Friday, January 30, 2015

First Impression Friday: Red Rising

This is a weekly meme were I spotlight a book I'm excited for and what I think it may be about or what I expect from it.  Then, after I read it, I'll be able to see how close I was to the mark.  If you want me to check out your FIF, leave a link below.

My friend, let's call her K, has been telling me to read this series for several months now.  She assures me it's the greatest thing in the world and I already feel acquainted with the characters.
Here's the description taken from Goodreads:
The Earth is dying. Darrow is a Red, a miner in the interior of Mars. His mission is to extract enough precious elements to one day tame the surface of the planet and allow humans to live on it. The Reds are humanity's last hope.
Or so it appears, until the day Darrow discovers it's all a lie. That Mars has been habitable - and inhabited - for generations, by a class of people calling themselves the Golds. A class of people who look down on Darrow and his fellows as slave labour, to be exploited and worked to death without a second thought.
Until the day that Darrow, with the help of a mysterious group of rebels, disguises himself as a Gold and infiltrates their command school, intent on taking down his oppressors from the inside. But the command school is a battlefield - and Darrow isn't the only student with an agenda.
From K's description I understand this to be the best dystopian series on the planet.  Darrow is supposed to be amazing, his friends colorful, the caste system immersive, and then some, and the plot heartbreaking.  It has quite a lot to live up to.  This series is to her what American Gods is to me.  While I don't think it will quite be that caliber, I am looking forward to reading this.  And I already picked up the sequel, Golden Son, as well.

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