Featured book review: Seventeen, by Suzanne Lowe, a dystopian thriller


Seventeenby Suzanne Lowe, is a dystopian adventure about something that very well could happen in the future. It is the first book in a series about two sisters in Australia and the challenges they face with love and dignity. The adventure has many twists and turns leaving the reader anxious for the next book. The human spirit is tougher than most people think and the will to survive is very strong.


Suzanne Lowe

About Suzanne Lowe

Suzanne was born in Perth Western Australia and as a young adult grew up in the small country town of Tom Price situated in the outback of Western Australia. Her current home is in Perth with her husband, two daughters and cat Abby. 

Suzanne has a Bachelor of Science Degree, majoring in Sports Science. Her interests include watching movies, travelling, photography and reading. She also enjoys going to sci fi conventions!

Like the young women in her stories, Suzanne has had the opportunity to experience many exciting adventures in her life including being part of the Australian Army Reserves, climbing to Mt Everest base camp in Nepal, descending into one of the pyramids at Giza in Egypt, flying in a hot air balloon over the Valley of the Kings, parachuting from a plane at 12000 feet in York, Western Australia and sitting on the edge of an active volcano on Tanna island in Vanuatu.

Suzanne is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Australian Society of Authors.

Her published works include; The Pirate Princess and the Golden Locket, a pirate adventure story for children and Seventeen, a YA post apocalyptic adventure story set in Western Australia. 

Suzanne was the 2018 New Apple Literary Awards – YA Sci-Fi / Horror Solo Medallist Winner for her YA novel Seventeen

Suzanne’s author website is www.Suzanneloweauthor.com

Facebook page www.facebook.com/suzannelowe.author/

Instagram Page www.instagram.com/suzannelowe.author/

Her novel, Seventeen, came about as she wanted to write a story for young adults, that featured two sisters having to survive in a world, that was suddenly vastly different from one they had grown up in. One without adults or any rules. This was a scenario that her own two teenage daughters would often discuss and theorise about at the dinner table. She wanted to set the story in Australia, somewhere that is quite isolated and a unique setting for most dystopian stories. 

The Pirate Princess and the Golden Locket is a children’s adventure story for middle grade readers wanting to read an exciting story about pirates, hidden islands and treasure. In writing the Pirate Princess series, Suzanne wanted to encourage reading and inspire imagination in young readers. Her own two children loved reading about pirates and Suzanne wanted to write a series featuring a young courageous female pirate, named Lotty and her cheeky dog Mr. Jacks.

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