Monday, July 18, 2011

Untitled by Jackie Chanel

NOTE:  Every once in a while I'll be asked to do a special review for one or other of my Facebook/Blog communities.  I'm never disappointed in the book and this one was no exception.  On behalf of Indie Book Collective, I proudly present a special review of "Untitled by Jackie Chanel."
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Just like any industry, the world of music has its mysterious inside.  Only those that work in the music industry are privileged to know the ins and outs, ups and downs that accompany a music career.  The author takes the reader on a wild ride inside a musician’s rise to fame.  Like a roller coaster, the ride takes sharp turns and abrupt falls but Aiden keeps moving forward.  This story is one that is told over and over again so it would seem familiar.  However, Ms. Chanel has taken a completely different angle and made it a unique story again. 

Throughout this story I found myself alternatively hating and loving Aiden.  He makes some really stupid decisions and screws up his life hideously but you can’t help but root for him or slap him, I’m not sure which.  The author has done a wonderful job creating real-life characters for us to support.  As his friends weave in and out of his world, Aiden rearranges his relationships and completely changes himself so many times I almost lost track. 

I hated that one key ingredient Aiden needed to make better choices was missing in his life and when you read this book you will know what I mean.  There simply isn’t a replacement for this ingredient and I don’t think Aiden ever got over that.

In the end, I found this story very charming, fun to read and it gave me an insight into the music industry I didn’t know I needed.  This isn’t just another rise to fame story, it’s a life changing event that just happens to be focused in the music industry.  A definite must read. 

Review by Sue Owen


  1. It sounds like an interesting read, especially when it's in the music industry.

    Thanks for the review!

  2. The cover and title are very interesting.

    I will have to give this one a try . . I do enjoy music.

    Thanks for the review.

    Stephanie O.
    ladybug07999 at yahoo dot com

  3. I enjoyed your review and the book sounds very interesting.

    eileen at

  4. great review, I love to listen to music just can't play or sing and I'm from the south so this sounds like it has all the right stuff.

  5. Looks like a great read - loved your review.

  6. I am very excited to read Jackies book! I absolutely love this tour!!

    Laura G.

  7. Well, your review certainly has me curious! I have to find out what is missing in his life, so I am definitely going to have to read the book! Thanks for a great review:)
    jwitt33 at live dot com

  8. Thanks for the review! Looking forward to reading Untitled.

  9. Sounds like a very interesting book, can't wait to read it. Thanks for the great review!


  10. Love your blog background:)

    Great review:)

    Heather Powers
    earthsbooknook at gmail dot com

  11. Something went wanky when I was leaving my comment, I think I hit the wrong button - well that is me:) I will be short and sweet. Thank you for participating in this fun Menage A Blog event and for the lovely review of Untitled.


  12. Now you have me wondering what the missing ingredient is. I'll have to pay attention and look for it as I read.

    rivawriter (at) yahoo (dot) com

  13. Sorry for the late response. Thank you guys for all of the comments and special thanks to Sue for writing this review. I truly appreciate it!

  14. Untitled* sounds great and thank you for being apart of Menage a Blog!!

    ruby95660 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  15. Your review was rockin!! It sounds like a great read!!!
    viajeradelmar at aol dot com

  16. Can't wait to read this book!! Sounds so exciting!
    missyebookmail AT mediacombb DOT net

  17. My own teen often feels the weight of his burden to try to seem more intelligent than he is or at least live up to the potential he has. Then he opens his mouth and ruins it. *sigh*

  18. Thanks for the review and for posting the book trailor !! I love book trailors !!! Sounds like an interesting read thanks for the post !

  19. Enjoyed your review and you have me adding this to my wishlist. Love the book trailer too.

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  20. Lovely review and the book trailer.

  21. This was a simple but honest review. I very much liked it. Thank you.

    Teresa K.