Category: review

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 / 0 Comments

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

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

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