Raging Star by Moria Young
The final book in the Dustlands Series will have your heart breaking and singing with joy at the same time.
Publisher’s Description: Her passion kept them alive. Now it may destroy them all.
Saba is ready to seize her destiny and defeat DeMalo…until she meets him and finds herself drawn to the man and his vision of a healed earth, a New Eden. DeMalo wants Saba to join him, in life and work, to build a stable, sustainable world…for the chosen few. The young and the healthy. Under his control.
Jack’s choice is clear: to fight DeMalo and try to stop New Eden. Presumed dead, he’s gone undercover, feeding Saba crucial information in secret meetings. Saba hides her connection with DeMalo and commits herself to the fight. Joined by her brother, Lugh, and her sister, Emmi, Saba leads a small guerilla band against the settlers and the Tonton militia. But the odds are overwhelming. Saba knows how to fight—she’s not called the Angel of Death for nothing. But what can she do when the fight cannot be won? Then DeMalo offers Saba a chance—a seductive chance she may not be able to refuse. How much will she sacrifice to save the people she loves?
The road has never been more dangerous, and betrayal lurks in the most unexpected places in the breathtaking conclusion to the Dust Lands Trilogy.
Possible spoilers beyond this point.
Luna Lovebooks says…
What I Liked: Once again Young did not disappoint with continuing to show us this beautiful post apocalyptic world, but it takes the back seat compared to the characters in this one. Saba grows into her leader role and proves that violence isn’t always the right way to win the war. After Rebel Heart I had a sneaking suspicion that Saba was pregnant since it kept being brought up. I was right but not until the very end when she is told that she lost the child. I love love love the fact that Demalo isn’t the visionary he tells the people he is. I feel like this is true to the real world. The plot is just as fast paced as ever, but it does not feel rushed. There is the sense of urgency for the events happening in the story but it doesn’t leave you in a whirl wind like some stories.
What I didn’t like: I did not like the fact that Emmi, who shows so much potential in this book, dies. Then while you are still reeling over the fact that young Emmi is dead, BAM! Lugh dies as well. Then Jack leaves Saba. It is too much heartbreak all at once. I also didn’t like the fact that Lugh seems to be obsessed with Saba. I understand he wanted to rebuild their family that was lost after all the tragic events that happened to this little band of siblings, but I began to question if there was an incestual relationship going on in some parts of the story and turned me off the book just a little bit.
I give this book 4 stars.
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