Red Rising

Red Rising I live for the dream that my children will be born free she says That they will be what they like That they will own the land their father gave them I live for you I say sadly Eo kisses my cheek The

I live for the dream that my children will be born free, she says That they will be what they like That they will own the land their father gave them I live for you, I say sadly.Eo kisses my cheek Then you must live for Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color coded society of the future Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing t I live for the dream that my children will be born free, she says That they will be what they like That they will own the land their father gave them I live for you, I say sadly.Eo kisses my cheek Then you must live for Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color coded society of the future Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations.Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children.But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed Soon he discovers that humanity already reached the surface generations ago Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet Darrow and Reds like him are nothing than slaves to a decadent ruling class.Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity s overlords struggle for power He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society s ruling class There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.

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  1. Hello I m Pierce Brown, the author of the Red Rising Saga, a NYT 1 bestseller The newest entry, IRON GOLD debuts January 15, 2018 I figured I d write you myself than have corporate copy pasted below my totally natural author photo In my books you ll find stories of men and women finding their inner strength when all seems lost You ll also find me exploring themes of power what it means, why people seek it, and how they hold onto it love, violence, and hope I read a bit as a kid Count of Monte Cristo, Dune, Lord of the Flies, Star Wars expanded universe , GRRM, Antigone, Hyperion, and Harry Potter were some of my favorites If you liked those books, maybe just maybe we re on the same page IG piercebrownofficial Twitter pierce_brown

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  1. Actual rating 2.5 Darrow Come here Come He grabs my shoulder and pulls me in Others may have failed But you ll be different, Darrow I feel it in my bones I m sorry, was I supposed to feel something I suppose boredom is a feeling Not a single tear was shed Not for a single instance was a single emotion heightened It was by no means a bad book, but the message got lost in the telling, and there is just So Much Telling The writing is fantastic, but the plot just didn t work for me I was bored out o [...]

  2. I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review and honestly I BLOODYDAMN LOVED IT You think you ve read a dystopian book Quit lying to yourself That was teenage angst wrapped in a shiny new package, cashing in on the popularity of this genre.You think you ve read about evil futuristic regimes Nope, those were one dimensional villains that will look cartoony compared the assholes in this book.You think you ve seen hurt and suffering and despair and heartache You ve seen nothing.You think yo [...]

  3. Minor spoilers follow Red Rising introduces us to Darrow, a sixteen year old miner who toils deep in the mines of Mars a few hundred years in the future In Darrow s world, humanity has spread across the solar system, and has been organized into a strict caste system of colors, with Gold at the top and Red at the bottom Darrow is a Red, but he is making the most of his hard life in the mines He is good at his work He has a beautiful wife Eo they get married young and die young down in the mines a [...]

  4. I picked up Red Rising because a lot of the people at Worldbuilders were goofy over the books, and, by extension, the author Pierce Brown.Earlier this year, when I went to a convention where he was going to be in attendance, the Worldbuilders team told me that if I didn t capture Pierce like a Pokemon and bring him back to the office with me, I shouldn t bother coming home at all.I got to hang out with Pierce there, and he was irritatingly polite, witty, and charming That, combined with the degr [...]

  5. I am the Reaper and death is my shadow 2 1 2 stars Red Rising isn t really a bad book 2.5 stars still means halfway between it was ok and I liked it , after all And many other reviews will tell you how amazing most people found it, but I struggled to locate the magic that so many other people seem to have found within its pages Red Rising is considered and marketed as dystopian sci fi, which technically it is, but it reads with a dense wordiness that is reminiscent of high fantasy novels This fa [...]

  6. This was a little bit difficult for me to get into lots of world building and unique vocab but once I settled into the story, I started to really enjoy it I definitely get the comparison to The Hunger Games, and thought it also felt similar to Divergent and even The Son of Neptune at times, but it s still very different and original I didn t really connect emotionally to the main character, but I did still like watching his journey Gritty and intense and very entertaining A strong start to this [...]

  7. BIGGGGGG DNFHoly effing hell, people.Or should I say Holy Effing Helldiver All I can say isSeriously though, I was expecting some uber Sci Fi awesomeness here and I feel like I got shafted with some broke ass YA that took itself waaaaaaay too seriously without having any actual sincerity There is NO way I could have been reading the same book as everyone else That s gotta be it My local library must have accidentally supplied me with the staccato speak, melodramatic version of this thing instead [...]

