Blood Red Road by Moira Young
Published June 7, 2011 by Margaret K. McElderry
Hardcover: 459 pages
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
Blood Red Road has a searing pace, a poetically minimal writing style, violent action, and an epic love story. Moira Young is one of the most promising and startling new voices in teen fiction.
Blood Red Road was a really, really good book.
I absolutely loved how you get to know the characters so well, and how you become accustomed to the land and culture. This isn't one of your average dystopian book, it's so much more. I loved how we are called "Wreckers." Everything was just so... amazing and wonderfully written. (Saba's language was cool.)
The action was awesome and gritty and harsh. The scenes were so real and Moira Young did a really good job at making you feel like you were right beside the characters, fighting along with them.
The characters! Jack! Saba! Emmi! Tommo! Ike! The Free Hawks! Nero! Lugh! The Pinches! The King! The Tonton! DeMalo! I loved every single one of them.
I'll admit, sometimes Saba's constant thinking of only her brother and not wanting to do anything until she found him was kind of annoying, but it went well with the story. And, I felt so bad for Emmi. She's only nine Saba! But, of course, Saba's disliking of Emmi made sense.
I apologize if this review seems kind of vague. I'm super tired at the moment so I can't exactly form what I'm thinking into a proper post.
Five Stars and goodbye! I'm off to DISNEYLAND!!!!