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I read Santa Olivia without knowing anything about it based on a strong recommendation from [livejournal.com profile] allegram, and I'm very glad I listened to her. I don't have much to say about it. It has a semi-dystopian feel with a female superhero of sorts, it has destined for each other type romances (fangirls and others who like werewolf mating stories will probably like it), and it has a supportive community around the main character.

There are two things I didn't like about the book, enough to make them worth mentioning. First of all, the lesbian sex is much less explicit than the heterosexual sex. I was actually surprised by the explicitness of the heterosexual sex given that I'm pretty sure I've seen the book on YA shelves at Barnes & Noble, and then disappointed that the lesbian sex scenes didn't receive equal treatment. Secondly, Carey uses "could of," "would of," and "should of." Unless she and her editor are completely incompetent - which is not a theory supported by the rest of the book - that's a deliberate style choice, and I found it annoying.

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Date: 2013-04-02 06:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unperfectwolf.livejournal.com
Carey was one of my favorite authors in high school, so when I saw this book on the shelf right after it was released I snapped it up and figured I would read it a little at a time before bed. Yea, so, I read it in one night. The book is pretty awesome, and the sequel is okay, much like most of her series'. Now I want to go back and read it to see what you mean about the style :P

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Date: 2013-04-02 07:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unperfectwolf.livejournal.com
I think it's like book 4 that the series goes a bit wonky? It's been YEARS since I read them... I should do that. IDK, she starts pulling in more mythology stuff and I finished it, but only because I was determined to do it. Maybe it will be better now that I'm not in HS? idk! hahah. But it's been at least 5 years since I did more than haul that series to college and back.

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Date: 2013-04-03 06:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] allegram.livejournal.com
Glad you liked it! I found it a really gripping and delightful read (though very different from Kushiel's Dart). It's funny because my mind always minimizes sex scenes, it took me a minute to figure out where the hetero sex you mentioned in Santa Olivia was...

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Date: 2013-04-04 04:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] allegram.livejournal.com
Yah, I eventually remembered that, but since the tension leading to those hadn't been ratcheted up, I had no memory of them till I sat and thought about them... Apparently I don't remember sexual scenes, just sexual tension....

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