Sunday, August 28, 2011
Blood Red Road by Moira Young
Author: Moira Young
Release Date: June 7th, 2011
Saba has spent her whole life in Silverlake, a dried-up wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms. The Wrecker civilization has long been destroyed, leaving only landfills for Saba and her family to scavenge from. That's fine by her, as long as her beloved twin brother Lugh is around. But when a monster sandstorm arrives, along with four cloaked horsemen, Saba's world is shattered. Lugh is captured, and Saba embarks on an epic quest to get him back.
Suddenly thrown into the lawless, ugly reality of the world outside of desolate Silverlake, Saba is lost without Lugh to guide her. So perhaps the most surprising thing of all is what Saba learns about herself: she's a fierce fighter, an unbeatable survivor, and a cunning opponent. And she has the power to take down a corrupt society from the inside. Teamed up with a handsome daredevil named Jack and a gang of girl revolutionaries called the Free Hawks, Saba stages a showdown that will change the course of her own civilization.
Blood Red Road has a searing pace, a poetically minimal writing style, violent action, and an epic love story. Moira Young is one of the most promising and startling new voices in teen fiction.
I have never read a book with a dialect so Blood Red Road was different. But amazing! I can definitely say that Blood Red Road was one of the best books I've read this year. It was original and I was sucked into it from the first page.
Saba was so different from other girls in her age. She could fight ('Kay, you've probably noticed that by know (If you've read the book, I mean!)...) and it was obvious that she loved her brother Lugh more that anything. Ms. Young was so good at describing her and the other characters! The one thing that bothered me with Saba was that she was so mean to her much younger sister! She treated her so badly, but their relationship makes some loops on the way of their journey.
The Freehawk girls were amazing and I loved how they saved Saba and her sister! They were tough and could fight (what's up with me and fighting, noticed?). On her way to Lugh she makes some stops and people stop her. One of the favourite parts is when she meets DeMalo, I mean that dude is...something special, I loved him from the beginning and even more towards the ending. But we shouldn't leave Jack out, he helped Saba the most after all. Jack was adorable. He kept flirting with Saba (even got jealous, in some parts!) and it was amazing how Ms. Young kept building on their relationship!
The ending was different than I expected it to be! I hated the king and the Tonton's. They just kept ruining things!
I really hope there will be another book for the Dustland series (I think it is a series, I hope), because Ms. Young is not done here. She needs to write a second book, or I will....I don't know what I would do but something. Do you know if there will be another book?
Blood Red Road = Read. Read. Read and Read! Amazing story with perfect everythings!