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Red Rising by Pierce Brown
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Feb 14, 2014

really liked it
bookshelves: dystopia, future, leisure, nook, science-fiction, space, ya

At first, I was a bit torn on whether to give this 4 or 5 stars. On the one hand, I read it pretty quickly and generally didn't want to put it down. On the other hand, when I had 30 pages left but felt kind of tired, I opted for sleep. I think a 5-star would have kept me up. So it's probably a 4.5.

The story takes place on Mars, in a society with strictly delineated castes. The cover blurb compares it to The Hunger Games and Ender's Game, and I would say that's pretty accurate, maybe with a little bit of The Maze Runner thrown in. It's action-packed and gets pretty violent, but also puts a bit of a different spin on the basic dystopia plot. There's a lot here to think about and consider, as there always is with these kinds of books. It's a strong addition to the genre and I would like to read the next books in the series.
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Reading Progress

February 14, 2014 – Shelved
February 14, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
February 14, 2015 – Started Reading
February 15, 2015 – Finished Reading
February 16, 2015 – Shelved as: dystopia
February 16, 2015 – Shelved as: future
February 16, 2015 – Shelved as: leisure
February 16, 2015 – Shelved as: nook
February 16, 2015 – Shelved as: science-fiction
February 16, 2015 – Shelved as: space
February 16, 2015 – Shelved as: ya

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