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Friday 18 October 2013

What We Are Reading

Welcome to What We Are Reading for October! This month we have Eleni Konstantine, J.M Bray and Jenny Schwartz.

Eleni Konstantine
Cityglitter by Carla Caruso
Christelle and her fun loving friends may seem like any other normal 20 something living in Sydney, but they are is a CityGlitters. Those living a city life who come from the Island – where faries live.

Christelle’s life turns to dissaray when her younger sister, naïve Trixie comes to Sydney. Christelle also meets and has an instant connection with her new boss – but who is definitely not available.

I loved the fun nature of this book and enjoyed the easy to follow world-building. It’s magical and I had a few laughs along the way. It’s a book about being true to oneself and following one’s own path instead of doing what’s expected.

Excellent read. 4.5 stars.

J.M Bray
Hood by Stephen R. Lawhead
Currently I'm reading the Raving King trilogy, by Stephen R. Lawhead. It's a re-imagining of the Robin hood saga. He sets it in 11th Century Wales, just after the Battle of Hastings. Historically, I'm an avid reader of his work, and it reminds me that when my writing voice wants to slip into an occasional bit of omniscient, I'm in very good...and very successful company. He spins a great tale, I recommend any of his works, but if you are looking for a stand alone, pick up Byzantium or Patrick: Son of Ireland. He has a way of retelling historical events like no one else.

Jenny Schwartz
Who Needs Enemies by Kerri Arthur
Just read Keri Arthur's Who Needs Enemies and came to really care about the heroine, Harri. Plus there's the fabulously Australian paranormal universe she creates. Ogres really ought to be used in ads for air-fresheners :)

I have read Stephen R. Lawhead's Robin Hood trilogy and it was great :)
Until next moth happy reading!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review, Eleni! Keri Arthur's book sounds intriguing - one for the TBR pile!!


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