Author: Moira Young
Series: Dust Lands
Pub Date: June 2011
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
1 part Book of Eli + 1 part Xena + 1 part Firefly-ish = EPIC.
While I enjoyed Blood Red Road, I found trouble relating to the characters. I like who Saba became, but initially I hated her. Truthfully, I still don't like her a whole bunch. Maybe that is the point though? The only character I felt invested in was Nero-the crow. He was just epic.
Lugh? The more we heard of him, the less I liked him. The more I distrusted him. There's something up with him!
In the end, fascinating and unique debut by Moira Young. I will definitely be on board for book two!
"I look her straight in the eye when I say it. Lugh always says its the best thing to do when yer telling a lie."
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.