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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, BUZZFEED, AND SHELF AWARENESS

“Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow.”—Scott Sigler
 
Pierce Brown’s relentlessly entertaining debut channels the excitement of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.

“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 reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and lush wilds 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.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Pierce Brown's Golden Son.

Praise for Red Rising
 
“[A] spectacular adventure . . . one heart-pounding ride . . . Pierce Brown’s dizzyingly good debut novel evokes The Hunger Games, Lord of the Flies, and Ender’s Game. . . . [Red Rising] has everything it needs to become meteoric.”Entertainment Weekly

“[A] top-notch debut novel . . . Red Rising ascends above a crowded dystopian field.”USA Today
 
Red Rising is a sophisticated vision. . . . Brown will find a devoted audience.”Richmond Times-Dispatch

“A story of vengeance, warfare and the quest for power . . . reminiscent of The Hunger Games and Game of Thrones.”—Kirkus Reviews
 
“Fast-paced, gripping, well-written—the sort of book you cannot put down. I am already on the lookout for the next one.”—Terry Brooks, New York Times bestselling author of The Sword of Shannara
 
“Pierce Brown has done an astounding job at delivering a powerful piece of literature that will definitely make a mark in the minds of readers.”The Huffington Post
 
“Compulsively readable and exceedingly entertaining . . . a must for both fans of classic sci-fi and fervent followers of new school dystopian epics.Examiner.com
 
“[A] great debut . . . The author gathers a spread of elements together in much the same way George R. R. Martin does.”Tor.com

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Awesome
January 26th, 2015
This book is amazing, other than the fact that Darrow is basically perfect, I love everything about this book.
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Best book I have read in years!
January 23rd, 2015
Wow! Pierce Brown is a genius. I couln't get enough of this bloodydamn amazing book. Darrow, the story's hero, is so complex And while reading Red Rising, I would cheer for him, yell at him. He isn't perfect and thats why he is so relateable. This book is a must read for anyone and everyone.
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Mars colonisation
January 19th, 2015
This is my first YA sci-fi and I was not to sure what to expect. To my surprise, after a slow start, I found I could not put this book down. It reminds me of so many books (Lord of the Flies, Harry Potter, Asimov's Foundation series, Dune, Ender's Game) that it is hard to explain to others and yet I would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone, adults included.
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November 3rd, 2014
Game of Thrones meets Hunger Games. Fast paced epic read, keeps hooked for the next chapter.
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Very good
July 29th, 2014
This book is good on its own. It's a little hard to understand at the beginning because of the concept of life on different planets and different hierarchy. However, once you get into it everything is clear and the story is very good. I found that the first half was slow in action but the second half is really worth it. I can't wait for the second book to come out!
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May 7th, 2014
Engaging read that's hard to put down
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Great!
March 22nd, 2014
Great underdog storie. Much better than the divergent or hunger games's books.
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