The Red Rising saga follows the story of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy who becomes a leader of an oppressed people and fights for everyone’s freedom. This saga is very reminiscent of the dystopian Hunger Games trilogy, though it plays out on Mars. Yes, the world has expanded to include other planets, and humans have evolved to live away from earth. There have been persistent rumours of a television series of the saga but they have not eventuated yet.
If you love immersing yourself in alternative worlds then this trilogy will delight you. Red Rising introduces us to Darrow, a young miner working in the depths of Mars who never rises to the surface. He is a member of the Reds, an inferior class in the social order, and is married to Eo who believes in a better life. Eo leads him to a mildly rebellious act against the powerful Golds and she is caught and executed. Darrow is recruited by a rebel cell, The Sons of Ares, and through painful surgery becomes a Gold, entering the academy that educates the ruling elites.