Blood Red Road by Moira Young
If you like fast paced action, beautiful post-apocalyptic scenery and girls who kick butt this book is a must read! Young creates a wonderful world full of vibrant characters.
Publisher’s Description: Saba lives in Silverlake, a wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms where her family scavenge from landfills left by the long-gone Wrecker civilization. After four cloaked horsemen kidnap her beloved twin brother Lugh, she teams up with daredevil Jack and the Free Hawks, a girl gang of Revolutionaries.
Saba learns that she is a fierce fighter, an unbeatable survivor, and a cunning opponent. And she has the power to take down a corrupt society from the inside. Saba and her new friends stage a showdown that change the course of her civilization.
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Luna Lovebooks says…
When I first sat down to read this book I was a little thrown by the minimalist use of punctuation and the language. But after a few pages I got used to Saba’s voice and I was hooked! Young paints a beautiful picture of a desolate world through Saba and the characters around her. Living at the edge of a dying lake with her pain in the neck younger sister Emmi, her twin brother and exact opposite Lugh, and their father who seems to be a few pages short of a book. After Pa gets killed it is up to Saba to step into the spotlight and save the day.
Saba has the perfect mix of warrior’s heart and good natured soul. She goes through the process of stepping out from behind her brother and becoming the hero. From her fight to survive Hopetown, where she is known as the Angel of Death; to rescuing her brother from a crazed King, Saba learns to love and lead.
There wasn’t much I didn’t like about this book. The writing style takes a little getting used to but it also rings true to the characters so it works once you get used to it. I give this book a 4 because of the fast pace, beautiful scenery and its poetic narrative mixed with ruthless action.
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