Monday, December 7, 2009

Santa Olivia - Jacqueline Carey

Summary: This is no pity in Santa Olivia. And no escape. In this isolated military buffer zone between Mexico and the U.S., the citizens of Santa Olivia are virtually powerless. Then an unlikely heroine is born. She is the daughter of a man genetically manipulated by the government to be a weapon. A "Wolf-Man," he was engineered to have superhuman strength, speed, stamina, and senses, as well as a total lack of fear. Named for her vanished father, Loup Garron has inherited his gifts.

Frustrated by the injustices visited upon her friends and neighbors by the military occupiers, Loup is determined to avenge her community. Aided by a handful of her fellow orphans, Loup takes on the guise of their patron saint, Santa Olivia, and sets out to deliver vigilante justice--aware that if she is caught, she could lose her freedom...and possibly her life. (summary from back of book - image from sfsite.com)

My review: I’ll be fairly brief with this one. I could have given this book a really high rating. It had a well-paced, captivating plot and a variety of intruiging characters, but it got to the point where, in good conscience, I could no longer read it. I gave it a very good effort, but there is only so much cursing, and sex (of all kinds) that a girl like myself can take before she decides there are better places to spend her time. I’ll be selling this one to a used bookstore where, perhaps, someone who is far less particular might have themselves an, uh, interesting time.

My rating: 2 Stars

Sum it up: Ultimately, it just wasn't my thing.

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