This past week, I read a book.
Pierce Brown’s Dark Age to be exact, and if you haven’t heard of/read the Red Rising series before, I would highly recommend it. And if you have, please let me know. I’m desperately in need of people to geek out about it with!
The first book is basically what I had hoped to find in The Hunger Games, but I liked it so much better, and the setting and the tales have just gotten bigger and more epic from there. The series as a whole has made me laugh and cry in equal measure, and Dark Age was no exception, even if it was darker than the previous installments. (But with a title like that, how could it not be?)
I’m still very much in the throes of a good book high, so I apologize for my currently one-track mind. But it’s so rare to find a book that immerses you so completely, that when you do, you just have to revel in it. So, revel I will. The characters are complex and human. The setting is huge and epic and so, so fascinating. The story is engaging and never lets go, and its handling of themes like revolution, rebuilding, friendship, betrayal, and morality kept me thoroughly hooked. If you happen to be the sort of person who would enjoy it and somehow hasn’t heard of it, go look it up. I may be in full fangirl mode, but this is the sort of story that deserves it.