Why did I love this book?
I love it when a writer can really suck me in from page one, and Pierce Brown did that to me with the first book of the Red Rising series. I literally could not put it down and read into the night, something I haven’t done in a long time. It reminded me of The Hunger Games, so compelling in a dystopian future that had me fascinated. I adored the main character and his struggle, how his commitment was challenged along with his own biases as he evolved past the initial trial that drove him to the main plot of the story. I found him truly engaging and driven I was right there with Darrow, wondering as he did what was the right thing to do. The moment I finished it, I bought book two!