Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Santa Olivia...by Jacqueline Carey


SANTA OLIVIA
by Jacqueline Carey


Once in a while, a book comes along
that leaves me breathless and just blows me away.
I'm still reeling from staying up until 2am
reading a book that I honestly wasn't even
sure I would like in the first 30 or so pages.

Which, completely proves the point, that sometimes

you have to stick and let an author suck you in, in her own way.

In a part of the country that has been forgotten, a de-militarized zone that is not part of Texas or Mexico but is know simply as "Outpost", the military men come and go in the lives of Loup's mother Carmen. But one leaves her with a gift that no one else can, a daughter with his genetically altered offspring.

It doesn't take long for people to notice Loup is different, superhero different. As people around her learn her differences though, they seem to accept them, rather than shun her. Although she is "different" and makes people uncomfortable, she's a part of the community and they take care of their own.

A child who doesn't feel fear, Loup and her friends take it upon themselves to disperse vigilante style justice on the oppressive military presence in their town, blaming it on the patron saint Santa Olivia. For a town that needs some faith, Loup begins to feel her place in the world. As Santa Oliva, she can be herself, she doesn't have to hide her abilities.

This is not a werewolf story as the back of the book seems to suggest.

This is Loup's story. A coming of age story.

This is a story about overcoming impossible obstacles, about love and redemption, and taking a stand against unsurmontable odds.

This book left me on the edge of my seat, my heart beating out of my chest, tears in my eyes and cheering!


AUTHOR's WEBSITE



I have one copy to give away courtesy of Miriam at Hatchette!!

us and canada only please no po boxes

Winner will be announced on June 3rd

To enter please leave a comment WITH YOUR EMAIL!!


That's it for today!


READ ON CHICKS!!

60 comments:

Pam said...

Glad I read your review or I probably would've just passed this one over. I'd love to win it!

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Margay said...

This sounds like an interesting story. I'd love a chance to read it.

Margay

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Christi Snow said...

Wow! This sounds really interesting! I am off to the bookstore today to check out some of the latest reviewed books! I am loving this site! smiles...

booklover1335 said...

Thanks for your comments on this book. I have had a few books that I did not think I would like at the beginning, but stuck with them too. A few have become my alltime fav reads, but I have also had others that were duds to the end.
I am looking forward to checking this out, and would love to win!

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Jess said...

This sounds like an interesting read, please enter me in the giveaway.

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Mandy said...

This sounds like something I would like! :) mandy@limelightpapercrafts.com

Book Lady said...

oooh! sounds super awesome! i'd love to win this!

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Missy said...

Wow! Great review! I am definitely interested in reading this one!

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Rita said...

This sounds interesting -- thanks for the review! I'd love a chance to win Amy!

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Pissenlit said...

Eee, want! Please and thank you. :)

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bridget3420 said...

Count me in.

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trishalynn0708 said...

Hi, Would love to be entered in this. :)
Thanks

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Caitlin said...

I'm in! I love Jacqueline Carey's writing & imagination.

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sharon54220 said...

Sounds very interesting. Please enter me.

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My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Please enter me, everything I've read says this is a great story!

Dottie :)

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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, darling. I've still got to catch up on Banewreaker and that series.

I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this listed at Win a Book for you.

Chris said...

Oh, I've been dying to read this book. My book-buying budget has been sliced due to economy...so all I can do is stare at it in the bookstore.

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Ashley said...

Ooh please enter me, thanks!
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ANovelMenagerie said...

I'd like to try it!

Sheri
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songbirdz said...

I would love to snag this, I'm such a fan of Carey's previous books. Thanks!
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NotNessie said...

This sounds awesome! I would love to read it.

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MJ said...

I'd love to read this.

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elaing8 said...

This sounds like a great book
please count me in on the giveaway.
thank you
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Megan said...

Thank you for the wonderful review! I'm a big fan of Jacqueline Carey, and will definitely have to read this one!

Count me in for the giveaway! :)
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courtney said...

Love her! Count me in. cmcdoug@gmail.com

Jake L said...

Looks like a good read, I'd love to add this to my summer reading list.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway contest.

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Janicu said...

oo, I want to give this series a try.

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Deanna said...

This sounds like a great read Amy! Thanks for sharing...

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Jasmine said...

Would love to win.

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S.M.D. said...

Oh, I'm so in. Thanks for the cool giveaway!

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gaby317 said...

This sounds so fun - please count me in!

thanks

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nightdweller20 said...

Thanks for the review Amy! You've got me interested in yet another book! I'd love to enter for the contest!

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Anonymous said...

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Karen in TN said...

Sounds like a fascinating read.

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Bethany said...

This book sounds very cool! I would love to read it.

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Anonymous said...

I would love the chance to read it. Thank you for the giveaway.

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nfmgirl said...

Wow! That's a raving review, if I ever heard one! Please be sure to count me in. Thanks so much!

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Sue A. said...

Count me in too!

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Tejrinde said...

Ooh, ooh! Pick me, pleeese! Lol ...

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donnas said...

Please include me. It sounds great.

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Dawn M. said...

I want to read this so bad. Please enter me!

Thanks! :0)
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Becca said...

Please enter me! I really, really, really, want to read this book. Thanks!
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Laurie said...

It sounds like an excellent book from your review. I would like to read it.

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MonieG said...

Sounds like an awesome book. I would love to read it. Thanks for the review.

BloomingPink said...

Please don't include me in the chance to win...I still have to read Made in the USA (and Mr. Perfect).LOL.

I just wanted to say that I read your review and it sounds like a fun book!

chey said...

The review is great! I want to read SANTA OLIVIA!

Sarah said...

Sounds pretty interesting.

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Juli said...

The book sounds awesome! Thanks for offering the give-away, email: shinigami_angel_of_death @ hotmail.com

Jeanne said...

Wow does that sound intriguing! wingsfan01062@yahoo.com

Jessica said...

Oh my gosh so amazing! Pick me!

Cheryl S. said...

Please count me in - Thanks!

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Amber said...

Never would have thought to read this, but after your review - I have to admit, I am intrigued!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Casii said...

Oddly, it sounds interesting. Hmmm. May have to check it out!

carolsnotebook said...

Sounds great. I'd love to be entered.

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Kathy said...

Wow after a review like that who wouldn't want to read this book?
Count me in please
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Kytaira said...

I've never read this author before but this sounds like a really great book. Thanks for the chance to read it!

Tejrinde said...

OMG! You've never read anything by Jacqueline Carey? You absolutely must read her Kushiel legacy (6 novels)!!! Then, of course, The Sundering duology. You're in for a delectable treat, my dear!

The Mad Hatter said...

Cheers!

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Rebecca said...

I've never entered a book giveaway before. This is really cool. I would love to win. This sounds like a fantastic story. Thanks for the chance!

Melissa said...

I hope I'm not too late - I'd love to read this!