Review: In Distress

Title: In Distress

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Author: Caethes Faron

Publisher: Branwen Press

Genre: M/M Science Fiction

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

This was enjoyable–there just isn’t enough M/M science fiction out there, and as a big fan of science fiction, I protest. The plot was a bit simple, which was why it was 3.5 and not 4 stars. In a society where some past event has supposedly (we’re never really sure if it’s true) mutated the human genome, children are categorized as either Alphas, which are true humans, Betas, and Zeds, which are considered sub-human and are enslaved, having no rights whatsoever. Add in scary collars that will kill you if you stray, and evil Geneticists, and you’ve got a good party going. I liked the addition of a BDSM element as well. Actually, the BDSM element was one of the best parts of the book. I would have liked a bit more tension and action, but it was interesting having an “alpha” male be in fact a submissive masochist.

I wish I had more to say about this book–I hesitated even posting a review on it, but I thought the premise was interesting enough that it deserved a mention. The relationship parts were interesting. I just think there was dead time that lessened the impact of the novel. I’d love to see these two again, however, embroiled in a full out rebellion against the dystopian society.

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