Red Rising - Pierce Brown

Red Rising

By Pierce Brown

  • Release Date: 2014-01-28
  • Genre: Adventure
Score: 4.5
From 981 Ratings


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pierce Brown’s relentlessly entertaining debut channels the excitement of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.

“Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow.”—Scott Sigler


“I live for the dream that my children will be born free,” she says. “That they will be what they like. That they will own the land their father gave them.”
“I live for you,” I say sadly.
Eo kisses my cheek. “Then you must live for more.”

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 reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and lush wilds spread across the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class.

Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity’s overlords struggle for power.  He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society’s ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies . . . even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Pierce Brown's Golden Son.

“[A] spectacular adventure . . . one heart-pounding ride . . . Pierce Brown’s dizzyingly good debut novel evokes The Hunger Games, Lord of the Flies, and Ender’s Game. . . . [Red Rising] has everything it needs to become meteoric.”Entertainment Weekly

“[A] top-notch debut novel . . . Red Rising ascends above a crowded dystopian field.”USA Today

Red Rising is a sophisticated vision. . . . Brown will find a devoted audience.”Richmond Times-Dispatch

“A story of vengeance, warfare and the quest for power . . . reminiscent of The Hunger Games and Game of Thrones.”—Kirkus Reviews


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    By laina pxwers
    This is one of the best book series I have read. Ever. And I have only been alive for a short time considering but Jesus Christ just read this. At first it’s confusing but by the time you’ve read through Iron Gold your standards for what a good quality book is will have shot up to such astronomical heights that you might even make it to Mars yourself. I recommend this to anybody who likes a fast paced story and who’s looking for solid quality character development. I’d rate this 100/5 stars if I could.
  • Exciting read!!

    By 8bitme!
    I’m glad I didn’t listen to those who gave the book a bad review because of the writing style. Yes, it’s different than I am used to. Yet aren’t we all different? I extremely enjoyed the story, the characters and the twists.... looking forward to the next book...
  • Fantastic!!!!!

    By hottness45
    Favorite author now.
  • Amazing

    By Cheesemonster101
    Its a book you won’t wanna put down
  • Masterpiece

    By Lifo9
    A wonderful tale one that keeps you wanting for more.
  • Argggg

    By Vandel50
    I tried three times as I love SciFi— finished it but all I can remember is red dust tunnels and slave labor—- Would make a great book for a lit class. Well written
  • Bloody good book my Goodman.

    By AmazingStacy11
    The title says it all.
  • Incredible

    By bridgeview
    Please read this epic. After the 1st quarter of the book, the story hits hard and doesn’t slow down.
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    This is the best book on the face of the earth
  • Outstanding

    By Gugdfjbfhgf
    Strategy, psychology, character development, war, and love. This book has everything you could want in a book, and is a better version of Hunger Games or Enders Game