Red Rising - Pierce Brown

 

 

I would have lived in peace. But my enemies brought me war.

But I am no Gold. I am a Red.
He thinks men like me weak. He thinks me dumb, feeble, subhuman. I was not raised in palaces. I did not ride horses through meadows and eat meals of hummingbird tongues. I was forged in the bowels of this hard word. Sharpened by hate. Strengthened by love.
He is wrong.
None of them will survive.

 

 

I AM SO PROUD OF YOU DARROW!
KILL THEM!
KILL THEM ALL!!!!

 

 


I absolutely loved this book! The story, the characters, the world building, the writing…simply everything. The setting is in a futuristic Mars where humans live in castes, with the Golds on top and the Reds as slaves on the bottom of the hierarchal ladder. I especially loved the unique blend of sci-fi and medieval fantasy that Pierce Brown brought to life in this book.

 

Red like the rock around me, not true red, rust-red. Red like our home, like Mars.