Born a lowly Red in the mines of Mars, Darrow lost his beloved wife to the treacherous Gold overlords. Vowing to fight for the future that his wife believed in, Darrow joins a secret revolutionary group and is remade into a Gold so that he can infiltrate the ruling class and bring them down from the inside. Now, after years of hiding amongst the Golds, Darrow is finally ready to declare open revolution and throw off the chains of oppression. Nothing in Darrow’s world has been easily won, and this final fight will be the most harrowing of all.
Okay, I have no idea who Darrow is. No idea who his wife is. Don't know what a Gold is (although I'm guessing from the blurb that they're the baddies). And the reason I don't know any of this is because I haven't read the first two books in the series.
So why have I chosen this as my Waiting On Wednesday pick? About a year ago, I bought Red Rising on someone's recommendation, someone who has a very (spookily) similar taste in books to me. I started reading it, was soon gripped, but then I found out it was the first in a series.
I hate stating a series before all the books are out. Hate it, hate it, hate it. Quite apart from the anxious hanging-on to see what's going to happen next, I end up forgetting who's betrayed whom, which characters I'm shipping and all the little plot twists that suddenly become so important two books down the line.
Seriously, Pierce Brown. I've been waiting on this book for over a year, just so I can read the first damn book in the series. Don't let me down. (No pressure).
What about you? What's your Waiting On Wednesday pick this week?