecy and suspicion of everyone else within the family and without. This charming narrative poses puzzles and clues to help her solve find his l...

    3.5-4 stars The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is an entertaining read. I majored in math in college and loved that aspect of the book. Hazel is a likeable if somewhat naÔve protagonist, and her hunt for her grandfather?s secret last equation kept me reading. I waited a few days t...

    Mr. Penumbra? A.J. Fikry? Eleanor Oliphant? If any of these names make your heart do a whimsical little flip, you're going to want to get acquainted with ISAAC SEVERY. So much love for this fantastic debut novel! ...

    I got this because I saw it described as an adult Westing Game. It's not. This was a huge letdown. It was messy and anti-climactic. I didn't enjoy it very much at all. ...

    This book was not at all what I was expecting. I thought there would be a mystery but instead it was primarily about Isaac's large dysfunctional family. It wasn't what I was looking for. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. ...

    1.5/5 To call this book the "adult Westing game" is a farce, and is truly a disservice to both books. The Westing Game was probably my favorite, most-read book as a child. I believe it just appeared one day in my little library and I read it back to front a million times. It was...

    The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a clever, witty, and fun novel from Nova Jacobs. When Isaac Severy, patriarch of the rather eccentric Severy family, is found dead of an apparent suicide, it is up to Severy's adopted granddaughter, Hazel, to untangle the clues he has left behind...

    "The unpredictable and the predetermined unfold together to make evrything the way it is." After attending the funeral of her adoptive grandfather, Isaac, Hazel Severy receives a cryptic letter from him. Dated before his supposed suicide, Isaac asks Hazel to find his last equation a...

    3.5 stars. I am the polar opposite of a mathematical person, but when I read the premise of this book, I was sucked in and knew I had to read it! Mystery, family drama and secrets, clues for the character (and for us as readers), wittiness with a side of bookstore owner?! Yes pleas...

    This is an entertaining story by a new novelist, Nova Jacobs. It is the tale of a dysfunctional family and their relationships with one another. It is also a mystery. The patriarch of the family dies, and leaves behind a note to his daughter Hazel, giving her a difficult task of findin...

    I received an ARC of this novel from Touchstone Books via my position as a bookseller for Barnes & Noble. I picked it up mostly because the back blurb name drops Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore which I absolutely adore. Let me say up front that that comparison is wonderfully apt. ...

    4.5 rounding up. Imagine my surprise when I had just left the library placing a hold for a Nancy drew book, I read them all too many decades ago to share, but I loved the thrill of those mysteries and wanted to see what I think of one as adult now. I had no idea what this book was abou...

    I am a self-proclaimed math nerd and I do love the subject, though I feel a bit inadequately compared to the characters in this novel. For these reasons, it made me love this book even more. However, taking that out of the equation (ha, see what I did there), I thoroughly enjoyed this ...

  • Diane S ‚ėĒ
    Apr 09, 2018

    i dont normally pick up books randomly, but this was showcased at my local library and i have been in a mood for mystery books this past week - so i thought ?why not?? for this book to be described as ?a novel in clues,? i was expecting more of a ?whodunnit? like premis...

    This book begins with an intriguing opening line, "On the morning he was to die, the old man woke early and set about making breakfast". The book did not fail to deliver and I found myself not wanting to put it down but yet wanting to make it last as long as possible. A famous mathemat...

    Mathematical genius and patriarch of the dysfunctional Severy family has died of apparent suicide by electrocution. The Severy family of geniuses is undone by Isaac Severy's sudden death. Adopted granddaughter Hazel receives a letter, dated before his death, asking her to perform a dau...

    When I first started reading this, it seemed as if was going to be a treasure hunt of a novel. The treasure belonging to a highly touted mathametician, and the treasure a brilliant equation, which many seek. When Isaac died under suspicious circumstances his granddaughter is left a let...

  • Bandit
    Feb 25, 2018

    i dont normally pick up books randomly, but this was showcased at my local library and i have been in a mood for mystery books this past week - so i thought ?why not?? for this book to be described as ?a novel in clues,? i was expecting more of a ?whodunnit? like premis...

    This book begins with an intriguing opening line, "On the morning he was to die, the old man woke early and set about making breakfast". The book did not fail to deliver and I found myself not wanting to put it down but yet wanting to make it last as long as possible. A famous mathemat...

    Mathematical genius and patriarch of the dysfunctional Severy family has died of apparent suicide by electrocution. The Severy family of geniuses is undone by Isaac Severy's sudden death. Adopted granddaughter Hazel receives a letter, dated before his death, asking her to perform a dau...

    When I first started reading this, it seemed as if was going to be a treasure hunt of a novel. The treasure belonging to a highly touted mathametician, and the treasure a brilliant equation, which many seek. When Isaac died under suspicious circumstances his granddaughter is left a let...

    This book totally surprised me. I was expecting a fun, lighthearted adventure/mystery story?which it definitely was?but also got a novel about death and the universe and family. The main characters (because the story focuses on more than just Hazel like the blurb leads you to belie...

    Gotta love Goodreads for letting me rate my own book. It?s been such a thrilling launch. Much appreciation to all the Book of the Month Club members who chose Isaac Severy (and are posting such gorgeous pictures!), and to all the readers out there who took a chance on the Severy fami...

    You can read this and all of my reviews at Lit∑Wit∑Wine∑Dine. The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a delightfully fresh literary mystery. It was just the thing to get me out of a the little slump I'd been in. I wasn't in the mood for something terribly heavy or terribly morbid. I...

    Why I Love It By BOTM Guest Judge Sophia Bush Everything in nature follows mathematical patterns: Planets follow elliptical orbits, flowers follow the Fibonacci sequence, and snowflakes crystallize with complex symmetrical elegance. Clues to the intricacy of the universe, if you wi...

    Imaginative premise and superb writing could not save this story from being overwhelmed by its themes. Predictive mathematical models, chaos theory, dysfunctional family dynamics, child abuse, vigilante justice and a pseudo-incestuous relationship just to name a few. Throw in a multitu...

    ?Three will die. I am the first.? A spark is lit in struggling bookseller Hazel?s life after she receives a surprising and mysterious posthumous letter from her mathematician genius grandfather Isaac. Isaac is thought to have committed suicide in his Jacuzzi with Christmas li...

    Hazel Severy has been set on a quest by her recently deceased grandfather, Isaac Severy, a renown mathematician. His letter to her stresses secrecy and suspicion of everyone else within the family and without. This charming narrative poses puzzles and clues to help her solve find his l...

    3.5-4 stars The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is an entertaining read. I majored in math in college and loved that aspect of the book. Hazel is a likeable if somewhat naÔve protagonist, and her hunt for her grandfather?s secret last equation kept me reading. I waited a few days t...

    Mr. Penumbra? A.J. Fikry? Eleanor Oliphant? If any of these names make your heart do a whimsical little flip, you're going to want to get acquainted with ISAAC SEVERY. So much love for this fantastic debut novel! ...

    I got this because I saw it described as an adult Westing Game. It's not. This was a huge letdown. It was messy and anti-climactic. I didn't enjoy it very much at all. ...

    This book was not at all what I was expecting. I thought there would be a mystery but instead it was primarily about Isaac's large dysfunctional family. It wasn't what I was looking for. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. ...

    1.5/5 To call this book the "adult Westing game" is a farce, and is truly a disservice to both books. The Westing Game was probably my favorite, most-read book as a child. I believe it just appeared one day in my little library and I read it back to front a million times. It was...

    The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a clever, witty, and fun novel from Nova Jacobs. When Isaac Severy, patriarch of the rather eccentric Severy family, is found dead of an apparent suicide, it is up to Severy's adopted granddaughter, Hazel, to untangle the clues he has left behind...

