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- Listening Length: 7 hours and 52 minutes
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- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: SubtleDemon Publishing LLC
- Audible.com Release Date: September 7, 2017
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- Language: English, English
- ASIN: B075DBTRMF
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I really enjoyed the first half of the book. The world building made sense. The main character was intriguing--reminded me a bit of Ender, a sensitive, talented child used and abused by everyone around her. I only had the occasional cringe when the author hinted at a possible romance between this wounded bird and a father figure. I'd have been perfectly satisfied if this was a novella that wrapped with winning the big battle.
Unfortunately, in the middle of the big battle, this stand-alone story has a head-on collision with her 10 book long Blood series. Suddenly we've left the people (and planet) where we spent most of the story, and about two dozen new characters with assorted relationships and species take center stage. I briefly tried to keep up, but characters were barely introduced before another wave arrived. So we now have this fragile young woman surrounded by a passel of strong personalities who proceed to steamroller her. That could actually work as a story, except these are supposed to be the *good* guys. And I'm still cringing as the paternalistic romance starts to develop.
The book's second half then proceeds with this new cast and a completely new plot, with the main character now used and dismissed by everyone (no more physical abuse). As it nears the end, there's an attempt to tie these two separate story lines back together, but it's awkward at best. And then we hit a cliff-hanger, which ticks me off on principle.
The main character's first relationship is somewhat forced on her. Her superior officer kind of springs it on her that he's "warm for her form" but he dictates exactly how the relationship will progress, without any input from her. As the reader, I was as surprised by his feelings as Reah and appalled that the relationship was okay to everyone else who knew of it (of course they were all men). That was disturbing, but the topper was at the end, her new best friend who's also interested in her, assaults Reah at the tail end of a battle with criminals, but justifies it because for his race of people (of which Reah had never heard of before this) a painful violent first encounter is typical. That's what shut me down here. It may be because I'm a male who's never been in such an alpha/omega relationship before but this made me feel "ooky" reading along. So in the end, great writing job, interesting universe and characters, but the relationship handling did me in.
She is no more than property and has no say in the matter.
It seems like it was written by someone raised in the kind of society where women are truly nothing but slaves.
When Reah's mother is raped they talk about how it was done to discredit the mother (because of course rape is the victim's fault).
All throughout book three, Reah is raped. She must do what Teeg says or else her good friend will be hurt or murdered. That is rape, yet she continues with the abused woman attitude and accepts it.
Every time a man abuses her in fact, it's always "her fault" and she just needs to understand. I'm waiting for more of the classic "baby, why did you make me hit you" lines.
The author's relentless abusive attitude and rape fantasies start to weigh very heavily after a while. It is difficult to read about abuse so much but really does seem to give insight into an abused mind. If you want to try and understand how an abused/raped woman thinks, then read these books but otherwise it's a difficult read.
At the same time there isn't enough character development that it really pulls you in. It's something of a dichotomy.