Category: review

Review – Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts

Review – Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts

Setting the Scene: Summary in 10 Words (or less) Fast paced child of Graceling and The Breakfast Club. Mood Before Reading I want a nice cute romance book. Maybe that’ll help get me out of my reading slump? Thoughts After Reading WHERE IS THE SEQUEL? I NEED THE SEQUEL! THERE BETTER BE A SEQUEL – I WANT MORE!!! Review: Ahhh I have so much to say about this book. Mainly good things. But still there’s so so much to talk about and I have no […]

Posted June 15, 2017 by Emz Chang in review / 1 Comment

Review – The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

Review – The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

Review: The Bone Witch is a high fantasy novel that alternates between the point of view of the main character, Tea, telling her story to… somebody (oops, I forgot, a guy gifted with storytelling?) for most of the chapter and the guy’s point of view for the chapter’s introduction. Oh, The Bone Witch, how I so desperately wanted to love it but just couldn’t. The cover is gorgeous and the synopsis, interesting, but I could not keep following the story. The writing was elegant, yes. […]

Posted March 2, 2017 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments

Review – Mischief & Magnolias by Kristi Cook

Review – Mischief & Magnolias by Kristi Cook

Review: Mischief & Magnolia is a short novella follow up to Magnolia. It follows Jemma and Ryder during their first winter break from college. I really enjoyed reading Mischief & Magnolias. It was definitely the perfect book to read around Valentine’s Day. It was short and sweet, cute and fluffy. It gave me the warm fuzzy feelings I was craving. But it was too short! I blinked and it was already over. 😢 I want more Jemma and Ryder! I feel like the plot (and […]

Posted February 23, 2017 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments

Review – RoseBlood by A.G. Howard

Review – RoseBlood by A.G. Howard

Review: RoseBlood is a modern spin-off of The Phantom of the Opera. The story is centered around Rune, a teenage girl with an extraordinary talent for opera. Rune is uprooted from her Texas home and sent to school in France, more specifically, a school that is housed in an old opera house that has ties to the Phantom of the Opera. I thought RoseBlood was a pretty good read. It starts off a bit slow and Rune a little getting used to in the beginning, […]

Posted January 9, 2017 by Emz Chang in review / 2 Comments

Review – The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett

Review – The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett

Review: Narrated by its main character, Hawthorn, a high school senior, The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett is a story about self-discovery and the power of assumptions. A lesson not only about the self, but on the facades people put on and the masks we wear. I have mixed feelings about The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett and most of them stem from Hawthorn. She’s just a… quirky and naive character. Her maturity and imagination was hard to believe given her age. What high school […]

Posted January 2, 2017 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments

Review – The Grift of the Magi by Ally Carter

Review – The Grift of the Magi by Ally Carter

Review: I was really excited to read The Grift of the Magi. Heist Society is one of my favorite series so I was so happy when Ally Carter announced a new novella. The Grift of the Magi is like the holiday special of Heist Society. You have the usual crew, something to steal, and even a little romance with some holiday spirit. Overall, The Grift of the Magi contained the same magic and charm of the series. I loved getting to hang out with all […]

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

Review – The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon

Review – The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon

Review: The Bone Sparrow tells a story about a Burmese refugee, Subhi, and his life in an Australian detention center for refugees as well as Jimmie, a girl lost after the death of her mother. The Bone Sparrow isn’t a perfect novel. But it still tells an important story that I think everyone should read, especially in the world we live in today. It’s very eye-opening as it touches on subjects that many people don’t really talk/know about. It wonderfully challenges the world’s perception of […]

Posted October 26, 2016 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments

Review – Blood Red, Snow White by Marcus Sedgwick

Review – Blood Red, Snow White by Marcus Sedgwick

Review: Blood Red, Snow White is not the fairytale retelling you might assume it to be based on the cover or title. Instead, it is a story told in three parts, all of which mainly focus on the life of Arthur Ransome, a British writer. The beginning of Blood Red, Snow White is a bit weird, but in a good way and it was intriguing enough to hold my attention. The fairytale aspects were nicely woven into the story with a nice balance between the […]

Posted October 19, 2016 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments

Review – Useless Bay by M.J. Beaufrand

Review – Useless Bay by M.J. Beaufrand

Review: Useless Bay is a story about the Gray quintuplets, Pixie in particular, and their search for a young boy, Henry’s brother. The story includes dogs, Russians, death, and family, among many other things. I really enjoyed reading Useless Bay as a whole. It is the kind of story that keeps you engaged and at the edge of your seat through the entire novel. It really is a thriller with lots of mystery and action. It was interesting and fast paced that I didn’t even […]

Posted October 12, 2016 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments

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 / 2 Comments