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Red Rising: Book 1 of the Red Rising Saga

Red Rising: Book 1 of the Red Rising Saga

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Pierce Brown's relentlessly entertaining debut channels the excitement of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.

"Red Rising ascends above a crowded dys­topian field."--USA Today


"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 toils willingly, trusting 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.

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

"Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow."--Scott Sigler

"Red Rising is a sophisticated vision. . . . Brown will find a devoted audience."--Richmond Times-Dispatch

Don't miss any of Pierce Brown's Red Rising Saga:

Author: Pierce Brown
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Published: 01/28/2014
Pages: 382
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.36lbs
Size: 9.56h x 6.39w x 1.40d
ISBN: 9780345539786

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.6
Point Value: 18
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 169169 / Red Rising

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 05/20/2013
Library Journal Prepub Alert 09/01/2013 pg. 84
Library Journal 09/15/2013 pg. 52
Kirkus Reviews 11/15/2013
Booklist 12/01/2013 pg. 35
Entertainment Weekly 01/31/2014 pg. 105
Shelf Awareness 02/04/2014
SLJ Best Adult Bks 4 Teens 12/01/2014 pg. 30
Shelf Awareness 12/12/2014
Entertainment Weekly 12/12/2014 pg. 5
Library Journal 09/01/2013

About the Author
Pierce Brown is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Red Rising, Golden Son, Morning Star, Iron Gold, and Dark Age. His work has been published in thirty-three languages and thirty-five territories. He lives in Los Angeles, where he is at work on his next novel.

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