  8. It s like The Martian marries the hunger games, then the hunger games gets into an affair with the game of Thrones I think that speaks for itself, but let s elaborate further just for the sake of my sanity shall we I want to first of all point out what really gripped me in this book, because even though I liked it very much, I was 30% confusion, 20% outrage, 50% admiration I m not to great at math, but thats a 100% of how I felt The gripping part to me was not the romance which was pretty good, [...]

  9. 12 29 17 ON SALE for 2.99 amzn 2yPd6qV1 27 16 Updated Review Pierce Brown would be a Gold in the society he built, and it kind of pisses me off This is the third time I ve read RED RISING, it s the first time I ve read it since reading GOLDEN SON, and, than ever, I m convinced he s a bloodydamn geniusD he s beautiful It s not fair You don t get to be brilliant AND talented AND have those eyes AND those arms You re welcome.In heels, I might be taller than him, but who the hell cares in the face [...]

  10. When I first read the book I must have been on crack, because it went from 4 stars to 5 and my favorites list It s bloodydamn awesome Let me just say the second time around listening to it on audio was fanfreakingtastic The narrator nails it and there is a song in the book and a woman sings it at the end and I got freaking chills people Chills I have my loves Darrow, Sevro, Mustang, Pax, Roque There are a few but those are the mains I m going to have to add a few spoilers with excerpts and thou [...]

  11. 4.5 5 Stars Buddy reading this with my favorites Sweet Mary, Sister Sarah, Tweebie, Jennymort, Innocent MayLet s get the two most asked questions about this book out of the way first.1 Is this book geared towards YA audience No, it s not The only thing that fits the YA genre on this book is that Darrow s The MC age starts at 16 years old in the beginning, that s it Everything else from the writing, plot, world building is definitely in adult territory.2 Is this book really similar to The Hunger [...]

  12. Brave pioneers, always remember that obedience is the highest virtue Above all, obedience, respect, sacrifice, hierarchy It s been quite a while I last dove into a science fiction series but Red Rising definitely was worth it This book was so well made and always forced me to think ahead, to anticipate what would come next and to try to figure out how the MC would handle the situation Just like Darrow I constantly found myself wondering who was going to stab him in the back and who would try to [...]

  13. 2nd read I m a dumbass I fully admit to being a dumbass I don t know what the hell I was doing the first time I read this bookuse I gave it 3.5 stars After reading so many shitty books this year I know now what a great book this really is.This time it gets it s full five stars Five frigging, huge, screaming stars Stars for SeVRo, Pax, Mustang and the rest of these characters.1st read When I was a dumbass.Unpopular opinion time I m sorry fangirls I just didn t love this book.I did enjoy parts of [...]

  14. I would have lived in peace But my enemies brought me war A man, whose life is about to change in every way possible From the bones of his body to the colour of his eyes, from the place he lives to the way he talks He s got nothing to lose and everything to gain.I was incredibly intrigued to start this series I watched Red Rising go from underrated to hyped and now that the final installment of the series was released, I had to give it a try as well.I first started the book and put it down again [...]

  15. Red Rising reads like a 12 year old boy s fever script for an action movie It lacks originality and borrows heavily from The Hunger Games Don t believe me Both have a society split up into different fractions, depending on what they provide the world Both have arenas with teens killing each other, while patrons look on and provide gifts for their favored participants Both have protagonists who have signature weapons from a hunter gatherer society There are a few differences, but it s the same ba [...]

  16. I will rise I will attend the Academy I will learn to lead fleets I will win I will sharpen myself into a sword I will give my soul I will dive to hell in hopes of one day rising to freedom I will sacrifice HOLY CRAP What a ride I don t even know where to begin I knew there had to be a reason why everyone was talking about this series but WOW Red Rising was really something else I expected a typical YA chosen one type of fantasy novel but this book was so much complex than that And it was defin [...]

  17. This is the kind of book that truly makes you feel somehowd for only giving it 2 stars It s like it deserves , even though I didn t actually enjoy reading it It s a weird feeling but I have to face my thoughts the story was mostly boring and I struggled to finish it.The weirdest thing is that I LOVED the beginning and where the plot seemed to be going We met some incredible and unique characters, at that point of the story I wished for them to be present in it throughout the book But they weren [...]

  18. Holy bloody gory damn shit This book you guys THIS BOOK I feel like Darrow would benefit from some basic life advice so here it goes.Basic Life Advice 101 view spoiler When you don t want your wife to die Avoid pulling her feet down when her neck is attached to a rope When you want to make a best friend at school Avoid killing their brother and then lying about it When someone tells you to come and see something Try to figure out it s a trap before you go running after them When you don t want t [...]

