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Preview — Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey. A fugitive "Wolf-Man" who had a love affair with a local woman, Loup's father was one of a group of men genetically-manipulated and used by the US government as a weapon. The "Wolf-Men" were engineered to have superhuman strength, speed, sensory capability, stamina, and a total lack of fear, and Loup, named for and sharing her father's wolf-like qualities, is marked as an outsider.
After her mother dies, Loup goes to live among the misfit orphans at the parish church, where they seethe from the injustices visited upon the locals by the soldiers.
Eventually, the orphans find an outlet for their frustrations: They form a vigilante group to support Loup Garron who, costumed as their patron saint, Santa Olivia, uses her special abilities to avenge the town. Aware that she could lose her freedom, and possibly her life, Loup is determined to fight to redress the wrongs her community has suffered. And like the reincarnation of their patron saint, she will bring hope to all of Santa Olivia.
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Loup Garron. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Santa Olivia , please sign up. I was wondering if the main character is gay? I'm kinda looking to read female queer protagonists--will I find that in this book? Thanks in advance,. Jules This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [ The main character's main love interest is another girl, though she also has unsuccessful relationships with boys and other girls before that one.
She …more The main character's main love interest is another girl, though she also has unsuccessful relationships with boys and other girls before that one. She does state she likes girls, so she's at least queer, if not specifically gay. I hope this is helpful! The blurb seems a bit long and boring. Should I read the book? Tess Obviously, I can't tell you what you should do, because I don't know you, but I really wish I could read this book for the first time again!
I …more Obviously, I can't tell you what you should do, because I don't know you, but I really wish I could read this book for the first time again! I absolutely loved it!
See all 5 questions about Santa Olivia…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. May 15, Brownbetty rated it really liked it. The thing about this book is Okay, I'm not actually sure what the thing about this book is.
There's a couple of points where I felt the author was being weird and wrong-headed, but overall it was so fascinating that I forgave it almost anything. I found the book fascinating because it was, to me, an indictment of the privilege on which the superhero story is constructed.
Loup Garron has special powers; speed, super-strength, yer basic 'I am an advanced biological construct' lego set. But, beca The thing about this book is But, because of the society she's in, the most that this affords her is the occasional opportunity to get in one blow, which had better be a knockout, because she won't get a chance for a second.
She's a woman, and a child, and a latina, in a town run by the United States army and local mob. There is no 'with great power comes great responsibility,' but rather the message she is given is that the power structures around her will not tolerate her threat to the established order, and she had by god better be careful.
This is not what I expected from Carey, an author I otherwise associate with the kinktastic. It seems to me an incredibly female take on the 'superhero,' and the result is so different that it doesn't even resemble a superhero narrative, although characters within the book allude to the concept.
There are no clearly defined villains, and no 'victim' to be saved: One specific point of Loup's mutation is that she doesn't experience fear. In another book, this would be treated with a sort of muscle-flexing aggression, but in this book, Loup is told from earliest childhood that her lack of fear is a danger to her, causing her to take risks she wouldn't otherwise, and urged to learn the caution others have instinctively.
However, on an extra-textual level, it seems to me that Loup's fearlessness could be another extremely female super-power, given the ways in which women are regulated by fear. Although this is not in the vein of Carey's more, um, BDSM-tastic works, it has quite interesting sexual politics.
Loup's mother engaged in something like prostitution, as do most of the women in her community on some level, and this is treated as part of the economy, and neither stigmatized nor eroticized. Several of the characters who constitute the strongest voice of moral authority are implied to be part of a poly-fidelious relationship.
And Loup herself, although not quite human enough to be a lesbian, has a girlfriend. Okay, now to deal with what's obvious to any French speakers in the audience: Loup understands herself to be a werewolf, although not in any mythological sense, and her name, "Loup Garron" is a pun on the French for werewolf, loup garou.
Her father, the source of her difference, requested that her mother name her that, because he thought naming her "Wolfy McWolferson" would be a good way for her to go undetected. Also, and maybe my understanding of Spanish morphemes is shaky, but although people ask if Loup pronounced "Lu" is short for Lucinda, no one ever calls her Lupita, which seems like the blindingly obvious name for her, if she's not going to go around telling people her name is 'Wolf.
View all 3 comments. Feb 05, Amanda rated it it was ok Shelves: The town of Santa Olivia lies between the U. Apparently the epicenter of a particularly nasty flu virus, the U. And, as governments are wont to do, it decides, "Hey, while we have this super-secret base cut off from the rest of the world, how's about we take the opportunity for a little genetic exp The town of Santa Olivia lies between the U. And, as governments are wont to do, it decides, "Hey, while we have this super-secret base cut off from the rest of the world, how's about we take the opportunity for a little genetic experimentation?
