Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Blood Red Road: Dustlands, Book 1

Author:  Moira Young
Year: 2011
Publisher:  Margaret K. McElderry Books

Saba and Lugh are twins born hours apart with looks as different as night and day but they're also the best of friends. One day, Lugh is kidnapped and Saba sets off to rescue him. Along the way, she faces difficult challenges, imprisonment and death. But she also learns that she's a fighter. She makes some ragtag friends and meets Jack, a daring thief that she feels a special attraction to.

This book is a bit difficult to read as it's in dialect and it's not traditional dialogue. Once I got into the style of writing, the book really flowed. It was fast paced and the action was good. I liked Saba a lot and think she makes a good heroine. She's strong and willing to fight for those she loves. She grows a bit during the book as evidence by  her relationship with her younger sister, Emmi (who for some reason made me think of Prim from The Hunger Games). I do hate that I am starting yet another series. Whatever happened to stand alone books?


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