An audio re-read. Even more enjoyable this time around since I knew which details and passages to pay attention to. I‘d forgotten quite how abrupt the ending was, though not necessarily in a bad way. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, every time.
Why didn't I read this earlier??
It's really just as good as everyone told me! And definitely gave me that Hunger Games vibe (I was told it's different vibe in 2nd book) but with #SciFi elements and took place in Mars and galaxy far far away😆 Love the characters and the world building! Fast paced and action packed! What a Brilliant first book! 4.5⭐️/5
#fantasy #booknerd #bibliophile #bookworm #wrapup
Rereading this gem after a couple of years. I forgot how good Brown‘s writing is! This book holds such a special place in my heart; my husband and I co-read it (and the rest of the trilogy) during his first deployment in 2016 and it really helped bridge the distance and keep us close during those months apart. 💕
Just a little Thursday reading while I figure out what to do with my day.
It's been insanely hot so far this week and it seems to have cooled down a bit so it might be a good day to get everyone out of the house. Maybe do some school shopping or take a hike.
I'm going to hate going back to work on Tuesday 😂
So, my library only has the 2nd & 3rd book of the series, I tried to request a purchase for the first book, but they told me I‘d need to pay a fee if the library approve such purchase! Guess I might as well buy my own copy using my birthday gift card & bonus point from Dymocks, right? 🤷🏻♀️
p.s. I‘ve started it yesterday & I CANNOT PUT IT DOWN!! Just went to library to check out the 2nd book😆
#scifi #fantasy #currentread #newbook #bibliophile
The moment I spotted Red Rising on one of our student worker's desk and it led to a great chat about contemporary vs classic, how it's ok to not enjoy Tolkien's writing, the diverging threads of the Enderverse, and good ideas vs good execution in books. Wrapped up by dropping recs of Dark Matter and Vicious because those are my ultimate go-to titles, this day is a SUCCESS!
! First time participating in the #MakerSwap and holy cow! An autographed book signed to little ole me???!!! One of the nicest things anyone has ever done for me! Close ups to follow! Thank You so much @HufflepuffGirl90 💕💕😊
I'm loving my reread of Red Rising. It is so gorydamn thrilling. Plus Dillon is reading Iron Gold right now, so I can talk his ear off about it all. It has been insanely hot here in Alaska (according to Alaskans). We have been seeking some cool air where ever we can get it- today on Dolly Varden Lake. #teacheroflitsy #YA #summervacation #alaska #heatwave #dogsoflitsy #atleastimnotinafrysuit
Darrow is the best protagonist I‘ve met in a long while. I love him. Red Rising is tough in a way that authors usually shy away from. I came into this 100% blind and bought the ebook because of positive reviews. As soon as I finish writing this I‘m getting the rest of the series. Pretty sure this will be on my favorite series ever list.
Finished the first part of the Red Rising trilogy, which was a reread for me, as I seek to read all three parts of the Red Rising Trilogy. A very enjoyable read, and I feel I picked up much more on this occasion, than during my first read of the book. Now keen to quickly continue with the trilogy. If you enjoy fantasy or dystopian books I strongly recommend reading this one.
Didn't care for the first part, but picked up and part 1 was needed for the rest. Ends up being part Enders Game, part Hunger Games, part Gattaca.
Good if you like action combined with mild political intrigue and are okay with a matrix-y infodump providing most of the larger world context.
Strong dislike for just killing a female character as a way of driving the male lead. She was less character, more plot device and was disappointing to read.
I‘m rereading book 1 in the Red Rising Series as a preliminary to reading book 2 and 3 in the series later this month.
My reread of this proved to be better than the first time I read it! The audiobook wasn‘t going fast enough for me so I pulled out my paperback and finished the book this morning! I‘m looking forward to finishing this series now that I have had a refresher. What will happen to Darrow, Mustang, Cassius, Sevro, The Sons of Ares, Darrow‘s Family.So many questions. I think this would make a good TV series, wonder if that will ever happen!? #SeriesRead
I have been listening to Red Rising on audio as a refresher since it‘s been awhile since I last read it and there is so many things I had forgotten, like Titus and Sevro. I also forgot how much I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. I‘m looking forward to reading the rest of the series! Pierce brown is an amazing author(and also very cute😂)! Are there any other Red Rising lovers? If you haven‘t read this and enjoy sci-fi, check this out!
One of my 2019 reading goals is to finish books in a series that I have already started. I enjoyed the first book of this series so much!!! I‘m relistening to it on audio before I move on to book #2 because I know there is a lot that I have already forgotten. If you are into sci-fi you will love this. What series have you started that you need to finish?? I love a good series so fill me in on your favorites! #SeriesRead
I‘ve focused on the red for this one, and the Red Rising Series by Pierce Brown. This is the first book of the Red Rising Series. Is that the right wing? 😂. Can‘t think of Red Rising without #No1FanGirl coming to mind. @DGRachel
This book is so amazing! I‘m going later today to buy the second and third book. Darrow is such an interesting character who goes through some wonderful character development. All of the characters have such substance and personality. Can‘t wait to read the next one!
This first book of the trilogy, set on a future planet Mars, is certainly #outofthisworld .
(Not read this but taking the opportunity to share a pic of the author for today‘s #springintoreading prompt.)
Nina you spoiled me! I couldn‘t believe all of the awesome stuff in this package! You are amazing and I am so appreciative of your kindness, generosity, and thoughtfulness. Close-up pictures to follow! What an amazing swap! It feels like Christmas!
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I woke up to 6 Kindle books gifted to me by the amazing Nina! I am so excited to read these. I looked them all up on Goodreads and they sound fantastic! Thanks so much Nina-next two posts-package goodies!
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1. See tag. The series is so good!
2. No because my husband is still in it when I'm leaving for work.
3. 74..it's 46 right now!
4. I used to love a PB&J with a slice of cheese on it.
5. Will do!
I got my hands on this one due to the fact that it showed up via happenstance on Litsy. It's got mixed reviews, they lean more towards good. So far I'm really into it. It does give off a Hunger Games Fanfic feel to it, I hope this one doesn't turn in to a carbon copy like The Mars Room did with OITNB. I will say, while I understand the dialogue I wish it wasn't so redundant. Seems every character opens their mouth and it's the same one talking.