Originally posted 2016-08-12 12:00:43.
Day 12 of the August Book Photo Challenge from Books and Cupcakes! Today’s prompt is “Sunny Book Cover.” The book I’m choosing is the third book in the fantastic Red Rising trilogy by Pierce Brown. It’s called Morning Star. This series is a really fun thrill ride, improbably mashing up gladiator-style fighting and ancient Greek mythology, with interplanetary combat and futuristic technology. I was devastated when I finished book 2 in July 2015 and learned that I had to wait 6 months for the conclusion. I recommend it every chance I get.
While I personally believe that the 2nd book of the series, “Golden Son,” was the high point, “Morning Star” is still a fantastic read. In the first two books, Darrow, the protagonist, is sort of a rage-filled loose cannon, who dives headlong into every adventure with little regard given to his companions. This book marks a change for him, as he must learn to truly rely on the people closest to him if he has any hope of achieving his goals.
If you give it a read, let me know what you think!