Synopses & Reviews
*"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. It's a natural for Hunger Games fans." andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; --andlt;iandgt;Publishers Weeklyandlt;/iandgt; andlt;bandgt;*STARandlt;/bandgt;
and#8220;Better than andlt;iandgt;The Hunger Gamesandlt;/iandgt;. . . . This book will blow you away.and#8221;and#8212;MTVand#8217;s Hollywood Crush blog
and#8220;Is it any surprise that Ridley Scott swiftly optioned the book?and#8221;and#8212;andlt;iandgt;New York Times Book Reviewandlt;/iandgt;
"Blood Red Road is an eerie and adventurous dystopian fantasy on par with Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games and Paolo Bacigalupi's Ship Breaker."--LA Times
and#8220;andlt;iandgt;Blood Red Roadandlt;/iandgt; is an eerie and adventurous dystopian fantasy on par with Suzanne Collinsand#8217; andlt;iandgt;The Hunger Gamesandlt;/iandgt; and Paolo Bacigalupi's andlt;iandgt;Ship Breakerandlt;/iandgt;.and#8221;and#8212;andlt;iandgt;LA Timesandlt;/iandgt;
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.
Blood Red Road 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.
About the Author
Moira Young is the author of the Dust Lands series. The first book, andlt;Iandgt;Blood Red Roadandlt;/Iandgt;, won the Costa Childrenandrsquo;s Book Award, was a Cybils Award Winner for fantasy and science fiction, and was a Best Fiction for Young Adults selection. The Dust Lands continues with andlt;Iandgt;Rebel Heartandlt;/Iandgt;, which received a starred review in andlt;Iandgt;Publishers Weeklyandlt;/Iandgt;, and andlt;Iandgt;Raging Starandlt;/Iandgt;. A native Canadian, Moira lives with her husband in the UK. Learn more at MoiraYoung.com.