Morning Star (Red Rising, #3) by Pierce Brown

Morning Star (Red Rising, #3)

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Red Rising thrilled readers and announced the presence of a talented new author. Golden Son changed the game and took the story of Darrow to the next level. Now comes the exhilarating conclusion to the Red Rising Trilogy: Morning Star.Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fi...

Details Morning Star (Red Rising, #3)

TitleMorning Star (Red Rising, #3)
Release DateFeb 9th, 2016
PublisherDel Rey
GenreScience Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Dystopia, Young Adult

Reviews Morning Star (Red Rising, #3)

  • Patrick
    When I'm starting a big multi-volume story, one of the big concerns isn't just if the individual books are good. And it's not just whether or not the books work well as a series. (Because a series is different than a multi-volume story.)No. The big issue with a multi-volume story is how the *whole* thing wraps up. And as anyone who ever watched the Matrix movies knows, the final part of a trilogy can, in effect, go back in time and ruin the previ...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    BREAK THE CHAINS! OMNIS VIR LUPUS!God!!!!!!!!! This book was so freaking good I can't even people! But there were more deaths. There always are, but I had forgotten on purpose some of the deaths. One damn near broke my heart. One of my loves is gone..... I have to stop loving people in books, damn it! The crew is fighting all of the evil peeps once again and it finally comes to a head. A few heads. Re-reading these books on audio has brought me r...
  • Kat O'Keeffe
    Epic finale to an epic trilogy! Like with the first two books, I did have some trouble connecting to the writing and the main character, but the fascinating world and thrilling storyline definitely made up for that!If you want an awesome sci-fi full of plot twists and grittiness and political maneuvering, this is definitely worth checking out!
  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more
    2/28/16: Okay, FOLKS, that's TWO amendments I've made to the spoiler-tagged section, so if you object to the first half of my issue, you now know that the second part is my biggest issue, and there's nothing you can say to change my mind about it, b/c it's one of those BLACK AND WHITE areas, as far as I'm concerned. <------ Read between the lines.Reviewed by: Rabid ReadsI'm a mess. FYI. Usually, when I'm this torn over a book, I take some time to...
  • Dorreh
    "Everything is cracked, everything is stained except the fragile moments that hang crystalline in time and make life worth living."4.5 stars because that was superbly concluded, truly!!!!!!It's one thing to have a good book throughout, but it's another thing entirely to have a marvelous book, then slam the readers in the face with a ridiculously wonderful yet entirely unpredictable ending. I did not see that coming, not at all. The book was a rat...
  • Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
    ”Never mind the darkness you spread, never mind the night you summon, we will rage against it.”In my “Golden Son” review I remarked that reading the second book of this amazing trilogy was like playing chess without any rules. Well, guess what?!Yes, you already figured it out! To read “Morning Star” was even worse! *lol*Forget renegade chess figures that give you the finger! This time around it’s the storyline, nature, two fleets, g...
  • Petrik
    4.5/5 starsBuddy reading this book with my favorite Howlers: Sarah, Celeste, Mary, Tweebie, JennymortShort version: If you love Sci-Fi & Space Opera, do yourself a favor and go fucking read this trilogy. As I predicted since Red Rising, this is another new entry to my favorite series of all time list and definitely one of the best Sci-Fi series I ever read. I read the whole trilogy within 9 days even though I have a full-time job to attend to, I ...
  • Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
    WHAT. AN. ENDING.This book threw my heart through several hoops, dropping it a few times and trampling all over it.I need some time to recover, but I am really satisfied by the conclusion.
  • Katerina
    “My son, my sonRemember the chainsWhen Gold ruled with iron reinsWe roared and roaredAnd twisted and screamedFor ours, a valeof better dreams” It's over.Darrow au Andromedus, the son of Lykos, the Helldiver, the Howler, the Reaper, concluded his epic journey, a journey paved with blood, tears, mass murders and sacrifices, seeking a better future for the oppressed, the slaves and the victims of the Gold caste's cruelty. Break the chains. He...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    There will be a thousand reviews telling you about this book. I'm just going to ramble as usual. Expect no spoiling here.We're here to blow shit up." He throws open his arms and cackles. "Any questions?" I'm horrible about finishing series once I start them. My attention gets taken by another book and I don't have the best memory. That being said, I knew I had to see this one to the finish. Even though it took me a freaking week to read it. This ...
  • Mikee Andrea (ReadWithMikee)
    ❝We will howl and fight till our last breath, not just in the mines of Mars, but on the shores of Venus, on the dunes of Io’s sulfur seas, in the glacial valleys of Pluto. We will fight in the towers of Ganymede and the ghettos of Luna and the storm-stricken oceans of Europa. And if we fall, others will take our place, because we are the tide. And we are rising.❞ What can I even say? Where do I even begin? When I started the Red Rising tri...
  • Lucia
    UPDATE January 16th 2018:What a POWERFUL story! Even second time around. THIS BOOK IS EVERYTHING!I just finished it couple of minutes ago and I think I'm still in shock from what I read.Morning Star is poignant story that crushed me, gave me goosebumps and consumed all my waking thoughts ever since I started reading it. Pierce Brown can tell a story in a way that only very few authors can. Morning Star is a masterpiece. Whole series is a masterpi...
  • ☽Luna☾
    4/5★★★★ Buddy Read with team Howlers; Speedy eye Oppa, Whorefart Aga, Dewi, Minxy & Voldemort “The Reaper has come. And he’s brought hell with him.” After thinking on this book for a night I realize I have a lot to say about it, good and bad. Read at your own risk because I'm about to bring the rant, minor spoilers may be included in this review. So I thought Morning Star was a great conclusion to a fantastic series the Epilogue was...
