Rebel Heart by Moira Young
(Dust lands)

64%

10 Critic Reviews

Rebel Heart became too romancey for me, without enough action to justify this.
-Guardian

Synopsis

Nothing is certain and no one is safe in the scorching sequel to Blood Red Road, which MTV’s Hollywood Crush blog called “better than The Hunger Games.”

There is a price on Saba’s head. She brought down a ruthless tyrant and saved her kidnapped brother. But winning has come at a terrible cost. Saba is haunted by her past—and a new enemy is on the rise, an enemy who searches for her across the Dust Lands.

Saba needs Jack: his moonlit eyes, his reckless courage, his wild heart. But Jack has left. And her brother is haunted by ghosts of his own. Then news comes that tells her Jack can never be trusted again. Deceived and betrayed, haunted and hunted, Saba will need all of her warrior’s strength just to survive. For the enemy has cunning plans of his own…
 

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 October 30, 2012 by Margaret K. McElderry Books. 435 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Rebel Heart
All: 10 | Positive: 5 | Negative: 5

Kirkus

Below average
on Sep 15 2012

Where Blood Red Road (2011) was fast-paced and chaotic, this meandering book just bogs down.

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Guardian

Below average
Reviewed by HorseLover3000 on Mar 18 2013

Rebel Heart became too romancey for me, without enough action to justify this.

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Guardian

Below average
Reviewed by HorseLover3000 on Sep 17 2012

This book was, to be frank, a disappointment. It was as if it had been written by a different author!

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Guardian

Above average
Reviewed by Aiman.A on Aug 31 2012

The story is pretty slow paced and most annoying of all is how it very quickly turns into a Twilight-style plot.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Dec 03 2012

Her immersive storytelling will lure readers deeper into this dangerous, starkly lovely terrain.

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Examiner

Excellent
on Oct 30 2012

Fast-paced, action-packed, filled with danger and romance alike, it will be difficult to put this book down.

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The Bookbag

Good
on Oct 03 2012

If you loved Blood Red Road, you'll also love Rebel Heart. I did.

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We Love This Book

Excellent
on Aug 02 2012

Rebel Heart comes highly recommended for anyone who has finished The Hunger Games and is looking for an intense and enthralling read.

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Winnipeg Free Press

Above average
on Nov 17 2012

You couldn’t read Rebel Heart as a stand-alone; you won’t know what’s going on (actually, you still might not know what’s going on).

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CM

Excellent
on Oct 05 2012

Rebel Heart will reach many young adult readers as it is a wonderful combination of adventure, romance and fantasy which involves intriguing and believable characters thrown into circumstances which test them at every level.

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