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Dust Lands Trilogy #02: Rebel Heartby Moira Young
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andlt;bandgt;Nothing is certain and no one is safe in the second book in the highly praised Dust Lands trilogy, which MTVand#8217;s Hollywood Crush blog called and#8220;better than andlt;Iandgt;The Hunger Gamesandlt;/Iandgt;.and#8221;andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;It seemed so simple: Defeat the Tonton, rescue her kidnapped brother, Lugh, and then order would be restored to Sabaand#8217;s world. Simplicity, however, has proved to be elusive. Now, Saba and her family travel west, headed for a better life and a longed-for reunion with Jack. But the fight for Lughand#8217;s freedom has unleashed a new power in the dust lands, and a formidable new enemy is on the rise.andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; What is the truth about Jack? And how far will Saba go to get what she wants? In this much-anticipated follow-up to the riveting andlt;i andgt;Blood Red Roadandlt;/iandgt;, a fierce heroine finds herself at the crossroads ofandlt;i andgt; andlt;/iandgt;danger and destiny, betrayal and passion.
"In Young's second Dust Lands book, she returns to the gritty world of Blood Red Road and to the gruff, colloquial voice of Saba, a fierce girl living in a bleak, post-apocalyptic future that incorporates elements of the fantasy and western genres. Saba is haunted by the deaths on her shoulders (particularly that of her friend Epona), and she believes she might be going insane. Her rescued twin brother, Lugh, also bears emotional scars from his time in captivity, and the siblings often battle each other as they quest to reach an oasis called the Big Water. Meanwhile, Saba's new love, Jack, discovers that the evil slavers known as the Tonton are rising again, led by someone called the Pathfinder. Young is even more ambitious this time out, interweaving multiple plot threads and narrative voices, and while her stylistic choices do not always result in easy reading (the same stream-of-consciousness style that makes Saba's voice so effective can be awkward when describing Jack's actions in the third person), her immersive storytelling will lure readers deeper into this dangerous, starkly lovely terrain. Ages 14 — up. Agent: Gillie Russell, Aitken Alexander. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
Moira Young is the author of Blood Red Road, the first book in The Dust Lands series, which was a Best Fiction for Young Adults selection. A native Canadian, she lives with her husband in the UK. Learn more at DustLandsBooks.com.
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