I know that you just read a book review from me the other day, but hey I am finally in a good place with my reading and that’s great for my goal for this year. It also means that I may have finally gotten out of the reading slump I was in. In case you haven’t noticed today’s review is going to be on Red Rising by Pierce Brown. I decided to read this book on the recommendation of Rachel Dawson and it was definitely worth the read.
The basic synopsis for the book is that as humans we are now living on Mars and we still have a class system, which is much worse than we have now, in the book we are now divided into classes called by colors. A boy named Darrow is born into the color Red and believes that this will be forever be his life. His wife, Eo has other plans and due to her dreams and hopes for Darrow, it gets her killed. Darrow is nearly killed also, but his Uncle Narol has given him away to the Sons of Ares. The Sons of Ares are a group that has been trying to cause an uprising that will change the fate of the world that Darrow knows. Once taken in by the Sons of Ares Darrow is remade to become a Gold and go to school to learn to become a general of armies. The majority of the book takes place at school in which all the students are divided into armies named after Roman gods and told to conquer, fight, and be the one left standing.
After we got through the intro and Darrow was taken into school , I found that the book reminded me quite a bit of the Hunger Games, in which there can only be one Primus/ winner and that person will get the ultimate prize. I can give you a few clues on how the story ends since this is book one in a series. I would also like to say that I am planning on continuing the series, just to see what happens to Darrow in the end.
It took me a long time to read the book partially because I was in a reading slump and partly because I found the book moved slowly and that I wasn’t engaging that much with Darrow until we entered the school. I nearly DNF’d the book, but decided since I was already that far I might as well finish the book. I’m glad that I did and now I need to know what happens to Darrow and the rest of the Reds.
Let me know what you are reading and if you have read the series. I hope to have a few more interesting post coming for you in the next couple of weeks.