    "The unpredictable and the predetermined unfold together to make evrything the way it is." After attending the funeral of her adoptive grandfather, Isaac, Hazel Severy receives a cryptic letter from him. Dated before his supposed suicide, Isaac asks Hazel to find his last equation a...

    3.5 stars. I am the polar opposite of a mathematical person, but when I read the premise of this book, I was sucked in and knew I had to read it! Mystery, family drama and secrets, clues for the character (and for us as readers), wittiness with a side of bookstore owner?! Yes pleas...

    This is an entertaining story by a new novelist, Nova Jacobs. It is the tale of a dysfunctional family and their relationships with one another. It is also a mystery. The patriarch of the family dies, and leaves behind a note to his daughter Hazel, giving her a difficult task of findin...

    I received an ARC of this novel from Touchstone Books via my position as a bookseller for Barnes & Noble. I picked it up mostly because the back blurb name drops Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore which I absolutely adore. Let me say up front that that comparison is wonderfully apt. ...

    4.5 rounding up. Imagine my surprise when I had just left the library placing a hold for a Nancy drew book, I read them all too many decades ago to share, but I loved the thrill of those mysteries and wanted to see what I think of one as adult now. I had no idea what this book was abou...

    I am a self-proclaimed math nerd and I do love the subject, though I feel a bit inadequately compared to the characters in this novel. For these reasons, it made me love this book even more. However, taking that out of the equation (ha, see what I did there), I thoroughly enjoyed this ...

    This one took a long time to hook me - not sure if that was due to my sporadic reading this month or the story itself. I almost moved on 1/2 way through but decided to give it one more try over a weekend getaway and I was glad I did overall (but also happy to move on to the next story)...

    Wow! I can?t believe this is a debut novel! Really great premise and the delivery was spot on. Several characters and perspectives done really well. Highly recommended!! ...

    This novel ended up being rather different from what I expected. Instead of a somewhat wild and exuberant romp, it was instead a measured and character driven tale more reminiscent of Allegra Goodman than Thomas Pynchon or Jess Kidd. There is quite of bit of family dynamic involved, ea...

    Read my review on my blog: http://ivoryowlreviews.blogspot.com/2... **I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I received no additional compensation** I'll be recommending this to everyone who says they are in a reading slu...

    Just right for my mood, a nice cerebral mystery. Apparently it?s difficult to impossible nowadays to describe a new novel without referencing another, however tangentially connected, but really this one is very much its own book. Seriously, yes the protagonist owns a bookstore, but i...

  • Rhiannon Johnson
    Mar 07, 2018

    i dont normally pick up books randomly, but this was showcased at my local library and i have been in a mood for mystery books this past week - so i thought ?why not?? for this book to be described as ?a novel in clues,? i was expecting more of a ?whodunnit? like premis...

    This book begins with an intriguing opening line, "On the morning he was to die, the old man woke early and set about making breakfast". The book did not fail to deliver and I found myself not wanting to put it down but yet wanting to make it last as long as possible. A famous mathemat...

    Mathematical genius and patriarch of the dysfunctional Severy family has died of apparent suicide by electrocution. The Severy family of geniuses is undone by Isaac Severy's sudden death. Adopted granddaughter Hazel receives a letter, dated before his death, asking her to perform a dau...

    When I first started reading this, it seemed as if was going to be a treasure hunt of a novel. The treasure belonging to a highly touted mathametician, and the treasure a brilliant equation, which many seek. When Isaac died under suspicious circumstances his granddaughter is left a let...

    This book totally surprised me. I was expecting a fun, lighthearted adventure/mystery story?which it definitely was?but also got a novel about death and the universe and family. The main characters (because the story focuses on more than just Hazel like the blurb leads you to belie...

    Gotta love Goodreads for letting me rate my own book. It?s been such a thrilling launch. Much appreciation to all the Book of the Month Club members who chose Isaac Severy (and are posting such gorgeous pictures!), and to all the readers out there who took a chance on the Severy fami...

    You can read this and all of my reviews at Lit∑Wit∑Wine∑Dine. The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a delightfully fresh literary mystery. It was just the thing to get me out of a the little slump I'd been in. I wasn't in the mood for something terribly heavy or terribly morbid. I...

    Why I Love It By BOTM Guest Judge Sophia Bush Everything in nature follows mathematical patterns: Planets follow elliptical orbits, flowers follow the Fibonacci sequence, and snowflakes crystallize with complex symmetrical elegance. Clues to the intricacy of the universe, if you wi...

    Imaginative premise and superb writing could not save this story from being overwhelmed by its themes. Predictive mathematical models, chaos theory, dysfunctional family dynamics, child abuse, vigilante justice and a pseudo-incestuous relationship just to name a few. Throw in a multitu...

    ?Three will die. I am the first.? A spark is lit in struggling bookseller Hazel?s life after she receives a surprising and mysterious posthumous letter from her mathematician genius grandfather Isaac. Isaac is thought to have committed suicide in his Jacuzzi with Christmas li...

    Hazel Severy has been set on a quest by her recently deceased grandfather, Isaac Severy, a renown mathematician. His letter to her stresses secrecy and suspicion of everyone else within the family and without. This charming narrative poses puzzles and clues to help her solve find his l...

    3.5-4 stars The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is an entertaining read. I majored in math in college and loved that aspect of the book. Hazel is a likeable if somewhat naÔve protagonist, and her hunt for her grandfather?s secret last equation kept me reading. I waited a few days t...

    Mr. Penumbra? A.J. Fikry? Eleanor Oliphant? If any of these names make your heart do a whimsical little flip, you're going to want to get acquainted with ISAAC SEVERY. So much love for this fantastic debut novel! ...

    I got this because I saw it described as an adult Westing Game. It's not. This was a huge letdown. It was messy and anti-climactic. I didn't enjoy it very much at all. ...

    This book was not at all what I was expecting. I thought there would be a mystery but instead it was primarily about Isaac's large dysfunctional family. It wasn't what I was looking for. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. ...

    1.5/5 To call this book the "adult Westing game" is a farce, and is truly a disservice to both books. The Westing Game was probably my favorite, most-read book as a child. I believe it just appeared one day in my little library and I read it back to front a million times. It was...

    The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a clever, witty, and fun novel from Nova Jacobs. When Isaac Severy, patriarch of the rather eccentric Severy family, is found dead of an apparent suicide, it is up to Severy's adopted granddaughter, Hazel, to untangle the clues he has left behind...

    "The unpredictable and the predetermined unfold together to make evrything the way it is." After attending the funeral of her adoptive grandfather, Isaac, Hazel Severy receives a cryptic letter from him. Dated before his supposed suicide, Isaac asks Hazel to find his last equation a...

    3.5 stars. I am the polar opposite of a mathematical person, but when I read the premise of this book, I was sucked in and knew I had to read it! Mystery, family drama and secrets, clues for the character (and for us as readers), wittiness with a side of bookstore owner?! Yes pleas...

    This is an entertaining story by a new novelist, Nova Jacobs. It is the tale of a dysfunctional family and their relationships with one another. It is also a mystery. The patriarch of the family dies, and leaves behind a note to his daughter Hazel, giving her a difficult task of findin...

    I received an ARC of this novel from Touchstone Books via my position as a bookseller for Barnes & Noble. I picked it up mostly because the back blurb name drops Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore which I absolutely adore. Let me say up front that that comparison is wonderfully apt. ...

    4.5 rounding up. Imagine my surprise when I had just left the library placing a hold for a Nancy drew book, I read them all too many decades ago to share, but I loved the thrill of those mysteries and wanted to see what I think of one as adult now. I had no idea what this book was abou...

