By Pierce Brown
Why this book?
Red Rising is a visceral assault. Brown holds nothing back, and you relish each literary punch. There are twists, shocks, and many throw-the-book-across-the-room moments. It’s one of my favorite books in one of my favorite sagas of all time. Set in a futuristic dystopia, society is color-coded by role. Brown navigates issues such as class, race, rebellion, and rebuilding through the eyes of Darrow, a low-born Red who becomes an elite Gold. I can’t recommend it enough—as long as your stomach is iron and your mind is steel. There are elements of space opera, military warfare, and so many cry-yourself-to-sleep emotions that you’ll run out of tears.
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