Ren "Jackal" Segura is a Hope -- a special child, a powerful symbol of a new world government destined for greatness. But two months before she is to assume the role she has been preparing for her entire life, Jackal discovers that everything she believes, everything she is, is a lie. Convicted... show more
Ren "Jackal" Segura is a Hope -- a special child, a powerful symbol of a new world government destined for greatness. But two months before she is to assume the role she has been preparing for her entire life, Jackal discovers that everything she believes, everything she is, is a lie. Convicted of a terrible crime, she agrees to participate in a "rehabilitation" experiment: While her body lies comatose for eight months, a computer will convince her mind that she is spending eight long years in solitary confinement. But Jackal's history as a Hope has given her strengths and skills other prisoners lack -- powers she will need to endure the tormenting loneliness, to discover the truth about her betrayal, and to rediscover her life, her love, and her soul in a strange place of shattered hopes and new beginnings called Solitaire.
Publish date: January 20th 2004
Pages no: 353
Edition language: English
I picked this up, as was the case with Archivist Wasp, as part of the recent Humble Bundle sale on books from one particular publisher - Solitaire had been on my TBR list for a while but I'd never got around to actually getting my hands on a copy before! I have to say, I'm massively conflicted abo...
I couldn't quite figure out what this book was trying to do. It started out as a future YA class system very similar to Persona, then completely dropped that and swerved into Falsely Accused and then dropped THAT and looped around to Outcasts Building Community. Maybe I was meant to be left off bala...
It pains me a bit to be less than excited about a book with such glowing blurbs from Octavia E. Butler and Ursula K. Le Guin, but thus I find myself.The premise is an odd take on the Chosen One trope in fantasy; children born at a very specific time corresponding to the official establishment of an ...
Oh good lord, DO NOT READ THE SYNOPSIS. Talk about giving shit away, man.
At times, Solitaire is a fascinating read! Sadly, at other times, reading this book is about as exciting as...well...playing a game of solitaire!In the not-too-distant future, world peace has finally been achieved. As a symbol of this new era, all children born on the first second of the first att...