23 October 2014

Opposites by T.M. Smith

In the year 2081 our planet survived global warming of an apocalyptic scale. When the dust settled and the water receded Dr. Anthony Smith, one of only a few hundred survivors of GWI, started society anew. Having come to the conclusion that injudicious breeding played a huge role in the destruction of Earth as we knew it in the twenty first century, he worked closely with other survivors to isolate the Dionysus gene. This gene has the ability to manipulate human DNA to ensure that all male children be born gay, and all female children be born lesbians. A new society is born.

In the year 2300 Dr. Smith’s descendants are ushering in the twenty fourth century having maintained control of the government that still rules society. Twins Aiya and Aiyan are preparing to meet their matches and take control of House Gaeland, the current ruling House. But not everything is as it seems.

Love is Love.. it knows no gender and doesn’t conform to restrictions and boundaries. Aiyan has found his soul mate in Kaden, the prince of House Devi that he is matched with and eventually marries. But when the person Aiya falls in love with tests the boundaries put in place after GWI, all hell breaks loose. And in the midst of one secret unraveling, another will emerge. There is a growing anomaly that threatens to destroy over two hundred years of progression. This anomaly is known as Opposites.

*WARNING* Opposites is a majorly M/M New Adult novel that contains explicit sexual content and relationships between gay, lesbian and straight couples.

This is the first book in T.M. Smith’s debut series also called Opposites.  This was the first book I had read from this author and the first that contained f/f relations.  My favorite part of this book is the world it is set in.    In 2081 the Earth was flooded due to Global Warming and the population seriously decimated.  One of the surviving scientists decided that injudicious breeding was the downfall of the planet and to combat this he decided to manipulate the gene code so that all babies would be born gay or lesbian.

Now 200 years into the future there are seven surviving countries split all over the world and many modern conveniences have disappeared.  These seven countries are ruled by seven houses which in turn are ruled by The Order.  While this all sounds very confusing once you start reading you become completely immersed in this new culture. 

There are a lot of intimate relations in this book of all varieties (m/m, f/f and m/f) so if that offends you then do not read this book. However, I would say that the intimacy helps you realize the depth of the bonds between some of the characters and gives the reader insight into the relationships.

Overall I loved this book and am eagerly awaiting the second book.
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