Why Marta Thinks I Should Read Red Rising All the fun of doing a bossy buddy read!

During my blog hop last week I met a looooot of fun people. One of those people has been Marta @ The Somewhere Library. Marta has suggested we do a fun cross post project, so we’ve come up with an interviewed buddy read idea. Which means, we both tell each other what to read from our TBR and interview each other next week! Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?

Red Rising

So, Marta has picked Red Rising for me. This book has been on my TBR for a while now, so I jumped at the chance to finally read it, and I’m not regretting it yet! This is why Marta thinks I should read it:

Why do I think you should read Red Rising? There are many reasons, the first being that I think everyone should read this book as it is one of my all-time-favourites. Secondly, as I was scrolling in your TBR I found a couple of books I have read that I could recommend for you to read, but those were all classics and even when those are always nice to read, I found scifis and fantasies to be funnier as a reader. I thought you will enjoy this one better than the others. Red Rising is the first book in a trilogy that goes beyond many books I have read, there is a progression in every single aspect: world building, characters, language use by the characters, writing style… But just focusing on Red Rising, it is one of those books that has something for everyone: there is action, there is political intrigue, there is a certain dystopian aspect to it, scifi, superhumans… I think you will highly enjoy this book and I am very much looking forward to read all the answers to my questions related to this book next Monday.

So far, I am enjoying Marta’s recommendation very much! Meanwhile, I have recommended that she read American Gods, and if you want to know why – head on to Marta’s blog and see. We will both be posting review / interview posts next Monday!

Have you read Red Rising and would you recommend it to me as well? If so, why?

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4 years ago

I’ve read Red Rising and I would recommend it to most people. It’s a brutal book, but it almost reminded me of Harry Potter somehow. Not for content or tone or characters, but for the journey of a young, mistreated man toward the mastery of his skills. It’s not for the faint of heart though. I love horror movies, but there were some queasy scenes in this book.

4 years ago

I have this book but I’ve never read it! I bought it when it first came out because there was a lot of hype around it but I have to be in the mood for this genre and it seems like I kept forgetting about it. Glad to hear you’re liking it so far!

Nicholas LeDoux
Nicholas LeDoux
4 years ago

this was my local library’s Staff Choice read and reviewed book. It was a while back but I added to my read to list on my library account. I haven’t gotten around to it, yet. But this just push the need to read it up the list some.

Laura Thomas
4 years ago

I loved Red Rising. You just reminded me I need to write my review and start on the next book!

4 years ago

I have been hearing good stuff about Red Riding since ages!! I love me a great sci-fi and action filled book! 😉

Di @ Book Reviews by Di

What a cool idea! I haven’t read Red Rising yet, but I definitely want to! Can’t wait to see what you make of it!

Amanda @Cover2CoverMom

LOVE this idea!! Can’t wait to see what you think of this book! I purchased this recently when the kindle version went on sale for $1.99. Happy reading!

Zoe @ Stories on Stage

I’ve heard nothing but great things about this book, so I am so glad you enjoyed it so much as well! Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous review! <3


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Barb (boxermommyreads)

Looks like you had a great month. I had spells where I read a lot and then a few dry spells. Final Girls kind of did me in or a while. I didn’t like it as much as everyone else. I haven’t even looked at my stats or reviewed what I did accomplish because I can’t believe the month is over. Seems like it just started!

Aidan Sharak
Aidan Sharak
4 years ago

This book lives up to the hype it is amazing a must read for me.

Aidan Sharak
Aidan Sharak
4 years ago

This is a great book if you’re looking for a book that is exciting throughout the story.