Review – Iron Cast by Destiny Soria

Review – Iron Cast by Destiny Soria

Review: Iron Cast tells the story of two girls, Corinne and Ada, in Boston 1919, when the city is cracking down hemopaths, those with special abilities. The story Destiny Soria is just as special as the abilities that Corinne and Ada possess. Iron Cast is by far, one of the best books I’ve read all year. I really loved reading Iron Cast. It did take a few chapters to draw me in completely, but once it did, I could not set it down. The writing, […]

Posted September 28, 2016 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments

Banned Books & Diverse Reads

Banned Books & Diverse Reads

Happy Banned Books Week! In case you didn’t already know, Banned Books Week takes place every year in order to raise awareness about the poor practice of banning books. For more information about Banned Books Week, visit their website. I’ve done a few posts related to banned books in the past so this year I just want to focus on the correlation between diversity and books that are banned. The people most likely to get books banned are concerned parents who don’t want their children […]

Posted September 26, 2016 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 0 Comments

Out With the New and In With the Old?

Out With the New and In With the Old?

If you know me, you’ll probably know one the things I like to complain the most about is lack of originality. These days, everything seems like a remake, a sequel, or based off of something else. Where did the new ideas go? But I’m not here today to talk about the lack of new stories. We actually have quite a bit of those these days if you look past archetypes. And we’re certainly not lacking new books. But sometimes I wonder where are the new […]

Posted September 19, 2016 by Emz Chang in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Review – The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch

Review – The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch

Review: The Movie Version is about… wait, hold on, I need to think about this for a second. Um, The Movie Version is about Amelia and how she deals with her brother’s mental illness? I was not overly impressed with The Movie Version. First of all, the synopsis was seriously misleading. It lead me to believe that I should expect a cute self-discovery novel about a girl falling in love for the first time. That is what you would expect from a synopsis that claims […]

Posted September 14, 2016 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments

Review – Girl on a Plane by Miriam Moss

Review – Girl on a Plane by Miriam Moss

Review: Based on the plane hijacking that the author experienced, Girl on a Plane tells the story of Anna, a teenager who’s on the plane to return to her boarding school in the UK. I thought that Girl on a Plane told a great story, and contained a lot of great messages. Not only does it recount a terrifying plane hijacking, but it also goes over why the plane is being hijacked. I loved how many of the “villains” are humanized, in a way, and […]

Posted September 7, 2016 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments

Shows I’d Binge Watch Anytime, Anywhere

Shows I’d Binge Watch Anytime, Anywhere

Ah, TV. The bane of my existence. It’s so easy to keep binge watching shows. And I really don’t have the time for that. Still, here are the shows I’ll binge watch. Shows from My Childhood These are the shows that first got me hooked on to TV and ultimately contributed to my parents’ decision to cancel our cable service. The Suite Life of Zach and Cody I legit loved this show so much that there was a point in time when I seriously considered […]

Posted September 6, 2016 by Emz Chang in Meme / 2 Comments

August 2016 Recap – Change is Coming

August 2016 Recap – Change is Coming

I decided to change things up and try out monthly recaps instead of weekly ones, which I’m now calling ‘State of the Blog’. I’m linking this one up to two memes: Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and The Sunday Post hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. 🙂 Looking Back on August August has been very bittersweet. It was my last month of freedom (and free time) and the last month I had with friends. I spent a lot of time with family and preparing […]

Posted September 3, 2016 by Emz Chang in wrap up / 5 Comments

ARC August Recap

ARC August Recap

The Recap August is over and that means ARC August is finished as well. Last month, I posted a list of ten ARCs I wanted to read as part of this challenge. Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to read and review them all. But hey, goals can change right? Since the time I posted the list, I was approved for two more books on NetGalley. With an archive date and a more formal exchange, I prioritized them over the ARCs I managed to grab at BlogBoundCon. […]

Posted September 1, 2016 by Emz Chang in challenges / 1 Comment

Review – Every Falling Star by Sungju Lee

Review – Every Falling Star by Sungju Lee

Review: In five words Powerful, educational, sometimes choppy story. The Longer Version Every Falling Star is an interesting read in many regards. It’s a memoir written by Sungju Lee, a North Korean defector, with help from Susan Elizabeth McClelland. The novel is about Sungju’s childhood in North Korea from when he was roughly eleven to sixteen years old and covers what he had to go through in order to survive and how he escaped the country. Every Falling Star tells a deep and powerful story, […]

Posted August 31, 2016 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments

The Most Memorable Books I Was Forced To Read

The Most Memorable Books I Was Forced To Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. I’ve read a lot of books for school. I can’t remember them all, but there are some that stick. Here are the most memorable books I was forced to read, in the order that I read them. 1. The Girl Who Owned a City by O.T. Nelson is a book I was required to read in sixth grade. It was really interesting and to this day, I wish the author managed to […]

Posted August 30, 2016 by Emz Chang in Meme / 2 Comments