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Blood Red Road (Dustlands, Book 1) (original 2011; edition 2012)

by Moira Young

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Title:Blood Red Road (Dustlands, Book 1)
Authors:Moira Young
Info:Margaret K. McElderry Books (2012), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 480 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:science fiction, dystopia, environment, families, survival, suspense, love, twins, adventure

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Blood Red Road by Moira Young (2011)


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The plot of this book is amazing. It just kept me reading and I couldn't stop. Really picks up after the first 20%. The only reason i gave it 4 stars and not 5 was because of the lack of speech marks. I know it was for artistic purposes but it broke the flow of reading. Especially at the beginning. Later in the book when you got used to it, it wasn't noticeable. However I still didn't appreciate it.
Definitely recommend this book, super interesting ( )
  KatesReviews | Jan 24, 2015 |
Lots I loved here: Saba with all her strengths and flaws, the post-apocalyptic setting, the woman-warrior Free Hawks. I thought I might find it hard to read due to the unusual voice (it's written entirely in Saba's voice and dialect, without quoted dialog) but I ended up loving it. I appreciated the satisfying ending, but am interested to read more in the series (especially to learn more about a certain mysterious Tonton character). ( )
  devafagan | Jan 2, 2015 |
Absolutely loved this once I got used to the way she writes. Saba is such a strong female character. She fights for everyone she loves and she stops at nothing to survive. If you liked Hunger Games or Maze Runner you'll love this. ( )
  Verkruissen | Nov 5, 2014 |
RGG: More dystopian science fiction--Earth is a wasteland left by the Wreckers, the masses are controlled by the consumption of some drug-like plant, and entertained by gladiator-like fights to the death. But Saba is a real person, selfish, impatient, and brave, who grows and changes. And the romance between her and Jack is a slow hot simmer. A fairly easy read--except for the absence of quotation marks to indicate dialogue and dialect with "an" meaning "and." Reading level: YA.
  rgruberexcel | Oct 29, 2014 |
Dustlands: Blood Red Road by Moira Young is about a teenage girl named Saba who sets out on a long journey to save her twin brother, Lugh, after he is captured by a menacing and dangerous group called the Tonton. The book starts at a normal and exciting pace, but then becomes uninteresting and dreadfully long when the conflict is finally discovered. The descriptions and grammar in Blood Red Road are vague and not easy to follow, unlike the average well-written novel. Dialogue is also difficult to follow, considering there are no quotation marks and the main character explains events in the present tense, also with improper grammar. Blood Red Road is a book I would not recommend for anyone. Even though most believe the topic of the book is interesting, the book breaks almost all grammar rules and tends to drone on, making readers lose interest. The author leads unpredictable, not well specified descriptions into the story, forcing readers to come up with their own images of the settings in the story. Needless to say, Blood Red Road is not one of Moira Young’s best works. This book should be carefully revised with more dependent descriptions, proper grammar, and sentences that simply hook readers on the spot. If you are looking for a book with a shocking topic and perfect descriptions and grammar, Blood Red Road is not for you. ( )
  MAMA14 | Oct 23, 2014 |
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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.
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In a distant future, eighteen-year-old Lugh is kidnapped, and while his twin sister Saba and nine-year-old Emmi are trailing him across bleak Sandsea they are captured, too, and taken to brutal Hopetown, where Saba is forced to be a cage fighter until new friends help plan an escape.… (more)

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