    I am a self-proclaimed math nerd and I do love the subject, though I feel a bit inadequately compared to the characters in this novel. For these reasons, it made me love this book even more. However, taking that out of the equation (ha, see what I did there), I thoroughly enjoyed this ...

    This one took a long time to hook me - not sure if that was due to my sporadic reading this month or the story itself. I almost moved on 1/2 way through but decided to give it one more try over a weekend getaway and I was glad I did overall (but also happy to move on to the next story)...

    Wow! I can?t believe this is a debut novel! Really great premise and the delivery was spot on. Several characters and perspectives done really well. Highly recommended!! ...

    This novel ended up being rather different from what I expected. Instead of a somewhat wild and exuberant romp, it was instead a measured and character driven tale more reminiscent of Allegra Goodman than Thomas Pynchon or Jess Kidd. There is quite of bit of family dynamic involved, ea...

    Read my review on my blog: http://ivoryowlreviews.blogspot.com/2... **I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I received no additional compensation** I'll be recommending this to everyone who says they are in a reading slu...

  • Ann Marie (Lit¬∑Wit¬∑Wine¬∑Dine)
    Mar 13, 2018

    i dont normally pick up books randomly, but this was showcased at my local library and i have been in a mood for mystery books this past week - so i thought ?why not?? for this book to be described as ?a novel in clues,? i was expecting more of a ?whodunnit? like premis...

    This book begins with an intriguing opening line, "On the morning he was to die, the old man woke early and set about making breakfast". The book did not fail to deliver and I found myself not wanting to put it down but yet wanting to make it last as long as possible. A famous mathemat...

    Mathematical genius and patriarch of the dysfunctional Severy family has died of apparent suicide by electrocution. The Severy family of geniuses is undone by Isaac Severy's sudden death. Adopted granddaughter Hazel receives a letter, dated before his death, asking her to perform a dau...

    When I first started reading this, it seemed as if was going to be a treasure hunt of a novel. The treasure belonging to a highly touted mathametician, and the treasure a brilliant equation, which many seek. When Isaac died under suspicious circumstances his granddaughter is left a let...

    This book totally surprised me. I was expecting a fun, lighthearted adventure/mystery story?which it definitely was?but also got a novel about death and the universe and family. The main characters (because the story focuses on more than just Hazel like the blurb leads you to belie...

    Gotta love Goodreads for letting me rate my own book. It?s been such a thrilling launch. Much appreciation to all the Book of the Month Club members who chose Isaac Severy (and are posting such gorgeous pictures!), and to all the readers out there who took a chance on the Severy fami...

    You can read this and all of my reviews at Lit∑Wit∑Wine∑Dine. The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a delightfully fresh literary mystery. It was just the thing to get me out of a the little slump I'd been in. I wasn't in the mood for something terribly heavy or terribly morbid. I...

  • Touchstone Books
    Dec 05, 2017

    i dont normally pick up books randomly, but this was showcased at my local library and i have been in a mood for mystery books this past week - so i thought ?why not?? for this book to be described as ?a novel in clues,? i was expecting more of a ?whodunnit? like premis...

    This book begins with an intriguing opening line, "On the morning he was to die, the old man woke early and set about making breakfast". The book did not fail to deliver and I found myself not wanting to put it down but yet wanting to make it last as long as possible. A famous mathemat...

    Mathematical genius and patriarch of the dysfunctional Severy family has died of apparent suicide by electrocution. The Severy family of geniuses is undone by Isaac Severy's sudden death. Adopted granddaughter Hazel receives a letter, dated before his death, asking her to perform a dau...

    When I first started reading this, it seemed as if was going to be a treasure hunt of a novel. The treasure belonging to a highly touted mathametician, and the treasure a brilliant equation, which many seek. When Isaac died under suspicious circumstances his granddaughter is left a let...

    This book totally surprised me. I was expecting a fun, lighthearted adventure/mystery story?which it definitely was?but also got a novel about death and the universe and family. The main characters (because the story focuses on more than just Hazel like the blurb leads you to belie...

    Gotta love Goodreads for letting me rate my own book. It?s been such a thrilling launch. Much appreciation to all the Book of the Month Club members who chose Isaac Severy (and are posting such gorgeous pictures!), and to all the readers out there who took a chance on the Severy fami...

    You can read this and all of my reviews at Lit∑Wit∑Wine∑Dine. The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a delightfully fresh literary mystery. It was just the thing to get me out of a the little slump I'd been in. I wasn't in the mood for something terribly heavy or terribly morbid. I...

    Why I Love It By BOTM Guest Judge Sophia Bush Everything in nature follows mathematical patterns: Planets follow elliptical orbits, flowers follow the Fibonacci sequence, and snowflakes crystallize with complex symmetrical elegance. Clues to the intricacy of the universe, if you wi...

    Imaginative premise and superb writing could not save this story from being overwhelmed by its themes. Predictive mathematical models, chaos theory, dysfunctional family dynamics, child abuse, vigilante justice and a pseudo-incestuous relationship just to name a few. Throw in a multitu...

    ?Three will die. I am the first.? A spark is lit in struggling bookseller Hazel?s life after she receives a surprising and mysterious posthumous letter from her mathematician genius grandfather Isaac. Isaac is thought to have committed suicide in his Jacuzzi with Christmas li...

    Hazel Severy has been set on a quest by her recently deceased grandfather, Isaac Severy, a renown mathematician. His letter to her stresses secrecy and suspicion of everyone else within the family and without. This charming narrative poses puzzles and clues to help her solve find his l...

    3.5-4 stars The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is an entertaining read. I majored in math in college and loved that aspect of the book. Hazel is a likeable if somewhat naÔve protagonist, and her hunt for her grandfather?s secret last equation kept me reading. I waited a few days t...

    Mr. Penumbra? A.J. Fikry? Eleanor Oliphant? If any of these names make your heart do a whimsical little flip, you're going to want to get acquainted with ISAAC SEVERY. So much love for this fantastic debut novel! ...

  • Robert Blumenthal
    Aug 15, 2018

    i dont normally pick up books randomly, but this was showcased at my local library and i have been in a mood for mystery books this past week - so i thought ?why not?? for this book to be described as ?a novel in clues,? i was expecting more of a ?whodunnit? like premis...

    This book begins with an intriguing opening line, "On the morning he was to die, the old man woke early and set about making breakfast". The book did not fail to deliver and I found myself not wanting to put it down but yet wanting to make it last as long as possible. A famous mathemat...

    Mathematical genius and patriarch of the dysfunctional Severy family has died of apparent suicide by electrocution. The Severy family of geniuses is undone by Isaac Severy's sudden death. Adopted granddaughter Hazel receives a letter, dated before his death, asking her to perform a dau...

    When I first started reading this, it seemed as if was going to be a treasure hunt of a novel. The treasure belonging to a highly touted mathametician, and the treasure a brilliant equation, which many seek. When Isaac died under suspicious circumstances his granddaughter is left a let...

    This book totally surprised me. I was expecting a fun, lighthearted adventure/mystery story?which it definitely was?but also got a novel about death and the universe and family. The main characters (because the story focuses on more than just Hazel like the blurb leads you to belie...

    Gotta love Goodreads for letting me rate my own book. It?s been such a thrilling launch. Much appreciation to all the Book of the Month Club members who chose Isaac Severy (and are posting such gorgeous pictures!), and to all the readers out there who took a chance on the Severy fami...

