Monday, 7 December 2015

#ReadRedRising Part I

I came to the Read Red Rising party a little late, having only finished Part I late last night! Hence why this post is only happening now.

From what I can gather, the readalong is happening in support of the third book in the series being released early next year. I've always wanted to join in something like this and it's kind of perfect! The aim is to read one 'Part' per week which is completely manageable for those who have work, families, other commitments and insanely big TBR. Part I was around 44 pages, which is attainable for even the slowest of readers. Just click here for all the information on Hodderscape.

So here's my quick weekly update on how i'm finding it so far:

I found it very slow to start with and it honestly took me 2 days to read about 20 pages. In part, it's probably my own fault. I knew absolutely nothing about this book going in; had never read the synopsis. Because of that, it was a little tricky to really understand what I was reading and I couldn't retain anything. Once I backtracked a little, read the synopsis etc it all started to click into place and I finished the rest of Part I within about 20 minutes.

I absolutely ADORE where this book is heading. Part I ended on a MASSIVE cliffhanger. Honestly it was really strange to be feeling so emotional over characters that I barely knew and had only been around for 40 pages. It usually takes a while to connect with the characters like that. There hasn't been a great deal of backstory yet but I get the feeling that it will come in large quantities as the series progresses.

I don't really have much to say yet as the book is just starting to build up tension etc but i'm very excited to see what happens in Part II.

Let me know if you're reading too!


Anonymous said...

I'm real glad you're enjoying it. I think there is a lot to take in at the beginning.. but once you're in, you're hooked. I was, at least :)


Loaded Shelves said...

'Other world' concepts usually take me a little while to get into but I absolutely agree - hooked!!

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