Rating: 3 stars out of 5
In the year 2081 our planet survived global warming of an apocalyptic scale. When the dust settled and the water receded Dr. Anthony Smith, one of only a few hundred survivors of GWI, started society anew. Having come to the conclusion that injudicious breeding played a huge role in the destruction of Earth as we knew it in the twenty first century, he worked closely with other survivors to isolate the Dionysus gene. This gene has the ability to manipulate human DNA to ensure that all male children be born gay, and all female children be born lesbians. A new society is born.
In the year 2300 Dr. Smith’s descendants are ushering in the twenty fourth century having maintained control of the government that still rules society. Twins Aiya and Aiyan are preparing to meet their matches and take control of House Gaeland, the current ruling House. But not everything is as it seems.
Love is Love, it knows no gender and doesn’t conform to restrictions and boundaries. Aiyan has found his soul mate in Kaden, the prince of House Devi that he is matched with and eventually marries. But when the person Aiya falls in love with tests the boundaries put in place after GWI, all hell breaks loose. And in the midst of one secret unraveling, another will emerge. There is a growing anomaly that threatens to destroy over two hundred years of progression. This anomaly is known as Opposites.
This was an interesting book and a bit different from what I usually read. There is a lot going on with along with a large number of characters to keep track of. Each person has a set of both mothers and fathers since they are primarily homosexual in this world. Most of the focus is on Aiya and Aiyan’s relationships and those directly connected to them, soon to be spouses and their families.
This story is told from all points of view at some point which can make it hard to keep track of what’s going on or who we are listening to at the moment, it probably took me until about a third of the way in the story to be able to keep better track of everything once I learned the characters. The author did a great job of building the story and the world around these characters, there was never something missing in the world, sometimes there was a bit more explaining than I thought was necessary. I was left wanting to know what will happen in the next story due to the ending, but am not going to spoil it for anyone.
Greg Boudreaux did a nice job narrating this story. The different voices for the characters made it a bit easier to keep track of what was going on. He did a good job of separating the numerous characters that we see which helped. While he separated the voices I got most of the characters emotions from the writing than from his speaking.
Cover art is nice and catches your eye.
Audiobook, 6 hrs 16 min
Published: September 22, 2016 (ebook first published June 1, 2013)
Edition Language: English
Series: Opposites #1