I just want to start off by saying that none ofmy book reviews will ever have any spoilers. I try to go into as much detail as possible without actually revealing too much.
And now Red Rising…
I heard about this book on the radio. I can thank Kidd Kraddick in the Morning for introducing this book to me. I figured, I have a lot of books already that I need to read; what’s one more? So I purchased it through Amazon and as soon as I got it, I was hooked.
The way I describe Red Rising to people is if Avatar and The Hunger Games had a baby, it would be Red Rising. The book is very good. I enjoyed it so much that I am currently reading the second book of the series, The Golden Son.
Darrow, the main character, is at the bottom of the totem pole. He is a Red. They live on Mars and have been convinced that the work they are doing (he’s a driller) is to prepare the planet for the next generations. Earth is basically in the past. Reds work to the bone and get very little in return. He is married to Eo whom he has known since he was a child.
This book is very difficult to review without giving too much away. So much happens to Darrow so quickly in the book that it’s hard to describe it without revealing key points of the book. Darrow thinks he has it all figured out. Like the rest of the Reds, except his uncle, he has been lied to by those in higher positions. The Golds run everything. They control what is seen and hear. They are a very cruel type of people and Reds mean absolutely nothing to them other than being manual labor. Darrow has no idea what he is going to be thrust into.
One thing is for sure: Darrow is a fighter.
I would definitely recommend this book. It is nothing like what I thought it would be. Just because I describe it as the love child of Avatar and The Hunger games doesn’t mean that you’ll know what to expect. This is a must read.
The third book has not been released yet. I still have not looked into when it will be. The Golden Son is the sequel.