Drones - Rob J. Hayes I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

From the moment I saw the pitch of selling emotions, I was immediately intrigued by this book. I tend to like cyberpunk in other media but somehow, I've never read a book with that kind of premise. The world presented in Drones was good, it was believable and presented a good setting for the story. There are the usual tropes in cyberpunk like corrupt governments and evil corporations but I didn't really mind. It still fit the story.

I really enjoyed the story. Each chapter starts with the description of an emotion and the narrator comments on how it sells. It shows me Garrick's line of work and how it affects his day-to-day life. In the beginning to middle sections, he basically sells or gives away every emotion he feels. As he loses access to the technology, I can almost feel his withdrawal and how much he relied on the technology. Due to his backstory (which I won't spoil), I can really understand why.

There are a lot of tense moments in this book and there are a lot of twists which I didn't expect to happen and a couple of those which I did. The writing was good, it was fast-paced and never boring to read. The narration fits the character's thoughts perfectly and fits as his character changes.

The ending was good, although I did feel a bit unsatisfied as I wanted to see how the character's actions later played out. Still, I enjoyed it.

All in all, Drones is a good fast-paced read. Recommended for fans of cyberpunk.