    You can read this and all of my reviews at Lit∑Wit∑Wine∑Dine. The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a delightfully fresh literary mystery. It was just the thing to get me out of a the little slump I'd been in. I wasn't in the mood for something terribly heavy or terribly morbid. I...

    Why I Love It By BOTM Guest Judge Sophia Bush Everything in nature follows mathematical patterns: Planets follow elliptical orbits, flowers follow the Fibonacci sequence, and snowflakes crystallize with complex symmetrical elegance. Clues to the intricacy of the universe, if you wi...

    Imaginative premise and superb writing could not save this story from being overwhelmed by its themes. Predictive mathematical models, chaos theory, dysfunctional family dynamics, child abuse, vigilante justice and a pseudo-incestuous relationship just to name a few. Throw in a multitu...

    ?Three will die. I am the first.? A spark is lit in struggling bookseller Hazel?s life after she receives a surprising and mysterious posthumous letter from her mathematician genius grandfather Isaac. Isaac is thought to have committed suicide in his Jacuzzi with Christmas li...

    Hazel Severy has been set on a quest by her recently deceased grandfather, Isaac Severy, a renown mathematician. His letter to her stresses secrecy and suspicion of everyone else within the family and without. This charming narrative poses puzzles and clues to help her solve find his l...

    3.5-4 stars The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is an entertaining read. I majored in math in college and loved that aspect of the book. Hazel is a likeable if somewhat naÔve protagonist, and her hunt for her grandfather?s secret last equation kept me reading. I waited a few days t...

    Mr. Penumbra? A.J. Fikry? Eleanor Oliphant? If any of these names make your heart do a whimsical little flip, you're going to want to get acquainted with ISAAC SEVERY. So much love for this fantastic debut novel! ...

    I got this because I saw it described as an adult Westing Game. It's not. This was a huge letdown. It was messy and anti-climactic. I didn't enjoy it very much at all. ...

    This book was not at all what I was expecting. I thought there would be a mystery but instead it was primarily about Isaac's large dysfunctional family. It wasn't what I was looking for. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. ...

    1.5/5 To call this book the "adult Westing game" is a farce, and is truly a disservice to both books. The Westing Game was probably my favorite, most-read book as a child. I believe it just appeared one day in my little library and I read it back to front a million times. It was...

    The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a clever, witty, and fun novel from Nova Jacobs. When Isaac Severy, patriarch of the rather eccentric Severy family, is found dead of an apparent suicide, it is up to Severy's adopted granddaughter, Hazel, to untangle the clues he has left behind...

    "The unpredictable and the predetermined unfold together to make evrything the way it is." After attending the funeral of her adoptive grandfather, Isaac, Hazel Severy receives a cryptic letter from him. Dated before his supposed suicide, Isaac asks Hazel to find his last equation a...

    3.5 stars. I am the polar opposite of a mathematical person, but when I read the premise of this book, I was sucked in and knew I had to read it! Mystery, family drama and secrets, clues for the character (and for us as readers), wittiness with a side of bookstore owner?! Yes pleas...

    This is an entertaining story by a new novelist, Nova Jacobs. It is the tale of a dysfunctional family and their relationships with one another. It is also a mystery. The patriarch of the family dies, and leaves behind a note to his daughter Hazel, giving her a difficult task of findin...

    I received an ARC of this novel from Touchstone Books via my position as a bookseller for Barnes & Noble. I picked it up mostly because the back blurb name drops Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore which I absolutely adore. Let me say up front that that comparison is wonderfully apt. ...

    4.5 rounding up. Imagine my surprise when I had just left the library placing a hold for a Nancy drew book, I read them all too many decades ago to share, but I loved the thrill of those mysteries and wanted to see what I think of one as adult now. I had no idea what this book was abou...

    I am a self-proclaimed math nerd and I do love the subject, though I feel a bit inadequately compared to the characters in this novel. For these reasons, it made me love this book even more. However, taking that out of the equation (ha, see what I did there), I thoroughly enjoyed this ...

    This one took a long time to hook me - not sure if that was due to my sporadic reading this month or the story itself. I almost moved on 1/2 way through but decided to give it one more try over a weekend getaway and I was glad I did overall (but also happy to move on to the next story)...

    Wow! I can?t believe this is a debut novel! Really great premise and the delivery was spot on. Several characters and perspectives done really well. Highly recommended!! ...

    This novel ended up being rather different from what I expected. Instead of a somewhat wild and exuberant romp, it was instead a measured and character driven tale more reminiscent of Allegra Goodman than Thomas Pynchon or Jess Kidd. There is quite of bit of family dynamic involved, ea...

  • jessica
    Jun 11, 2018

    i dont normally pick up books randomly, but this was showcased at my local library and i have been in a mood for mystery books this past week - so i thought ?why not?? for this book to be described as ?a novel in clues,? i was expecting more of a ?whodunnit? like premis...

  • Fran
    Mar 03, 2018

    i dont normally pick up books randomly, but this was showcased at my local library and i have been in a mood for mystery books this past week - so i thought ?why not?? for this book to be described as ?a novel in clues,? i was expecting more of a ?whodunnit? like premis...

    This book begins with an intriguing opening line, "On the morning he was to die, the old man woke early and set about making breakfast". The book did not fail to deliver and I found myself not wanting to put it down but yet wanting to make it last as long as possible. A famous mathemat...

    Mathematical genius and patriarch of the dysfunctional Severy family has died of apparent suicide by electrocution. The Severy family of geniuses is undone by Isaac Severy's sudden death. Adopted granddaughter Hazel receives a letter, dated before his death, asking her to perform a dau...

  • Faith
    Mar 16, 2018

    i dont normally pick up books randomly, but this was showcased at my local library and i have been in a mood for mystery books this past week - so i thought ?why not?? for this book to be described as ?a novel in clues,? i was expecting more of a ?whodunnit? like premis...

    This book begins with an intriguing opening line, "On the morning he was to die, the old man woke early and set about making breakfast". The book did not fail to deliver and I found myself not wanting to put it down but yet wanting to make it last as long as possible. A famous mathemat...

    Mathematical genius and patriarch of the dysfunctional Severy family has died of apparent suicide by electrocution. The Severy family of geniuses is undone by Isaac Severy's sudden death. Adopted granddaughter Hazel receives a letter, dated before his death, asking her to perform a dau...

    When I first started reading this, it seemed as if was going to be a treasure hunt of a novel. The treasure belonging to a highly touted mathametician, and the treasure a brilliant equation, which many seek. When Isaac died under suspicious circumstances his granddaughter is left a let...

    This book totally surprised me. I was expecting a fun, lighthearted adventure/mystery story?which it definitely was?but also got a novel about death and the universe and family. The main characters (because the story focuses on more than just Hazel like the blurb leads you to belie...

    Gotta love Goodreads for letting me rate my own book. It?s been such a thrilling launch. Much appreciation to all the Book of the Month Club members who chose Isaac Severy (and are posting such gorgeous pictures!), and to all the readers out there who took a chance on the Severy fami...

    You can read this and all of my reviews at Lit∑Wit∑Wine∑Dine. The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a delightfully fresh literary mystery. It was just the thing to get me out of a the little slump I'd been in. I wasn't in the mood for something terribly heavy or terribly morbid. I...

    Why I Love It By BOTM Guest Judge Sophia Bush Everything in nature follows mathematical patterns: Planets follow elliptical orbits, flowers follow the Fibonacci sequence, and snowflakes crystallize with complex symmetrical elegance. Clues to the intricacy of the universe, if you wi...

    Imaginative premise and superb writing could not save this story from being overwhelmed by its themes. Predictive mathematical models, chaos theory, dysfunctional family dynamics, child abuse, vigilante justice and a pseudo-incestuous relationship just to name a few. Throw in a multitu...

