It’s a bank holiday (three day weekend) in the UK, so Red Rising is available to everybody who requests it from Netgalley to review. (Click here.) And although I’m a Yank (from the US) I figured everybody applied to me too.
I’m hoping it does, because I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while now! There’s a twitter conversation going on too. Tweet #RedRisingBook to join in. Let me know if you plan to read it too.
Description from Goodreads:
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 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.
Personal news: My Dad’s been in the hospital for 21 days now. The dialysis is helping with his kidneys and they’ve put him on a pill for his heart. He has fluid in his lungs so they’ve put him on a C-PAP machine at night, but with all of the drugs he’s been waking up confused, so my mom and I have been staying at the hospital the past couple of nights.
I’m sorry I’m a bit behind on reading everyone else’s blogs, but I get them all delivered to my email, because I think that’s the best way I can show my support for the blogs I like, so I won’t miss anything.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend.