McElderry Books in the US. The first sequel Rebel Heart followed in Raging Star concluded the series in June Internet Speculative Fiction Database tags the books as post-apocalyptic science fiction for young adults. Saba lives with her father her mother is dead , twin brother Lugh, and younger sister Emmi in a wasteland, Silverlake, where laws do not exist.
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Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. 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.
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To ask other readers questions about Blood Red Road , please sign up. When do we see the movie. Elias This would make for one hell of a movie.
I hated the constant intentional, I think typos and lack of quotations and all the fragments. However, I thought that the story and characters were terrific. I would love to see this thrilling, gripping story played out on the big screen, or on TV, or anywhere without all those typos.
Is this book truly Dystopian? Or rather, does it possess Dystopic qualities? See all 13 questions about Blood Red Road…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Shelves: dystopias-post-apocalyptic , , starred , ya , 1 , As seen on The Readventurer This book is not going to be out until June, so I feel very lucky for having had an opportunity to read it so early.
I hope it will get enough promo buzz over the next few months to reach tons of readers, because Blood Red Road very much deserves it. The novel is basically an adventure quest set in a distant post-apocalyptic future. Saba's twin brother Lugh is kidnapped in As seen on The Readventurer This book is not going to be out until June, so I feel very lucky for having had an opportunity to read it so early. Saba's twin brother Lugh is kidnapped in front of her eyes.
Why and where he is taken, Saba doesn't know, but she is determined to do everything she can to find and rescue him. Obstacles and adventures are ahead of her. I quite liked Saba. There is a bit of Katniss Everdeen in her - that familiar determination, stubbornness, strength, charisma and heightened survival instincts. In fact, Blood Red Road is a celebration of girl power. You will not see a single limp damsel in distress in this novel.
Women here, regardless of their age, are strong and self-reliant and, surprisingly, they don't waste their time on trying to prove they have balls to the men around them by wearing pants and rejecting everything feminine.
They simply are women and they kick ass. No gender politics and struggles here. Very refreshing. What else is great about the book it the writing style. I am guessing it will be a hit or miss with the readers. Saba lives in a world where almost all traces of civilization are gone. She can't read or write, so her narrating style consists of abrupt, grammatically-incorrect sentences.
Somehow it adds character to Saba's voice and urgency to the story itself. The pacing of this novel is fast and it is never boring. On the other hand, I agree with other reviewers who think the first part of the novel is stronger than the second.
Very true. The first half is intense and suspenseful, colored by Saba's single desire to save her brother. The second half is still well-paced, but is diluted by rather predictable plot twists and formulaic romantic back and forth.
Although I won't be complaining about romance for too long. I would have been upset if there was none and the main male squeeze is a cool, likable dude. Sufficiently hot make-out sessions were greatly appreciated as well. All in all, I am left with a feeling that the beginning of the novel indicated that the book would be something more ambitious, something more important and meaningful.
What it is is a well-written, fast paced adventure-type commercial teen fiction which is not such a bad thing IMO. I look forward to reading the next two books in this promising new trilogy. View all 45 comments.
Shelves: amazing-storytelling , out-of-the-box-ideas , ultimate-favorites , worth-every-star , covers-i-love , best-characters , best-endings , writing-to-which-i-aspire , surprisingly-liked , couldn-t-stop-reading-it. You want to know why? Because this book has everything that will keep anyone, whether a reader or movie-goer, hooked: action, suspense, drama, unpredictability, emotion, romance, and great characterization.
Unlike other dystopian YA novels, Blood Red Road isn't focused on issues that lead to rebellion and upheaval. You know what it is? An adventure , plain and simple.
It's not seeking to teach but to engross and entertain -- and, for me, I was so thoroughly engrossed and entertained by this story that I really became invested in it over the course of almost pages.
The world-building is not the main focus here; the characters and their emotions are in the spotlight while the adventure of the story acts as the plot. And what an adventure it is. Rather, the term dystopian fantasy fits Blood Red Road just right since the world of the story is much easier to imagine in fantasy terms than realistic ones.
It's a fantastical adventure that, though lacking magic and swords, still manages to thrill and amaze. The heroine, Saba, honestly takes a bit of time to warm up towards.
Such heroines come to mean more to me than most other YA heroines, especially those who fall hard and fast and oftentimes irrationally for the love interests and who can't take care of themselves whatsoever without falling into angst or damsel-in-distress mode. Don't let me fool you into thinking that this novel is the Saba Show; yes, it's her story but that doesn't mean she's always the center of everything.
Honestly, I loved all the characters and every little piece and tidbit about them. Jack, the love interest, didn't coddle Saba but tried to lead her to changing for the better even though she railed against him again and again. Emmi, for being a little sister character, was not a whiny little brat; instead, she was a hard-working and loyal girl, a smaller version of Saba, just much more innocent and child-like.
The dialect in the narrative may turn off some readers, just as the lack of dialogue tags and overt descriptions might, but I found all of it to be marks of this book's refreshing qualities compared to other YA dystopians focused on love and rebellion. No, this book won't wow everyone, but those who value adventure in their stories may come out of this book with more praise than criticism. I really look forward to what happens in the sequels; I suspect that Moira Young will keep surprising and amazing me in equal doses.
June 7th can't come early enough for me to own my own copy of this book! View all 12 comments. May 10, Wendy Darling rated it liked it Shelves: heroines-butt-kicking , young-adult , dystopian-post-apocalyptic-utopian , sci-fi-or-futuristic , read , paranormal-general , publication , action-packed. This review may contain mild spoilers, but they're nothing that you won't see in the trailer for the film.
That's right, Ridley Scott optioned this book for a film before it was even published, and it's easy to see why.
Blood Red Road (Dust Lands Series #1)
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. 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.
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Saba and Lugh are twins born hours apart with looks as different as night and day but they're also the best of friends. One day, Lugh is kidnapped and Saba sets off to rescue him. Along the way, she I wanted to like this book, the synopsis sounded great, but I can't get past the narration, or the way the main female talks.