Review: Red Rising

Posted 11th July 2019 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Red RisingRed Rising by Pierce Brown
Narrator: Tim Gerard Reynolds
Series: Red Rising Saga #1
Published by Recorded Books on 28th January 2014
Genres: Science Fiction
Length: 16 hours and 10 minutes
Format: Audible
Source: I bought it
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Earth is dying. Thousands of workers, who live in the vast caves beneath Mars, mine the precious elements that will make the planet habitable. They are Earth’s only hope. Until the day Darrow learns that it’s a lie. Mars has been habitable – and inhabited – for generations. Darrow disguises himself and infiltrates their society, intent on taking them down. But the surface is a battlefield – and Darrow isn’t the only one with an agenda.

This is another one of those books that have a lot of hype. I heard a lot of good things so I was excited to dive into this.

I love an underdog. I really do. Darrow was an easy character to root for. He is a reluctant hero who has the rebellion thrown on him without really wanting it. He does, however, throw himself completely into it.

This is only the first book in Darrow’s story and this was a great introduction. When Darrow is thrown into the school it is easy to forget who the enemy really is.

Pierce throws you into this world and you have to quickly learn who is who and what their roles are. It’s a steep learning curve and this story isn’t for the faint-hearted that is for sure. It’s brutal and gruesome and will have you in shock and awe many times.

There is so much I could say about this book but it’s one of those ones where the less you know the better. I did enjoy this book but I wasn’t chomping at the bit to start book two. I will read it but I’m happy to take a little break first.

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About Pierce Brown

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.

Emma

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