Dr. Ryan Felix
by Pierce Brown
Description: Red Rising explores themes of racism, slavery, and genetic engineering. In this dystopian future people have been grouped into castes based on their colors, having been genetically modified so that their skin color and physical characteristics match the societal roles assigned to their caste. At the top of the hierarchy are the “Golds” and at the bottom are the “Reds.” This book doesn’t delve deep into the science underlying the technology that exists in the world, but rather focuses on the anger that builds from being part of a repressed society and what it might drive people to do, or become, in order to break the chains that bind.