Monday, March 28, 2016

NetGalley Review

*Book source ~ NetGalley
Title ~ Red Rising
Author ~ Pierce Brown
Published ~ 28 January 2014
Genre ~ Sci-Fi | YA
Pages ~ 400

My Rating ~ 1 bite

Darrow is a Red, mining on Mars for helium-3, the stuff needed for terraforming the planet. Earth is dying and humans need other worlds to live, so Darrow and his people work and sacrifice in order to achieve this dream for future generations. Except it’s all been a lie. The Reds are only slave labor so the Golds and other colors can live in luxury. Mars has already been colonized, built on the backs of Darrow’s people and it’s been going on for generations. A resistance called the Sons of Ares has recruited Darrow to infiltrate the Golds and bring them down from the inside. Does Darrow have the right stuff?

I have no idea if Darrow has the right stuff because I gave up on this book at 25%. Show, show, show, blah, blah, blah. It’s dreadfully boring and then when I thought it might start to get interesting it instead became ridiculous. I get that this is the future and sci-fi and all that jazz, but the shit Darrow goes through at the Carver’s is not even a tiny bit believable. My mind boggles at the alterations and stolen body parts to make it so. And you’re telling me he’ll pass inspection?! I’m done. Moving on.


  1. I haven't read this book, but I heard lots of good things about it. Almost everyone seems to love, so it's interesting to hear the point of view form someone who didn't. I haven't been in a dystopia mood for a long time now, so I don't have the urge to pick it up. The plot sounds pretty typical for a dystopia book. I might get to it one day or maybe not, not sure yet. Thanks for sharing your opinion on this one!

    1. I normally love dystopian, but this book...*sigh* I think I'm in the minority.

  2. I am glad I am not the only one who thought it was blah. I think I might have made it though an hour of the audio before giving up.

    1. Thank goodness, Stormi! I only know a few people who weren't fangirling it. I was starting to get a complex. lol

  3. WOW you must have requested this ARC loooong ago! :)
    This book is AWESOME! :)
    Wow I want to cry! *sniff*

    1. I did. I'm trying to clean up my NetGalley backlog. And yep. I did read it and hated it. I'm a rebel, I guess. lol