Descent, book one in the Dream Protocol series by Adara Flynn Quick left me hanging by a thread. The book is the story of a future dystopian society where dreams can be purchased, in fact, citizens work their entire life to earn enough credits to afford rare and exotic dreams, the more immersive, the better. In this society, when you are 35 years old, you are considered “ruined,” cast off, and sent to Tír na nÓg as a ritual offering. Supposedly, Tír na nÓg is a place where you can be anything and have anything you wish, a perfect dream state…or is it?
Our story centers Deidre Callaghan, a Dream Makers daughter who has just watched a dear family friend’s descent and knows that in one weeks time, her mother will go through the same ceremony. With deadlines imposed upon her and a friend named Flynn who is a genetic anomaly, Deidre begins to doubt the ministry and all of their rules.
I cannot say too much more about the plot without spoiling important parts of the story, but I found the idea of this book exciting and cannot wait for the next book in the Dream Protocol series, Selection! If you enjoy adventure and dystopia, this should be a quick and easy read that you will appreciate. As such I am giving it 4/5 stars. The only reason I am giving it 4 stars as opposed to 5 was I felt some of the characters could have been fleshed out a bit more as well as the concept behind the dreams.
I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.