Review, Sci-Fi, Young Adult

Golden Son | Pierce Brown

Publisher: Del Rey
Published: 07/07/2015
Genre: Sci-Fi. Young Adult.
Series: Red Rising #2
Format: Paperback. Audiobook.
Pages: 444
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis (Goodreads)
As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. And so Darrow sacrifices himself in the name of the greater good for which Eo, his true love and inspiration, laid down her own life. He becomes a Gold, infiltrating their privileged realm so that he can destroy it from within.

A lamb among wolves in a cruel world, Darrow finds friendship, respect, and even love—but also the wrath of powerful rivals. To wage and win the war that will change humankind’s destiny, Darrow must confront the treachery arrayed against him, overcome his all-too-human desire for retribution—and strive not for violent revolt but a hopeful rebirth. Though the road ahead is fraught with danger and deceit, Darrow must choose to follow Eo’s principles of love and justice to free his people.

He must live for more.

Review
Holy crap! This book was just… Wow. I can’t even form the words right now.

When I first started reading this, I was told by many people that there would be a few plot twists within the entirety of this novel that I wouldn’t expect. And boy were they right. I almost gave up, and threw my book out of the window when I got to the end of Ch. 9 {if you have read this far, you will know why I had this reaction}. I just couldn’t believe what Brown had done.

Once I had gotten over Ch. 9, I was once again flying through the pages and, before I knew it, I was at THAT part {you guessed it… The end} and once again, I wasn’t expecting the plot twist. I knew that something was going to go wrong for Darrow, I just didn’t think that it was going to be that.

After loving {and hating} Red Rising and Golden Son, I am absolutely terrified about moving onto Morning Star because I don’t want this trilogy to come to an end, and I also don’t want to know what other heartbreak Brown is going to inflict on his characters, as well as his readers.

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