Thursday, October 26, 2017

*Review* Princess of Draga by Emma Dean

Genre: Science Fiction/Romance
Published: October 17, 2017

In the first book of the Draga Court series, Princess Adelina's coming-of-age party will declare to the worlds she is finally eligible to wed. All she wants is to serve her people and the crown with honor, but when a dangerously attractive prince from another galaxy - one who they all thought was dead - arrives with warnings of monstrosities and war, will her feelings put her in a position where she has to choose between her people and love?

The Draga Court series is a beautiful combination of fantasy and space opera set in a faraway future where humans have altered their genetics to save their species from their destructive natures. Dominance and rank weave a complicated dance among the galaxy's society where a true submissive has to find her place, and learn the true meaning of power and love.

I was hired to proofread this book. The only aspects of the story that I influenced were the spelling and grammar. If you feel that my connection to the book makes my review untrustworthy, so be it, but this is my honest review.

If you like science fiction and romance/erotica, this is probably the series for you. It features futuristic human societies, advanced technology, and loads of titillation. This is not a sex-centric story though, so if that is what you're looking for, you may want to look elsewhere. 

I was a little bit more familiar with the society of Draga while reading this story than I was while reading the prequel novella, so I was able to spend less time trying to wrap my mind around things and more time just enjoying the story. And boy did I enjoy this story. It had action, intrigue, and more family drama than Game of Thrones (okay, that might be a slight exaggeration, but the family conflicts in this story were definitely next level). 

But the highlight of this story for me was the sexual tension. And for a book without a whole lot of actual sex, the story had me wanting it often. The chemistry between some of the characters is intense and I'm basically dying for Princess Adelina and Nadyah to delve deeper into her Camerraleto training. I'm hoping that the build up will be worth it, but I'm not sure how much longer I can wait. 

Overall I give Princess of Draga 4.8 stars. - Katie 

Emma Dean lives and works in California with her husband and son. She loves romance but needed something different so Draga Court was born. With too many stories to write the schedule has been filled through 2018.

When she’s not writing she’s reading, or spending time with her family.
With publishing now at least she has an excuse for not folding the laundry ;)

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