Here in the UK it’s a bank holiday. For those outside the UK it means that there is a 3-day weekend – Saturday to Monday. All banks are closed and the day is generally viewed as a public holiday. Shops are either closed or on reduced hours, schools are closed and the majority of people are off work.
So, my sincerest apologies readers but I interrupt your normal broadcast to inform you that I will be taking place in a read-along this bank holiday for the novel ‘Red Rising’ by Pierce Brown.
From the back cover:
The Earth is dying. Darrow is a Red, a miner in the interior of Mars. His mission is to extract enough precious elements to one day tame the surface of the planet and allow humans to live on it. The Reds are humanity’s last hope.
Or so it appears, until the day Darrow discovers it’s all a lie. That Mars has been habitable – and inhabited – for generations, by a class of people calling themselves the Golds. A class of people who look down on Darrow and his fellows as slave labour, to be exploited and worked to death without a second thought.
Until the day that Darrow, with the help of a mysterious group of rebels, 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.
I received my copy this morning thanks to the amazing people at Hodder & Stoughton via BookBridgr and I’ve started reading already!
For this Bank Holiday only, we’re making Red Rising available to everybody who requests it. Read along with us and join in the conversation on Twitter using #RedRisingBook.
So join us on Twitter with the hashtag #RedRisingBook and tweet along with @Hodderbooks , @Hodderscape as well as the author @Pierce_Brown . And of course myself – @lizzydreamer
See you there!