Why did I wait so long to read this??

— feeling beat brick
Red Rising - Pierce Brown


This book - wow. I LOVED it. 


I am so excited to read the next two books. But, I have like 6 books that were on hold and just came in and were electronically checked out to me. (UGH!) I told myself I would try to read as many Sunshine State books as I could during my break from school, so




I will read the books I have that were on hold first.


Anyway, I loved the writing, loved the story. If you are late to the party, like me - you need to read this book.


Check out some of the writing:


My existence is vibration, the echo of my own breath, and heat so thick and noxious it feels like I'm swaddled in a heavy quilt of hot piss. - Chapter 1


(Um... GROSS, but very descriptive.)


An empire cannot be destroyed from without till it is destroyed from within. Remember that. We're empire-breakers, not terrorists. - Chapter 10


You do not follow me because I am the strongest...You do not follow me because I am the brightest...You follow me because you do not know where you are going. I do. - Chapter 36


Words are a weapon stronger than he knows. And songs are even greater. The words wake the mind. The melody wakes the heart. - Chapter 44



Darrow - the things he goes through. Just when you think you know what's going to happen next, there's a twist. Just when you think you know who to trust, there's a betrayal. Just when you think you know what the overall purpose of something is, you're like wait... what the hell?


And then you remember that these are teenagers.   WOW.



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This is an epic tale of vengeance, and rebellion with a hero you can't help but root for. If you like that kind of story, this is for you.