Category: review

Review – The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch

Review – The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch

Review: The Movie Version is about… wait, hold on, I need to think about this for a second. Um, The Movie Version is about Amelia and how she deals with her brother’s mental illness? I was not overly impressed with The Movie Version. First of all, the synopsis was seriously misleading. It lead me to believe that I should expect a cute self-discovery novel about a girl falling in love for the first time. That is what you would expect from a synopsis that claims […]

Posted September 14, 2016 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments

Review – Girl on a Plane by Miriam Moss

Review – Girl on a Plane by Miriam Moss

Review: Based on the plane hijacking that the author experienced, Girl on a Plane tells the story of Anna, a teenager who’s on the plane to return to her boarding school in the UK. I thought that Girl on a Plane told a great story, and contained a lot of great messages. Not only does it recount a terrifying plane hijacking, but it also goes over why the plane is being hijacked. I loved how many of the “villains” are humanized, in a way, and […]

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

Review – Every Falling Star by Sungju Lee

Review – Every Falling Star by Sungju Lee

Review: In five words Powerful, educational, sometimes choppy story. The Longer Version Every Falling Star is an interesting read in many regards. It’s a memoir written by Sungju Lee, a North Korean defector, with help from Susan Elizabeth McClelland. The novel is about Sungju’s childhood in North Korea from when he was roughly eleven to sixteen years old and covers what he had to go through in order to survive and how he escaped the country. Every Falling Star tells a deep and powerful story, […]

Posted August 31, 2016 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments

I Was Unnerved by Nerve (the book)

I Was Unnerved by Nerve (the book)

Review: The Short Story If Facebook, truth or dare, and The Hunger Games had a baby, Nerve would be it. The Long(er) Story I liked Nerve! It was pretty entertaining to read. For the most part. It starts off a bit slow for me – it took a while for me to be actually pulled into the story. But after a few chapters, I could not get through it fast enough. The story was that exciting! I also have mixed feelings about some of the […]

Posted July 26, 2016 by Emz Chang in review / 2 Comments

Review – Amy & Rodger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Review – Amy & Rodger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Review: In five words: Cute novel about self discovery I thought Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour was a really cute read that filled me with wanderlust. Legit, I wanted to take a plane out to Cali and rent a car to drive back home. I really liked the little scrapbook aspect of it. All the little extras, the report cards, the receipts, pictures, postcards, playlists, etc, really added another dimension to the book. It made the story more real in a way that the words […]

Posted July 15, 2016 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments

Review – The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Review – The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Review: You know a book is good when you’re willing to sacrifice time at the happiest place on Earth (Disney World) to read it. That’s exactly what I did with The Book Thief. Yep, I willingly read it while I was at Disney. It was that good. The Book Thief is far from your typical historical fiction novel set during the Holocaust. After all, Death has some interesting viewpoints and he is not your usual storyteller. I loved reading the novel from Death’s point of […]

Posted July 1, 2016 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments

Review – The Memory Book by Lara Avery

Review – The Memory Book by Lara Avery

Review: I really loved reading The Memory Book. I loved the story it told and the way it was crafted. The journaling and “Dear Diary” aspect of the book and the way the story was illustrated made what could have been a terribly generic story unique and memorable. It grabbed my attention and was able to do what no other book has been able to do in the last two months – pull me out of my massive reading slump. For that alone, The Memory […]

Posted June 27, 2016 by Emz Chang in review / 1 Comment

Series Review – Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

Series Review – Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

I finally finished reading the Pushing the Limits series (or all the published books at least). I’m lazy so naturally I decided to write a short review for each one instead of a full, longer one. I also decided to stick them all on one post with snippets of my reviews of Pushing the Limits and Breaking the Rules (because I actually did fully review them). So here we are. Just click on the + sign to reveal each review (you can click – to […]

Posted April 25, 2016 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments

Review – The New Guy (and Other Senior Year Distractions) by Amy Spalding

Review – The New Guy (and Other Senior Year Distractions) by Amy Spalding

Review: The New Guy (and Other Senior Year Distractions) is a cute novel about Jules, a high achiever, and her struggles in the beginning of her senior year. Some of those struggles just so happen to be caused by the new guy, Alex, a former boy band member. The New Guy does a great job weaving Jules’ story together. The first few months of her last year in high school are not dominated by a single issue and this novel does a fantastic job fitting […]

Posted March 29, 2016 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments

Review – Poison Dance by Livia Blackburne

Review – Poison Dance by Livia Blackburne

Review: I read Poison Dance after I read Midnight Thief even though it was written as a prequel so oops. Anyways, I thought Poison Dance was a really interesting novella to read. Poison Dance provides a bit of a backstory on James, one of the secondary characters in Midnight Thief. It does a really good job giving more insight on how James became… well, James. At least, the James in Midnight Thief. It explains how some of his opinions and attitudes were shaped and how […]

Posted March 3, 2016 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments