To the naked eyes, Emma, a recent high school graduate, is beyond beautiful and smart, which is a combination that would give any girl an immeasurable sense of self-confidence. But as it turns out, the eyes are yet to discover and understand the real Emma. Adam, her saving angel who is wise beyond his years, wholeheartedly accepts the real Emma and teaches her to do the same.
Emem Uko has gained recognition for her unique plot-twisting and suspense-filled writing style, which leaves readers wanting more.
Emem Uko, whose first name means “peace” in Annang, developed a love for story books and writing at an early age and blames it on her parents’ decision to buy her books instead of candy. She soon began writing her own stories and poems and in High School, a poem of hers was published in the school paper. From then on, her enthusiasm grew and she never shied away from writing although never thinking she would one day have a book published.
She moved to the United States to study at Principia College and Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville where she received a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Business Administration, respectively. Artistic in many ways, Emem Uko sketches, makes jewelry, writes poetry and dabbles in other creative endeavors. She explains that her interest in learning all these skills were shaped by her parents’ encouragement and their admiration of various arts forms and crafts.
Emem says she is thankful to everyone who has contributed in any form to grooming her into the author she is today. Emem is always writing. Make sure you check out her books.
*Copy provided in exchange for an honest review* 1.5 stars. This was my first book by Emem and I am sad to say that it wasn't for me at all. The fact that a heavy dose of insta-love occurred in this, prevented me from connecting to the characters and all around liking them. I enjoy the thrill of a pursue of a relationship. I don't like being slapped in the face with it. I understand the story is short but the pacing could have been executed a little better in my opinion. It had great potential but... again, not or me. I didn't like this couple together. They said they were amazing and brought out the best in each other but it was just words. Nothing proved it, at least not to me, and their actions were just... bland. I didn't experience the depth I look for in relationships. I absolutely did not like how the main character worried sooo much about her appearance. At one point she actually mentioned how she was happy that she wasn't ugly while being on the arm of a handsome man... uhm... Granted, this man is 23 and she is 17. I didn't mind the age gap, because it happens in real life, but I just didn't feel any chemistry between the two. I didn't connect to anyone and I didn't believe anything I just read. I'm sad to say that the main character left an incredibly shallow and superficial impression on me. Anyway, thank you so much Emem for the copy,I wish I could have like this.
Facade is a romance novel that takes the reader on Emma's journey after her high school graduation. She has things semi-figured out but she has to face a big fear in order to move forward. Emma falls for an older boy, who influences her in ways that affect her actions. Facade is a fast paced must-read and you'll be thrilled with it's twists and turns.
Façade is written in the first person from the point of view of Emma, our protagonist. It oscillates between the past and present of Emma’s life. Emma narrates this story to us, describing her life and everything in between. She spends too much time describing herself and every other thing that catches her fancy. She’s also insecure which affects her relationship with Adam. We thought Emma was too superficial and self-absorbed though, this is not unexpected at her age. Read our full review here https://literaryeverything.com/2019/0...