We all have different hobbies in life but my absolute favorite thing to do is pick up a book. This blog is dedicated to all of my ramblings.
Death Row takes place in about the year 2249. The world is an interesting place combine of three races – male, female or sub-human. Men are the dominate race and a bit piggish. Women on the other hand are in very short supply (like 1 woman for every 500 men) and as such they have become more of a possession, often sold to the highest bidder to become a man’s play thing. Finally there are sub-humans and these are humans who have been infected with a disease which changes them into a zombie like savage beast. As for our hero Kerick has never been part of proper society in fact he has been imprisoned for 15 years and on the day of his execution Kerick fulfills his plan to finally escape and be free. Meanwhile Nellie Kan has defied the odds and become a scientists one who just happens to be seeking a cure for the sub-humans. Kerick and Nellie cross paths in an odd twist of events Kerick knows he wants Nellie at first sight no matter the costs, Nellie on the other hand does not truly wish to be mastered but things are spinning out of control and Nellie may not have very many options.
I am not sure why they called this a trilogy – it really is three novellas combined to make a novel, nor do I get the title Death Row??. Anyway the story line was unique and interesting. However the execution left a lot to be desired the erotic scenes are gritty and the dominance scenes chaffed a lot – it was belittling at times (i.e. providing oral sex while the male eats and then being fed scraps) initially it helped to create the world to show the injustice but by the third book it was like yeah yeah I get it. Then there were a few issues with the sub-plots some things just did not balance out and at the end I was like well what about this or that.
This is an easy read and parts of it are actually sweet and enjoyable and others made me roll my eyes. I got this through a lend which really worked out because if I had paid $9.95 I would want a refund.