Month: July 2018

6 Books that Lived Up to the Hype

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s topic is “popular books that lived up to the hype”. I’m not going to lie, it was pretty difficult to come up with this list. Hence, why yet again, I’m only going to talk about 6 books when this is called “Top TEN Tuesday”. Needless to say, I don’t have the best track record with hype books. Not that I think all hyped […]

Posted July 31, 2018 by Emz Chang in bookish memes / 0 Comments

Review – Grace and Fury

Review – Grace and Fury

Setting the Scene: 5? 6 Word Summary #GirlPower story about two sisters. Mood Before Reading In need of a good read. (Hey, that rhymes!) Review: There’s going to be a book two right? I need it asap! Grace and Fury is a feminist story of two sisters, Serina and Nomi, forced into roles they are completely unprepared to play. It’s a tremendous empowering story battling a kingdom’s misogynistic ways. Okay first off, the world building was so good that I got so angry reading this […]

Posted July 26, 2018 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments

Review – Furyborn by Claire Legrand

Review – Furyborn by Claire Legrand

Setting the Scene: 10 Word Summary The story of two girls from different times. Mood Before Reading A bit of a reading slump. Really craving a good book to read. Review: Furyborn tells the stories of two different girls, Rielle and Eliana, from two different times. One from the past, the other from the present. Furyborn is definitely one of the more interesting reads I’ve read so far this year. The whole time difference concept and how the stories of the two main characters are […]

Posted July 12, 2018 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments

6 Books I’d Slay a Lion to Get Early

6 Books I’d Slay a Lion to Get Early

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “best books I’ve read in 2018 (so far)” or a throwback topic. Because I haven’t exactly read a lot of really good books this year, I decided to go the throwback route and discuss some books I’d give my arm (figuratively speaking) to get early. The Darkest Legacy by Alexandra Bracken Expected Pub Date: July 31, 2018 This is a […]

Posted July 10, 2018 by Emz Chang in bookish memes / 2 Comments

Unlikable Female Characters

Unlikable Female Characters

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to attend an author panel including Claire Legrand and a couple of authors. They discussed a lot of interesting topics, but I think one of the most thought-provoking ones was unlikable characters. More specifically, unlikable female characters. Claire mentioned that she makes it a point to write unlikable female characters after she was told stories with them wouldn’t sell as well as others without them. That remark really got me thinking. Unlikable female characters are kind of […]

Posted July 9, 2018 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 1 Comment