|My favorite so far this year! I can’t wait until Book 3 is released on the 9th….only 4 more days! Golden Son (the second installment in this trilogy) was an absolutely gripping, bloody, adrenaline rush of a read. Pierce Brown has created a fascinating world. I’ve read a lot of books lately where I just wasn’t feeling the characters, but in the Red Rising Trilogy, each character is so well-defined that you grow to either love them or hate them. They are complex, intelligent, emotional and manipulating. The main character Darrow is a hero for the ages!