Review, Sci-Fi, Young Adult

Red Rising | Pierce Brown

Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
Published: 24/09/2014
Genre: Young Adult. Sci-Fi.
Series: Red Rising #1
Format: Paperback.
Pages: 382
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis (Goodreads)
The Earth is dying. Darrow is a Red, a miner in the interior of Mars. His mission is to extract enough precious elements to one day tame the surface of the planet and allow humans to live on it. The Reds are humanity’s last hope.

Or so it appears, until the day Darrow discovers it’s all a lie. That Mars has been habitable – and inhabited – for generations, by a class of people calling themselves the Golds. A class of people who look down on Darrow and his fellows as slave labour, to be exploited and worked to death without a second thought.

Until the day that Darrow, with the help of a mysterious group of rebels, disguises himself as a Gold and infiltrates their command school, intent on taking down his oppressors from the inside. But the command school is a battlefield – and Darrow isn’t the only student with an agenda.

Break the chains. Live for more.

Oh my good God! This book was just too good. I had heard so much hype about it that I was scared to pick it up myself, just in case I ended up getting disappointed. This, however, was not the case. Brown has a way of weaving his story around his characters, while also dragging the reader into said story as well.

Once I got started on Red Rising I soon found myself flying through the pages, burrowing deeper and deeper into the story.

I am so happy that I finally decided to pick up Red Rising {you can blame the fact that I got a review copy of Morning Star for that} and I cannot wait to see what else is in store for Darrow, and the rest of the characters that have taken up residence within my heart.


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