Blood Red Road an dystopian novel by Moira Young, published in June by Marion Lloyd Books in the UK and Margaret K. McElderry Books in the US. It was Young’s first book and it inaugurated a trilogy under the series title Dust Lands. : Blood Red Road (Dustlands, Book 1) (): Moira Young: Books. : The Dust Lands Trilogy: Blood Red Road; Rebel Heart; Raging Star (): Moira Young: Books.

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I’m not feeling it. Even though it does make me freak out. The characters were awesome, each one unique, funny and relevant to the story. What about the stars?

Blood Red Road | Book by Moira Young | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster

Internet Speculative Fiction Database tags the books as post-apocalyptic science fiction for young adults. Apart from the sparse world building, the other thing that didn’t really grip me about youg book was the several instances of logic fail. Saba is a perfect example of what today YA heroines suffer from: Of course, if she loses three times, she’ll die anyway.

The Oregon State Bar estimated that inslave traffickers made more money than Nike, Starbucks, and Microsoft combined. Maybe that’s one reason this book transcends generations so well–it took a traditional theme, a quest story, and girrl-powered it up with female initiative, fighting and determination. I hated her, loved her, felt pity for her, felt anger for her and in the end, I wanted to cheer for her and tell her good job!

Why do I always ship the ones who hate each other?!? See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices. Loyalties falter, resentments brood and treachery bides its time as Saba and her ragtag band of warriors battle to save not just her brother, but their entire world.


I wanted more of everything.

Saba vows she will find him, no matter what it takes. It seems that everyone except the main characters and their enemies is addicted to a drug called chaal or grows it as a slave.

Then she tries to leave her other places and lets herself get out voted. Addictive plot – gone. In fact, I loved their interactions. Other characters are killed by being shot with arrows and falling, and some are seen after a hanging.

Mojra we only get the minimum. So, I decided to write b,ood briefer, clearer review. Then of course I have to mention Jack. I had a smile on every time Epona showed up in the story–any fellow Zelda lovers will know why. But once you start reading it you will get used to it in the end.

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Blood Red Road: Dust Lands, Book 1 Book Review

All in all, I am left with a feeling that the beginning of the novel indicated that the book would be something more ambitious, something more important and meaningful. Her indifference to Emmi’s feelings show in every interaction. I think this book stands out in the YA dystopian scene and it is a solid 4 star read.

May 10, Wendy Darling rated it liked it Shelves: Plus, I love the desert, wasteland feel. My expectations were pretty moura sky high, and this book had to pay for their unrealistic nature. It had negative rosd on my emotional investment in the story and sadly, I dustpands rooting for the heroine in books 2 and 3. It is during this quest that she becomes involved in spectacular cage fights, a jail breakout, a race across the desert and killer worms. She really does come more into herself by the end of the story—and I hope she continues to become the woman she could be in later series installments.


But curious creature that I am, I had to pick ref third book up as well. Small even big ones, like the wtf-sandworms scene and how Saba was stupid enough to let the bad guy live things like this are spread across the text. Part of my harsh review may be because I was hyped up for this book and after reading it, I discovered it to be a big let down.

Now wasn’t that easy? But Blood Red Road was different and unique and exciting. She’s really a lot like Saba, which is probably why they clash so badly. Finnick, and Jace Wayland.

Blood Red Road: Dust Lands, Book 1

The giant killer man-eating worms were what confused me out of accepting the world building. Retrieved from ” https: The Wrecker civilization has long been destroyed, leaving only landfills for Saba and her family to scavenge from. But you get used to it very quickly and th This book is like: I hate this trope in all kinds of genres.

Pinch are actually the parents of a king who uses an addictive drug to control people. I don’t think the author knew why Lugh had been kidnapped when she started writing. Retrieved 14 November By singing like vustlands freak No.

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