Review: Diamond by Tigris Eden

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Publisher: Kats Kreative Ideas

Publishing Date: April 2016

ISBN: 9781625177247

Genre: SciFi

Rating: 3.4/5

Publishers Description: Eons ago, the comet Biel passed through Earth’s atmosphere, depositing Travelers and leaving behind remnants that drastically altered the planet and its inhabitants. Hundreds of years later, mutation and evolution have left behind a desolate wasteland and dangers beyond comprehension. 

Review: Our anti-heroine Nadya is on a quest to sell her puss to the highest bidder as she is a virgin warrior living in squalor with no means to save her adopted family. She travels to the Quarry in hopes of securing a sponsor for said puss, because unsullied snapper is the best kind of fish. Nadya has a hidden past that comes through in spurts of ability but doesn’t take over the story-line with super human feats. She is battered and beaten in every sense, and doesn’t remember most of her previous life, only that she owes a debt to those that took her in.

Ah, dystopian where is thy sting? Much of this novel skirted with the romance angle, that many times I almost round filed the whole thing. BUT, it never quite reaches a culmination of active hormones and turns you on your ear as to previous considered outcomes. Whereas all the guys have huge penis’ and all the women are hot I failed to grasp the relevance to the story line. All the sex, voyeurism, violence and depravity failed to capture the dystopian theme mainly because they were so overt and lacked a subtle expertise in order to slowly bring your emotions into play. Its just “Wham Bam” shock type writing that most are immune to.

The world building is very good as is the writing. The supporting cast is fairly one dimensional and much of the scenes lacked logical progression.  Tighten this up and you get an easy 4 stars.  

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