Tag: ARC

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

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

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 – 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 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

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