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Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Having people to talk to when you finish a great book is wonderful. Maude Garrett, an Australian entertainment host living in Los Angeles, was inspired to create her book club to connect with other readers. “Everyone has such a unique take due to their own experiences,” she explained. “So having a place to share and hear those perspectives is SO rewarding.” Maude is reading “Red Rising” by Pierce Brown with her book club this month.
Read “Red Rising” with Maude’s Book Club!

Meet Maude’s Book Club

We chatted with Maude to learn more about her and her growing book club.She’s an Australian entertainment host who specializes in pop culture. “I’ve been an avid reader since after high school when I changed my ‘had to read’ into a ‘want to read’ mentality,” she explained. “I’ve been making book content since 2010. My favorite genres are fantasy (and indirectly sci-fi)!”When asked why she started her book club, she explained, “I would ask celebs and guests over the years what their PWR is: what they’re Playing, Watching & Reading."She concluded: "The number of people who read was startling, and I kept recommending books to people with great results. So starting this book club was to encourage more people to read, hence our slogan Let's Read More Books!" 

Why did Maude’s Book Club choose Red Rising?

Maude is friends with the author in real life, and she's been looking for a chance to start this book with a huge fan following.“When I first met him, I was like, ‘Your books are on my TBR!!’ Now that he’s wrapped the sixth book, I thought there was no better time to get stuck into the series with an amazing community.”

"Something I often say is that we all read the same words but hear a different story. Everyone has such a unique take due to their own personal experiences, so having a place to share and hear those perspectives is SO rewarding. Plus I've been able to get every pick's author on the show at the end of the month which has been FASCINATING, authors like Gabrielle Zevin, Naomi Novik, Martha Wells and Patrick Rothfuss. I love being invited into their minds to learn about their process and relationships they have with their characters." 

What is Red Rising?

This debut series channels the excitement of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future, where he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. But Darrow discovers that humanity had reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and lush wilds spread across the planet. Inspired by a longing for justice and driven by the memory of lost love, he will compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society’s ruling class.“Red Rising” is the first in a seven-book series, all of which you can read on Fable!

Red Rising Quotes

Readers love to highlight passages in these action-packed books. We’ve collected some of the best quotes from the first book in the series.

“I would have lived in peace. But my enemies brought me war.” ― Pierce Brown, Red Rising

“Man cannot be freed by the same injustice that enslaved it.” ― Pierce Brown, Red Rising

“The measure of a man is what he does when he has power.” ― Pierce Brown, Red Rising

“Funny thing, watching gods realize they’ve been mortal all along.” ― Pierce Brown, Red Rising

“I am the Reaper and death is my shadow.” ― Pierce Brown, Red Rising

“I live for the dream that my children will be born free. That they will be what they like. That they will own the land their father gave them.' 'I live for you,' I say sadly. She kisses my cheek. 'Then you must live for more.” ― Pierce Brown, Red Rising

“Sharpened by hate. Strengthened by love.” ― Pierce Brown, Red Rising

“Personally, I do not want to make you a man. Men are so very frail. Men break. Men die. No, I’ve always wished to make a god.” ― Pierce Brown, Red Rising

“I'm a sheep wearing wolves' clothing in a pack of wolves.” ― Pierce Brown, Red Rising

“Promises are just chains," she rasps. "Both are meant for breaking.” ― Pierce Brown, Red Rising

Praise for Red Rising

We’ve collected some of our favorite reviews for this book. When you finish reading Red Rising, log into the Fable app and share your review!

“this book had me in a chokehold from start to finish!!” ― Hayley

"Definitely not what I expected but it was entertaining and gave me food for thought” ― Engie

Keep reading on Fable

The Fable app is built for social reading, with tools for sharing highlights, comments, insights, links, pictures, and videos as you read together. Find a book club to join for free!We also make it easy to launch your free book club. With our platform, you can host every aspect of an online discussion at a single destination, to reach readers and build safe online communities regardless of location or time zone.Start your own book club today!You can sample our ever-growing collection of Folios, exceptional book recommendations from some of the world’s great tastemakers. Each Folio covers a critical theme, and some of our Folio curators include LeVar Burton, Paulo Coelho, Wolfgang Puck, and Jasmine Guillory. Discover great book recommendations!

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