Book Review – Lovesome

indexBy Sally Seltmann

Sally Seltmann has made some great music but her debut novel ‘Lovesome’ is cynical & unimaginative. Art student Joni & rock-star friend Annabelle are sooo obviously both BOTH Seltmann herself it’s embarrasing. Ergo, their carefree adventures of 1995 in affluent inner Sydney, at quirky French bistros, photoshoots & vintage markets, scan as spacey conceit. There are about 3 pages of tension total, involving crushes who are also visual artists & musicians. Jonis’ (read: Seltmann’s) goofy, hopeless romanticism is endearing & sweet, but her pretentious undertones are distracting & ultimately irritating. Recommended for: Teen fic lovers only, especially those already dreaming about imminent artskool lyfe…

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Book Review – Redemption Point

9780143793366By Candice Fox

If you haven’t read the first in this series (Crimson Lake) do yourself a favour and listen to the audio book narrated by Euan Morton. That got me hooked , and now I can’t get enough of Ted Conkaffey, who isn’t the bad guy everyone thinks he is & the just plain crazy Amanda Pharrel.

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