Since this thread is getting noticed now and I think I'll get an answer, I thought I would ask about reviews of sci-fi books published in 2015. Would that be appropriate for this thread? Seeing Golden Son, which I have commented on above, made we wonder if I can review The Lazarus War: Artefact, which is a 2015 published sci-fi that is just wonderful. If not, no biggie, I got the review out of my system at Amazon. Thanks.
Astounding series, I'm not hugely in to sci fi but these books encapsulated me and I slept very little one weekend reading both. The moral dilemmas encountered are visceral, the action is non stop fantastical madness, and all the characters (except the jackal and empress perhaps) are shades of grey. 9/10
I preferred Red Rising (8.5/10) to Golden Son (8/10). It was more intimate, and simpler. All the space battles and betrayals started to bleed together a bit for me in the sequel. I am still very interested to read the concluding volume of the trilogy!