    ?Three will die. I am the first.? A spark is lit in struggling bookseller Hazel?s life after she receives a surprising and mysterious posthumous letter from her mathematician genius grandfather Isaac. Isaac is thought to have committed suicide in his Jacuzzi with Christmas li...

    Hazel Severy has been set on a quest by her recently deceased grandfather, Isaac Severy, a renown mathematician. His letter to her stresses secrecy and suspicion of everyone else within the family and without. This charming narrative poses puzzles and clues to help her solve find his l...

    3.5-4 stars The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is an entertaining read. I majored in math in college and loved that aspect of the book. Hazel is a likeable if somewhat naÔve protagonist, and her hunt for her grandfather?s secret last equation kept me reading. I waited a few days t...

    Mr. Penumbra? A.J. Fikry? Eleanor Oliphant? If any of these names make your heart do a whimsical little flip, you're going to want to get acquainted with ISAAC SEVERY. So much love for this fantastic debut novel! ...

    I got this because I saw it described as an adult Westing Game. It's not. This was a huge letdown. It was messy and anti-climactic. I didn't enjoy it very much at all. ...

    This book was not at all what I was expecting. I thought there would be a mystery but instead it was primarily about Isaac's large dysfunctional family. It wasn't what I was looking for. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. ...

  • Christie
    Mar 18, 2018

    i dont normally pick up books randomly, but this was showcased at my local library and i have been in a mood for mystery books this past week - so i thought ?why not?? for this book to be described as ?a novel in clues,? i was expecting more of a ?whodunnit? like premis...

    This book begins with an intriguing opening line, "On the morning he was to die, the old man woke early and set about making breakfast". The book did not fail to deliver and I found myself not wanting to put it down but yet wanting to make it last as long as possible. A famous mathemat...

    Mathematical genius and patriarch of the dysfunctional Severy family has died of apparent suicide by electrocution. The Severy family of geniuses is undone by Isaac Severy's sudden death. Adopted granddaughter Hazel receives a letter, dated before his death, asking her to perform a dau...

    When I first started reading this, it seemed as if was going to be a treasure hunt of a novel. The treasure belonging to a highly touted mathametician, and the treasure a brilliant equation, which many seek. When Isaac died under suspicious circumstances his granddaughter is left a let...

    This book totally surprised me. I was expecting a fun, lighthearted adventure/mystery story?which it definitely was?but also got a novel about death and the universe and family. The main characters (because the story focuses on more than just Hazel like the blurb leads you to belie...

    Gotta love Goodreads for letting me rate my own book. It?s been such a thrilling launch. Much appreciation to all the Book of the Month Club members who chose Isaac Severy (and are posting such gorgeous pictures!), and to all the readers out there who took a chance on the Severy fami...

    You can read this and all of my reviews at Lit∑Wit∑Wine∑Dine. The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a delightfully fresh literary mystery. It was just the thing to get me out of a the little slump I'd been in. I wasn't in the mood for something terribly heavy or terribly morbid. I...

    Why I Love It By BOTM Guest Judge Sophia Bush Everything in nature follows mathematical patterns: Planets follow elliptical orbits, flowers follow the Fibonacci sequence, and snowflakes crystallize with complex symmetrical elegance. Clues to the intricacy of the universe, if you wi...

    Imaginative premise and superb writing could not save this story from being overwhelmed by its themes. Predictive mathematical models, chaos theory, dysfunctional family dynamics, child abuse, vigilante justice and a pseudo-incestuous relationship just to name a few. Throw in a multitu...

    ?Three will die. I am the first.? A spark is lit in struggling bookseller Hazel?s life after she receives a surprising and mysterious posthumous letter from her mathematician genius grandfather Isaac. Isaac is thought to have committed suicide in his Jacuzzi with Christmas li...

    Hazel Severy has been set on a quest by her recently deceased grandfather, Isaac Severy, a renown mathematician. His letter to her stresses secrecy and suspicion of everyone else within the family and without. This charming narrative poses puzzles and clues to help her solve find his l...

    3.5-4 stars The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is an entertaining read. I majored in math in college and loved that aspect of the book. Hazel is a likeable if somewhat naÔve protagonist, and her hunt for her grandfather?s secret last equation kept me reading. I waited a few days t...

    Mr. Penumbra? A.J. Fikry? Eleanor Oliphant? If any of these names make your heart do a whimsical little flip, you're going to want to get acquainted with ISAAC SEVERY. So much love for this fantastic debut novel! ...

    I got this because I saw it described as an adult Westing Game. It's not. This was a huge letdown. It was messy and anti-climactic. I didn't enjoy it very much at all. ...

    This book was not at all what I was expecting. I thought there would be a mystery but instead it was primarily about Isaac's large dysfunctional family. It wasn't what I was looking for. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. ...

    1.5/5 To call this book the "adult Westing game" is a farce, and is truly a disservice to both books. The Westing Game was probably my favorite, most-read book as a child. I believe it just appeared one day in my little library and I read it back to front a million times. It was...

  • Victoria
    Jul 22, 2018

    i dont normally pick up books randomly, but this was showcased at my local library and i have been in a mood for mystery books this past week - so i thought ?why not?? for this book to be described as ?a novel in clues,? i was expecting more of a ?whodunnit? like premis...

    This book begins with an intriguing opening line, "On the morning he was to die, the old man woke early and set about making breakfast". The book did not fail to deliver and I found myself not wanting to put it down but yet wanting to make it last as long as possible. A famous mathemat...

    Mathematical genius and patriarch of the dysfunctional Severy family has died of apparent suicide by electrocution. The Severy family of geniuses is undone by Isaac Severy's sudden death. Adopted granddaughter Hazel receives a letter, dated before his death, asking her to perform a dau...

    When I first started reading this, it seemed as if was going to be a treasure hunt of a novel. The treasure belonging to a highly touted mathametician, and the treasure a brilliant equation, which many seek. When Isaac died under suspicious circumstances his granddaughter is left a let...

    This book totally surprised me. I was expecting a fun, lighthearted adventure/mystery story?which it definitely was?but also got a novel about death and the universe and family. The main characters (because the story focuses on more than just Hazel like the blurb leads you to belie...

    Gotta love Goodreads for letting me rate my own book. It?s been such a thrilling launch. Much appreciation to all the Book of the Month Club members who chose Isaac Severy (and are posting such gorgeous pictures!), and to all the readers out there who took a chance on the Severy fami...

    You can read this and all of my reviews at Lit∑Wit∑Wine∑Dine. The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a delightfully fresh literary mystery. It was just the thing to get me out of a the little slump I'd been in. I wasn't in the mood for something terribly heavy or terribly morbid. I...

    Why I Love It By BOTM Guest Judge Sophia Bush Everything in nature follows mathematical patterns: Planets follow elliptical orbits, flowers follow the Fibonacci sequence, and snowflakes crystallize with complex symmetrical elegance. Clues to the intricacy of the universe, if you wi...

    Imaginative premise and superb writing could not save this story from being overwhelmed by its themes. Predictive mathematical models, chaos theory, dysfunctional family dynamics, child abuse, vigilante justice and a pseudo-incestuous relationship just to name a few. Throw in a multitu...

  • Darienne
    Mar 22, 2018

    i dont normally pick up books randomly, but this was showcased at my local library and i have been in a mood for mystery books this past week - so i thought ?why not?? for this book to be described as ?a novel in clues,? i was expecting more of a ?whodunnit? like premis...

    This book begins with an intriguing opening line, "On the morning he was to die, the old man woke early and set about making breakfast". The book did not fail to deliver and I found myself not wanting to put it down but yet wanting to make it last as long as possible. A famous mathemat...

