Book Review

Book Review – Revenge by Sharon Osbourne.

Two sisters. One dream. Winner takes all.

Amber and Chelsea Stone are sisters who share the same dream – huge, global fame. As children they were close, but success has pulled them apart. Both have the looks, the talent, and the star quality – but only one has the ruthless ambition to make it to the very top.

And she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

I haven’t read either of Sharon Osbourne’s autobiographies but I know they were really well received. When I received a copy of her first foray into the world of fiction I was curious to see what sort of a tale she had spun.

The plot is loud and brash, and completely addictive. It covers every base you’d expect from Mrs O – there’s scandal and rivalry, feuds and fame, and more than a smattering of sex. The story weaves all of these elements together into a thoroughly enjoyable romp of a read.

Every character has an ulterior motive, mainly fame, money and success, and they all seem prepared to do whatever it takes to get what they want.Whilst this made the characters easy to engage with even I found it didn’t make them easy to like. Chelsea and Amber are the two main characters, but their mother Margaret gets a lot of attention – her story starts the book and it’s clear to see the effect her story has on theirs.

It’s been documented elsewhere that Sharon Osbourne worked with a co-writer to bring this book to life. This collaboration has definitely worked, the book is a fun read that kept me turning the pages.

Revenge is published in paperback by Sphere in the UK from 3rd March 2011 priced £6.99. Whilst I was provided with a review copy of the book all of the opinions expressed are my own.

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