Drone by Jackson Dean Chase


By: Jackson Dean Chase
Genres: Science Fiction
Pages: 204
Series: Beyond the Dome #1
Published on: April 10, 2015
Drone by Jackson Dean Chase

What would you sacrifice to survive?

Vikka Raymer is a fifteen-year-old Drone, a member of the worker caste destined to labor in the factories of the New World Plutonomy. When Vikka is forced to sell her organs to pay her family's oxygen bill, she becomes trapped in a secret genetic modification program.

The experiment transforms Vikka from a frail waif into a super-soldier. She escapes the program with the help of a mysterious, handsome stranger. Hunted by both the NWP and the Revolution that opposes them, Vikka must learn to harness her new power and decide whether to help her rescuer reform the NWP from within or join the Revolution to destroy it.

Drone is the epic YA dystopian sci-fi adventure you've been waiting for!

Also by this author: Gore Girls, The Werewolf Wants Me, Lost Girls: Twisted Tales & Poems

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Holy crap I loved this story!

Drone is a lot more sci-fi-ish than I normally read. I honestly would not have read it if I wasn’t already familiar with Jackson Dean Chase’s other books. I was lucky enough to have had the author send me a review copy in exchange for my review. I honestly didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I did. Once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down!


This story takes place in a future where people have to pay for oxygen and the classes are definitely divided. The government is no more and society is run by major corporations. The lower class (there are only 2 classes, upper and lower) are required to work in an assigned factory, marry, and have 1 child. People sell body parts (or become prostitutes) in exchange for money to pay their bills, such as their oxygen bill. The lower class citizens actually have expiration dates on their lives and are called “drones.” That’s really all they are. They essentially work and reproduce to make products for the wealthy.


In Drone, we follow the story of Vikka. She’s a lower class girl who stays home and takes care of her disabled parents, but will soon have to join the workforce. Her family’s oxygen bill is overdue and she must make some drastic (in my opinion) decisions in order to continue breathing. She meets a wealthy boy on a motorbike and they begin an adventure like none other.


This book is full of action and lots of ‘splosions. Lots and lots of ‘splosions. It’s hard to see who is on whose side between the people trying to revolt against the corporations, and the corporation moguls themselves who are all out to improve their own standings in society.


The characters are pretty fun to get to know, and their names are different in a cool way. I love the creativity this author shows in each of his books. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series because that ending was like, whoa.


I recommend this book to anyone who likes futuristic books with a lot of explosions and action.

5 fangs


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About Jackson Dean Chase

Jackson Dean Chase brings you Bold Visions of Dark Places. He is the author of the Horror Writers' Phrase Book, The Haunting of Hex House, The Werewolf Wants Me, Come to the Cemetery, Gore Girls, and other scary things...

He lives near Seattle with two cats and no fear.

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