Review: Red Rising (Red Rising #1) by Pierce Brown


Rating: ★ ★ ★ ½ ☆
Date read: June 18 to July 03, 2013
Read count: 1

SDCC 2013: Interview with Pierce Brown

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Very interesting dystopian book. It’s one of those rare dystopian books that’s actually about a believable fractured, disordered society that’s overwhelmed by believable social and economic problems (e.g. discrimination). But more importantly (to me, at least), no front-and-center crazy love triangles.

The writing is really good. Lots of descriptions, lots of action. Things are always on the move, rarely is there a dull moment in the text.

This book is the first installment of a series, and first books are usually difficult for me to rate because they’re only the tip of the iceberg, but I think this one does a good job setting up events and wrapping up some of these events in a satisfying way while preparing the reader for the next series of events. You’re not left hanging off a cliff… well, not that much anyway.

* Rest of review to be added later when I read it again.

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I received this ARC from a Goodreads giveaway. What a great looking cover.

Original review can be found here.


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