Disclaimer: My husband gave me this book because he loves me <3.
Publication Date: January 28, 2014
Recommended Age: 16+ (language, violence, death, gore, trigger warnings for suicide and rape)
Publisher: Del Ray
Synopsis: “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 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.
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.
Review: Okay so for the most part I really liked this book. I loved the world that Pierce Brown was able to weave and it really flowed effortlessly. The character development was amazing and the book was so interesting. The plot was amazing and there wasn’t really any dull moments in the book.
My only downside to it is that the book took forever for me to get into it. My personal preference is to have the world building based somewhat on reality and this book is really an epic sci-fi. It took a bit for me to get into it, but that’s just personal preference.
Verdict: This book is an amazing book for those who are hardcore sci-fi readers and even for those who want to try epic sci-fi books!