Golden Son – Pierce Brown

This series just keeps better and better and I really need to get my hands on the final book soon because once again Brown leaves us on a cliff-hanger bigger than the first book! This book introduces new characters, new plot twists and a new adventure which I really enjoyed and if you haven’t yet read this series, then you need to put it at the top of your TBR pile!

Golden Son, is the second book in the spectacular red rising series and follows the journey of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom from the overlords of a brutal elitist future built on lies. Now fully embedded among the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his work to bring down Society from within. Dun dun dunn…

There are so many great characters in this book, some from the past and more introduced. The development of Darrow was really enjoyable to read about and like I said in my first review, he is such a unique and brilliant character who is utterly invested in the stakes he’s fighting for. I loved the relationship between Mustang and Darrow too, but I loved his relationship with Sevro even more! Sevro is the best friend, a man like Darrow could have and he is even more crazy and fantastic in this book. God, I just love him! Although, in this book it is easy for friends to become enemies and enemies to become friends…

The plot of this story is just action, unlike the first which was a lot of info dumping and world building, Golden Son is just nonstop the whole time. But we are given more information in this book about all the different colours we haven’t seen yet and it helped me fall in love with this world and story again; it was bloodydam fabulous!

This story is so unpredictable which I loved but I feel like I have to talk about the ending. That was just cruel to both the characters and the reader! I was honestly sat there after I had finished for another twenty minutes just very emotionally unstable! It made me angry, shocked, confused and immensely distraught. I absolutely have no idea how Darrow is supposed to pull through this mess. It’s that bad.

Overall, this book was a dramatic roller coaster which left me in such a state after reading it, so I think it easily deserves 5/5 stars! 


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