(Website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads)Published by Random House Publishing Group on January 6th 2015
Genres: Action & Adventure, Dystopian, Science Fiction
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.
I don’t even know what to do with myself right now.
Golden Son by Pierce Brown is book two in the Red Rising trilogy and if you aren’t reading this series yet, take my word for it, you best get started. I was one of the hold outs – just ask Meg…but I will forever be telling her that she is right because this was one of my favorite books of 2014 and I can’t even really tell you why because I don’t want to post any spoilers.
I ended up binge reading both Red Rising and then Golden Son because the story was JUST. THAT. GOOD. This is a Science Fiction story packed with action, sad parts, happy parts, violence, and more.
With all of that said, I decided that I would just leave you with the following for a review. Trust me, I know it is cheating, but I know that I will never be able to put it into words – at least ones that make any sense and are coherent. Pierce Brown is some sort of evil genius and I can’t even tell you how impatiently I will be waiting for Morning Star…I don’t even know what to expect!!
Part one of Red Rising starts when Darrow is 15 and Brown starts everything out with a bang…I mean, by the end of it I was wondering what else he would be able to come up with to even compare.
No worries – Brown definitely delivers and continues to do so through Golden Son which begins 2 years after Red Rising ended. Darrow is now 20 and the book begins with a lot of action. Where before Darrow and the group were at the Institute, now we get a bigger picture of the world these characters live in – the planets, the way the golds live, and also life for the other classes. This book has everything I love in a story and that is all I can say about it. If you only read one book this year (Please don’t only read one book though – there are so many good ones out there!!) , it should probably be this one….
This book had me turning the pages because I never knew what to expect next and all I have to say to Pierce Brown is:
Thank you to Netgalley and Random House for the review copy.