Sara's Review: Breeder (Breeder #1) by Cara Bristol
PUBLISHER: Cara Bristol
RELEASED: June 19, 2017
GENRE: scifi, fantasy, romance
LENGTH: 283 pages
To secure his legacy, Commander Dak, a ruling Alpha of planet Parseon, purchases Omra, a breeder slave. He intends to impregnate her, produce a son, and hand her off to his anointed beta partner. As Dak and Omra discover a sexual bliss banned by law, he begins to question the traditions and ways of his people, causing him to jeopardize his command and endanger the life of the woman he has come to love.
FOUR BOUNDLESS STARS
I am not a huge fan of books with dubious consent, however in this world, women are 3rd class citizens at best and treated poorer than livestock. Keep in mind there aren’t any scenes that actual rape happens, there is a close call, and it is just all implied and talked about in past tense. But in this world the women don’t know any other way of living, it is the norm to be abused. What Bristol describes is the modern feminist worst nightmare. Frankly, it gave me the chills.
The world of Parsons is one that is in desperate need of change and Dak and Omra are the start of that change. I loved that Dak was completely overwhelmed by his feeling towards Omra and even though he disciplined her when she messed up (spanked) he never hurt her. He was tender and loving in a society that has been taught that women don’t have the mental fortitude to do anything other than breed and do the menial task. Omra showed Dak how wrong his teaching on women are. He is forced to realize that maybe the Parson’s way isn’t the correct way where women are concerned.
I have read several of Bristol’s novels and this is the darkest I have seen her go. But like always the writing, character and world building were superb. I am not sure enjoyed is the correct word because I was feeling more outraged by the treatment of the women, however, Breeder was really good and I am giving it 4 Boundless Stars.