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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.

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"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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Lilian Cheng, December 22, 2012 (view all comments by Lilian Cheng)
Unlike most readers, although I did enjoy Blood Red Road , I wasn't impressed (partly because of the "Better than The Hunger Games…" blurb, which made me go in with unreasonably high expectations--obviously, the publisher is milking that blurb for all its worth, evident in its SECOND appearance on Rebel Heart's cover.) Just like Blood Red Road, Rebel Heart doesn't quite surpass The Hunger Games in my book--but it is a better attempt. Rebel Heart has more depth and emotional conflict. We see characters develop, especially Saba as she faces guilt and vacillates between family, friends, and love. Fans of Blood Red Road will be sure to ravenously devour Rebel Heart.

Pace, Everyone Decided to Take Weed…Then Cocaine with a Double-shot of Red Bull
For a bulk of the first half or so, we follow Saba at snail pace as she travels across various lands, signaled by the start of a new chapter. To be honest, I didn't care where she was, they all seemed the same to me. These chapters are where we also explore Saba's inner conflicts. She has to come to terms with (literally) seeing the ghosts of all the people she's killed (but all of a sudden, it's fixed because she visits a mystic?!?) Being impatient, I found myself putting the book down numerous times. Fortunately, the pace does pick up as Saba escapes from various dangers.

Then the last hundred pages? Every one is on cocaine. I expected Saba to be irrationally impulsive, but she turns bipolar. Somehow she suddenly turns into a harlot, while I'm scratching my head wondering where the old Saba went. "Huh? What in the world did I just read?!?! Did I miss about fifty pages of development somewhere? Is this real life?" Stuff happened so quickly and so randomly that I wondered if Saba was hallucinating again.

Hello, Love Square.
Like I said, Saba turns in to a harlot. Somewhere along the way she also grew super attractive to all men within a twenty mile radius. But I also can't say it's really a love triangle/square, simply because it isn't mutual.

Lugh, Wins Award for Character That Needs to Shut Up
I didn't like him in Blood Red Road, despite Saba's constant praise over his gorgeous hair, I felt his actions were selfish. First, he sat on his butt and waited to be saved by his younger sister like a damsel in distress, then he took a deaf kid's bow and left him with a slingshot. I figured my dislike was only because he didn't have a chance to prove his worth (he was only in the first and last chapters.) I also thought he changed by the end of Blood Red Road, where he let's Saba lead the group. But it turns out my gut feelings weren't wrong. He is constantly whining and telling Saba that Jack is not worth it. It seems like he forgot who risked their lives to save him. However, I can't completely fault him for his negativity. He is the one who is forced to follow his sister while she blindly tries to meet up with her lover when they should be trying to find a better life.

Jack:
I remember loving him in Blood Red Road. His opening chapter in the book reminded me of just how much I liked him. He has an admirable sense of responsibility, and a sense of humor. Unfortunately, he is like Lugh in Blood Red Road, and only appears in the beginning and ending chapters.

Emmi: Hooray! She's Less Annoying in Rebel Heart
I found her the most annoying nine year old ever in Blood Red Road. Her stubbornness and refusal to follow directions made me feel for Saba. I related to Saba most during her frustrations toward her younger sister. Thankfully, Emmi grows into a stronger character, even stronger than her brother, Lugh. But she does do something stupid as a plot device to send the crew into ANOTHER "adventure." *bangs head on the wall* WHY?!?!

I Probably Should've Re-read Blood Red Road…But I Was Too Lazy
This is a problem with all sequels that come out ages after the last book. I never remember anything and spend the first half of the book blindly trying to figure everything out. I plunged into Rebel Heart six months after I read Blood Red Road, thinking it was just six months. It's not like I'm suffering from Alzheimer's. I should be fine! Well, that might've been a mistake. For the first fourth of the book I was desperately trying to recall what happened in the last book. I mistook all the animals for people and didn't know who was supposed to be still alive.

Writing Style, That Accent!:
The accent is usually what most readers have a problem with in Blood Red Road. It doesn't get better in Rebel Heart. For the first chapter, I kept thinking "WHERE ARE MY BELOVED QUOTATION MARKS?!" Thankfully, I grew accustomed to it pretty quickly. I remember disliking the accent in Blood Red Road, but I forgot how much. I winced every time I saw "expects" as "especks," or "situation" as "sitchation." It made me think of the characters as under-educated barbarians, which might be what Young was trying to do. Only one character speaks "normally," DeMalo. But then he knows how to read, so maybe that's why. I am curious to find out his story.

I Can't Take the Name "Tonton" Seriously, It Sounds Like a Toy
Is it just me? I keep thinking of "Tomtom," the GPS car navigation system.

Props To Moira Young for Touching Mature Topics
I didn't expect Young to go this route, but I applaud her for touching mature topics such as sex, rape, death, and drugs. However, I felt these aspects could have been explored further, and not just breezed over like taboo subjects. "Ha! I touched it!!...but not really!" Death, which carried enormous weightin the first half, resulted into nothing in the second. People were killed without a tear being shed.

Overall, I felt the adrenaline and character complexity in Rebel Heart made it a stronger novel than its predeccesor. Fans are sure to be left breathless (and a bit furious with Saba.) Hurry up and read it! I need to discuss the "plot twist" with someone!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781442430006
Author:
Young, Moira
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
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
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Dust Lands
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jacket--sfx: foil, emboss
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 14

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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.
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