Tag Archive | Pierce Brown

My 28th Birthday & Birthday Haul

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On February 21, I celebrated my 28th birthday. It’s crazy to think how much time has gone by. Now, I don’t really go nuts with birthday celebrations. I like to keep things low key but try to still have fun and do a few things I enjoy doing. Continue reading

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Waiting on Wednesday: Morning Star by Pierce Brown

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly feature that spotlights upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating. This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” pick is:

morning-star-novelMorning Star
(Red Rising Trilogy #3)
By Pierce Brown

Red Rising thrilled readers and announced the presence of a talented new author. Golden Son totally changed the game and took the story of Darrow to the next level. Now comes the exhilarating conclusion to the Red Rising Trilogy: Morning Star.

Born a lowly Red in the mines of Mars, Darrow lost his beloved wife to the treacherous Gold overlords. Vowing to fight for the future that his wife believed in, Darrow joins a secret revolutionary group and is remade into a Gold so that he can infiltrate the ruling class and bring them down from the inside. Now, after years of hiding amongst the Golds, Darrow is finally ready to declare open revolution and throw off the chains of oppression. Nothing in Darrow’s world has been easily won, and this final fight will be the most harrowing of all.

Publisher: Del Rey
Publication Date: January 5, 2016.

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Review: Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Red-Rising-coverIf you’re a Hunger Games fan and looking for another great dystopian read, you’re going to want to read Red Rising. I’d say it’s even grittier than Hunger Games. It’s a mesh of science fiction and ancient Rome.

The story follows Darrow, a young miner who lives on Mars and deemed a Red, the lowest rank in this world’s caste system. All he knows is a rough life of poverty and digging all day, extracting precious elements to one day tame the surface of the planet and allow humans to live on it. Apparently, the Reds are humanity’s last hope, but that’s all a lie. Mars has been habitable—and inhabited—for generations, by a class of people calling themselves the Golds.  They’re the kind of people who look down on Darrow and his fellow slave laborers, who are exploited and worked to death without a second thought. But one day, Darrow, with the help of a mysterious group of rebels, disguises himself as a Gold and infiltrates their command school with the intent on taking down his oppressors from the inside. Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday: Golden Son by Pierce Brown

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly feature that spotlights upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating. This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” pick is:

Golden-Son-by-Pierce-Brown

Golden Son
(Red Rising Trilogy, Book 2)
By Pierce Brown

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 Soncontinues 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.

Publisher: Del Rey (Random House)
Publication Date: January 13, 2015

 

 

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