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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. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;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. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Blood Red Roadandlt;/Iandgt; 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.

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"Young's powerful debut, first in the Dustlands series, is elevated above its now familiar postapocalyptic setting by an intriguing prose style and strong narrative voice that show a distinct Cormac McCarthy vibe. When 18-year-old Saba's father is killed and her twin brother, Lugh, is kidnapped, she sets out to rescue him, along with their younger sister, Emmi, and Saba's intelligent raven, Nero. Their travels across the desert wasteland bring them to a violent city in which Saba is forced to fight for her life in an arena. When she escapes with the help of a group of women warriors, she and her new allies (including a handsome and infuriating male warrior named Jack) try to prevent Lugh from being sacrificed. Young's writing style — channeled through Saba's wonderfully defined narrative voice — may be off-putting at first, but readers will quickly get used to the lack of quotation marks and idiosyncratic spelling and punctuation ('There ain't nuthin written in the stars. They're jest lights in the sky') and be riveted by the book's fast-paced mix of action and romance. It's a natural for Hunger Games fans. Ages 14 — up. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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"Blood Red Road will capture any reader who picks it up. I love everything about Saba — her language, her intensity, her heart. Everyone should read her story." James Dashner, author of The Maze Runner

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"I absolutely loved Blood Red Road. What a great read! Moira Young goes over the top with a most engaging heroine. Saba is a crusty, foul-tempered warrior woman who must be covered in scar tissue by the end of the book, but men still follow her around like starving wolves. The dialogue is fast and often humorous, the pace never lets up. No situation is so bad that it can't get worse in the next couple of pages. I especially liked the awakening of the hellwurms as they emerge to feed. Well done, Ms. Young!" Nancy Farmer, author of The House of the Scorpion

About the Author

Moira Young has been by turns an actress, dancer, and opera singer, but her first loves are books and writing. A native Canadian, she now lives in the UK with her husband. Blood Red Road is her first novel.

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Beverly B, August 13, 2013 (view all comments by Beverly B)
Blood Red Road is suspenseful and action packed. Saba's home is very small, safe and isolated. The outside world is very dangerous and violent, but Saba leaves her home to go on a mission and will not be stopped. The plot drags a little at first as characters are being introduced and the dystopian world described, but after Saba is captured and in enslaved for ultimate fighting, the action is nonstop. Saba is 18 and has never traveled more than a couple miles from her home out in the middle of nowhere. She grew up hearing stories from her father of how dangerous and violent the world was. One day men come and take her twin brother away. Saba sets out to find and rescue him. She discovers that the stories of her father were not exaggerated.
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Carol Stabile, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Carol Stabile)
It was hard to settle on just one nomination for this award, but I remember loving this YA novel, which turned the hackneyed, reactionary language of novels where girls are represented as incompetent and incapable of protecting themselves on its head and created a heroine of epic proportions (kind of like Katniss in The Hunger Games, but I think overall, the novel is more original and better-written). Think of this as the Twilight antidote!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781442429987
Author:
Young, Moira
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
post-apocalyptic; dystopian; operatic; Ridley Scott; book to film; desert; Dust; sisters; vengeance; angel of death; love triangle; dialect; teen; action; adventure; violence; kidnapping; rescue
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Dust Lands
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jacket (matte film w- emboss + spot
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 14

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Young's powerful debut, first in the Dustlands series, is elevated above its now familiar postapocalyptic setting by an intriguing prose style and strong narrative voice that show a distinct Cormac McCarthy vibe. When 18-year-old Saba's father is killed and her twin brother, Lugh, is kidnapped, she sets out to rescue him, along with their younger sister, Emmi, and Saba's intelligent raven, Nero. Their travels across the desert wasteland bring them to a violent city in which Saba is forced to fight for her life in an arena. When she escapes with the help of a group of women warriors, she and her new allies (including a handsome and infuriating male warrior named Jack) try to prevent Lugh from being sacrificed. Young's writing style — channeled through Saba's wonderfully defined narrative voice — may be off-putting at first, but readers will quickly get used to the lack of quotation marks and idiosyncratic spelling and punctuation ('There ain't nuthin written in the stars. They're jest lights in the sky') and be riveted by the book's fast-paced mix of action and romance. It's a natural for Hunger Games fans. Ages 14 — up. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "Blood Red Road will capture any reader who picks it up. I love everything about Saba — her language, her intensity, her heart. Everyone should read her story."
"Review" by , "I absolutely loved Blood Red Road. What a great read! Moira Young goes over the top with a most engaging heroine. Saba is a crusty, foul-tempered warrior woman who must be covered in scar tissue by the end of the book, but men still follow her around like starving wolves. The dialogue is fast and often humorous, the pace never lets up. No situation is so bad that it can't get worse in the next couple of pages. I especially liked the awakening of the hellwurms as they emerge to feed. Well done, Ms. Young!"
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