    Mathematical genius and patriarch of the dysfunctional Severy family has died of apparent suicide by electrocution. The Severy family of geniuses is undone by Isaac Severy's sudden death. Adopted granddaughter Hazel receives a letter, dated before his death, asking her to perform a dau...

    When I first started reading this, it seemed as if was going to be a treasure hunt of a novel. The treasure belonging to a highly touted mathametician, and the treasure a brilliant equation, which many seek. When Isaac died under suspicious circumstances his granddaughter is left a let...

    This book totally surprised me. I was expecting a fun, lighthearted adventure/mystery story?which it definitely was?but also got a novel about death and the universe and family. The main characters (because the story focuses on more than just Hazel like the blurb leads you to belie...

    Gotta love Goodreads for letting me rate my own book. It?s been such a thrilling launch. Much appreciation to all the Book of the Month Club members who chose Isaac Severy (and are posting such gorgeous pictures!), and to all the readers out there who took a chance on the Severy fami...

    You can read this and all of my reviews at Lit∑Wit∑Wine∑Dine. The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a delightfully fresh literary mystery. It was just the thing to get me out of a the little slump I'd been in. I wasn't in the mood for something terribly heavy or terribly morbid. I...

    Why I Love It By BOTM Guest Judge Sophia Bush Everything in nature follows mathematical patterns: Planets follow elliptical orbits, flowers follow the Fibonacci sequence, and snowflakes crystallize with complex symmetrical elegance. Clues to the intricacy of the universe, if you wi...

    Imaginative premise and superb writing could not save this story from being overwhelmed by its themes. Predictive mathematical models, chaos theory, dysfunctional family dynamics, child abuse, vigilante justice and a pseudo-incestuous relationship just to name a few. Throw in a multitu...

    ?Three will die. I am the first.? A spark is lit in struggling bookseller Hazel?s life after she receives a surprising and mysterious posthumous letter from her mathematician genius grandfather Isaac. Isaac is thought to have committed suicide in his Jacuzzi with Christmas li...

    Hazel Severy has been set on a quest by her recently deceased grandfather, Isaac Severy, a renown mathematician. His letter to her stresses secrecy and suspicion of everyone else within the family and without. This charming narrative poses puzzles and clues to help her solve find his l...

    3.5-4 stars The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is an entertaining read. I majored in math in college and loved that aspect of the book. Hazel is a likeable if somewhat naÔve protagonist, and her hunt for her grandfather?s secret last equation kept me reading. I waited a few days t...

    Mr. Penumbra? A.J. Fikry? Eleanor Oliphant? If any of these names make your heart do a whimsical little flip, you're going to want to get acquainted with ISAAC SEVERY. So much love for this fantastic debut novel! ...

    I got this because I saw it described as an adult Westing Game. It's not. This was a huge letdown. It was messy and anti-climactic. I didn't enjoy it very much at all. ...

    This book was not at all what I was expecting. I thought there would be a mystery but instead it was primarily about Isaac's large dysfunctional family. It wasn't what I was looking for. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. ...

    1.5/5 To call this book the "adult Westing game" is a farce, and is truly a disservice to both books. The Westing Game was probably my favorite, most-read book as a child. I believe it just appeared one day in my little library and I read it back to front a million times. It was...

    The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a clever, witty, and fun novel from Nova Jacobs. When Isaac Severy, patriarch of the rather eccentric Severy family, is found dead of an apparent suicide, it is up to Severy's adopted granddaughter, Hazel, to untangle the clues he has left behind...

    "The unpredictable and the predetermined unfold together to make evrything the way it is." After attending the funeral of her adoptive grandfather, Isaac, Hazel Severy receives a cryptic letter from him. Dated before his supposed suicide, Isaac asks Hazel to find his last equation a...

    3.5 stars. I am the polar opposite of a mathematical person, but when I read the premise of this book, I was sucked in and knew I had to read it! Mystery, family drama and secrets, clues for the character (and for us as readers), wittiness with a side of bookstore owner?! Yes pleas...

    This is an entertaining story by a new novelist, Nova Jacobs. It is the tale of a dysfunctional family and their relationships with one another. It is also a mystery. The patriarch of the family dies, and leaves behind a note to his daughter Hazel, giving her a difficult task of findin...

    I received an ARC of this novel from Touchstone Books via my position as a bookseller for Barnes & Noble. I picked it up mostly because the back blurb name drops Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore which I absolutely adore. Let me say up front that that comparison is wonderfully apt. ...

    4.5 rounding up. Imagine my surprise when I had just left the library placing a hold for a Nancy drew book, I read them all too many decades ago to share, but I loved the thrill of those mysteries and wanted to see what I think of one as adult now. I had no idea what this book was abou...

    I am a self-proclaimed math nerd and I do love the subject, though I feel a bit inadequately compared to the characters in this novel. For these reasons, it made me love this book even more. However, taking that out of the equation (ha, see what I did there), I thoroughly enjoyed this ...

    This one took a long time to hook me - not sure if that was due to my sporadic reading this month or the story itself. I almost moved on 1/2 way through but decided to give it one more try over a weekend getaway and I was glad I did overall (but also happy to move on to the next story)...

    Wow! I can?t believe this is a debut novel! Really great premise and the delivery was spot on. Several characters and perspectives done really well. Highly recommended!! ...

    This novel ended up being rather different from what I expected. Instead of a somewhat wild and exuberant romp, it was instead a measured and character driven tale more reminiscent of Allegra Goodman than Thomas Pynchon or Jess Kidd. There is quite of bit of family dynamic involved, ea...

    Read my review on my blog: http://ivoryowlreviews.blogspot.com/2... **I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I received no additional compensation** I'll be recommending this to everyone who says they are in a reading slu...

    Just right for my mood, a nice cerebral mystery. Apparently it?s difficult to impossible nowadays to describe a new novel without referencing another, however tangentially connected, but really this one is very much its own book. Seriously, yes the protagonist owns a bookstore, but i...

    This is one of the few books I would consider reading again (I just really don't do that very often...I find subsequent experiences are usually less powerful, so why bother?) just because I'm left feeling like I maybe missed a few things here and there? Or maybe I just want to see how ...

    SO MUCH LOVE FOR THIS BOOK. Could?ve ended 5 pages before it did, but still. ...

  • Stephanie Anze
    Sep 24, 2018

    i dont normally pick up books randomly, but this was showcased at my local library and i have been in a mood for mystery books this past week - so i thought ?why not?? for this book to be described as ?a novel in clues,? i was expecting more of a ?whodunnit? like premis...

    This book begins with an intriguing opening line, "On the morning he was to die, the old man woke early and set about making breakfast". The book did not fail to deliver and I found myself not wanting to put it down but yet wanting to make it last as long as possible. A famous mathemat...

    Mathematical genius and patriarch of the dysfunctional Severy family has died of apparent suicide by electrocution. The Severy family of geniuses is undone by Isaac Severy's sudden death. Adopted granddaughter Hazel receives a letter, dated before his death, asking her to perform a dau...

    When I first started reading this, it seemed as if was going to be a treasure hunt of a novel. The treasure belonging to a highly touted mathametician, and the treasure a brilliant equation, which many seek. When Isaac died under suspicious circumstances his granddaughter is left a let...

    This book totally surprised me. I was expecting a fun, lighthearted adventure/mystery story?which it definitely was?but also got a novel about death and the universe and family. The main characters (because the story focuses on more than just Hazel like the blurb leads you to belie...

