This is a borderline pick for me. It had a very captivating opening, with great world building. However, when we get to the competition portion the story weirdly drags at times and feels more YA. I believe this is intended to be an adult novel but I. The choice of age of our protagonist, he struggles to balance the reality of that age with the dangerous world of this book. I do really like the protagonist and plan of continuing the series. 3.5⭐️
Unpopular opinion incoming!
All I can say about this book is, “Why?” Why is it set on Mars when it seems to take place in a futuristic Rome? Why is the protagonist such a Gary Stu? Why do the characters reference conquerors and figures from ancient history as if nothing has taken place between then and mankind‘s terraforming of the solar system?
Overall, disappointing. I know tons of people love it, but I just couldn‘t get past my own ⬇️
It took me a little while to get into this book but once it got going it was good. I'm not too sure about saying it's a space opera but that is what they classified it as. I guess the main character will do anything for the love he has for his wife #NSR221 @Nessavamusic #SpaceOpera in Science Fiction
This letter was hard because I have read so many great books that start with the letter "R". Ultimately I had to go with Red Rising by Pierce Brown.
Others that are worth mentioning:
Recursion by Blake Crouch
The Rentless Moon by Mary Robinette Kowal
Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells
Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
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Whew...a tough one (dreading the S). But this one and the rest of the series is fantastic. I feel I must acknowledge the other very close runners up if no one minds:
Realm Breaker, Ruin and Rising, Rule of Wolves, and most recently Recursion.
So I won‘t lie, I didn‘t love this book. I actually found it kind of challenging to read. There were so many names and moving parts. I will read the next one to see if I enjoy the continued story. But I‘m not sold yet.
1. Have to go with Sevro from Red Rising—a bit of a cheat because he is a supporting character, who becomes a main one, in an already great book but he does make every scene he‘s in even better. ♥️ Sevro
2. I generally like a strong cast of supporting characters.
My love, my love / remember the cries / when winter died for springs skies. / They roared and roared / but we grabbed our seed / and sowed a song / against their greed.
🎧⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was heart wrenching and pulse pounding and I didn‘t want it to end. I want to write something that twists like this knife of a book. Kind of Hunger Games and Gladiator on Mars.
The song gets stuck in my head. 🎶
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This book is battered and beaten like many of the characters that Pierce Brown crafted carefully. If you are looking for the story of an underdog, manipulation, rage, love and passion - look no further. I can‘t wait to read book two and rate this bad boy an 8/10. Absolutely worth the read.
For the #red prompt of #wishesandblessings ...I read this series earlier this year; books 1-3 were fantastic! Books 4-5 not so much, but I'm in the minority with that opinion. 😂 ...this gorgeous picture is courtesy of Instagram.
This book was just a little too sci-fi-ish for me. And a game where kids kill kids while gods play with and change the game is a little too Hunger Games-ish for me. I see why people like it, but HG was way better IMO. That being said I‘m sure I‘ll read the rest of the series, ha!
This was boring. Mix of Hunger Games and Lord of the Flies. The MC is too perfect. That's why I have a few plot hole questions.
I'm between Pan and So-So.
I can see why people keep mentioning The Hunger Games when reviewing this book. It's more violent, does has a lot of the same elements, but there's a lot more going on in this world. Some advice- skip trying the audiobook (this is a story you need to read) and go in knowing that it will take a bit to suck you in. Once you get pulled in though, you won't be able to stop.
Bailed only 10% into the audiobook, but I could tell pretty quickly that I wasn‘t going to enjoy it! It‘s just not my type of thing! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I finished Red Rising about a minute ago. There are definitely some mixed feelings going on. I expected to be blown away, but it just felt lacking in some ways. However, I‘m really interested to see where this series goes. The end set up a plot line that really intrigued me.
🎧📚 Hunger Games, Lord Of The Flies, A Deadly Education, on Mars, for adults!
I‘ve read that the second book is where the series takes off.
Since my first sentence says it all ... other than that the main protagonist Darrow is a bit unlikeable as the annoying “Chosen One” ... I‘ll just say that I enjoyed it, the narrator was good & I‘ve already gotten all of the available Audible books.
I had a little trouble getting into this book initially, but I'm glad a persevered with it as it got stronger and stronger as it went along.
Darrow grew into such a powerful character; always striving and always learning as he fought to reshape the world.
Definitely going to need the 2nd book now...
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I'm so glad I decided to restart this series before just diving into book 4 and 5. Red Rising was a favorite when I read it the first time and after this reread I think I love it even more. 💚
I typically tell people it reminds me of an adult Hunger Games, which still holds true. Darrow, Sevro, and Mustang are such amazing characters and the action is relentless.
Jan 2021 - sci fi / dystopian - neat concept about caste and societal construct as well as class, wealth, and belief in yourself based on all those things. Solid foundation for the series and plays well as a movie of the mind. Hunger Games and GoT with a touch of we are ants ... in space
I read Red Rising a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it but never continued on with the series. Now I will!
I have heard the series gets better as the books go on, has anyone read them all?
This is the kind of thing that drives me up the wall! Why does Libby have only book three of a five book series? What am I meant to do with this? 😂 I swear that like, at least 90% of series that I look at don't have all the books in a series and a truly surprising amount that don't have the first book, so then how am I supposed to even start? 🤦