Red Rising may be this year's winner. Right off from the beginning it had a strong voice which drew the reader in. Learning about the main character's life and struggles, and then to see how he was betrayed by the society he so wished to make better... Well it makes for an extremely compelling read that makes you think. I really like Red Rising so far, specially how my preconceived notions of how the story should go, how the characters are to act, get blown apart every single time. I wonder how the story is to end... In some ways it reminds me of The Hunger Games, but not really. Sure the rich rule over the poor but while Darrow's life may resemble Katniss' in that they are both poor and just trying to survive Katniss is no actual slave. Katniss knows who her enemy is her whole life, Darrow has no real clue and when the blindfold comes off... well, it makes for a very interesting read.