Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Hello! So, i was going through my folders and documents on my computer, and i found this document, which is a very lengthy and spoiler filled rant on Red Rising by Pierce Brown. This was written a year ago, i think.

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I was introduced to this book by first tashapolis from booktube, and then katytastic when she started reading it. Then I was at the library, and I saw it on the new books shelf, and it was like fate brought us together. I was hesitant going into the book based on the book jacket description, but boy am I glad I read it!

It’s considered an adult book, but I read it, and I’m a teen, so as long as you can handle violence and heavy topics, it’s ok to read for a young adult.

I haven’t read Golden Son yet, which is the sequel, but I’ve ordered it at the library, so it should come in in a few weeks, because there is a waiting list for it already! (Edit: I’ve read Golden Son) 🙂

Summary:

It’s best to go into this book not knowing anything, like at all. But here are some general things. The main character is named Darrow, and he’s a guy. I haven’t read from many guy point of views, and those I did, I generally didn’t like, but I found myself liking Darrow’s guy thoughts on everything in the book.

It takes place on Mars, where the social hierarchy is in colors. Reds are at the bottom, and then there are I think, Pinks, Browns, and so on, with Golds at the top. Darrow and his fellow Reds are mining on Mars, to make Mars inhabitable for the other colors, so that they could leave a dying Earth and colonize on Mars. That’s really all I can say for the non spoilery part. If you haven’t read the book, I’d suggest leaving now, because I’m going to ruin everything for you up in here. So come back when you’ve read the book, yes!?

My thoughts: Spoilers 

Spoilery part! I just have so much to say on this book!

Eo’s death, what do you think? I was kind of expecting it. Eo was going to be the force that pushed Darrow into action, and the only way to do that apparently was if she died. I didn’t really like her though, how she forced Darrow to do this, but I guess the rebellion needed him in a way.

The fact that Mars was already colonized made me so mad! That’s horrible! And then Darrow’s transformation into a Gold! He got freaking new eyeballs for god’s sakes!

I love how we see Mustang in the beginning when he’s learning to ride a horse, and then we see her again in the games. Also, Julian, Cassius, and Antonia.

Ok, freaking Julian! I did not expect him to die! It makes sense though, how they get rid of the weak half, but it’s horrible!

I loved how Sevro beat Priam, and no one expected that. Oooh, how about Flechner being Sevro’s dad!? I never saw that coming!

Cassius was going to find out about Julian no matter what, so I wasn’t surprised when they had their annoying man duel. I also wasn’t surprised to hear that the Procters had been bribed by the ArchGovernor. Though I was surprised when we found out that Mustang was the Jackal’s twin sister! And Darrow is now living in the ArchGovernor’s household! What’s going to happen with Mustang and Darrow’s romance in the next book. I’m a fan of romance, so I’m all for some hot and heavy!

The fact that Darrow didn’t believe in Mustang though! I never believed she would betray them, I knew she was keeping a secret, and once it was revealed it made sense, but I trusted her completely.

Tirus being a Red shocked me too! Are there more Reds posing as Golds!?

Ok, Darrow storming Olympus. He freaking killed Apollo! And Sevro getting Jupiter like that!

Ok, also, the Jackal freaking cut off his own hand, oooh, and then killed Pax! I liked Pax, he was beginning to grow on me, and then that idiot Jackal killed him! Urgh!


Ha ha, it was so weird for me reading a book review from a year ago. I suppose it’s not really a review, but a rant on everything i liked, disliked, or found shocking, so i’ll review it right now.

Verdict:

I loved Pierce Brown’s writing style and his world and characters. I’d give it a solid 5 out of 5 stars. I read Golden Son right after i read Red Rising, and i am looking forward to the third and last book, Midnight Heir, i think it’s called, or something like that.

I probably will do a book review of it when it comes out.


Anyway, thanks for reading! -My younger self just needed a word document to rant to apparently, 😉 –

And i’ll see you in the next one!

-Calliope

The Liebster Award!

Thank you so much Reader in a Reverie for nominating me for a Liebster Award! For those of you who don’t know, a Liebster Award is given to a blogger with less than 200 followers and it brings the blogging community together and recognizes those starting out.

The rules:
1) Acknowledge the blog who nominated you and display the award
2) Answer the 11 questions the blogger gave you
3) Give 11 random facts about yourself
4) Nominate 11 blogs you think are deserving of the award
5) Let the bloggers know you have nominated them
6) Give them 11 questions to answer

Reader in a Reverie’s Questions:

1) Favorite book of 2015 so far?

I’m going to go with A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas! Sarah is one of my favorite writers and her other series, Throne of Glass is just as incredible!

2) If you could live in any world from any book, where would you choose?

Hmm, a bit obvious, but Harry Potter it is 🙂

3) Can you read while listening to music?

No way! I love music and i love books, so when i’m doing both at the same time, i just end up singing to the song, and i don’t pay attention to the book.

4) If you were to have a bookish tea party, which 3 authors would you invite and why?

J.K. Rowling, (to convince her to write me an 8th book of course), Sarah J. Maas, (she’s just a wonderful human being and one of my favorite current authors), and Morgan Matson, (her contemporary books are amazing!)

5) Do you have a go-to genre?

Fantasy or contemporary romances

6) What is a book you would recommend to anyone?

A series that is great for both genders is Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan, other than that, Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

7) What is your favourite childhood book?

Probably Junie B. Jones, or the Ramona books

8) Favourite book to movie adaptation?

Catching Fire!

9) A hyped book that you loved?

Throne of Glass and the Lunar Chronicles, oh! And Miss. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children!

10) A hyped book that you didn’t like?

Daughter of Smoke and Bone or We Were Liars

11) Why did you start blogging?

I needed to let out my feelings on books and my family told me i was annoying them and that they didn’t care about my fictional characters! Gasp!

11 Facts about me!

1. I’m 14 years old (turning 15 in September!)

2. I was addicted to YouTube up until last month

3. I used to hardcore love Jamie Campbell Bower

4. I hate bacon and fish

5. I hate math and science

6. I speak Russian semi fluently!

7. I do tae-kwon-do

8. I ballroom dance

9. I sleep with my socks on in the winter and fall

10. I love the color blue!

11. I think that Audrey Hepburn is beautiful!

I nominate:

Wordish Wonderland

reading with lucia

thtawkwardsilence

Kacie’s Bookshelf

Questions for my Nominees! 

1. If you could bring a book character back to life, who would it be?

2. If you could spend a day with a book character, who would it be?

3. Favorite genre?

4. Last book you read?

5. Favorite ship?

6. Top 5 summer reads you’d take on vacation?

7. A book you want to see a movie made of?

8. If an author was going to add a book to a series, which series?

9. E-books or real books?

10. Favorite reading position?

11. A book you hated?