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.
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.
5 Smokin' Kisses!
My journey with this novel first began when I read SO many phenomenal reviews.....I just couldn't resist.
so I ended up at the nearest book store, in the YA section picking up Blood Red Road.
And i'm damn glad I did!
I must say though, when i first started this novel I DID NOT like it. If you're not familiar about the writting style in this book, ;for' becomes 'fer' and ' god forsaken' becomes 'gawdfersakin'. Being the total perfectionist that I am, I couldn't tolerate that writting style past page 20.
so I ended up putting it down and reading 3 other novels in between.
Then, one lonely night the Red cover began taunting me from my study desk.
and since my night couldn't get any more lame, i decided to pick it up again.
Seriously, once you get past the writting style and get used to it, this novel is pure KICK-ASS. it took me about 80 pages, but that changes for every person.
The main character, Saba, is totally bad-ass and she's the female heroin that I wish every other female protagonists was.
the story has a certain depth in it that stands out.
since this novel is dystopian, you are first introduced to the setting: and the detail is amazing. the way the red sand storms were discribed and the dry lands was perfect; i was able to picture the setting the whole way through.
now the characters:
THEY WERE AMAZING.
femanists will especially love this novel, because all the girls kick some serious ass. who said we're weak? HA.
Saba, like i said before, didn't disappoint. she was tough and the one thing i especially loved about her was that she wasn't a push-over. I mean, it pretty much took her the whole novel to figure out her feelings towards Jack. WHICH IS GOOD. she didn't fufill the typical "love at first sight" stereotype that most YA heroins seem to follow.
The Free Hawks were an interesting part of the novel, and i particualarly liked them. they did us femanists well.
EVEN EMMI SAW SOME ACTION! seriously, last time i checked, when a 9 year old can stand being back handed daily and travel on an empty stomach and a couple drops of water in the desert on horse back... that's defenitly a character I wanna read about!
however....the male characters dont exactly step back and let the girls take over; theyre pretty kick-ass themselves.
Jake is absoloutly amazing. I imagined him gorgeous, AND IM SURE HE IS. if they make this into a movie, im gonna be SOOO picky about who they pick to play him: he MUST be perfect!!
Lugh was your average character; i didnt particularly think much of him, but im sure he will appear more in the second novel Rebel Heart.
ahhh Rebel Heart. I . CANNOT. WAIT.
Hopefully the author will be releasing some information on that as soon as possible... now all we can do is wait!
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