Rebel Heart by Moira Young

Moria Young has done it again with Rebel Heart! She created another fast paced page turner that you won’t want to put down until the last action-packed page.

Dust LandsTitle:  Rebel Heart
Author:  Moira Young
SeriesDust Lands Book 02
Publish Date:  October 30, 2012
Genre:  YA Distopian
Source: Purchased

Publisher’s Description: Saba thought her world would return to normal after they defeated the Tonton and rescued her kidnapped brother Lugh. The family head west for a better life and a longed-for reunion with Jack. But a formidable enemy is on the rise. What is the truth about Jack? And how far will Saba go to get what she wants?

Possible spoilers beyond this point.

Luna_Lovebooks_100Luna Lovebooks says…

As with the first book, there is very little that I did not like. The language was still rough and choppy and there was minimal punctuation but I was expecting it this time so I got used to it a lot quicker and think other readers will too. It starts off a little slow but it picks up very fast and keeps that pace.

There are so many reasons to love this book. One of them is the fact that Young gets real about post traumatic stress. After killing her friend in Blood Red Road, Saba is dealing with the effect it has on her in the first part of this book. Her relationship with her brother is strained and she is filled with doubt. It connects with readers. We learn more about Saba and it brings us closer to her. We feel her undying loyalty to Jack and our heart breaks with hers when it appears that Jack really has betrayed them all. We sense her mistrust for DeMalo and her bewilderment that she wound up in the bed of the enemy. But not everything is as it seems in this book.

badge4v4I love the fact that this book focuses more on character development and less on the beautiful dystopian world. To me, this is what makes a great book. When readers connect with characters and the world is so real it is like you are in it, that’s magic that you want to share with the world. That magic is why I would give the second book a four.

Our reviews in this series…

  • Blood Red Road Book 01

Other reviews…

If you like this book…

…you might try the Ashfall series by Mike Mullin, the Partials Sequence by Dan Wells, and the Razorland series by Ann Aguirre.


About Luna Lovebooks

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