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!
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
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That's it for today!
READ ON CHICKS!!