Golden Son – By Pierce Brown

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Goodreads Synopsis:  Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom from the overlords of a brutal elitist future built on lies. Now fully embedded among the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his work to bring down Society from within.

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This was yet another disappointing sequel. It’s quite unfortunate because the first book was really good. The world was well thought out and interesting, the characters fleshed out and entertaining, the whole book exciting and easy to read. Golden Son was not like that.

I was flat out bored with this book.  Darrow, Mustang,  and all the other characters running around felt unbelievably flat.  Which meant I just didn’t care about the stakes. I found Darrow’s character confusing as he makes conflicting choices. Mustang was hardly in this book, and when she was she was just someone on the sidelines. The bad guys were boring as well. Augustus never felt threatening or evil, he just felt pompous. And don’t get me started on the plot, it was all too easy to see where plot twists were going. And the one I didn’t see at the end was cliche as hell.

This book was a 2.5 star read for me.  I ended up giving it three stars on Goodreads because I didn’t hate it, and I will be reading the third in this trilogy.

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