Author: Emz Chang

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

The Summer of Us by Cecilia Vinesse

The Summer of Us by Cecilia Vinesse

Setting the Scene: 7 Word Summary Fun adventure filled with drama and reality. Mood Before Reading Just finished finals week and need a pick me up. Review: The Summer of Us is about a group of friends, two girls, Aubrey and Rae, in particular, and their journey across Europe during the summer after their senior year of high school. What makes this story unique is its distinctive blend of tv-like drama and events rooted in emotional reality. I’ve never been on a cross-continent trip with […]

Posted June 5, 2018 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments

Review – TIME BOMB by Joelle Charbonneau

Review – TIME BOMB by Joelle Charbonneau

 Setting the Scene:Mood Before ReadingGot a bookish hangover from reading Illunimae.Review in 8 WordsGood characters and message but a tad predictable.Review:Overall, I had a nice time reading Time Bomb. It’s a quick read, and while I liked enjoyed the story, it lacked some of the traditional thriller qualities.Time Bomb is much more character driven than plot driven, which is unusual for a thriller. And while I loved watching the characters develop as I turned the pages, it did take something away from the thriller. I […]

Posted March 13, 2018 by Emz Chang in review / 1 Comment

My 8 Bookish Resolutions for 2018

My 8 Bookish Resolutions for 2018

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme originally hosted by The Broke and Bookish. It has relocated to That Artsy Reader Girl for the time being. It’s a new year which means new goals! Or least a renewed interest in accomplishing old ones. Anyways, here are my 8 bookish resolutions for 2018! Reading Goals Read 26 Books My main bookish goal for 2018 is to read 26 books, or approximately one book every other week. That’s around how many I managed to read in 2017 […]

Posted January 16, 2018 by Emz Chang in bookish memes / 11 Comments

Review – The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Review – The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Setting the Scene: 3 Word Summary Faeries. Deceit. Game. Mood Before Reading It’s the week before finals week, I’m stuck in a reading slump, and while I love fantasy, I’m not the biggest fan of faeries. Review: Oh goodness, I don’t even know where to start. You have no idea how much reading The Cruel Prince felt like riding a freaking roller coaster. I felt like the book was all over the place in every category. I have so many mixed feelings, most of them […]

Posted January 2, 2018 by Emz Chang in review / 2 Comments

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 / 1 Comment

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