    Gotta love Goodreads for letting me rate my own book. It?s been such a thrilling launch. Much appreciation to all the Book of the Month Club members who chose Isaac Severy (and are posting such gorgeous pictures!), and to all the readers out there who took a chance on the Severy fami...

    You can read this and all of my reviews at Lit∑Wit∑Wine∑Dine. The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a delightfully fresh literary mystery. It was just the thing to get me out of a the little slump I'd been in. I wasn't in the mood for something terribly heavy or terribly morbid. I...

    Why I Love It By BOTM Guest Judge Sophia Bush Everything in nature follows mathematical patterns: Planets follow elliptical orbits, flowers follow the Fibonacci sequence, and snowflakes crystallize with complex symmetrical elegance. Clues to the intricacy of the universe, if you wi...

    Imaginative premise and superb writing could not save this story from being overwhelmed by its themes. Predictive mathematical models, chaos theory, dysfunctional family dynamics, child abuse, vigilante justice and a pseudo-incestuous relationship just to name a few. Throw in a multitu...

    ?Three will die. I am the first.? A spark is lit in struggling bookseller Hazel?s life after she receives a surprising and mysterious posthumous letter from her mathematician genius grandfather Isaac. Isaac is thought to have committed suicide in his Jacuzzi with Christmas li...

    Hazel Severy has been set on a quest by her recently deceased grandfather, Isaac Severy, a renown mathematician. His letter to her stresses secrecy and suspicion of everyone else within the family and without. This charming narrative poses puzzles and clues to help her solve find his l...

    3.5-4 stars The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is an entertaining read. I majored in math in college and loved that aspect of the book. Hazel is a likeable if somewhat naÔve protagonist, and her hunt for her grandfather?s secret last equation kept me reading. I waited a few days t...

    Mr. Penumbra? A.J. Fikry? Eleanor Oliphant? If any of these names make your heart do a whimsical little flip, you're going to want to get acquainted with ISAAC SEVERY. So much love for this fantastic debut novel! ...

    I got this because I saw it described as an adult Westing Game. It's not. This was a huge letdown. It was messy and anti-climactic. I didn't enjoy it very much at all. ...

    This book was not at all what I was expecting. I thought there would be a mystery but instead it was primarily about Isaac's large dysfunctional family. It wasn't what I was looking for. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. ...

    1.5/5 To call this book the "adult Westing game" is a farce, and is truly a disservice to both books. The Westing Game was probably my favorite, most-read book as a child. I believe it just appeared one day in my little library and I read it back to front a million times. It was...

    The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a clever, witty, and fun novel from Nova Jacobs. When Isaac Severy, patriarch of the rather eccentric Severy family, is found dead of an apparent suicide, it is up to Severy's adopted granddaughter, Hazel, to untangle the clues he has left behind...

    "The unpredictable and the predetermined unfold together to make evrything the way it is." After attending the funeral of her adoptive grandfather, Isaac, Hazel Severy receives a cryptic letter from him. Dated before his supposed suicide, Isaac asks Hazel to find his last equation a...

  • Leslie Ray
    Apr 03, 2018

    i dont normally pick up books randomly, but this was showcased at my local library and i have been in a mood for mystery books this past week - so i thought ?why not?? for this book to be described as ?a novel in clues,? i was expecting more of a ?whodunnit? like premis...

    This book begins with an intriguing opening line, "On the morning he was to die, the old man woke early and set about making breakfast". The book did not fail to deliver and I found myself not wanting to put it down but yet wanting to make it last as long as possible. A famous mathemat...

  • Book of the Month
    Mar 01, 2018

    i dont normally pick up books randomly, but this was showcased at my local library and i have been in a mood for mystery books this past week - so i thought ?why not?? for this book to be described as ?a novel in clues,? i was expecting more of a ?whodunnit? like premis...

    This book begins with an intriguing opening line, "On the morning he was to die, the old man woke early and set about making breakfast". The book did not fail to deliver and I found myself not wanting to put it down but yet wanting to make it last as long as possible. A famous mathemat...

    Mathematical genius and patriarch of the dysfunctional Severy family has died of apparent suicide by electrocution. The Severy family of geniuses is undone by Isaac Severy's sudden death. Adopted granddaughter Hazel receives a letter, dated before his death, asking her to perform a dau...

    When I first started reading this, it seemed as if was going to be a treasure hunt of a novel. The treasure belonging to a highly touted mathametician, and the treasure a brilliant equation, which many seek. When Isaac died under suspicious circumstances his granddaughter is left a let...

    This book totally surprised me. I was expecting a fun, lighthearted adventure/mystery story?which it definitely was?but also got a novel about death and the universe and family. The main characters (because the story focuses on more than just Hazel like the blurb leads you to belie...

    Gotta love Goodreads for letting me rate my own book. It?s been such a thrilling launch. Much appreciation to all the Book of the Month Club members who chose Isaac Severy (and are posting such gorgeous pictures!), and to all the readers out there who took a chance on the Severy fami...

    You can read this and all of my reviews at Lit∑Wit∑Wine∑Dine. The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a delightfully fresh literary mystery. It was just the thing to get me out of a the little slump I'd been in. I wasn't in the mood for something terribly heavy or terribly morbid. I...

    Why I Love It By BOTM Guest Judge Sophia Bush Everything in nature follows mathematical patterns: Planets follow elliptical orbits, flowers follow the Fibonacci sequence, and snowflakes crystallize with complex symmetrical elegance. Clues to the intricacy of the universe, if you wi...

  • MaryBeth's Bookshelf
    Apr 02, 2018

    i dont normally pick up books randomly, but this was showcased at my local library and i have been in a mood for mystery books this past week - so i thought ?why not?? for this book to be described as ?a novel in clues,? i was expecting more of a ?whodunnit? like premis...

    This book begins with an intriguing opening line, "On the morning he was to die, the old man woke early and set about making breakfast". The book did not fail to deliver and I found myself not wanting to put it down but yet wanting to make it last as long as possible. A famous mathemat...

    Mathematical genius and patriarch of the dysfunctional Severy family has died of apparent suicide by electrocution. The Severy family of geniuses is undone by Isaac Severy's sudden death. Adopted granddaughter Hazel receives a letter, dated before his death, asking her to perform a dau...

    When I first started reading this, it seemed as if was going to be a treasure hunt of a novel. The treasure belonging to a highly touted mathametician, and the treasure a brilliant equation, which many seek. When Isaac died under suspicious circumstances his granddaughter is left a let...

    This book totally surprised me. I was expecting a fun, lighthearted adventure/mystery story?which it definitely was?but also got a novel about death and the universe and family. The main characters (because the story focuses on more than just Hazel like the blurb leads you to belie...

    Gotta love Goodreads for letting me rate my own book. It?s been such a thrilling launch. Much appreciation to all the Book of the Month Club members who chose Isaac Severy (and are posting such gorgeous pictures!), and to all the readers out there who took a chance on the Severy fami...

    You can read this and all of my reviews at Lit∑Wit∑Wine∑Dine. The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a delightfully fresh literary mystery. It was just the thing to get me out of a the little slump I'd been in. I wasn't in the mood for something terribly heavy or terribly morbid. I...

    Why I Love It By BOTM Guest Judge Sophia Bush Everything in nature follows mathematical patterns: Planets follow elliptical orbits, flowers follow the Fibonacci sequence, and snowflakes crystallize with complex symmetrical elegance. Clues to the intricacy of the universe, if you wi...

    Imaginative premise and superb writing could not save this story from being overwhelmed by its themes. Predictive mathematical models, chaos theory, dysfunctional family dynamics, child abuse, vigilante justice and a pseudo-incestuous relationship just to name a few. Throw in a multitu...

