Series: Red Rising Trilogy, #2
Published by Random House Publishing Group on January 6th 2015
Genres: Action & Adventure, Dystopian, Fiction, Hard Science Fiction, Science Fiction
Buy on: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWith 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. As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. And so Darrow sacrifices himself in the name of the greater good for which Eo, his true love and inspiration, laid down her own life. He becomes a Gold, infiltrating their privileged realm so that he can destroy it from within.
A lamb among wolves in a cruel world, Darrow finds friendship, respect, and even love—but also the wrath of powerful rivals. To wage and win the war that will change humankind’s destiny, Darrow must confront the treachery arrayed against him, overcome his all-too-human desire for retribution—and strive not for violent revolt but a hopeful rebirth. Though the road ahead is fraught with danger and deceit, Darrow must choose to follow Eo’s principles of love and justice to free his people. He must live for more.
Why I’m Waiting
I’ve had the first novel in the trilogy, Red Rising, on my TBR list since it came out. Now that the second novel is out, and the third in the horizon, it’s time I get to this series. From the synopsis it sounds like something I’d like, and other people I know who have read it really seemed to enjoy it. Besides, the covers are really cool, and caught my attention. They actually remind me the covers for Sally Green’s Half Bad Trilogy. Colorful and mysterious enough to make want to know more. I’m aware that this isn’t a prepublication selection, but I decided to use it this week instead of the third book in the series, Morning Star, to illustrate how some books I’m eagerly waiting to read seem to linger in my TBR Pile. Thanks to Breaking the Spine for hosting this weekly meme.