2017 · 3 Stars · Adult · Book Reviews · Dystopia · Science Fiction

Golden Son │ Pierce Brown


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 Son guarantees Pierce Brown’s continuing status as one of fiction’s most exciting new voices.


I enjoyed the first book quite a bit more than this one. There was just so much sadness. I don’t want to get to much into it because of spoilers, but really?! Why?!

The characters were still just as well written and the plot stayed at a pretty consistent pace throughout the whole book. But it still fell a little flat for me. I still want to read the next book in the series, and I hope that clears up a few things. I don’t like cliffhangers, and unanswered questions.

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