You do not follow me because I am the strongest, Pax is. You do not follow me because I am the brightest, Mustang is. You follow me because you do not know where you are going. I do.
Red Rising has been a series that has been raved about and well known all over the book community.
So why did it take me so long to read?
Sci-fi…. not my normal thing.
Romance… I know its a lacking component.
Nevertheless, I knew it was time to give RR a go.
Red Rising starts off strong and heartbreaking right out of the gate. With Darrow losing the only love and happiness he’s ever known and being thrown into a part of his world he didn’t know even existed…. its his turn to have his revenge on the colors that have walked on his people for so long… and who took away his happiness.
RR is brutal with a bit of nostalgia of the hunger games and the dystopian feel many love to read in series.
You will cry.
You will get mad.
You may just cry some more.
But in the end you will give a big ole’ fist bump to the sky for Darrow as breaks and is mended as a new man in an impossible situation. A man fueled by anger but also willing to recognize the good even in the corrupt.
And no… this is not romance at all… however the writing is so good I didn’t miss it. Also this whole book is a love story and a tribute that I found so beautiful even when I wasn’t getting the “warm and fuzzies.”
Darrow’s journey from start to finish is unforgettable.
I cannot wait to continue this series and learn more about some of my favorite characters ( Mustang girl I’m looking at you!)
read if you like:
– loved hunger games or divergent
– something new and different
– brutality of the vikings with a bunch of space suits
-BA & unforgettable characters
-books about loyalty and friendship
What was missing:
honestly… nothing… I think there were a few points I was a bit confused but by the end it tied up so well. I would highly recommend starting this series with a group or a friend so you can chat!
steam- Pierce… I’m just saying… there could have been more kissing…