Anyone have any wolf DNA lying about? And so Loup Garron is born, a child with super-strength and an inability to feel fear. Following Loup throughout her childhood and teenage years, we witness as she deals with the deaths of loved ones, bands together with others in her orphanage to create miracles and punishments in the name of the town's patron saint, grapples with her identity and her sexuality, and enters into a military sanctioned boxing match as a means of avenging her brother's death.
To have focused on any one of these stories might have made for a more cohesive if not more satisfying narrative, but, as it is, the plot structure seems clunky and jumps from one idea to the next. It doesn't help that, through it all, Loup doesn't seem to feel much of anything or develop a personality beyond "gee, I feel different from everyone else. I've seen summaries of Santa Olivia that claim it gives a new and intriguing slant to both the werewolf mythos and to the superhero concept.
Except for it doesn't. Because, really, it's not about werewolves or about superheroes. The whole wolf DNA angle is basically irrelevant; the only wolfy characteristics exhibited by Loup are her super-strength and stamina, a keen sense of hearing, an increased appetite, and some poorly executed idea about her "mating for life.
In terms of her superhero abilities, see the list provided above. Not exactly thrilling stuff. She's no Wolverine although one of the orphans compares her to him. Here she is, blessed with the strength of the big bad wolf, so what's she going to do? She's going to box her heart out, baby! This failed to blow my house down. There were some intriguing ideas here whose executions fell flat, but I did appreciate the inclusion of a strong lesbian character.
However, even that feels a little disingenuous in that it seems to exist only as a means of reinforcing the idea that Loup never fits in, in case it's not really coming across that she's different. During her sexual experimentation with boys, the boys always reject her, saying that she just "feels different" when they kiss her or that sex with her is like putting a "penis in a vise.
I would have preferred it if her attraction to women had been separated from this strange connection to her lupine heritage.
Overall, I feel this is the type of book that was born out of a tongue-in-cheek conceit: Get it? Like loup garou? As in werewolf? Why aren't you 'howling' with laughter? Because that cover has nothing to do with the book. Cross posted at This Insignificant Cinder View all 10 comments. Apr 22, Stacia the club rated it really liked it Recommended to Stacia the club by: Buddy read with Anna and Ian.
It's raining snakes - hallelujah? Snakes fell like rain, twisting in midair. It's probably wrong that this is the second Snakes on a Plane thought I've had in weeks be glad I didn't post the pic of snakes falling from the plane , but when I think of falling snakes, it's either that or Indiana Jones.
The story was dark. I don't It's raining snakes - hallelujah? I don't fully understand how death, disease, grudge-match boxing, sinful clergymen, and mutated people with wolf genes all work together to make a cohesive story, but somehow, it does work. The characters were not typical. The first main character was a sexually charged female who took to an inexperienced male. The second main character was a young woman who struggled to feel fear, anxiety, or even a sense of danger due to her genetic coding.
The emotional connections were off the charts. I love when a story is about so much more than just a romance. The relationship between mother and child, brother and sister, and two fellow orphans becoming lovers, were all of equal importance.
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The setting felt like another character. I pictured the church yard and the statue of Santa Olivia in my mind. I was nervous when Loup was in places she shouldn't be hanging around because I could practically see the danger lurking in every corner. I'd highly recommend this book for fans of darker, unique, or emotional stories. For an Urban Fantasy, it was less about ass kicking or bizarre non-humans, and more about survival and tackling hardships.
I loved the everyday struggle of the characters fighting to survive. The slow build eventually burned into something lovely to witness. Highly recommended! Jul 02, Tamora Pierce rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is a science fiction novel from Carey, about the daughter about a genetically engineered soldier who escapes the lab and passes through a border zone created between the U.
Loup is born to her single mother when her father is forced t This is a science fiction novel from Carey, about the daughter about a genetically engineered soldier who escapes the lab and passes through a border zone created between the U. Loup is born to her single mother when her father is forced to move on, and raised as much by her half-brother Tom, a kind and cheerful boy who does his best to keep his promise to Loup's father, to teach her to hide the characteristics that mark her as other.
She is fast, with a higher body mass and tolerance to pain, and she does not know fear. It's Tom who first takes her into the town's boxing ring, where he trains to fight in the soldiers vs. When their mother dies, Loup is raised by the town's priest and nun along with other orphans.
They discover what she can do, and it is they that concoct the incidents that earn Loup the name of "Santa Olivia," after the town's patron saint. But it isn't until Loup loses yet another person who is vital to her that she is driven to find out just how much punishment her body can take--and dish out.
