Dreams of the Queen - By Jacqueline Patricks (#COYER)
I didn't read this book for the characters despite the fact they were well written.
I disliked practically every character for one reason or another. I didn't like how quickly Cass dumped Julian or that she was so self interested. I hated Julian, the man was a master manipulator with serious control issues. Jaemon was a gullible and naive believer in an asshole. The asshole being the Master who was probably best friends with every evil person you can think of. The other scientists were hella, annoying but I did like the military people. They were great, in fact the only sane person in this whole book was Lewis, the military commander. He was super paranoid about aliens even after they saved his life but I liked him. Every character developed with the massive changes thrown at their feet but it wasn't them that held my interest. It was the plot, the story, the intricately woven strands of deceit, power, love, manipulation and loyalty. I thought that I was reading a straight forward alien romance but this story continues to surprise with one unexpected discovery or revelation after the next. I wanted to why?! Why the aliens, the black hole, Jaemon, the freaky monster things and the crazy idea that Cass was Queen? What was going on with the Master, the dreams, the planet and where was this all going to end up?! Good lord was my curiosity at an all time high. But when I got to the end I just had more questions! This wasn't bad but it was super annoying because I have no patience and now I have to wait to find out what happens next!!!! Obviously that means I will be ready to pounce on the sequel the moment it comes into existence. If you like sci-fi and fantasy and don't mind a little (a really little) bit of romance on the side then you are going to LOVE this book. Think Mistborn series without the super powers and more science.
WARNING: The gore in this book was slightly sickening even though it was only a few scenes.
A huge thank you to NetGalley, Jacqueline Patricks and Crazy Bird Publishing for the copy!
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