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I read Saints Astray by Jacqueline Carey, the sequel to Santa Olivia, which was one of our book club picks. While I loved Santa Olivia, this sequel was a huge disappointment. Don't waste your time on it.

I've read Jacqueline Carey quite a bit and so far this is her cheesiest, least convincing book. It is a light read, and it does feature queer women of color, but that's about all I can say for it. The relationship between the women featured a lot of unnecessary-seeming reassurances that they weren't jealous, and a lot of "I love you baby" type lines. The danger never felt real to me, the dialog was terribly cheesy, and overall it just felt silly. Even established relationships can and should have conflict and drama, and a book this long should simply have more going on than making an extended happy ending for this couple.

Date: 2011-12-21 04:37 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] were_duck
Oh man, this is so disappointing! I was so excited to read it :( I'm sorry I recced you into buying it...

Date: 2012-01-02 11:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
Oh [personal profile] were_duck, please don't ever feel bad about hand-selling. It's part of your job! Sometimes books don't meet our expectations — you can't control it.

(What should I think that it's the first book MyGuy has finished in six months? ;<)

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