I didn't mark this one as adult or ya because, except for the language and sexual lives of Loup and her friends, it could be a ya. And if it were the real world and instead of a novel, with the language and sexual lives of these kids, going from pre-teen to mid-teens for Loup, it would be a ya. It's a durn good read from an extraordinarily talented author. Jun 05, Felicia rated it liked it Shelves: I LOVE this author.
That said, it isn't my favorite of hers, but it was very enjoyable. I think the world was a bit confusing for me. I felt like the environment that the story was set in was kind of hard to grasp. The characters were interesting, but the world was not enjoyable to be in as others. Huge fan! View all 5 comments.
Oct 24, Duffy Pratt rated it really liked it Shelves: I know that sounds completely ludicrous. But Carey makes it work rather well, and the book was just a pleasure to read. She writes with such ease and clarity here. And I really liked several of the characters here.
I also especially liked how she dealt with a main character who was simply incapable of feeling fear, or any of its related emotions. She treats it basically as another form of Hansen's Desease leprosy , a debility that requires much extra care and thought.
The book bases itself on some extrapolations from current U. The main town is an area completely controlled by the U. Thus, the army has complete control over the area, and law is pretty much whatever the commanders decide.
This situation, I think derives from the legal status that the government has asserted over Guantanamo Bay. The similarity becomes even more clear during some enhanced interrogation scenes.
Carey melds this idea with the idea of creating a huge wall to keep Mexicans from immigrating. Combine the two, and you get a buffer zone like the one that exists in this book.
The extrapolation is well done, and its all too believable. But I also think that the direct parallels weaken the fable aspect of the book. The main reason I haven't given this five stars is because Carey took pains to finish by setting up a sequel, rather than coming to a clean and compelling ending for a standalone book.
This was obviously her plan, and she executes it well. The book ends very well for the first book of a series. But I didn't realize it was going to be a series until I hit the last couple of chapters, and as a result I was a little disappointed with the ending. After Jordan and Martin, I vowed not to start any series until it's been finished. Carey works considerably faster than Martin's glacial pace. And I'm sure I'll pick up the next installment of this series. But I still would rather not have broken my vow, especially out of my own ignorance and stupidity.
Mar 22, Paul Weimer rated it liked it. I received this as an ARC Santa Olivia is the latest book by Jacqueline Carey, who is better known for, and much better known for the Sundering Duology, and much much better known for two Kushiel trilogies. While the former is a take on classic fantasy and the latter are milestone in dark, sensual fantasy, Santa Olivia is a completely different kettle of fish.
The press information provided to me describes Santa Olivia as Jacqueline Carey's take on comic book superheroes and the classic were NB: The press information provided to me describes Santa Olivia as Jacqueline Carey's take on comic book superheroes and the classic werewolf myth.
However, what this novel is, I think, is far more nuanced and complex than that simple formulation. The novel centers around Loup. Born in a future where a conflict and a disease has created such tensions between Mexico and the United States that a no man's land has sprung up between the two nations, Loup lives in the abject poverty and virtual prison that makes up the titular piece of land controlled by the U.
Born of a genetically engineered father, and a local for a mother, we follow Loup's life, from living with her mother and older half-brother, to her life as an orphan in the local church when she loses both of them. Loup has a hard life in a hardscrabble world, but she does have her secret--the genetic heritage of her father.
Her father's special gifts of strength, fearlessness, paranormal senses, and speed have been fully inherited in Loup. What first starts as a secret to be held tightly for fear of discovery by the military turns into a opportunity to exact justice, and later still, an opportunity to escape While Loup does take up the mantle of a disguised superhero, and hints and nuances including the very name given to her suggest werewolves as an inspiration for the genetic manipulations which inadvertently created Loup, this novel is much more than a novel about a werewolf-powered comic book superhero.
Carey's interest in Christian saints and iconography get play here in the identity that Loup takes in her retributive acts, the titular saint of the compound, Santa Olivia.
The novel runs from before her birth to her ultimate escape and freedom, and so we follow her as she grows up, grows into her abilities and learns to use them as a symbol of hope and strength for herself, and for the people around her that she touches. There is a love story in the novel as well, and while the love story itself follows a relatively familiar pattern, the identities of the participants, and the development of the characters give it its own unique stamp.
I don't think that the novel quite works as well as I had hoped. There are an awful lot of loose ends left unanswered by the denouement not ones that really would be answered in a sequel, either. It's difficult to do "near future" worldbuilding well, as any of the top lights in science fiction can tell you; Carey's worldbuilding is much more assured in her other novels than here.
