3 stars · Male POV · Sci-Fi · Young Adult

Golden Son (Red Rising #2) by Pierce Brown

Golden Son Book Cover Golden Son
Red Rising #2
Pierce Brown
Fiction, Young Adult, Sci-Fi
January 6th 2015

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 Son continues 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.

Maria’s Review

➦This book took me almost a month to get through. I tried reading it first but I just couldn’t get into it so I switched to an audio book and that made it considerably better.

➦I have multiple problems with this, and I’m sure it’s just me…

✓Too much politics & talking
✓Too many names to remember, half the time I was struggling to remember who one or the other person was
✓Too much up and down for the hero

➦Seriously, this Darrow guy… he’s either badass and you’re yelling “YEAH, DARROW, YOU’RE THE SHIT!” but then a minute later he gets knocked down on his ass and you’re like

It was good while it lasted!

➦But these ups and down keep happening so many times that you lose count and it just becomes annoying. I just want it to end… I’m not sure if I want to suffer through another 500 pages to find out how it plays out.

I’m ending my journey here because I just don’t think it’s my cuppa tea anymore.

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