Nitpicks first (sorry!):
Hmm...Arcadia seems weird to me. *shrugs* I dunno...I suppose it is fine. :D
"...A whole group of Unspeakables are going to enter this room in just a few minutes. I don’t know why, though. ..."
I don't like it when the character knows something just randomly, with no excuse for knowing it, but doesn't know all the details. So that just annoyed me a little bit.
“Wait what about that spell you learned in Charms in fifth year,” a tiny voice inquired, “the spell to reverse an out-of-body experience.” Where's the tiny voice coming from? Usually people just think.
Sorry, all that above sounded a bit mean. >.< I don't mean it. I just wanted to point things out as clearly as possible.
I like how Cho remembered the reversal charm. Well done. I love it when little things can trigger a larger, more informative memory. It happens in real life all the time, so it's good to see it here in your fanfiction.
Great job on this fic so far, Erica. No matter how it sounded up there *points*, I really like it and cannot wait for the next chapter.
Author's Response: OMG! Thanks to everyone who has reviewed so far. I like the advice, Kate, I'll do it as soon as I can. I checked out a map of the LA area earlier today and also found out about a city called Arcadia. To think, I've lived in LA county for 16 years and not knowing this!
Whoa. This is awesome, Erica. Very intruging and fast paced. I love Cho's conversation with herself when she tried to pull herself out of the chair - it was very well executed.
However, it seems to me that when Cho talks, the dialogue is a little...off. (Only word I could think of, sorry!) It seems that she doesn't use enough contractions (it's instead of it is, I'll instead of I will) when she speaks. Contractions make dialogue flow better. Everyone uses them.
Otherwise, though, this was a great chapter. I love it!
Hey! This is very exciting and intruiging so far. The game Cho and her friends play is very interesting. I think it was a great way to start this off.
Suggestion: Maybe if you put an exciting excerpt into your summary, more people will R and R? That's ususally what I do. *shrugs*
Anyways. I really like this chapter, Erica - it was a great way to start this off. I'm feeling pretty interested as to what will happen - the Department of Mysteries is a mysterious place...(well, hence the name).
Very interesting, sounds like Cho and JK