Friday, May 20, 2011

Book Review: Blood Red Road (Dustlands #1) by Moira Young

Title: Blood Red Road (Dustlands #1)
Author: Moira Young
Pages: 448
Expected publication: June 7, 2011
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Summary taken from goodreads:
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.

My Review:

I loved this book!

I can't even fully articulate just how great this book is! You have to read it when it comes out.

Blood Red Road was an amazing book about an epic adventure starring Saba, one of the most fiercest heroines you could ever ask for. While Saba had many flaws, she more than made up for them, especially by the end of the book.

With great pacing, intense action, unending suspense, beautiful writing, dialectic tone, believable characters, and a romance that has you gasping for more, Blood Red Road is a wonderful first book in a series that I'm sure to follow.

I can't wait for the next book to come out!

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