Random House/Del Rey
Hardcover 464 pages, Ebook 464 pages
Received from publisher through NetGalley
First Book in the series- Red Rising
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Goodreads- 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 Songuarantees Pierce Brown’s continuing status as one of fiction’s most exciting new voices.
**************YOU MUST READ RED RISING BEFORE YOU READ GOLDEN SON**********
***************THERE MAY BE SPOILERS FOR RED RISING, BUT NOT GOLDEN SON****
WELL THAT WAS A GORYDAMN GOOD WAY TO SPEND MY NEW YEAR'S EVE!!! Yes, I know how to live it up don't I!!! Tell me you aren't jealous (grin). After finishing GOLDEN SON, I felt like I had partied hard in Times Square. I definitely had a book hangover. Still have it. I cannot stop thinking about this book. So much, so, so much!!! How it only took a year for Pierce Brown to come up with THAT BOOK???
Okay, I'll try to say something coherent. Um...pride goeth before a fall. That is one big theme in this novel. But it isn't boring to see it played out. I'm not sure my adrenaline charged nerves could take much more. Oh and secrets. Yeah, do not tell your secrets to anyone, they will bite you in the backside. Oh, betrayal. Yes, there is a lot of betrayal. It's like the best, juicy, soap opera but with lots of violence and cool machines and weapons. I really don't go in for all the Sci-Fi gadgetry, but this stuff is so awesome.
This is a series that gets better every time you read it. RED RISING broke my reading slump last year. I didn't have one this year since I started this year with GOLDEN SON! This is the type of book that you want to discuss with other people. You want to jump up and down and just say, "Yes and that part where..." and have someone else nod their head in agreement because they so get it even before you finish saying it. So someone, please tell me you've read this series and let's talk. Because that ending, did he really do that? I read it twice to make sure what happened really did happen. How could Pierce Brown do that? How? And then we have to wait another year? But oh, it was oh so sweet to have that ending. I mean, did I want that to happen? No, but the way Pierce Brown weaves his story back and forth in and out and through again. To lead to that ending. I can only end with, can I have the next one please?
Thanks to the publishers at Random House for an e-arc of this novel that I received through NetGalley. I received no compensation for this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.