  19. Mammoth buddy read with my Fantasy Buddy Reads confederates starting Jan 2, 2015.Rating 1.5Brace yourselves, this is not going to go wellS, I only gave this book 1.5 stars when most of you freaks out there gave it a 5 star rating But it could have been worse and I m actually marvelling at the fact that I was able to finish the book at all Granted, I skimmed through most of the last chapters because there is only so much boredom I can take.First off, let s get something straight when everyone tel [...]

  20. Darn this book is GOOD Pierce Brown is a freaking mastermind Red Rising is a blend of science fiction and dystopia with reference to History s greatest conquerors and Greek mythology, and the result is savage I would have lived in peace But my enemies brought me war Darrow is a Red, working in the mines below the surface of Mars in order to make Mars inhabitable and secure the future of mankind Reds are mostly slaves, but he has accepted his fate, thinking he s making sacrifices for the next gen [...]

  21. One of the most exciting books I ve read in awhile So glad I finished it now I can talk to Pierce about his book Book talk coming soon on my channel

  22. Well That was a hell of a ride Fantastic Action packed Love to love, and sometimes hate, all of the characters we meet I need MORE I can t believe it has taken me SO long to get to this series, but I m so glad I finally have.

  23. Sale Alert 18Dec17 I really enjoyed this entire series and today the first book in it is on sale for 1.99 HereI might have liked this even the second time through Fantastic Dystopian novels seem to be a dime a dozen lately, some good, some horrible, so it is great to see a book set itself apart and really capture my imagination Red Rising is a combination of The Hunger Games and Lord of the Flies if you turned the volume up to 11.I am the spark that will set the worlds afire I am the hammer tha [...]

  24. I just did a re read to prep myself for Golden Son squeals For me, it was definitely the right choice I would have missed a lot of referencesinly, because my tiny dinosaur brain can t hold onto recall information like it used to.So.Was it still as good as I remembered Original 2013 review This review can also be seen at Addicted2Heroines.There s a lot of hype surrounding this book, and for once it s totally deserved How often can you really say that When I first started reading it, I was pretty [...]

  25. READ 2 Dec 2017In honour of Iron Gold coming in likea month I decided I absolutely needed to reread this I read an eARC like stupidly early about 6months because I don t even know My brain is a refried waffle So I literally remembered NOTHING except that I bloodydamn love this book And that hasn t changed at all I m so in awe of the manipulation, the complex world building, the absolute epicness and the freaking GORYDAMN MESS OF IT ALL It s fantastic Basically the best sci fi ever.The only thing [...]

  26. ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Red Rising is the oldest ARC I have on my TBR One of my 2017 goals was to read and review it, because I always felt so much pressure when I d think about picking it up, because this is such a beloved book in the community In this world that takes place in our universe, mostly on Mars, everyone is subdivided into color categories based on their skill sets, income, hair color, and what last name they possess information p [...]

  27. Initial Reaction screams and throws book across the room WTF I WAS SUPPOSED TO LOVE THIS THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE AS GOOD AS THE AUTHORS FACE.I am so disappointed and was not expecting to be DYING OF BOREDOM Here is my rant I really enjoyed the beginning of this book, but when it hit around the 80 page mark, I started to lose interest and get bored I know, for many people the first 70 or 80 pages were very boring and it got better for them after the 80 page mark For me it was the other way around [...]

  28. Buddy read with literally everyone except Yammy bc she s a hater Em, Mary, Jia, Ry, Tweebs, Caitlin, Jenn, Petrik, Luna, Amber DNF 7%Personally, I feel thatNew Year resolutionsare just lies that people feed themselves to feel productive while they continue living their life theexactway they always had But this year, I promised myself I would not confine myself totrashsulking when there s so much the world has to offer.So here we are, DNFing an extremely popular book 9 days into the New Year I tr [...]

  29. 2 StarsOverview ALRIGHT EVERYBODY HOLD ON TIGHT BECAUSE IT S TIME FOR UNPOPULAR OPINIONSTo my all GR friends who loved this book and or recommended it to me I m really glad you loved it This just didn t work for me Pros This is brutal Pierce Brown does a fantastic job of creating a treacherous and gritty world Almost all dystopias rely on a sense of danger, but most of the characters are safe Not here It wasn t just that characters could die, but there was absolutely no mercy if they did This bo [...]

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