Morning Star

by Pierce Brown

In the Red Rising finale, Darrow recruits Martian Vikings for an epic space battle! I stayed up super late to finish all of the Red Rising books so far, and this was a satisfying conclusion to a fun series.

(There are actually three more books in this series, but the fourth book picks up ten years later for the start of another sub-trilogy.)

Red Rising

by Pierce Brown

What if people were super racist about hair and eye color instead of skin color, with blondes (“Gold” superhumans) at the top, and redheads (“Red” laborers) at the bottom? Also Golds are really into cosplaying Ancient Rome. Plus a healthy bit of Ender’s Game. Set on a terraformed Mars. Worked for me.