    ?Three will die. I am the first.? A spark is lit in struggling bookseller Hazel?s life after she receives a surprising and mysterious posthumous letter from her mathematician genius grandfather Isaac. Isaac is thought to have committed suicide in his Jacuzzi with Christmas li...

    Hazel Severy has been set on a quest by her recently deceased grandfather, Isaac Severy, a renown mathematician. His letter to her stresses secrecy and suspicion of everyone else within the family and without. This charming narrative poses puzzles and clues to help her solve find his l...

    3.5-4 stars The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is an entertaining read. I majored in math in college and loved that aspect of the book. Hazel is a likeable if somewhat naÔve protagonist, and her hunt for her grandfather?s secret last equation kept me reading. I waited a few days t...

    Mr. Penumbra? A.J. Fikry? Eleanor Oliphant? If any of these names make your heart do a whimsical little flip, you're going to want to get acquainted with ISAAC SEVERY. So much love for this fantastic debut novel! ...

    I got this because I saw it described as an adult Westing Game. It's not. This was a huge letdown. It was messy and anti-climactic. I didn't enjoy it very much at all. ...

    This book was not at all what I was expecting. I thought there would be a mystery but instead it was primarily about Isaac's large dysfunctional family. It wasn't what I was looking for. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. ...

    1.5/5 To call this book the "adult Westing game" is a farce, and is truly a disservice to both books. The Westing Game was probably my favorite, most-read book as a child. I believe it just appeared one day in my little library and I read it back to front a million times. It was...

    The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a clever, witty, and fun novel from Nova Jacobs. When Isaac Severy, patriarch of the rather eccentric Severy family, is found dead of an apparent suicide, it is up to Severy's adopted granddaughter, Hazel, to untangle the clues he has left behind...

  • Bookishfolk
    Mar 05, 2018

    i dont normally pick up books randomly, but this was showcased at my local library and i have been in a mood for mystery books this past week - so i thought ?why not?? for this book to be described as ?a novel in clues,? i was expecting more of a ?whodunnit? like premis...

    This book begins with an intriguing opening line, "On the morning he was to die, the old man woke early and set about making breakfast". The book did not fail to deliver and I found myself not wanting to put it down but yet wanting to make it last as long as possible. A famous mathemat...

    Mathematical genius and patriarch of the dysfunctional Severy family has died of apparent suicide by electrocution. The Severy family of geniuses is undone by Isaac Severy's sudden death. Adopted granddaughter Hazel receives a letter, dated before his death, asking her to perform a dau...

    When I first started reading this, it seemed as if was going to be a treasure hunt of a novel. The treasure belonging to a highly touted mathametician, and the treasure a brilliant equation, which many seek. When Isaac died under suspicious circumstances his granddaughter is left a let...

    This book totally surprised me. I was expecting a fun, lighthearted adventure/mystery story?which it definitely was?but also got a novel about death and the universe and family. The main characters (because the story focuses on more than just Hazel like the blurb leads you to belie...

    Gotta love Goodreads for letting me rate my own book. It?s been such a thrilling launch. Much appreciation to all the Book of the Month Club members who chose Isaac Severy (and are posting such gorgeous pictures!), and to all the readers out there who took a chance on the Severy fami...

    You can read this and all of my reviews at Lit∑Wit∑Wine∑Dine. The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a delightfully fresh literary mystery. It was just the thing to get me out of a the little slump I'd been in. I wasn't in the mood for something terribly heavy or terribly morbid. I...

    Why I Love It By BOTM Guest Judge Sophia Bush Everything in nature follows mathematical patterns: Planets follow elliptical orbits, flowers follow the Fibonacci sequence, and snowflakes crystallize with complex symmetrical elegance. Clues to the intricacy of the universe, if you wi...

    Imaginative premise and superb writing could not save this story from being overwhelmed by its themes. Predictive mathematical models, chaos theory, dysfunctional family dynamics, child abuse, vigilante justice and a pseudo-incestuous relationship just to name a few. Throw in a multitu...

    ?Three will die. I am the first.? A spark is lit in struggling bookseller Hazel?s life after she receives a surprising and mysterious posthumous letter from her mathematician genius grandfather Isaac. Isaac is thought to have committed suicide in his Jacuzzi with Christmas li...

    Hazel Severy has been set on a quest by her recently deceased grandfather, Isaac Severy, a renown mathematician. His letter to her stresses secrecy and suspicion of everyone else within the family and without. This charming narrative poses puzzles and clues to help her solve find his l...

    3.5-4 stars The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is an entertaining read. I majored in math in college and loved that aspect of the book. Hazel is a likeable if somewhat naÔve protagonist, and her hunt for her grandfather?s secret last equation kept me reading. I waited a few days t...

    Mr. Penumbra? A.J. Fikry? Eleanor Oliphant? If any of these names make your heart do a whimsical little flip, you're going to want to get acquainted with ISAAC SEVERY. So much love for this fantastic debut novel! ...

    I got this because I saw it described as an adult Westing Game. It's not. This was a huge letdown. It was messy and anti-climactic. I didn't enjoy it very much at all. ...

    This book was not at all what I was expecting. I thought there would be a mystery but instead it was primarily about Isaac's large dysfunctional family. It wasn't what I was looking for. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. ...

    1.5/5 To call this book the "adult Westing game" is a farce, and is truly a disservice to both books. The Westing Game was probably my favorite, most-read book as a child. I believe it just appeared one day in my little library and I read it back to front a million times. It was...

    The Last Equation of Isaac Severy is a clever, witty, and fun novel from Nova Jacobs. When Isaac Severy, patriarch of the rather eccentric Severy family, is found dead of an apparent suicide, it is up to Severy's adopted granddaughter, Hazel, to untangle the clues he has left behind...

    "The unpredictable and the predetermined unfold together to make evrything the way it is." After attending the funeral of her adoptive grandfather, Isaac, Hazel Severy receives a cryptic letter from him. Dated before his supposed suicide, Isaac asks Hazel to find his last equation a...

    3.5 stars. I am the polar opposite of a mathematical person, but when I read the premise of this book, I was sucked in and knew I had to read it! Mystery, family drama and secrets, clues for the character (and for us as readers), wittiness with a side of bookstore owner?! Yes pleas...

  • Nova Jacobs
    Mar 13, 2018

    i dont normally pick up books randomly, but this was showcased at my local library and i have been in a mood for mystery books this past week - so i thought ?why not?? for this book to be described as ?a novel in clues,? i was expecting more of a ?whodunnit? like premis...

    This book begins with an intriguing opening line, "On the morning he was to die, the old man woke early and set about making breakfast". The book did not fail to deliver and I found myself not wanting to put it down but yet wanting to make it last as long as possible. A famous mathemat...

    Mathematical genius and patriarch of the dysfunctional Severy family has died of apparent suicide by electrocution. The Severy family of geniuses is undone by Isaac Severy's sudden death. Adopted granddaughter Hazel receives a letter, dated before his death, asking her to perform a dau...

    When I first started reading this, it seemed as if was going to be a treasure hunt of a novel. The treasure belonging to a highly touted mathametician, and the treasure a brilliant equation, which many seek. When Isaac died under suspicious circumstances his granddaughter is left a let...

    This book totally surprised me. I was expecting a fun, lighthearted adventure/mystery story?which it definitely was?but also got a novel about death and the universe and family. The main characters (because the story focuses on more than just Hazel like the blurb leads you to belie...

    Gotta love Goodreads for letting me rate my own book. It?s been such a thrilling launch. Much appreciation to all the Book of the Month Club members who chose Isaac Severy (and are posting such gorgeous pictures!), and to all the readers out there who took a chance on the Severy fami...