I’m Charmed by #DevilsandThieves

I’m Charmed by #DevilsandThieves

Setting the Scene: 5 Word Summary: Magic. Motorcycle gang rivalaries. Romance. Mood Before Reading: Gotta study. Gotta study. Gotta study. Reading slump. 🙁 Review: Okay, before I get started there are two things I want to say. First, I know I probably could have picked a title for this post. You know, one that doesn’t make it seem like I like red horned evil creatures and people who steal from others. But whatever. Secondly, I really need the sequel. Like right now. ASAP. You can’t […]

Posted October 5, 2017 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments

Why You Should #ReadInvictus

Why You Should #ReadInvictus

Setting the Scene: 5 Word Summary Unique time travel and characters. Mood Before Reading EXHAUSTED!!! In desperate need of some alone time. Review: Even though I love sci-fi and fantasy, time travel and I just don’t click. Out of the many time travel books I’ve read, I can count the amount the ones I’ve enjoyed on one hand. Invictus happens to be one of them. What did I love about this book? Take your pick. Great characters and relationships. Action and adventure. A dash of […]

Posted September 21, 2017 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments

Review – The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Review – The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Setting the Scene: 5 Word Summary Packs in all the feels. Mood Before Reading Two words: reading slump Review: Action. Adventure. Heartbreak. This book has it all. The Hearts We Sold is an interesting take on making a deal with the devil (and Rumpelstiltskin). Demons are real and they can make a wish of yours come true… with the price of a body part. Usually. And in the case of Dee, James, Cora, and others who make a deal with the demon known as Daemon, […]

Posted August 10, 2017 by Emz Chang in review / 1 Comment

Little and Lion – Diversity on Steroids

Little and Lion – Diversity on Steroids

Setting the Scene: 5 Word Summary Diversity. Diversity. Divsity. Love triangle. Mood Before Reading Sooooooo bored Review: Little and Lion is a coming-to-age story that follows the life of Suzette (aka Little) after she arrives home in the summer after spending the school year at boarding school across the country. She’s questioning her sexuality and at the same time handling her changing relationship with her brother Lionel (aka Lion). There are so many things I loved about Little and Lion, but what stands out the […]

Posted August 3, 2017 by Emz Chang in review / 5 Comments

5 Ways to Beat a Reading Slump

5 Ways to Beat a Reading Slump

Reading slumps are horrible. Horrible. They are the ban of my existence and as a mood reader, what I blame for having so much trouble meeting my reading goals. But over the years, through lots of trials and errors, I’ve found a few ways to beat them. Reread Probably considered the most classical method to beat a reading slump, rereading a favorite is one of your best bets to beat a reading slump. Not much much can reignite the need to read like reading a […]

Posted August 1, 2017 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 5 Comments

How Is It August Already????

How Is It August Already????

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 July July flew by so fast. I can’t believe I only have a few more weeks of freedom before I have to go back to school. It’s kind of sad – I had all […]

Posted July 29, 2017 by Emz Chang in wrap up / 24 Comments

Review – What Goes Up by Katie Kennedy

Review – What Goes Up by Katie Kennedy

Setting the Scene: 5 Word Summary Wonderfully written hilarious sci-fi adventure. Mood Before Reading Craving a fluffy contemporary or epic fantasy Review: What Goes Up is about a bunch of teens who are competing to be on a NASA team and what happens after they make it. It features two main characters, Rosa and Eddie. They’re sort of opposites and come from different worlds (figuratively… at first). Oh, and there’s an alternative reality. Words cannot describe how much I love this book. It’s the best […]

Posted July 27, 2017 by Emz Chang in review / 2 Comments

5 Dorm Essentials You Didn’t Know You Needed

5 Dorm Essentials You Didn’t Know You Needed

It’s almost August which means I have school on the brain. And most of it involves my dorm, not my academics. ? So I’m starting on dorm series on this blog since I’m a rising sophomore in college and I have a lot of tips I want to share. I hope you’ll find them all at least somewhat helpful. Today I want to talk about 5 items. Some of them, I used a lot my Freshman year way more than I thought I would. Others, […]

Posted July 26, 2017 by Emz Chang in college / 0 Comments

The End and New Beginning of My Love Affair With Reading

The End and New Beginning of My Love Affair With Reading

Can you fall out of love with reading? It seems stupid to ask as I’m running a book blog but can you? Because for the last four years or so it feels like I have. How else can you explain the constant reading slumps, the nonexistent urge to read that used to be so strong, or just feeling meh about every. single. book. you pick up? Or maybe it’s not that I no longer love books or reading, but I just don’t care enough. Or […]

Posted July 25, 2017 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 4 Comments

Do you bring books with you on vacation?

Do you bring books with you on vacation?

I’m going to be spending a lot of time away from home, on the road, this month, with what my mom’s claiming to be “weekend getaways”. What she really means is we’ll be going on a college visiting spree. ? Anyways, back to the whole point of this post, what books do you bring with you one vacation? Do you even bring any books at all? Typically, I don’t bring any physical books. They’re heavy and take up space… and my mom doesn’t always approve […]

Posted July 3, 2017 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 3 Comments