Darrow is a Red. He and the other Reds mine the planet Mars in order to make it inhabitable. Then Darrow loses his wife and I set to die himself. But he was chosen by the Sons of Ares, he must help them bring down the Society. Now he is put on the path to becoming a Gold, and a high ranking one as he is transformed and enters the Institute.
Okay, that summary was awful. But it’s a hard book to summarize because the first 100 pages were an info dump. There was just so much info that they threw at you and I was so confused at times and it was not fun. I really considered putting it down after about 50 pages. But someone told me to stick with it through part 1 and I did and I am so glad I did!
After the first 100 pages the story got to be so amazing!! Darrow is such a fantastic character! And the story line was awesome!! It had a Hunger Games vibe to it but there was less killing and more plotting. It was such a cool book to read!
I loved the idea that all the recruits to the Institute were drafted into houses and all the houses go to war with each other … It was so cool to read all the strategizing and carry out their plots. I really cannot wait to read Golden Son! I hope it’s as good as the first book!
Next up: Private London by James Patterson