Chelsea Jack

Top Reviewer Ranking: 212
Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (43 of 51)
Location: Canada


Top Reviewer Ranking: 212 - Total Helpful Votes: 43 of 51
Memory Zero: Spook Squad Trilogy:: Book 1 by Keri Arthur
5.0 out of 5 stars Urban Fantasy Fun, Aug. 29 2014
Memory Zero is a fantastic start to an urban fantasy trilogy. It feels like I haven't read UF of this kind in a long time, and I loved every page.

I really enjoyed this vision of the world - with supernatural creatures of a few different types out and about in a kind of nonchalant way. I also liked that it was set in Australia - I haven't read much UF set in Australia!

Character-wise, we follow Sam and Gabriel, but there's a host of intriguing characters around them. Sam is delightfully kick-ass, and I was very glad to see her holding her own throughout the book. I liked that while it's clear she's not exactly what she thought she was (plain Jane human), she also… Read more
This Is Falling (The Falling Series Book 1) by Ginger Scott
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing New Adult!, Aug. 29 2014
First, contemporary new adult. We know this genre by now - girl with sad secrets meets boy with sad secrets, sexual tension ensues, they come together somehow, sad secrets rear their ugly heads, couple splits, then comes to realize that they're better together than apart. Probably along the way, they both start to realize what they want out of life, and that it's more than what they ever allowed themselves to want before hand.

All right, so maybe that isn't the universal tale for contemporary New Adult, but the personal growth/figuring out of identity combined with some kind of horrific something in the past, and usually some amount of snark/tension between love interests is, I… Read more
Talk Sweetly to Me (The Brothers Sinister Book 5) by Courtney Milan
5.0 out of 5 stars Complete Satisfaction, Aug. 29 2014
Talk Sweetly to Me is an utterly charming, adorable novella featuring mathematics genius Rose Sweetly and the charmingly outrageous Stephen Shaunnesy who featured in The Suffragette Scandal as well.

Put bluntly, the conflict here is one of race and social expectations. It was enough to entertain and delight for this novella-length story. Racial tensions being what they are in the world, I always find it difficult territory for novels to tread. Milan's book handles the topic deftly, not minimizing the issue but also not making it an insurmountable problem.

I loved Stephen's courtship of Rose; his easy, friendly, fun nature was a welcome contrast to all the dark,… Read more

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