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Starred Review. Departing from epic fantasy (Kushiel's Dart, etc.), Carey sets this powerful near-future tale in Outpost 12, a small town trapped in a œbuffer zone shielding Texas from pandemic-stricken Mexico. Two half-siblings chafing under General Argyle's military rule make very different plans to beat the status quo. Tom, the son of a soldier, lives at the gym, where he trains in boxing and hopes to win his freedom from the town by defeating the general's boxing champion. Loup, who has inherited her escaped father's oddly engineered genes, joins a group of church wards called the Santitos, a tight gang of vigilantes who masquerade as the local saint, Santa Olivia. Carey's fans will enjoy meeting another strong, fearless heroine with special powers, while new readers will appreciate the tight focus that intensifies the depth of character and emotion. (June)
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'Jacqueline Carey has created a postmodern fable of enormous scope and force. Santa Olivia is a cautionary tale of people caught in a web of lies and creeping terror and a love song to the beauty and power of being different. At the novel's heart the the kind of grace Carey is known for: an illumination of the strength that lies hidden inside all of us' - Eric Van Lustbader 'Santa Olivia is a terrific book that is both a romantic romp - and a deep piece of literature that left me breathless and cheering' - Patricia BriggsSee all Editorial Reviews
There are a few grammatical issues that might bother fellow pedants, but overall this is an engaging read and interesting setting in a near-future post-apocalyptic world. Read morePublished 3 days ago by T.S. Smith
I struggled with rating this book. It was entertaining and had a storyline that kept my interest. It was simply written but powerfully told. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
I was drawn to this book because I enjoy fantasy and the super-hero genre, and because Ms. Carey featured a lesbian protagonist and a positive lesbian romantic thread (most of Ms. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Nicole
I don't write reviews but I'm so going to have to read the rest of her works. Carey never lets you down.Published 11 months ago by Cari Silverwood
Lou Garron is one of those characters that you'd love to stick in your pocket and Cary around with you always. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Lindsey
I thought this book sounded kinda silly, but I enjoyed some of Carey's other books so I figured I'd give it a try. Read morePublished 15 months ago by H. Day
Have enjoyed the variety of what Jacqueline writes and this book, and it's follow up Saints Astray, are no exception. Read morePublished 18 months ago by John W. Sanford
It took me a while to process how I felt about this book.
The book itself was an easy read. Read more