Chelsey Reviews

Opposite of Always

Opposite of Always is unique take on the medical drama. Jack meets Kate at a party and their chemistry is undeniable. There is only one problem, within six months of meeting Kate she is going to die. ...

6.2 Fair

Pet Sematary

It's easy to get lost in King's Maine, where the world is raw and the supernatural manages to bleed in when you look at things out of the corner of your eyes, and history casts a deep and ominous shad...

7.6 Good

On the Come Up

Angie Thomas has continued followed up a great story, The Hate U Give, with another great story, On the Come Up. Bri lives for rap; it's in her blood. If she could make a career out of rap, it would m...

9.8 Amazing

With the Fire on High

If you like cute, easy-to-read contemporaries with a unique twist you are going to love With the Fire on High. Emoni isn’t sure what she wants to do with the rest of her life. She would love to go to ...

6.8 Fair

Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree Review

A new pair of shoes, a university degree, a husband—these are the things that a girl dreams of in a Nigerian village. And with a government scholarship right around the corner, everyone—her mother, he...

8.2 Great

Aru Shah and a Really Cute Book

Aru Shah is a heroine that demands your attention from the very beginning. She is a bit of an outcast, somewhat lonely, but adds so much colour with her grand imagination and small fibs that you can’t...

8.2 Great

The Iron Flower

There is always a fear that the first book in a series you love was a fluke and that the next book is going to be less than the book before it. Not so with The Iron Flower.

9.6 Amazing

Rule: Sisters Take Over

Never has there been three more random people better at taking down a kingdom through treason than these three sisters. Accidental treason to boot. Zofi, Akeyla and Ren have all lived their lives in u...

7.6 Good

The Black Witch, Controversy, and My Opinion

The first thing I heard about The Black Witch was about the controversy. The word was out through my more internet connected friends that this book handled racism like a drunk teenager with a Roman ca...

9.2 Amazing

Shadow of the Fox

The titular fox is Yumeko, a half-kitsune, who are known for their illusion magic and the tricks they like to play on unsuspecting people. Yumeko lived a sheltered life in the Silent Winds temple, whe...

5.6 Average

The Con Artist

No space is more eerie or more liminal than a convention. It’s an hastily constructed space filled with people who share a common lexicon, a specialised knowledge, all converging to discuss, tra...

6.2 Fair

Strange the Dreamer: A Pleasant Surprise

I read Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone series and didn’t love it. It had all the elements of a story I should love, but it never engaged me. Luckily for Strange the Dreamer, it had Gods, fai...

7.8 Good

Children of Blood and Bone Review

Children of Blood and Bone is a book as steeped with violence as the name suggests. Full of magic, gods, political conflict, mages, princesses and princes this West-African inspired fantasy story is g...

6.8 Fair

Leigh’s Wondy Wins: A Wonder Woman: Warbringer Review

With the rousing success of Wonder Woman the movie, featuring a female super hero by a female director, you have to wonder if the YA version of her origin story would measure up. I have never trusted ...

7.8 Good

All Romance No Fantasy: Of Fire and Stars

A Princess in a political marriage to a Prince falls in love with someone else, except that that someone else is the Prince’s sister. Lesbian princesses are a novelty in the teen fiction world, ...

4.4 Poor
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