Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Blood Red Road by Moira Young -ESSENTIAL

Young, Moira Blood Red Road (Dust Lands), 459 pgs. Simon & Schuster, 2011. Language R (70 swears, 0 ‘f’), Sexual Content PG, Violence PG-13. Set in the distant future, Saba and her twin brother Lugh are living on a wasted landscape with their father and younger sister. One day during a dust storm, four cloaked horsemen arrive and kidnap Lugh, as well as kill her father. Saba is determined to rescue her brother, and she and her sister set off to find him. Along the way the two girls meet up with a handsome daredevil named Jack and a band of girls called the Free Hawks who join their cause. Throughout her journey, Saba learns that she is more determined and cunning than she could have ever dreamed of, and starts to believe she actually has a chance in rescuing her beloved brother. I loved this book! Any fan of the Hunger Games will love Saba as much as they love Katniss. She’s a strong female lead, and I love that in a book. Saba will do whatever she needs to survive and save her brother. Middle School, High School – ESSENTIAL. Reviewer: AL

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