Friday Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 | #11

Friday Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader and the Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice.

So Friday Book Beginnings you choose the book you are currently reading or the one that is closest to you and share the first few sentences. For the Friday 56 you simply turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and share a sentence or two that you enjoy. Then just add maybe a synopsis about the book in case others are interested. That’s it!


Red Rising (#1) by Pierce Brown
Published on: January 28th, 2014 by Del Rey (Random House)

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Synopsis: 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 already 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.

Book Beginning: The first thing you should know about me is I am my father’s son. And when they came for him, I did as he asked. I did not cry. Not when the Society televised the arrest. Not when the Golds tried him. Not when the Grays hanged him. Mother hit me for that.

16%: I feel outside my body, as though I’m watching the colonization of worlds, the transformation of the human species, through eyes that are not my own. The gravity of history drew my people into slavery. We are the bottom of the Society, the dirt.

What do you think of this book? Would you read it/have you read it? Comment down below!

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20 Responses to Friday Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 | #11

  1. Kathy Martin says:

    This one has been on my wishlist for a while. It sounds great. Today I am featuring Traitor Angels by Anne Blankman from my review stack. Happy reading!


  2. I have seen the book around and because of that I am curious. Hope you enjoy it.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes


  3. Whitney Behr says:

    I've been “reading” this book off and on for about a year. I've really enjoyed how detailed it is and one day will have to finish Red Rising. Great beginning and 56!


  4. I have been curious about this one, so now I'm intrigued. Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.


  5. I'm curious about the world this author has created. It sounds a lot like ancient Rome but set on Mars.
    My Friday post features FELICITY’S POWER.


  6. Breana M. says:

    It seems okay and it might be something I would read. Thanks for sharing. 🙂


  7. This is not my usual genre but I keep seeing this book. Your excerpts have intrigued me. Happy Reading!


  8. I tried listening to this one and never finished it, but hope you are enjoying it. 🙂



  9. This doesn't sounds like for me, but I hope you're enjoying it! I'd love for you to check out mine…


  10. Laura Thomas says:

    I was hesitant when I started reading this book. Was afraid it wouldn't live up to the hype. I'm thrilled it did and i loved it and am now on to the second book!

    My Friday 56 from Titans


  11. Maria says:

    This is a new to me book and it sounds interesting – definitely keep reading! Thanks for visiting my Friday meme


  12. fredamans says:

    I just got this and can't wait to read it! 🙂 Happy weekend!


  13. Elizabeth says:

    I have seen this book at some point. I hope you are enjoying the read. It isn't a genre I read, but the cover is appealing.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings


  14. Danica says:

    The world building is very intricate so it's a slow read but really good. Thanks for stopping by!


  15. Danica says:

    Yay! I hope you like it when you start it!


  16. Danica says:

    It's going great so far!


  17. Danica says:

    I'm so excited that it lived up to the hype!


  18. Danica says:

    I am quite liking it, thanks!


  19. Danica says:

    I'd pick it up for sure!


  20. This is on my tbr mountain – I hope to read it soon! 🙂

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).


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