Red Rising - Pierce Brown

Red Rising

By Pierce Brown

  • Release Date: 2014-01-28
  • Genre: Adventure
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 1,322 Ratings)

Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pierce Brown’s relentlessly entertaining debut channels the excitement of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.

“Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow.”—Scott Sigler

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, BUZZFEED, AND SHELF AWARENESS


“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 more.”

 
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 reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and lush wilds spread across the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more 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.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Pierce Brown's Golden Son.

“[A] spectacular adventure . . . one heart-pounding ride . . . Pierce Brown’s dizzyingly good debut novel evokes The Hunger Games, Lord of the Flies, and Ender’s Game. . . . [Red Rising] has everything it needs to become meteoric.”Entertainment Weekly

“[A] top-notch debut novel . . . Red Rising ascends above a crowded dystopian field.”USA Today

Red Rising is a sophisticated vision. . . . Brown will find a devoted audience.”Richmond Times-Dispatch

“A story of vengeance, warfare and the quest for power . . . reminiscent of The Hunger Games and Game of Thrones.”—Kirkus Reviews

Reviews

  • Amazing series

    5
    By CHIEFRAPTOR
    I had heard mixed reviews about this book before deciding to give it a go. Kicking myself that I waited so long. I absolutely loved the premise of this series and it gave me goosebumps numerous times. Definitely worth picking up
  • Addictice

    5
    By SJB!!!!
    Every bad review that I’ve seen for this book complains about the ‘language and writing choice’ of Pierce Brown. It is different and takes some adjusting to. But (without going into details), isn’t that what this book is about? The lingo is necessary in order to appreciate that this world does not take place in the same century as us. The book was incredible, a Hunger-Game-like feel with a lot more purposeful action. An easy 5-stars.
  • Don’t bother

    1
    By eddie31311
    Don’t bother spending any money or time on this book. It’s a rambling mishmash of plots and characters with no clear direction. I stopped reading about halfway through, preferring self mutilation to reading one more page.
  • Incredible

    5
    By Twestnavy
    My friend recommended this to me and I was skeptical. But I got hooked quickly. This book has a unique perspective on what the future may look like with a rich and interesting story. I wish I could give it more stars.
  • Loved it!

    5
    By amia tilley 0424
    Reminds me of The Hunger Games. Im about to buy the second one right now haha.
  • Loved it

    5
    By JillJack716
    Was beautiful written and much better than any dystopian future novel I have read
  • Great book

    5
    By ibanry
    10/10 best book I’ve read
  • Interesting Twist on an Old Story

    5
    By ThisIsStupidDon'tGetIt2k16
    First, I'd like to say that the story is definitely a version of the dystopian/sci-fi genre, and parts of it can be clichéd (but at this point, what isn't?). More importantly, this book is self aware of the genre, in that while it does follow a lot of the same tropes and cycles, it also uses that expected journey to twist around on you. The series is brilliant, and while it does drag in places, the action always picks up when you need it. That said, it is a slow start. You do have to get past a good bit of story to get to the interesting parts, but the beforehand sets the scene and defines the base morals of the main character a lot. I would highly recommend, as I adore this story quite a bit. The books are amazing, and I've hardly seen them do the same thing twice. One of the few series that I nearly cried when I finished.
  • All Time Favorites

    5
    By laina pxwers
    This is one of the best book series I have read. Ever. And I have only been alive for a short time considering but Jesus Christ just read this. At first it’s confusing but by the time you’ve read through Iron Gold your standards for what a good quality book is will have shot up to such astronomical heights that you might even make it to Mars yourself. I recommend this to anybody who likes a fast paced story and who’s looking for solid quality character development. I’d rate this 100/5 stars if I could.
  • Exciting read!!

    4
    By 8bitme!
    I’m glad I didn’t listen to those who gave the book a bad review because of the writing style. Yes, it’s different than I am used to. Yet aren’t we all different? I extremely enjoyed the story, the characters and the twists.... looking forward to the next book...

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