4 Solid Stars
I love books that create and operate in a whole new world with its own set of rules.
I think that’s why I love PNR and fantasy so much.
In this book, we are taken to a world where space travel is possible and men and women on planet Parseon are treated as two completely different classes.
Men are basically the cynosure of the community.
They are divided into two sub classes: alphas and betas.
Alphas and betas engage in homosexuality and homosociality and pair off as couples for status.
It is looked down upon to be attracted to females and females have no place.
In fact, woman are there only to clean house and, as the title suggests, act as breeders.
Now, I’ve read books with a slightly similar theme – and I’ve been told The Handmaid’s Tale is somewhat along this vein also (?), but I’ve never read that book and I’ve only seen previews for the Hulu show based on the same.
Regardless, I enjoyed the premise and I enjoyed the way Cara Bristol executed it.
I put in for this ARC because I saw that was recommended by Anna Zaires…and ya’ll know how I love Anna Zaires.
That said, I did not love this as much as I have loved Zaires’ material, but I enjoyed it just the same.
I look forward to more from this author.