Golden Son Review

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Paperback, 444 Pages
Fantasy/ Sci-Fi
By: Pierce Brown

“Friendships take minutes to make, moments to break, years to repair.”

🌟 It took me exactly 17 months to be in the mood again to continue this series. Book 1 was very packed and it took me more than 10 days to read (I read it in finals so that’s biased). I heard this was better and so I had to wait till I was in the mood again so I can enjoy it to maximum levels.

🌟 In those 17 months, I grew up very much as a reader and more as a reviewer, I used to focus mostly on plot twists but now that’s not as important as I used to think. I try to check each element of the story which makes reading much better 🙂

🌟 The writing style is good, I found myself liking how atmospheric it was, it was convincing and there aren’t many male writers in this category which makes me cherish it even more. I probably found my favorite quote for the month while I was reading this and I will leave it to my July wrap up 😛

🌟 My main problem with this series is the characters, namely Darrow the MC, he is arrogant, stupid and keeps making stupid mistakes. I know you can be tricked by people once or twice but this many times is just plain stupid. The character’s names was my biggest fear, I always find it hard to remember all the names, specially that I don’t take notes so this was very hard and confusing for me. I can’t deny they are unique and they were collected at the start of the book, but I don’t want to keep turning pages every time I read a book. Also, why keep changing the names of characters, pick one name and keep using it, that’s waaaaay better for everyone. I like Some characters specially Ragnor and Sevro!

🌟 This is not related to the story itself, but the paperback I have has a small font and it was tiring to read, the story is ~ 140K words which means 560 pages on average while my book was 444 pages!

🌟 If you are like the old reader version of me and you are looking for plot twists, then this is good and the ending that everyone was talking about was good indeed. I don’t know if the pace was slow, it didn’t feel so, but at the same time I feel it could have been a bit shorter, and it looks like the books aren’t getting any smaller!

🌟 This was certainly better than book 1, less dense, less confusing and more intriguing. I appreciate that the author got better but it still has some flows! I am going to continue Morning Star for sure -Actually my next read- and then I will decide if I am going to read the second trilogy. Final rating is 3.5 stars.

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“He always thinks because I’m reading, I’m not doing anything. There is no greater plague to an introvert than the extroverted.”
🌟 Prescription: For fans of Red Rising and other Sci-fi books.

Did you read this book? do you share my opinions on this? Are you planning to read it?
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