“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 already reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks 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.
I think I might have topped my favourite book of this year with this absolute epic of a read, my god, my head is still spinning from its majesticness and incredibleness. Thanks to one of my fellow FanfiAddicts family members’ recent review of the last book, I knew I had to delve in and give it ago, and Holy Moly, it did not disappoint.
I am an avid fantasy reader, and this is my first time venturing into Sci-fi, and I loved every minute of it. Why is it my first time reading Sci-fi? You ask, I couldn’t tell you for the life of me, but let me tell you, I will be reading a lot more if this book is anything to go by.
I’ll be upfront with you’s here, I loved this book so much that I’ve just purchased the next four and have started book two already, and it just gets better and better.
Red Rising is the first book in the sci-fi Red Rising series set in space where humanity has evolved into different casts, each represented by a colour. Pierce Brown’s characterisation is so on point that I’m fascinated by everyone, even the side characters, and especially the villains.
This book has it all, incredible worldbuilding, wonderful writing, and a plot to die for. From the very start, the author brings you on such an emotional journey with the injustices of being born a slave to the rich and powerful.
Red Rising reminds me of the Hunger Games, only a hundred times better. It’s fast-paced and action-packed, and Pierce Brown knows exactly how to write scenes of warfare that will just leave you in awe.
When a martyr is born, the weak shall rise and bring vengeance to those who hold the chains. Darrow was born a red, the lowest cast of all humanity. Slaving beneath Mars so that one day future generations can live atop its surface. But it’s all lie.
Darrow is oblivious like all his people, Golds rule with an iron fist, but he is happily living his life as a helldiver, married, and worships his childhood sweetheart and a family he loves and would die for. When they take that all away from him, God help those that did, because hells vengeance is going to reap and sow.
To all you fantasy, sci-fi lovers who haven’t read this series yet, there are six books released so far in the series. It’s absolutely amazing, I can’t highly recommend enough..🔥🔥🔥🔥