So Red Rising from Del Rey is probably one of my most anticipated books of the year. I have review copy sitting at the top of my digital book stack right now. Once I’m done with Fire & Blood it’s the next on my list. I would have read this first if I weren’t already committed to a book tour for the other. That’s how excited I am for this book.

And it comes out today.

Seriously. You can pick up what people are saying is the next Hunger Games or Maze Runner. Or, if you’re lucky, you might be able to get a signed copy straight from the publisher as part of today’s release day flash giveaway. Enter Here! And then read on to learn more about this awesome book and author, Pierce Brown.

Red Rising Release Day

Red Rising

RED RISING coverAuthor: Pierce Brown
Release Date: January 28, 2014
Publisher: Del Rey
Genre(s): YA Science Fiction, Dystopian
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“Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow.”—Scott Sigler

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 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.

About Pierce Brown

Pierce Brown headshotPierce Brown spent his childhood building forts and setting traps for cousins in the woods of six states and the deserts of two. Graduating from college in 2010, he fancied the idea of continuing his studies at Hogwarts. 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 Los Angeles, where he scribbles tales of spaceships, wizards, ghouls, and most things old or bizarre.

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