Review: Red Rising by Pierce Brown

January 28, 2015

Title: Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy, #1)
Author: Pierce Brown
Publication date: January 28, 2014
Publisher: Del Ray (Random House)
Genre: Science Fiction
The Earth is dying. Darrow is a Red, a miner in the interior of Mars. His mission is to extract enough precious elements to one day tame the surface of the planet and allow humans to live on it. The Reds are humanity's last hope.

Or so it appears, until the day Darrow discovers it's all a lie. That Mars has been habitable - and inhabited - for generations, by a class of people calling themselves the Golds. A class of people who look down on Darrow and his fellows as slave labour, to be exploited and worked to death without a second thought.

Until the day that Darrow, with the help of a mysterious group of rebels, disguises himself as a Gold and infiltrates their command school, intent on taking down his oppressors from the inside. But the command school is a battlefield - and Darrow isn't the only student with an agenda.
Last year, something really dumb happened that made me stay away from Red Rising.

Owing to my fascination with book covers, a book's cover usually stays in my head for a long time, regardless of whether or not I've read the book. Sometimes I'll have forgotten the book's name, but the cover I'll remember. Around April last year, I'd started reading Half Bad by Sally Green, whose cover, if you remember, has a similar red & black combination. So after that, wherever I saw Red Rising, I brushed it off thinking I'd already read it.

Yes, this really happened. I am an idiot. -_-

Anyway, thanks to a fortunate turn of events, I did finally read Red Rising. It was the last book I started in 2013 and the first I finished in 2014. And man, what a great start to the new year!

2014 End of Year Bookish Survey

January 1, 2015

The survey is created by the wonderful Jamie @ The Perpetual Page Turner
I did the end of year bookish survey for the first time in 2013, and I loved it. I cant believe a year's gone by so fast, and here we are again!