Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Great new writer! If you’ve read any reviews on this book, you’ve probably seen comparisons to The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game and Game of Thrones, And indeed, so far this series has echoes of all of those, so if you’re a big fan of any or all of those series, then you will also love this one! I am a fan of all three and while I did see the comparisons, I think the story quickly takes on its own vibe and I really liking it. I jumped to the second book immediately and it just gets better…
About the Author
Pierce Brown spent his childhood building forts and setting traps for his cousins in the woods of six states and the deserts of two. Graduating college in 2010, he fancied the idea of continuing his studies at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have a magical bone in his body. So while trying to make it as a writer, he worked as a manager of social media at a startup tech company, toiled as a peon on the Disney lot at ABC Studios, did his time as an NBC page, and gave sleep deprivation a new meaning during his stint as an aide on a U.S. Senate Campaign. Now he lives in Los Angeles, where he scribbles tales of spaceships, wizards, ghouls, and most things old or bizarre.