Red Rising

Red Rising

"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 already reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks 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.

Title:Red Rising
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780345539786
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    Red Rising Reviews

  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies

    Actual rating: 2.5 “Darrow. Come here. Come.” He grabs my shoulder and pulls me in. “Others may have failed. But you’ll be different, Darrow. I feel it in my bones.” I'm sorry, was...

  • Navessa

    *I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review and honestly? I BLOODYDAMN LOVED IT*You think you’ve read a dystopian book? Quit lying to yourself. That was teenage angst wrapped in a shiny ne...

  • Emily May

    “I am the Reaper and death is my shadow.” 2 1/2 stars. Red Rising isn't really a bad book - 2.5 stars still means halfway between "it was ok" and "I liked it", after all. And many other review...

  • Rick Riordan

    (Minor spoilers follow) Red Rising introduces us to Darrow, a sixteen-year-old miner who toils deep in the mines of Mars a few hundred years in the future. In Darrow's world, humanity has spread acros...

  • Val ?? Shameless Non-Snowflake ??

    BIGGGGGG DNFHoly effing hell, people.Or should. I say. Holy. Effing. Helldiver. All I can say is...Seriously though, I was expecting some uber Sci-Fi awesomeness here and I feel like I got shafted wit...

  • Patrick

    I picked up Red Rising because a *lot* of the people at Worldbuilders were goofy over the books, and, by extension, the author Pierce Brown.Earlier this year, when I went to a convention where he was ...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    Gah!! Look at the new FairyLoot Editions I got! UPDATE:OMG! Look at the new B&N hardback edition! I can't even people! There is some artwork inside too but the cover!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...

  • jessica

    true confessions: i bought this book because i thought the author was really attractive in his picture on the back cover flap. the interesting synopsis and the fact that 200+ of you have this added on...

  • Jessica ? ? Silverbow ? ?

    5/3/18 - ON SALE for $1.99:https://amzn.to/2w9QBPK1/27/16 - Updated Review:Pierce Brown would be a Gold in the society he built, and it kind of pisses me off. This is the third time I've read RED RISI...

  • Miranda Reads

    “Break the chains, my love.” Darrow has lived his entire life underground. He lives, breaths and works thousands of meters below the surface as part of the "Reds" (lowest caste of his society) w...