  • C.G. Drews
    REREAD #2:You know that feeling when you finish a freaking excellent book and your HEART IS JUST SO FULL?!?? ME RIGHT NOW. This book is bloodydamn brilliant. It's brutal and terrifying and complex and sO MANY PLOT TWISTS (!! even my reread still had me shook so there's that !!) that I just am going to sit here in awe of the author for a while. Okay? Okay. That puddle on their face is ME.(holy shit it's all so very clever)SMOL LIST OF THINGS I NOT...
  • J.L. Sutton
    The finale to Pierce Brown’s Red Rising Trilogy, Morning Star, packs a punch from action-packed beginning to (surprise) action-packed conclusion! The series was a fun ride! What most impressed me about this final installment was the character development of Darrow and his compatriots. They’ve been through gory hell (war, loss, betrayal (so many betrayals), suffering etc.) and it would be unrealistic if they hadn’t changed. In the new world ...
  • Sh3lly (
    I'm not sure what I'm feeling right now. Overall, this is hands down one of the best trilogies ever. I don't think this final book was as good as the first two, but it is still a very good book and a nice conclusion. It's much more space opera like Golden Son than Lord of the Flies dystopian like Red Rising was. Lots of space battles, politics, and intrigue/betrayal.I love this world and although I would NEVER want to live in it, there are some t...
  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    Braveheart in Space is how I’ve heard Pierce Brown refer to this series and that is a good comparison. At some point during this series a favorite character will love, kill, die, betray, change for the better, change for the worse, make horrible decisions, make cold decision, sacrifice themselves or others, inspire, destroy, connive , manipulate or frustrate you to the point you are ready to bloodydamn throw the book across the room.The downtim...
  • Anne
    So I'm halfway through this thing and I realize...I'm not going to survive it if Sevro dies.I might be able to handle it if Darrow takes a dirt nap, but if Brown kills off that crazy little Howler, I'll probably set my library book on fire.What? You didn't think I'd set something I paid for on fire did you?!Pffft. You obviously don't understand the depths of my frugal...ness? Frugality? What's a word for cheap that doesn't sound quite as awful? A...
  • Melanie
    #1.) Red Rising ★★★#2.) Golden Son ★★★★ “The Reaper has come. And he’s brought hell with him.” For those of you unfamiliar with Red Rising, even though I might be the only one left at this point, in this world that takes place in our universe, starring a young man from Mars, everyone is subdivided into color categories based on their skill sets, income, hair color, and what last name they possess (information provided by the...
  • Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
    So let him do his worst. I know how to suffer.I know the darkness.This is not how it ends. You know those books where, even though you know it will be cemented into your favorites list until the end of time (the whole series, for that matter), words just don’t describe how you feel?? Like, no matter what you say, everything will seem like useless drivel that couldn’t possibly compare to what you felt while reading that novel?? Well…this is...
  • Giselle
    THIS happened :P I wrote a recap of the signing here.--------*bangs head* I had to wait about a week to even start writing this review. I was stunned speechless. That's only because I had no idea what to write about. I'm going to try make sense of what I thought, wish me luck.Pierce Brown delivered the last book in timely fashion. I hate to say this, but he is not afraid to kill off his characters in the same lines as Rowling and Martin :S There ...
  • Kyle
    Great ending to a great series! It's been a long time since I've read a book that gave me chills. I can't count how often Morning Star raised the hair on the back of my neck! It seemed like every chapter had some shock or great surprise, some moment of 'holy shit!!". Literally, this kept up until the final chapter!.If you've read the second book you know Darrow was captured and on his way to be dissected. I won't spoil anything for you, just be p...
  • Geek Furioso
    Ha pasado más de un año desde que cometí el descaro de escoger Amanecer Rojo como una víctima más de mis reseñas. A día de hoy ha debido de ser una de las mejores decisiones de mi vida, porque me permitió conocer a ese gran escritor que es Pierce Brown, su inmensa jerarquía solar basada en colores y sus personajes profundamente matizados.Esta serie es verdadera ciencia ficción para adolescentes y no adolescentes. Es un libro que tanto e...
  • Gavin
    This was the almost perfect ending to the trilogy that probably ranks as my favourite sci-fi series of all time. Just like the previous books in the series it was the perfect blend of action, drama, romance, and shock happenings. The story was dark and intense, but that was mitigated by the humor and the undercurrent of hope that ran through the series. Pierce Brown is my sort of author. His writing is highly engaging and has a beautifully melanc...
  • Samantha
    3.75 stars
  • Simona Bartolotta
    Slowest buddy read ever (by our standards) with my irreplaceable Nina! “Aren't you afraid you're going to break everything and not be able to put it back together?”I am particularly happy to be sharing this review with you, fellow readers, mainly because it means I have very successfully survived the thirty heart attacks Morning Star so kindly gave me, and secondly because this trilogy is now so dear to me, I am almost tempted to discourage y...
  • Jennymort ♔ Dark Lordette
    OH. MY. FUCKING. GOD. WHY DIDN'T I READ THIS BOOK SOONER!? WHY PIERCE BROWN HAVE YOU KILLED ME ON THE INSIDE!?I don't think I'll ever be able to fucking review this series properly. I have been murdered on the inside by this man. Beautiful he may be, he is the devil. RTC.... maybe never.
  • P
    4 StarsReading this book is like exposing someone else's life, in this case, it's Darrow's. There're many betrayals, sadnesses, hopes and loves in the book to overwhelm me easily. Morning Star is the third and the last installment of Red Rising series which is thoroughly powerful and emotional. Pierce Brown proved himself in his previous books that he's a good writer and a new shining star of the industry. His writing style is meticulous, he rese...