This is where all similarities to aforementioned books has ceased to exist. Where "Red Rising" greatly reminded me of a better written, more mature, version of The Hunger Games, "Golden Son" has gone its own way and become its own thing. This second installment was more politically centered then the first book, but much like the first book the first half was vastly different from the last half. The first half was obviously building up the last half, and the ending is what really bumped up my ratings. The third, and final, installment in this trilogy sounds like a promising ride judging by where this one left off.
My Rating: 4.5 Stars