Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Hey everyone!

The time has come for me to talk about a novel that I didn’t realize would ruin my life.

I’m not going to dilly dally during this intro, let’s just get into it.

Goodreads Rating: 4.26/591648B88-2A6F-48FE-B5FA-E582C720A276.jpeg
Pages: 382 Pages
Published: January 28, 2014
Publisher: Del Rey
Genre: Fantasy and Sci-Fi

Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations.

Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children.

But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity already reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class.

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When I heard about Red Rising I knew I wanted to read it, but I didn’t think it would be an entirely life changing novel. Usually when reading a super hyped novel I like to keep my expectations in check because usually the novels turn out to be a bit disappointing and not entirely what people have hyped them up to be.

Red Rising was a novel that made all of those expectations vanish into thin air.

This novel was one of the best novels I’ve read in a while. And heres why.


The depth that I saw in each and every one of the characters of this novel was phenomenal. Reading about each character and learning more and more about them; who they are, where they come from, and what drives them was one of the most delightful experiences whilst I read this novel.

Pierce Brown writes his characters fantastically and they’re all characters that I promise you will love in any way possible. Antagonists in this novel are also perfectly evil all ways. He definitely makes it easy for you to love to hate them!


The writing of this novel was immersive and very hard to part from. Reading this novel was such an experience and I definitely loved every moment of the story. The way Pierce Brown set each and every scene of this novel was absolutely mesmerizing, his attention to detail is something that all authors should strive to meet.


The plot of this novel was one that was both new to me but also feautured aspects of traditional tropes I’m sure everyone has encountered before. I don’t want to mention which trope is featured because I didn’t see it coming when I was reading the novel, and I don’t want to ruin that surprise for any of you.

That concludes my review for Red Rising. This novel was one that I loved so very much, and it’s a story that I won’t ever forget.

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Until next time,

Rimpy Toor

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Blogger of all things that consume my life (mostly books)

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