Red Rising

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Red Rising, Book 1
Pierce Brown
Fiction
Del Rey Books
2014-07-15
400

A tale set in a bleak future society torn by class divisions follows the experiences of secret revolutionary Darrow, who after witnessing his wife's execution by an oppressive government joins a revolutionary cell and attempts to infiltrate an elite military academy.

 

Review:

Before I go any further, let me warn you that “Red Rising” is not for the faint of heart.  It is extremely brutal and violent, but if you can handle that, it is one fast and exciting novel.

Nothing pleases me more than a well-built world in a dystopian novel, and “Red Rising” is one of the most fascinating worlds I have found.  The attention to detail is vivid, and it leaves you wanting to go deeper into their world and their history.

The characters and their motivations are complex, and they are very well-developed.  The plot has so many twists and turns it is like a roller coaster, and just when you think you have it all figured out, something happens that takes you in an entirely new direction.

The writing flows well and is easy to read, while also challenging to the reader, throwing in quite a bit of history and mythology.

In short, I cannot wait for the sequel to “Red Rising”, and highly recommend it to all fans of dystopian or fantasy novels.

This review is based upon a complimentary copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

 

Content Warning:

Language, Sexual Situations, Extreme Violence, Gore

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