Blood Red Road by Moira Young
(Dustlands, Book 1)

60%

5 Critic Reviews

Throughout, there is a disabling loss of nerve. In the cage-fighting section, Young had the opportunity to make Saba an interestingly compromised figure rather than simply a rather grumpy one.
-Guardian

Synopsis

The book that will “blow you away”** has a dazzling new look in paperback!

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 four cloaked horsemen capture Lugh, Saba's world is shattered, and she embarks on a quest to get him back. 
 
Suddenly thrown into the lawless, ugly reality of the outside world, Saba discovers she is a fierce fighter, an unbeatable survivor, and a cunning opponent. Teamed up with a handsome daredevil named Jack and a gang of girl revolutionaries called the Free Hawks, Saba’s unrelenting search for Lugh stages a showdown that will change the course of her own civilization. 

 Blood Red Road has a searing pace, a poetic writing style, and an epic love story—making Moira Young is one of the most exciting new voices in teen fiction.
 

About Moira Young

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Moira Young is the author of the Dust Lands series. The first book, Blood Red Road, won the Costa Children’s Book Award, was a Cybils Award Winner for fantasy and science fiction, and was a Best Fiction for Young Adults selection. The Dust Lands continues with Rebel Heart, which received a starred review in Publishers Weekly. A native Canadian, she lives with her husband in the UK. Learn more at DustLandsBooks.com.
 
Published June 7, 2011 by Margaret K. McElderry Books. 466 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction
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All: 5 | Positive: 3 | Negative: 2

Guardian

Good
Reviewed by SilverRoo on Sep 24 2012

If you're looking for a gripping book to stick your nose in then I recommend Blood Red Road.

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Excellent
Reviewed by HorseLover3000 on Jul 01 2012

The story draws you in from the first page, taking you with Saba. You seem to feel her every emotion as if it were your own.

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Guardian

Good
Reviewed by Aiman on Feb 10 2012

I think Blood Red Road is an extremely gripping and thrilling read. Each chapter is linked to the next and the description is just fantastic.

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Guardian

Below average
Reviewed by Anthony McGowan on Jan 13 2012

Throughout, there is a disabling loss of nerve. In the cage-fighting section, Young had the opportunity to make Saba an interestingly compromised figure rather than simply a rather grumpy one.

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Strange Horizons

Below average
on Feb 27 2012

I'm not convinced. Please do give me heart-stopping adventure but to get my heart to actually skip a beat, the stakes need to be real, and that means the characters and the world are real.

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