Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Blood Red Road
Author: Moira Young
Rating: 4 1/2 stars
Summary: 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.
Review: This book was amazing! There was still some romance, but only a little bit so it's okay. Saba began as a girl who cared for no one but her twin brother, who she thought of as more beautiful, smart, and kind than herself. She hated her younger sister, Emmi, and blamed her for their mother's death. Over the course of the book, Saba found out that she's a survivor, that she's beautiful too, that she is an unbeatable fighter. She learns to love Emmi, and that her brother is the only great person out there. The book was written in the way the characters talked: misspelled words and no g's. At first, it annoyed me to no end, but I learned to accept it. This is a must-read for anyone and everyone!