Book Review: Golden Son by Pierce Brown

Stressful. Shocking. Exhausting. This book completely wakes every nerve in my body while reading. It displays so much intensity, hatred, belonging, thirst, motivation, and friendship. It was a ride reading this book. I can’t believe that’s how Pierce Brown wrote this book – with so much compassion and mind-blowing scenarios that are still playing in my head. The intricate details of how composed Darrow when talking to Augustus, I felt goosebumps when the last line drop downs on the story.

The promises, the battle, the risks are being in line with on the revelations in the novel that I couldn’t even put the book down. It slowly drowns me in the story. It reflects one life to another, one life exchange of trust, one friendship needs to end because of what the society depicts to its leader. I think highly of Brown because he is not developing just a story, he is crafting a masterpiece that reflects so much in real life in the different universe of fiction that will stun you of how he embodies, rule, execute, display the right and wrong in the novel.

It outrages me to think that Pierce has had this way of showing too many emotions and evoking a lot of feelings to his readers. We couldn’t contain what was conquering inside our hearts because Golden Son is beyond what we expect, it exceeds Red Rising and I don’t know anymore what to expect with Morning Star. There are lines that I couldn’t cope up with because it was excruciating to think back of. How could you, Pierce? It was an emotional ride. He has this thing of making you forget what was the issue or at least the hint of the details of the past and then, before you know it, he burst you with a lot of unfathomable, unacceptable, unbelievable revelations that you could just grip and hold your breath and wish for what would be the best for the protagonist.

I couldn’t contain my feels with the story. It just drives me crazy, insane rather. The only thing that left in my mind is: Read this gorydamn book! You’ll be satisfied once you experienced what was happening on the Trilogy. Golden Son by Pierce Brown is not what I ought to be, it is beyond what I expected. It will leave you crying, it will leave you hanging and one of the crucial thing is, it will leave you in pain. Prepare yourself, physically and mentally, when you are going to start devouring this book because you will never know what you will experience along the way. There are so much more for a person to take. Hold your breath and grip hard to your sanity.




Pierce BrownPierce Brown’s first novel, RED RISING (Del Rey Books), debuts January 28, 2014. It is the first installment in The Red Rising Trilogy.

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

Note to the reader: Always feel free to contact him via his website, twitter, or facebook. He likes people. Except if you’re a trollish person. Then he merely puts up with you for the sake of manners and propriety.

IG @piercebrownofficial


2 thoughts on “Book Review: Golden Son by Pierce Brown

  1. The ending just blew my mind away and it’s still one of my fave scenes in Golden Son. Pierce told me it was supposed to be a happy ending but then his editor didn’t quite agree with it. So he went cray and wrote the heartbreaking scene!

    I absolutely love your review and love the fact that you enjoyed this one! I cannot wait for Iron Gold!

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