Red Rising #1
Darrow is a Helldiver, one of a thousand men and women who live in the vast caves beneath the surface of Mars. Generations of Helldivers have spent their lives toiling to mine the precious elements that will allow the planet to be terraformed. Just knowing that one day people will be able to walk the surface of the planet is enough to justify their sacrifice. The Earth is dying, and Darrow and his people are the only hope humanity has left.
Until the day Darrow learns that it is all a lie. Mars is habitable – and indeed has been inhabited for generations by a class of people calling themselves the Golds. The Golds regard Darrow and his fellows as slave labour, to be exploited and worked to death without a second thought.
With the help of a mysterious group of rebels, Darrow disguises himself as a Gold and infiltrates their command school, intent on taking down his oppressors from the inside.
But the command school is a battlefield. And Darrow isn’t the only student with an agenda.
+ Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1)
+ Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) by Sarah J. Maas
I liked the first book a lot (my review) and then LOVED the second one. So much action, all this mysterious stuff happening and a kick-ass heroin!
+ Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer
The second book is still my favorite (WOLF <3) but Cress was awesome too. I really don’t want to wait another year for Winter!
+ Red Rising (Red Rising #1) by Pierce Brown
Really, REALLY good! Review is going to be up tomorrow!
In the small town of Ealing, Iowa, Austin and his best friend Robby have accidentally unleashed an unstoppable army. An army of horny, hungry, six-foot-tall praying mantises that only want to do two things. This is the truth. This is history. It’s the end of the world. And nobody knows anything about it. Read More
(TTT is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish)
Authors I’ve never read but want to:
Rainbow Rowell | Jackson Pearce | Melina Marchetta
Richelle Mead | Philip Pullman | Lois Lowry
I know, I know. I should read a Rainbow Rowell book. Everyone LOVES her books. But I want to be in the right mood for that and these past few months I just haven’t been in the mood for contemporaries. Melina Marchetta is on my list because I want to read more epic fantasy series and Finnikin of the Rock sounds awesome. And why haven’t I read any book by Jackson Pearce yet? I don’t know! I own two of her books but somehow there are always other books that are more important. SOMEDAY I will get to them! I’m not sure how to feel about Richelle Mead. I own 6 of her books (of three different series)…. yeah, don’t ask! I’ll get to those someday too. Lois Lowry is of top priority. When the new boxed set comes out this year I’m finally going to read The Giver! And once I made a dent in my tbr pile I’ll get Philip Pullman’s series too!
Author I’ve never read and probably never will:
Lauren Kate | Simone Elkeles | Sarah Dessen | Meg Cabot
That Lauren Kate’s stories don’t appeal to me aside, that lady freaked me out a little with her teardrop story that I heard when I saw her last year at a book fair. No thank you!
These other three authors with their contemporaries just don’t appeal to me either. It’s not the genre, that’s just a coincidence but I can’t really tell why I don’t want to read their stories.
February shows that book buying bans just don’t work for me. I’m good at buying only a few books a month/ less books than I’m able to read but once I plan on not buying a single book I do the complete opposite…