Category: Bookish

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 / 1 Comment

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

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

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