Review: Blood Red Road
I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Galley Grab in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Blood Red Road by Moira Young
Series: Dust Lands # 1
Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books on June 7th 2011
Genres: Young Adult- Dystopian
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Galley Grab
"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 a monster sandstorm arrives, along with four cloaked horsemen, Saba's world is shattered. Lugh is captured, and Saba embarks on an epic quest to get him back.Suddenly thrown into the lawless, ugly reality of the world outside of desolate Silverlake, Saba is lost without Lugh to guide her. So perhaps the most surprising thing of all is what Saba learns about herself: she's a fierce fighter, an unbeatable survivor, and a cunning opponent. And she has the power to take down a corrupt society from the inside. Teamed up with a handsome daredevil named Jack and a gang of girl revolutionaries called the Free Hawks, Saba stages a showdown that will change the course of her own civilization."
One thing that really grabs me about this book is dialect in it. I thought it was completely and totally unique. For me, it was the first I’ve seen in young adult book.The storyline of this book is great! It reminded me of Gladiator but with a girl instead. I admired Saba’s strength to find her brother and fight. I loved her fighting. It showed cased not only her strength, but her angry and will to find her brother. She is a survivor. A true survivor. I loved the way her feelings were. I understood them completely. I get the same way when it comes to fighting for something you love. You don’t want anything or anyone to stand in your way. And when they do, you can’t fully do want to you want to do cause you are weighed down.
While Saba was alone most of her life, I like that she found someone who she can not only confide in but someone to match her strength. Jack is a guy like no other. He knew how she was right from the start. He knew her weak spots and her strength. I like that when she was weak, he was strong for her and vice versa. I admire their time together. When they were together all time stopped. It was just them. Simply wonderful!
The title of this book matches it exactly. It was a very bloody road that Saba had to go through in order to find her brother. Saba is truly a strong person. I rooted for her to make it all the way. It was written so good that you see everything. Feelings, the characters… even I can feel the dust blowing into my face with the hot scorching sun. Simply fantastic! *There was some cursing.*
I give it 4 BITES!