Review: Red Rising

Red Rising
Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Wow!  This is an outstanding adventure/science fiction/fantasy/thriller.  I guess it is young adult.  I don’t know why I’m draw to so many young adult books recently.  Anyway, the genre doesn’t really matter to me that much.  This is just such an outstanding work.  I related to the characters instantly.  I was draw into their life right from the start.  At around page 50 I knew the book was very good.  At page 100, I thought this is a 5 star book!  By 150, I thought this book might just be my favorite book of 2016.

The settings were wonderfully done, with just enough description to not in get in the way of the story.  When I had to put the book down, I made it my priority to pick it up again.  The bad guys in there were very bad and you wanted them dead.  You just were grabbed and thrown into the main characters wild ride.  There were surprises and twist that I didn’t see coming.

Red Rising Signed
Red Rising Signed

Possibly the best part about this book was that I got it free from Comic-Con straight from the author and it is signed!  Even though, this book was free my opinion is my own.

My friend Tim recommended this book to me.  Tim reads a lot of sci fi and if he gives something a rare 5 it is very good.  The last recommendation that Tim gave me was The Martian which was my favorite book of 2014 and the goodreads choice winner for 2014.  Red Rising was also a 2014 goodreads choice winner.  If you want a exciting and thrilling read, read Red Rising today!  I’ve already ordered the next two books from Amazon: Golden Son and Morning Star.  I’m really looking forward to reading Golden Son.  I will devour these books!

Red Rising Book Cover Red Rising
Red Rising
Pierce Brown
Fiction
Del Rey Books
2014
Paperback
382
Comic-Con

A tale set in a bleak future society torn by class divisions follows the experiences of secret revolutionary Darrow, who after witnessing his wife's execution by an oppressive government joins a revolutionary cell and attempts to infiltrate an elite military academy. A first novel.

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