Monday, June 24, 2013

Freebie Review - The Ivory Prison by Ashlyn Daube

The Ivory Prison
by Ashlyn Daube

Goodreads blurb:  Gabriel didn't always have a name. Born in a mysterious facility, he knows he's not human, but an experiment with a purpose that no one is willing to reveal. His life is a routine and an hourglass of when he will disappear. He has no hopes, no dreams, until one day someone new interrupts that routine. Someone like him, someone free, and it changes everything.

This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group's 'Love is Always Write' event.

Story Request:
Changelings don't exist. That's what the government wants you to believe. We're their newest weapons for espionage, a reality after decades of failure in genetic R&D, though we still have some anomalies--dependencies--to be "fixed". We need to have genetic material to change.

They say the two of us are finally mission-ready, but I don't want to be separated from the only other "person" who understands this life. I need him.

I don't think that's a "dependency" they expected. 

 About the Author:  Ashlyn is a long time fan of all things geeky. Admittedly addicted to reading manga, love stories, and anything that makes her cry. She dreams of one day seeing something she wrote at a library and keeps a notebook just to write story ideas, because you never know.

Find her at her website or on twitter!

My Thoughts - 3 out of 5 unicorns - I liked it!
I liked this story, but too many unanswered questions.  It didn’t feel like it should be a short story.  It is a quick read only 18 pages.  It is a story of what I call emotional/psychological torture and how the boy is struggling to get past it & of 2 boys who grew up different, but clinging to each other because they are the same.  It will be interesting to see if it becomes a series as Goodreads suggests.  Lots of questions I want answered, but I can’t put them here or it will spoil your reading of the story :)

Best part is that it is FREE on Amazon and Smashwords.

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