Monday, August 1, 2016
Review: Golden Son (Red Rising #2) by Pierce Brown
Summary from Goodreads:
With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, debut author Pierce Brown’s genre-defying epic Red Rising hit the ground running and wasted no time becoming a sensation.
Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom from the overlords of a brutal elitist future built on lies. Now fully embedded among the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his work to bring down Society from within.
A life-or-death tale of vengeance with an unforgettable hero at its heart, Golden Son guarantees Pierce Brown’s continuing status as one of fiction’s most exciting new voices.
It as always took me way too long to pick up the sequel to Red Rising, a science fiction novel I adored (and that rarely happens) because when I like a series I hate finishing it, lol.
It took a bit to get into the world once again, mainly because I'd forgotten everything about book one, but once I did it was a great and twisting read. However, once again the world was so unique that it sucked me in after a while.
Even though I disliked a lot of the characters save for a select few (Servo, Darrow, Mustang) I would still read just for the ones I enjoyed and the good story telling that took place.
There was some flaws, a section with way too much battle descriptions, and some blah characters but overall the fact that it kept me on my toes and interested so deeply means that earned a 5 stars from me. :)
Me while reading this book and that ending!:
I recommend checking out this series if you enjoy great world building, good main characters, and intense story telling and twists. :)
5 Stars Out of 5