I never really bought the Macguffin that the head of the camp holds as a potential means of escape, although I recognize its dramatic necessity as a device to propel the characters, Loup included, a chimerical banner to chase after.
I was also surprised at first at the coarseness of language of the characters of all ages. It took a shift of perception on my part to go from the beauty of courtly language in Terre D'Ange to the salty, expletive filled language of the residents of Santa Olivia. Overall, though, on the balance, I am happy that Carey wrote the novel.
Not only on its merits, which, upon reflection do outweigh its drawbacks, but because I am a firm believer in author diversification. I want authors that I like and Carey certainly has her place in there to do well--but I'd rather not have them turn into one-series wonders, with each successive volume in the series groaning under the weight of the previous ones. Writing different things, I think, is a good way for an author to remain fresh, inventive, and keep me coming back for more. So, if you come to this novel hoping for a rocking comic book superhero who changes into a werewolf at night, you are going to be very, very disappointed.
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This is really a novel about a little girl, born in a cage, who grows, learns to love, and learns to be free. And in the process, she learns to be an inspiration for all of those around her. View 1 comment. Mar 02, Lex Kent rated it it was amazing Shelves: Not exactly thrilling stuff. She's no Wolverine although one of the orphans compares her to him. Here she is, blessed with the strength of the big bad wolf, so what's she going to do?
She's going to box her heart out, baby! This failed to blow my house down. There were some intriguing ideas here whose executions fell flat, but I did appreciate the inclusion of a strong lesbian character. However, even that feels a little disingenuous in that it seems to exist only as a means of reinforcing the idea that Loup never fits in, in case it's not really coming across that she's different. During her sexual experimentation with boys, the boys always reject her, saying that she just "feels different" when they kiss her or that sex with her is like putting a "penis in a vise.
I would have preferred it if her attraction to women had been separated from this strange connection to her lupine heritage. I was definitely very pleased with this book. I hope that in volume 2 Loup can help her friends. I never read the sequel, Saints Astray, so between getting that and having bought my sister the books for Christmas, it seemed high time to reread this and get stuck into Saints Astray. And in case, like my sister, this is a draw for you, the central relationship is between two girls, and they eventually have a shot at a happy ever after.
The background is fairly nondescript, because the action is all confined to the Outpost and the inhabitants know little of what happens beyond the barricades.
The important aspect is the characters and the interplay between them: All kinds of human emotions and motivations and tangles: My one criticism is that it takes a surprisingly long time for Loup to really become the hero of the story, and she does so for entirely predictable reasons. You can feel those beats in the story coming way in advance. You aren't going to find her here.
You aren't going to find the sex or the epic adventure either. If this is what you are in the mood for, you should probably go elsewhere. However, if you are up for a quick adventure that is self contained and a bit more real than the fantasy that you are used to from Carey, this is worth a look. Loup pronounced Lou actually has some crazy genetics. She is fast, super strong, and has no fear. This actually poses a Are you looking for another Phedra?
See a Problem? This actually poses a problem in real life and Carey actually addresses the issue Loup has a big brother. However, the world Loup lives in isn't typical. The world has all been attacked by Swine Flu! Okay, you can enter your choice of disease. And the town Loup is stuck in is walled off from the rest of the world so America can keep Mexico out.
Not that any of that is addressed either. But, the characters Loup interacts with are real enough and the story flows okay. Frankly, a child with that kind of background really wouldn't have too many details on what she is, what the government is doing, or really anything else that Carey skims over. It really reads as if it is an expanded short story. You know the sort - the story itself could be short and sweet but it meanders just a bit. I am loving that Carey is stepping out of what she usually writes and the story is even good.
I guess I expected more from such an excellent writer. However, if she can write a decent story in a type of world that she never touches I am impressed. More authors should step out of their comfort zone and write something fun.
So final bit - this was fun and I will continue to buy Carey's work without a second thought. However, if Carey is not one of your favorite authors, you should pick this up at the library and try her anyway.
This is not her typical work but does contain her excellent writing ability. Just treat it like some multi flavored popcorn - it is light, jumps all over the place, and pretty fun. I loved this book.
Before that, I had liked it. But the love kinda sneaked up on me. That's the best kind of love, I think. The kind that lies quietly, waiting for you to come around to its inevitability.Why aren't you 'howling' with laughter? Loup Garron. With limited supplies, modern luxuries fade away.
Mar 08, M rated it it was amazing Shelves: Read it in one sitting. This story is about the power of hope and humanity fighting to arise against immeasurable adversity. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It is not a bad ending, but too open ended for a novel that is a stand alone. Just treat it like some multi flavored popcorn - it is light, jumps all over the place, and pretty fun.