Soledad Paz is a gifted reader of people. In post-apocalyptic Texas she has been sold for her abilities to one of the despots trying to control a large portion of the former state. Someone from Soledad’s past arrives and causes her to rethink everything she thought was true about her past. And, even the truth may not be what it seems.
Young’s first novel in the Dark Republic series, Soledad, is set in a dark, devastated world. The story is told from Soledad’s point of view. Her character is young and inexperienced, but her gift gives her an edge for survival. Futuristic weapons, cults, and Mad Max-like battles are vividly described in this dystopian novel.
The language and detailed violence are intended for mature, adult audiences.
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5 out of 5 stars.