SOLD TO THE DRAGONS
Author: Amira Rain
Type of Book: Audiobook – Unabridged
Narrator: Meghan Kelly
Length: 5 hours, 28 minutes
Genre: Dystopian, Fantasy, Erotica
Production Date: March 4, 2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
* I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
* NOTE: This audiobook is NOT suitable for listeners under the age of 18 due to graphic sexual content.
This book is set a few hundred years after “The Freeze” which decimated the world’s population. There were other negative effects on the world caused by “The Freeze” one of which was that dragons, once thought to be mythical, became to roam the earth.
Fertile women are in short supply. So much so that their families are offered huge sums of money to allow these women to be auctioned off once a year.
Kira’s family is so poor that her two younger brothers are in danger of starvation. In order to assure her brother’s continued survival, Kira agrees to be sold at auction.
Kira is purchased for a huge sum which is enough money to feed the family she is leaving behind for the rest of their lives.
Kira discovers that she has been purchased by a family of royal dragon shifters. These are men who have the ability to shift between human and dragon form at will.
At this point in the story I was definitely intrigued. I was looking forward to learning more about this dystopian post-apocalyptic world. The introduction of dragon-shifters was an interesting twist.
Kira discovers that she has been bought in order to become the mother of a child with one of two royal brothers. The plan is to have sex with both brothers. Once she becomes pregnant the royal doctors say they can determine which brother is the father with a simple drop of Kira’s blood.
* SPOILER ALERT*
This is where the book starts to get ridiculous. The author obviously intended that the story take a sexy and erotic turn and has multiple sex scenes. The words “slick” and “rear” are used repeatedly. In fact, they are over-used.
Kira is supposedly stunningly gorgeous. She is unaware of her beauty which makes her even more appealing to men. At the beginning of the book she is like-able, but as the book goes on she starts to come across as a narcissistic bimbo with serious self-control issues.
When the boy’s father is kidnapped she offers to give herself up in exchange for his return. This sounds noble, but in fact her offer has nothing to do with wanting to save their father, it has to do with wanting people to think she is brave and wanting to have stories told to her children about how wonderful she is.
After this her behavior only gets worse. She starts fantasizing about having sex with both brothers at the same time. She repeats this fantasy over and over in her mind so often that when it finally does occur the reader is thankful that they will not have to listen to her fantasize about it anymore.
This book has great potential and I would have enjoyed it more if there were more story and less whiny scenes.
I am not sure if it is the way the narrator voices the character or just the way the character was written, but Kira is just plain whiny and there were numerous scenes where I wished I could smack her.
I give this book a 3 out of 5 star rating because of it’s potential. I would have rated it higher if it had more story and less gratuitous sex scenes.